CHAIR - Victoria Sutton, J.D., Ph.D.,
Professor, School of Law, is an expert on public policy and anti-terrorism
and is the former assistant director of the White House Science Office.
Steven Berk, M.D., Regional Dean at
the School of Medicine in Amarillo is trained in internal medicine and
is an expert in infectious diseases and has served on an NIH panel on
the development of new vaccines.
Ron Kendall, Ph.D., Director, Institute
for Environmental and Human Health, has been directing the Institute's
ongoing projects related to biological and chemical warfare.
Ronald Kennedy, Ph.D., Chairman,
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech School of Medicine,
and has extensive experience in the areas of virology, immunology, and
emerging disease agents that represent BioSafety level (BSL) 3 and 4
William M. Marcy, Ph.D., P.E., Dean,
College of Engineering, Texas Tech University, has an engineering background
that includes electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer
science. With the CIA from 1966 to 1974, he also served as Deputy Directory
of the Interagency Training Center, which provided technical security
training for all U.S. Government agencies with security responsibilities
for U.S. Government facilities outside the United States.
Judy Barnes Oskam, Ed.D.,
Associate Professor, School of Mass Communications has conducted
research on public awareness, media usage, and risk communication for
the United States Department of Energy's Amarillo National Resource
Center for Plutonium related to health and environmental issues
Jerry Spencer, JD, MD, Director,
Department of Forensic Pathology, Texas Tech Schools of Medicine is
the Chief Medical Examiner for Lubbock County and has 30 yeas of experience
in the US Navy that included extensive experience with the investigation
of terrorist attacks including the conduct of autopsies on the victims
of the attack on the USS Cole.
Horn Professor Henryk Temkin, Ph.D., Department of Electrical
Engineering is director of the Micro Systems Center and internationally
recognized as a materials research scientist.
Dr. Abraham Verghese, Grover E.
Murray Distinguished Professor of Medicine on the El Paso campus of
the Texas Tech School of Medicine has a particular interest in medicine
and the humanities and has published extensively on medical and social