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College of Science
phone: (208) 885-6195
fax: (208) 885-6904
office: Mines 321

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

College of Science 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, Senior Standards Consultant, WiSC Enterprises, Fairfax, Virginia
  • Monte Boisen, Faculty Representative, Chair, Department of Mathematics, Moscow, Idaho
  • Patrice Burgess, Board Chair, Physician and Special Assistant to the President for Medical Education, University of Idaho, Boise, Idaho
  • Roy Ellsworth, Physician and Ophthalmologist (retired), Boise, Idaho
  • Diana Johns, Physician, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Paul Joyce, Dean, University of Idaho College of Science, Moscow, Idaho
  • David Levine, Managing Director of Human Resources (retired), American Airlines, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • Leland "Roy" Mink, President, Mink Geohydro, Inc., Worley, Idaho
  • Donald Nesbitt, Central Region and Transportation Director, Meridian School District, Meridian, Idaho
  • Mark Nielsen, Associate Dean, University of Idaho College of Science, Moscow, Idaho
  • Dean "Skip" Pierce, Partner, Summit Dental Group, Boise, Idaho
  • Rick Spielman, Principal Scientist, Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Tom Williams, Assistant Dean, University of Idaho College of Science, Moscow, Idaho

Former Members

  • Gary Bennett, Consultant, NASA, Boise, Idaho
  • Melanie Call, Global Product Manager, Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, California
  • Linda Clark, Superintendent, Meridian School District, Meridian, Idaho
  • David Hawk, Senior Partner, E2A Energy Analysis and Answers, Boise, Idaho
  • Brian Hill, 3M Company (retired), Portland, Oregon
  • Lawrence Knight, Physician and Founding Partner (retired), Treasure Valley Laboratories, Boise, Idaho
  • Charles Luke, Boeing Company (retired), East Wenatchee, Washington
  • Stanley Olson, Superintendent (retired), Boise School District, Boise, Idaho
  • Wellington "Skip" Pierce, Treasure Valley Laboratories (retired manager), Boise, Idaho
  • Janet Schaumburg, Director of Human Resources (retired), Univation Technologies, LLC, Houston, Texas