OSC & OARnet Advisory Board

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...

Roger A. Bielefeld
Senior Director, Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure, Case Western Reserve University

Roger Bielefeld is Senior Director for Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure at Case Western Reserve University, where he has been since 1990.

Roger has over 30 years of computing and communications technology experience in higher education. He has held faculty appointments at CWRU...

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 legislators...

Jane Combs
Assistant Director, IT@UC Research & Development
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...

Ted Griffith
Managing Director of Information Technology, Logistics and Distribution, JobsOhio

Ted Griffith currently serves as the Managing Director for the Information Technology and Logistics sectors at JobsOhio. A private, nonprofit economic development organization located in Columbus, JobsOhio helps businesses relocate, expand, and prosper in Ohio.

Previously, Griffith...

John Herbert
Professor, Faculty, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

John Herbert received B.S. degrees in chemistry and mathematics from Kansas State University in 1998, where he was a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. He received a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, where he was a National Defense Science and Engineering...

Dave Hudak, Ph.D.
Executive Director and Program Director for Cyberinfrastructure and Software Development, OSC

David E. Hudak, Ph.D., is the executive director and program director for Cyberinfrastructure and Software Development at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC). His research interests include high-level languages for parallel computing, HPC software engineering and network protocol design.

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Randy Moses
Senior Associate Vice President for Research Administration

Since he joined Ohio State’s faculty in 1985, Randy Moses has taught 15 different courses, and his research focuses on statistical signal processing, sensor array processing, and signal detection and estimation with applications to radar signal processing and sensor networks.  His work is widely...

Rick Penny
Chief Information Officer, Lakeland Community College

Rick Penny joined Lakeland Community College in 2006 as the manager for Administrative Technologies. In 2010, he became the director of administrative technologies and has served as chief information officer since 2014. Penny leads operational and technology efforts, ranging from enterprise-wide...

Paul Schopis
Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer, OARnet

As executive director and chief technology officer for OARnet, Schopis develops the strategy and implementation of OARnet's optical fiber network and...

Veronica Vieland
Vice President for Computational Research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Dr. Veronica Vieland is the Vice President for Computational Research and the Director of the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where she holds the Battelle Endowed Chair in Quantitative and Computational Biology. She is also a...

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....

Spencer Wood
Interim Chief Information Officer, State of Ohio

Spencer Wood has been assistant policy director, technology and innovation, in the governor’s office since April 2018. He has served as division COO and deputy CIO since May 2013. During that time, he spearheaded a roughly two-year modernization project that updated processes in the state’s $1...