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, Duffield Associates

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

Ariel Gruswitz
Director, Innovation, Delaware Prosperity Partnership

Debra Heffernan
Representative, Delaware General Assembly

Lisa Hoffman

Ernesto B. Lopez
Delaware State Senator

William Matthaeus
Director, NASA EPSCoR

Rob Nicholson

Charles G. Riordan
Deputy Provost for Research and Scholarship, University of Delaware

James Roszkowski
President, Discover Bank

Robert Traver
Global Technology Leader, Gore

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

Mike Scuse
Secretary, Delaware Department of Agriculture