Advisory Board


The purpose of the Board of Advisors for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to advise the Department on matters relating to the mission and vision of the Department. The ECE Board of Advisors will assist the Department in planning a future course of action and in formulating policies and programs by bringing into focus the views and needs of industry, academia and the profession.


The function of the Board of Advisors is to review the Department’s objectives in order to stimulate academic and professional excellence and to enhance educational and research activity. Opportunities for the Board members to interact with faculty and students are offered periodically by the Department. 

The Board of Advisors assists the Department in:

  1. Recognizing and identifying technical, research, and business trends
  2. Identifying emerging professional requirements of industry
  3. Recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and students
  4. Coordination with the development office in areas of funding
  5. Identifying national educational trends, providing feedback on the quality of undergraduate and graduate programs and assessing how well the program educational objectives are being met

Members are appointed to reflect a broad cross-section of backgrounds from industry, academia and research labs. The Department is represented by the Department Chair, and the students are represented by the sitting President of the IEEE Student Branch.

The current advisors are:

Name Title, Company, Location
David Hill Manager, Convergent Communications, Paonia, CA
Don Korfhage President of APS and Igear, Louisville, KY
Irena McDowell Design Engineer, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY
Tim Reilly Founder and CTO, Stonestreet One, Louisville, KY
Kasey Shirley President, IEEE Student Branch, University of Louisville
Jim Smith Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Menlo Park, CA
Carl Sullivan Senior Manager, Lexmark, Lexington, KY
Matthew Turner Assistant Professor, Purdue ECET, New Albany, IN
Bruce Henderson President, Henderson Services LLC, Louisville, KY
David Huff Director, LG&E, Louisville, KY
Santosh Pabba Senior Design Engineer, Intel Corp.