Director of Research Technologies and Innovation David Ecker is a dynamic, exciting, and lively professional who has a passion for driving this space into a community of innovation that will transform ideas from the SBU campus community into real life prototypes using cross disciplinary collaboration. David is the Director of the Innovation Lab and coordinates strategic planning, events, and all day-to-day operations at the facility.
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Dean of the College of Business Dr. London is Dean of the College of Business and Director of the Center for Human Resource Management. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. Dr. London’s career spans his professorship at major research universities including the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and Stony Brook University. As a practitioner and consultant, Dr. London has worked on program development and publications in the areas of performance management, feedback, managing marginal performers, and the manager as coach and developer.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Robert Kukta uses his experience as an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at SBU to develop innovative undergraduate programs centered on experiential learning. Through social entrepreneurship and the fusion of engineering and art, Kukta will develop and implement plans that increase graduation rates, retain students, and expand diversity in our student body. Kukta received his PhD in engineering from Brown University and joined SBU following his postdoctoral work in applied mechanics at the California Institute of Technology. In 2007, Kukta received the NSF’s prestigious CAREER Award and his current research focuses on the mechanics of carbon nanotube networks and the self-assembly of nanostructures. Kukta is currently on the Board of Directors for the Long Island Forum for Technology and he is active in a variety of K-12 STEM initiatives.
Associate Provost for the Integration of Research, Education, and Professional Development & Associate Dean of the Graduate School Dr.Goroff is a Professor of Chemistry, and oversees the Office for the Integration of Research, Education, and Professional Development . She leads a campus-wide planning committee for the upcoming Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Dr. Goroff has a primary interest in building communities within the university, exemplified by the community of innovators that we hope to create around the Innovation Lab. Her chemistry research focuses on semi-conducting organic materials.
Director of Economic Development Ann-Marie Scheidt is Director of Economic Development and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at Stony Brook. She chairs the University’s Tenant Selection and Review Committee, the Long Island Regional Incubator Council and the Business and Economic Development Committee of the Long Island Women’s Agenda, co-chairs the Business Development Committee of the Hauppauge Industrial Association, and is Vice Chair of the Community Development Corporation of Long Island, the region’s largest not-for-profit affordable housing and community development agency. She is Vice President of Women Economic Developers of Long Island and the first full-term female member of the Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency.