Delaware EPSCoR State Committee

The Delaware EPSCoR State Committee includes leaders from academia, government, and the private sector and provides advice to the principal investigator and the leadership team to guide the progress of the Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) grant, assure alignment with institutional and state priorities, and identify opportunities to increase research capabilities within the state. The group meets annually. This committee currently includes the following members:

David Small, State Committee Chair 
Senior Consultant, Verdantas

Patrick Callahan
Co-Founder, CompassRed

Duncan Coffey
Science & Innovation – Information & Data Science Leader, DuPont Co

Saundra DeLauder
Provost & Chief Academic Officer, Delaware State University

Fran DiNuzzo
President/CEO ILC Dover

Jerry Esposito
Manager, Owner – Espo Enterprises, LLC

Shawn Garvin
Secretary, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Miguel Garcia-Diaz
Vice President for Research, Scholarship, and Innovation, University of Delaware

Debra Heffernan
Representative, Delaware General Assembly

Lisa Hoffman

Ernesto B. Lopez
4-H Youth Development Specialist, University of Delaware, Former State Senator

William Matthaeus
Director, NASA EPSCoR

Rob Nicholson

Noah Olson
Director, Innovation, Delaware Prosperity Partnership

James Roszkowski
President, Discover Bank

Mike Scuse
Secretary, Delaware Department of Agriculture

Justina Thomas
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Delaware Technical Community College

Robert Traver
Global Technology Leader, Gore

Michael Vaughan
Vice Provost for Equity, University of Delaware