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Assistant professor in Visual Communication and Technology Education, received his Ph.D. at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016. He has taught at Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Visual Arts in New York and has lectured at NYU, Stonybrook, Hunter and New College. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild. As a feature producer and director, he has been responsible for movies including, The Ghost Club, Strawberry Fields and In the Soup which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and will be re-released in the next year. In the new media landscape Hank has worked as a creative director and producer for interactive television and digital media (Viacom, R/GA, Bravo, and IFC,) and as the program manager for Emerging Media at Possible Worldwide where he launched interactive television channels for Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV on the Microsoft Media Center. As director of production for Sputnik7.com, his work won a Webby award and was nominated twice.
Instructor in architecture and environmental design, is an architect, artist and educator, most recently based in New York and Detroit. She holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Michigan and a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Dewhirst’s spatial practice investigates human perception and the search for the Utopian condition. Through sensory isolation, choreographed spatial configurations, and time-based experiments, she investigates states of consciousness and individual psychological limits. As an important counterpart to her spatial experimentation, Dewhirst’s ongoing research examines historical and contextual definitions of architectural Utopias, both planned and unplanned. She is co-founder of the design studio SUBTUDIO with Ingrid A. Schmidt, which focuses primarily on material exploration, illusion and bodies.
Assistant professor in the Department of Construction Management, received his Ph.D. in construction management from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2017. He also has a background in statistics and computational science and received a M.S. degree in computational science and engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Ilbeigi’s research area covers quantitative analysis of uncertainties in infrastructure projects, material price volatility, risk management and quantitative analysis of resilience of infrastructure systems against natural disasters and extreme events.
Instructor in mechatronics engineering technology, completed her Master of Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Before coming to BGSU, she had worked as an instructor at Owens Community College. She has been working as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Engineering Technologies for last couple of years. She enjoys teaching all levels of electronics and mechatronics courses.
Russell W. Mills
Associate professor in aviation studies and political science, and research fellow at the Center for Regional Development. Prior to his appointment at BGSU, Mills worked as a policy analyst at the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington D.C. where he developed and evaluated agency-wide reauthorization proposals for political and policy implications and coordinated with internal and external stakeholders to ensure communication of proposals to Department of Transportation, Office of Management and Budget and Congress. Mills recently served on the Department of Transportation’s Working Group to Improve Air Service to Small Communities and was the lead author of its report to Congress. His research focuses on improving the effectiveness of aviation policy in the United States and the economic impacts of air service in small communities. He has received grants from the Airport Cooperative Research Program of the National Academies and the IBM Center for the Business of Government to examine air service and aviation safety issues. He has published in a variety of outlets including The Washington Post, Bloomberg News, The Journal of Public Policy, Public Administration Review, Regulation and Governance, Administration and Society and The Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. He has a B.A. in political science from Westminster College in Pennsylvania, MPA from the University of Vermont, and Ph.D. in political science from Kent State University.
Professor and chair of engineering technologies at Bowling Green State University. Prior to joining BGSU, he worked with the U.S. Air Force Academy as a distinguished research fellow and as an associate professor and graduate program director with the University of Southern Mississippi. Sarder has extensive teaching and research experiences in various areas of industrial and systems engineering predominantly in logistics transportation and supply chain management. He was awarded more than $2.5M funding from various agencies including NSF and U.S. Department of Transportation. Some of his research projects include intermodal facility analysis, warehousing need assessment, designing reverse logistics, and transportation modeling. Sarder authored 3 books, 4 book chapters and over 85 scholarly articles. He developed a Bachelor of Science program and a Master of Science program in logistics, a research center on Logistics Trade and Transportation, and numerous undergraduate and graduate level courses.
He is actively involved with many professional societies including Transportation Research Board (TRB), Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), and Association of Operations Management. He founded a division of Logistics and Supply Chain within IISE and he serves as founding president of that division from 2011-2014. He served as a program chair and conference chair for several premier conferences in his discipline. He also served on editorial board for several journals including the editor in chief for the International Journal of Logistics and Transportation Research.