Mike Elmore is director of and a visiting associate professor in the Engineering Design Division in the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University, State University of New York at Binghamton, NY. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Binghamton University. He has worked for Lockheed Martin, IBM, General Electric, BAE Systems, and Celestica Corporation. He has 25 years of experience in these companies designing military and commercial power electronic circuits and as a systems engineer for airborne and land vehicle electrical systems. He is a licensed professional engineer. He also received a B.A in philosophy and a M.Ed. from the University of Vermont. Before becoming an engineer he was a high school mathematics teacher.
Peter J. Partell is an alumnus of Binghamton University and began his career as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science in 2008 after serving as Director of Institutional Research and Planning for the university. Partell received his doctoral degree in Political Science from Binghamton University in May 1999 and his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York, College at Buffalo.
In his role as Associate Dean, Partell is responsible for the Watson School's academic programs and policies, academic support programs, curricular planning, accreditation, space planning, and enrollment planning and management. Some of his accomplishments as Associate Dean include spearheading the graduate enrollment growth strategy that resulted in an increase in graduate enrollment of 400 students over a 4-year period, managed a $4 million teaching and graduate assistant budget which lead to a significant increase in the number of teaching assistants, led a cross-school committee to revamp mathematics education for engineering and computer science students, and served as co-chair of the University's Strategic "Road Map" Committee focused on "Student Success." He currently serves on the "Road Map" Steering Committee.
As Director of Institutional Research and Planning, Partell advised administrators on the efficient use of resources and provided contextual information to guide strategic planning. His office coordinated research studies and reporting pertaining to progress on strategic plan, enrollment and revenue forecasting, faculty workload and instructional costs, student satisfaction, retention and graduation, admissions, space utilization, and staffing.
Dr. Partell serves on many school-based and university-wide committees whose missions focus on items ranging from communications to accreditation to strategic planning.
Meghan graduated from Binghamton University in 2010 with a BS in electrical engineering and went to work for BAE Systems in Endicott, NY. As a participant in their Engineering Leadership Development Program, she earned her master's degree in systems engineering from the Watson School in 2013, developed a strong technical background, pursued extensive leadership training and experienced recruiting for entry level engineering positions. As an engineer, her primary roles were systems testing of flight and actuator controls on multiple commercial and defense programs. In June of 2018, Meghan changed career focus and became an undergraduate Academic Advisor in the Watson School at Binghamton University. Meghan is an open book, passionate about STEM and is more than willing to share her industry insight with students. She also works closely with the Financial Aid Services Office and is a resource for students who have questions related to their aid. In addition to her role as an Academic Advisor she is also a FYE instructor, the advisor for SWE and involved with the Binghamton Girls Who Code chapter.
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