Tang became the Faculty Director for the Honors College in Summer 2011 after serving as the Faculty Director for the Undergraduate College of Information and Technology Studies. She is also an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Tang’s current research interests are in Wireless Sensor Networks, Communication Networks and Graph Theory Applications. Her research effort is supported by the National Science Foundation. She and her colleagues are the recipients of two best paper awards in 1997 and 1998. She is also an accomplished educator who has dedicated considerable efforts in promoting entrepreneurship in engineering education and supporting women students in engineering. Her dedication in promoting women in engineering was recognized by an IEEE Region 1 Award in 1998, an IEEE Regional Activity Board Achievement Award also in 1998 and an IEEE Third Millennium Medal Award in 2000. In 2006, the IEEE Long Island Section awarded Tang and her colleague, Serge Luryi, the Athanasios Papoulis Education Award for their pioneering contributions in incorporating entrepreneurship in engineering education. Tang received her PhD, M.S., and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester, NY in 1991, 1988, and 1986 respectively.
As the Faculty Director for the Honors College, her goal is to provide students with an enriched academic and social experience combining the warmth and intimacy of a small college with the vast resources of a large, pluralistic and distinguished research institution.
Jessica Klare was born and raised in Southeastern Massachusetts. She attended Boston University and received both a B.A, in International Relations and an M.Edin Higher Education with a concentration in Policy, Planning, and Administration. In September of 2006, Jessica moved to Long Island where she worked as Associate Director of Graduate Admissions and Processing at Adelphi University. Jessica joined the Stony Brook community in January of 2008 and works with University Scholars, Living Learning Centers and URECA. Primarily, Jessica serves as the Director of the Honors College. She thoroughly enjoys working with the students in these programs and encourages them to come in and visit if they have any questions or just want to talk.
Aldrich is a Rhode Island native and came to Stony Brook University in 2009 initially in pursuit of academic study. She received her bachelor’s in music performance from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, in Connecticut. She received her master’s in music performance from Stony Brook University in May 2011. Prior to becoming the Staff Assistant, Aldrich was the graduate assistant for the Honors College while pursuing her graduate studies here. While Aldrich considers herself a clarinetist primarily, she has taken a strong liking to working in higher education and looks forward to interacting with the undergraduate students at the University.
The Honors College Advisory Committee advises the Honors College directors on policy issues and its members serve as academic advisors for Honors College students. These distinguished faculty members come to us from a wide range of academic departments:
|Daniel Davis||Geosciences (CAS)|
|Robert Johnson||Computer Science (CEAS)|
|Joseph Lauher||Chemistry (CAS)|
|Jonathan Liu||Biomedical Engineering (CEAS)|
|Wilbur Miller||History (CAS)|
|Anne Moyer||Psychology (CAS)|
|Diana Padilla||Ecology and Evolution (CAS)|
|Balaji Sitharaman||Biomedical Engineering (CEAS)|