Board of Directors

Board Members and their Affiliations

Bethany College

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Dr. Lisa M. Reilly

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Goulding-Woolery Professor
Chair, Department of Physical and Computational Sciences
Bethany, WV 26032

Phone: 304.829.7244


Bluefield State University

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Dr. Ted A. Lewis

Provost & Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Bluefield State University
219 Rock Street, Bluefield, WV 24701

Phone: (304) 327-4161


Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc.

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Dr. Mina Samii

Executive Vice President of Aerospace
Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc.

Phone: (240) 401-3536


Community and Technical College System of West Virginia

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Dr. Chris Treadway

Vice Chancellor
WV Council for Community & Technical College Education
1018 Kanawha Blvd., East, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301

Phone: (304) 558-0265


Fairmont State University

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Dr. Steven Roof

Dean, College of Science & Technology
328 HHH / 302 ET
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554

Phone:  (304) 367-4363


Glenville State University

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Ms. Leslie Mason

Senior Director of Grants and Compliance
Suite 2-215 Heflin Administration Building
Glenville, WV 26351

Phone: (304) 462-6387


Marshall University

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Dr. Suzanne Strait

Associate Vice President for Research Development
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755

Phone: (304) 696-6231


NASA IV&V Program

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Ms. Joelle Spagnuolo-Loretta

NASA IV&V Office Lead
100 University Drive
Fairmont, WV 26554

Phone: (681) 753-5254


Green Bank Observatory

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Dr. Karen O’Neil

Director, Green Bank Observatory
155 Observatory Rd
P.O. Box 2

Phone: (304) 456-2130


Polyhedron Learning Media, Inc.

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Dr. Jeanne Finstein

President/Director of Development
105 Carmel Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Phone: (304) 242-0341


Shepherd University

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Prof. Jason Miller

Associate Professor
Byrd Science Center  309
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: (304) 876-5070


West Liberty University

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Dr. Karen Kettler

Dean, College of Sciences
Professor of Biology
208 University Drive, College Union Box 144
West Liberty, WV 26074

Phone: (304) 336-8070


WV High Technology Foundation

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Mr. James L. Estep

President & CEO
1000 Technology Drive, Suite 1000
Fairmont, WV 26554

Phone: (304) 333-6814


West Virginia State University

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Dr. Naveed Zaman

Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
101B Hamblin Hall
PO Box 1000
Institute, WV 25112

Phone: (304) 766-4248


West Virginia University

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Dr. Duncan Lorimer

Associate Dean for Research, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
White Hall, Room G61
Morgantown, WV 26506

Phone: (304) 293-4867


West Virginia University Institute of Technology

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Dr. Tamara Floyd Smith

Dean, Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences
WVU Institute of Technology
410 Neville Street
Beckley, West Virginia 25801

Phone: 304-929-1670


Wheeling University

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Dr. Neetika Sharma

Chair, Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering
316 Washington Avenue
Wheeling, WV 26003

Phone: 304-243-2287


West Virginia Wesleyan College

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Dr. Joseph Wiest

Professor of Physics & Engineering
Department of Physics and Engineering
122 Christopher Hall
Buckhannon, WV 26201

Phone: (304) 473-8062


West Virginia University

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Dr. Majid Jaridi

Director Emeritus
Professor Emeritus – Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering

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Dramatically improved my confidence level

– Emily Calandrelli,  2006-2010 West Virginia Space Grant Participant