Jim Gibson became executive vice president and chief financial officer at RTI in 2000. He began his finance career at Ernst & Ernst in 1976 in New Jersey. In 1980, he joined Hughes Aircraft Company in Southern California holding a number of financial-related positions of increasing responsibility. In 1985, he joined the corporate office of Rockwell International Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he held various executive level positions including assistant corporate controller. Gibson is a licensed attorney with an undergraduate BS degree from State College of New Jersey-Ramapo, an MBA from The University of Southern California, and JD degree from Duquesne University. In addition to his active participation in many professional associations, he is a member of the board of directors of Nextreme Thermal Solutions and an advisory board member of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Terri L. Lomax is the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies at NC State University. The Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies at North Carolina State University is responsible for state, federal, industry, and foundation-sponsored programs (total NCSU research and development expenditures are approaching $315 million per year); university regulatory compliance, sponsored program support, university project development, technology transfer and commercialization, Centennial Campus and NC State University graduate school (over 7,000 graduate students in 10 colleges).
Jim Siedow received his BA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969 and completed his Ph.D. in plant biochemistry from Indiana University in 1972. He did postdoctoral research at the University of Michigan and Rice University before joining the Duke faculty as an Assistant Professor of Botany in 1976. He became a Full Professor of Botany in 1987 and a Professor of Biology in 2000. He was a recipient of the Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award in 1984. Past service at Duke includes election to the Executive Committee of the Academic Council (1992-93) and election as Chair of the Academic Council (1994-96). He also served as the Dean of Faculty Development in Arts and Sciences from 1997-99. He became Vice Provost for Research in January, 2001.
Barbara Entwisle, UNC-Chapel Hill’s vice chancellor for research, is a social demographer who studies population, health and environment. Entwisle joined Carolina’s Department of Sociology in 1985. Since 2002, she has directed the Carolina Population Center, and within the last decade has assumed additional faculty appointments in the Department of Geography, Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology, Curriculum in International and Area Studies, and Department of Asian Studies.