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Advisory Board

Our advisory board members are an integral part of the College of Science family. These individuals generously give of their time to help shape the direction of our programs, curriculum, and strategic college goals. By sharing their experiences, leadership skills and passion, they are partners in making our university a premier institution for studying science in the Inland Northwest, in the country, and beyond.

Shaping the Future

Our board members come from a variety of positions in industry; examples include a consultant for NASA, business entrepreneurs, researchers in higher education, and many more. If you are interested in learning more about our advisory board members, or if you’d like to learn how you can become more involved in the College of Science, please contact Eric Bennett.

Meet Our Members

  • Sam Bacharach, Board Chair, Senior Standards Consultant, WiSC Enterprises, Dawsonville, Georgia
  • Patrice Burgess, Physician and Special Assistant to the President for Medical Education, University of Idaho, Boise, Idaho
  • Catherine Carson, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, College of Western Idaho, Nampa, Idaho
  • Gary Green, Director, Navigation & Geopositioning Systems (retired), Aerospace Corporation, Fountain Valley, California
  • John Hall, Board Vice Chair, Owner, John Glenn Hall Company, Boise, Idaho
  • Eileen Hartmann, Owner, Eileen Hartmann, CPA, Monmouth, Oregon
  • Sunday Henry, Physician, Health and Wellness Services, Washington State University, Moscow, Idaho
  • Joseph Johns, Physician, Alaska Native Medical Center, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Mark Nielsen, Associate Dean, University of Idaho College of Science, Moscow, Idaho
  • Wayne Solomon, Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois, Boise, Idaho
  • Rick Sorensen, Partner (retired), Vernier Software & Technology, McMinnville, Oregon

Former Members

  • Gary Bennett, Consultant, NASA, Boise, Idaho
  • Monte Boisen, Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, Moscow, Idaho
  • Melanie Call, Global Product Manager (retired), Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, California
  • Linda Clark, Superintendent, West Ada School District, Meridian, Idaho
  • Roy Ellsworth, Physician and Ophthalmologist (retired), Boise, Idaho
  • Amy Haak, Resource Information Director, Trout Unlimited, Boise, Idaho
  • David Hawk, Senior Partner, E2A Energy Analysis and Answers, Boise, Idaho
  • Brian Hill, 3M Company (retired), Portland, Oregon
  • Diana Johns, Physician (retired), Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Lawrence Knight, Physician and Founding Partner (retired), Treasure Valley Laboratories, Boise, Idaho
  • David Levine, Managing Director of Human Resources (retired), American Airlines, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • Charles Luke, Boeing Company (retired), East Wenatchee, Washington
  • Leland "Roy" Mink, President, Mink Geohydro, Inc., Worley, Idaho
  • Donald Nesbitt, Region 1 Director, West Ada School District, Meridian, Idaho
  • Stanley Olson, Superintendent (retired), Boise School District, Boise, Idaho
  • Dean "Skip" Pierce, Partner, Summit Dental Group, Boise, Idaho
  • Wellington "Skip" Pierce, Treasure Valley Laboratories (retired manager), Boise, Idaho
  • Janet Schaumburg, Director of Human Resources (retired), Univation Technologies, LLC, Houston, Texas
  • Rick Spielman, Principal Scientist, Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, Idaho Falls, Idaho


College of Science

Physical Address:
Mines 321

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3025
Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Phone: (208) 885-6195

Fax: (208) 885-6904


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