OSC & OARnet Advisory Board

Aravind Asthagiri, Ph.D.
Chair, OSC Statewide Users Group

Aravind Asthagiri, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University and currently serves as chair of the OSC Statewide Users Group, a committee that provides the center’s director with program and policy advice.

His research delves...

Dave Bender
Executive Director of Information and Technology Services, Otterbein University

Dave Bender serves as executive director of Information and Technology Services at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Otterbein University is a private university that prepares graduates to think deeply and broadly, to engage locally and globally, and to advance their professions and...

John Carey
Chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents

An experienced lawmaker, John Carey served nine years in the Ohio House of Representatives and eight years in the Ohio Senate. He is one of the few...

John Conley
Assistant Deputy Chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents

John Conley serves as the assistant deputy chancellor of educational technology for the Ohio Board of Regents. In this role, he oversees the Ohio Technology Consortium and plays a role in the collaborative efforts for shared services across state government and higher education. Conley’s...

Stuart Davis
Chief Information Officer, State of Ohio

Stu Davis currently serves as the State Chief Information Officer (CIO) and assistant director for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Office of Information Technology (OIT). Davis has a varied background in IT leadership and management, including infrastructure, enterprise...

Duane Detwiler
Manager & Chief Engineer, Vehicle Structures Reliability Dept., Honda R&D Americas

Duane Detwiler received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from The Ohio State University. Detwiler joined Honda R&D Americas as a Vehicle Structures CAE analyst. He was the project leader of Body Performance for the 2006 Honda Ridgeline Development...

Gwen Evans
Executive Director, OhioLINK

Gwen Evans is the executive director of OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium. Serving 91 member libraries, OhioLINK provides access to over 50,000,000 print items, 20,000,000 digital articles, 80,000 e-books and 45,000 digital dissertations to the 600,000 students, faculty and staff in...

Tom Lange
Director, Modeling and Simulation Corporate R&D, Procter & Gamble

Tom Lange joined Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a Product Technical Engineer. He has spent his 34-year career modeling and simulating formulations, products and production systems ... from how hot air roasts peanuts and coffee, to how baby sizes affect urine leaks in a diaper. As...

Scott McKim
Associate VP and Lending Products Manager, Nationwide Bank

Scott McKim currently serves as associate vice president and Lending Products manager of Nationwide Bank, where he directs all lending products and functions, including consumer and commercial loans. Previously, he served in various senior management positions at Huntington National Bank and...

Judy Opalek, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Research Services, OhioHealth

Judy M. Opalek, Ph.D., serves as the director of Academic Research Services at the OhioHealth Research & Innovation Institute in Columbus, Ohio. She previously served as the Research Specialist for the Trauma Program at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus, a clinical researcher at...

James Oris, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Research and Scholarship, Miami University

James Oris, Ph.D., is the associate provost for research and scholarship, dean of the graduate school and a professor of zoology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is an environmental toxicologist with a primary interest in the fate, dynamics and toxicity of trace contaminants and multiple...

Mark Patton
Senior Managing Director, BioHealth, Information Services & Logistics, JobsOhio

Mark Patton is the senior managing director for JobsOhio, focusing on several key industries: information technology, consumer products and headquarters, logistics and, on an interim basis, bio‐health. Patton also manages JobsOhio’s outbound sales organization, for both domestic and...

Rick Penny
Director, Administrative Technologies, Lakeland Community College

Rick Penny joined Lakeland Community College in 2006 as the manager for Administrative Technologies. Previously, he had served as the interim vice president for Information Technologies and in 2010 began his...

Pankaj Shah
Executive Director, Ohio Supercomputer Center and OARnet

Pankaj Shah is the executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet). For more than 25 years he has committed himself to the IT infrastructure and broadband initiatives through work in private, public, research and education community,...

Charles Warner
Chief Information Officer, Shawnee State University

Charles Warner serves as Chief Information Officer at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. Shawnee State is a student-focused public university offering a highly personalized, affordable, and accessible education dedicated to the exploration of emerging technologies and emerging ideas....

Caroline Whitacre, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research, The Ohio State University

Caroline Whitacre serves as the vice president for research at The Ohio State University. She is a professor of microbial infection and immunity and former chair of the Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics. Previously, she served as the associate vice president for...

Curtis White
Vice President, Information Technology, Ashland University

Curtis White serves as vice president of Information Technology at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. Before Ashland, he was executive director of Information Technology at Edison State College in Fort Myers, Florida, working for Collegis, Inc. (now Ellucian). Earlier, he was employed at...

Eric Yassenoff
Assistant Director of Policy, Asset Management, Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Eric Yassenoff currently serves as the assistant director of policy for Asset Management under Ohio Governor John R. Kasich. Among his responsibilities is the development of policies to optimize the state’s information technology infrastructure and increase broadband access across the State of...