Steering Committee

Representatives from several institutions serve on the program’s steering committee.

Steering Committee Chair
Dr. Richard Schoephoerster
Dean, Washkewicz College of Engineering
Cleveland State University

Steering Committee Co-Chair
Dr. Yong Tao
, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASME,
Betty L. Gordon Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Cleveland State University

Dr. Jerzy T. Sawicki, Ph.D., P.E.
Department Chair
D.E. Bently and A. Muszynska Endowed Chair and Professor
Director of the Center for Rotating Machinery Dynamics and Control (RoMaDyC)
Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Cleveland State University

Dr. Murad Hizlan, Ph.D.
Department Chair & Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Cleveland State University

Dr. George Chatimavroudis, Ph.D.
Interim Chair
Associate Dean od Undergraduate Studies
Department of Computer Science 
Cleveland State University

William H. Gary, Sr.

Executive Vice President 
Workforce, Community and Economic Development Division
Cuyahoga Community College

Dr. Jonathan Dryden
Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and University Partnership
Lorain County Community College

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