The BSE Advisory Board is made up of individuals who are actively involved in private industry or government and have maintained close relationships with the department. They provide the feedback necessary to improve our programs and to produce high quality students to meet industry's needs. The Board members meet twice a year at Virginia Tech to receive updated information on changes in the department and share their ideas on how to improve our programs.
Advisory Board Members (2016-2017)
Dr. Bernie Engel
Professor and Dept. Head
Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University
Dr. Cully Hession
Biological Systems Engineering Deptartment, Virginia Tech
Mr. Bob Hines
Sr. Automation Engineer
Ms. Amanda Jones
Senior Scientist in Global Quality & Applied Sciences
Nestlé Purina North America
Mr. Dale A. Lehman, P.E., C.F.M.
Dr. Xun Liu
Director, Downstream Process
Vaccine Research Center
National Institutes of Health
Ms. Charlotte E. Lukas
AZ Operations Biologics Product Strategy Lead (Global Technical Operations)
Mr. Mike Slusher, P.E.
President and Sr. Project Manager
Davis-Martin-Powell & Associates
Mr. Andy Southerly
Vice President - Supply Chain
Cargill Turkey & Cooked Meats
Ms. Janette L. Wolf, P.E.
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc
Mary Leigh Wolfe
Professor and Head
Biological Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Tech
Current NRCS Liaison is:
Mr. Mathew Lyons, P.E.
State Conservation Engineer
USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service