Faculty Leads

Kit Needham

Assistant Dean for Entrepreneurship Initiatives; Director, Project Olympus
Carnegie Mellon University

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Mireya Mckee

Interim Director, KickStart Venture Services
University of North Carolina

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Alison Flatau

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Maryland

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Pamela McCauley

Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
North Carolina State University

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Jessica Menold

Assistant Professor, Engineering Design and Mechanical Engineering
Penn State University

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Mark Mondry

Director, LAUNCH
Virginia Tech University

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Sashank Reddy

Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
Johns Hopkins University

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Ekundayo Shittu

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering & Applied Science
George Washington University

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Grant Warner

CEA Director of Innovation and Associate Professor
Howard University

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Mark Yim

Director, GRASP Lab; Faculty Director, Design Studio (Venture Labs); Asa Whitney Professor, MEAM
University of Pennsylvania

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Hub Leadership Team

Dean Chang

Associate Vice President, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
University of Maryland

Hub Principal Investigator

Dan Kunitz

Director, Venture Strategy and Development, Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)
University of Maryland

Hub Director, Hub Co-PI

James Chung

Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
George Washington University

Hub Co-Principal Investigator

Wade Fulghum

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Office of Research Commercialization
NC State University

Hub Co-Principal Investigator

James Delattre

Associate Vice President for Research and Director, Office of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization
Penn State University

Hub Co-Principal Investigator

Edmund Pendleton

I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub Curriculum Committee Chair
University of Maryland

Lead Instructor, Curriculum Committee Chair

Grant Warner

CEA Director of Innovation and Associate Professor
Howard University

Howard Faculty Lead, Diversity Committee Chair

Jessica Menold

Assistant Professor, Engineering Design and Mechanical Engineering
Penn State University

Partner Faculty Lead / Research Lead (Faculty), Research Committee Chair

Hub Research Committee

Jessica Menold

Assistant Professor, Engineering Design and Mechanical Engineering
Penn State University

Committee Chair

Cynthia Reifsnider

Salesforce Database Developer, Data Analyst, and Research Analyst
University of North Carolina

Laurie Actman

Chief Marketing, Communications and Program Officer, Penn Center for Innovation
University of Pennsylvania

Dan Kunitz

Director, Venture Strategy and Development, Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)
University of Maryland

Melanie Simko

Program Manager, Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship
Carnegie Mellon University

Hub Curriculum Committee

Edmund Pendleton

I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub Curriculum Committee Chair
University of Maryland

Committee Chair

Kit Needham

Assistant Dean for Entrepreneurship Initiatives; Director, Project Olympus
Carnegie Mellon University

Tomas Isakowitz

Manager, PCI Fellows and Penn I-Corps at Penn Center for Innovation
University of Pennsylvania

Bob Smith

Director of I-Corps
George Washington University

Mireya McKee

Interim Director, KickStart Venture Services
University of North Carolina

Judy Prasad

Operations and Program Manager, KickStart Ventures Services
University of North Carolina

Hub Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Grant Warner

CEA Director of Innovation and Associate Professor
Howard University

Committee Chair

Ekundayo Shittuttu

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering & Applied Science
George Washington University

Dorn Carranza

Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships and Innovation
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Lindsay Ryan

Venture Development Director
University System of Maryland

Mireya McKee

Interim Director, KickStart Venture Services
University of North Carolina

Sara Herald

Director, Southern Management Leadership Program
University of Maryland

Lisa Garcia

NSF I-Corps Program Manager Virginia Tech University

Elizabeth Good Mazhari

Investment and DEI Advisor
TEDCO

Pamela McCauley

Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
North Carolina State University