Electrical Engineering Industry Advisory Board (EIAB)

A link with local industry in the form of an Electrical Engineering Industry Advisory Board (EIAB) is an independent body from the department faculty and an integral part of the engineering program. This advisory board is critical to ensure that the program meets local community needs while achieving its mission to educate the next-generation world-class engineers.

The EIAB provides the program with valuable input regarding the new scientific and technological developments and educational needs of the industry. It also facilitates internship opportunities for students, advises on curricular issues to ensure courses remain relevant to practicing electrical engineers, provides updates to faculty and students with information on industry practices, and assists in the placement of our graduates.

Current EIAB Members

  • Chris Stewart, Lead Industry Advisor, Pocket Radar
  • Loren Betts, Keysight Technologies
  • Tom Greer, Gizmo Design
  • Salam Marougi, Keysight Technologies
  • Shivakumar Mathapathi, Dew Mobility
  • Steve Price, Quarterwave
  • Robert Rowlands, Gap Wireless
  • Gean Stumbaugh, Keysight Technologies
  • Mark Thoren, Analog Devices
  • Elisabeth Wade, Dean, School of Science & Technology, Sonoma State University
  • Casey White, Viavi Solutions
  • Engineering Student Representatives, Presidents of SSU EE Club and SWE
Previous Members
Member Title & Company/Affiliation
Amormino, Ed President, Micro-Vu
Armiñana, Ruben President, Sonoma State University
Condron, Dan VP, University Affairs, Sonoma State University
Bains, Jin Vice President, RF R&D, National Instruments
Bhadare, Ajaib Technology/Banking Investor
Chobotov, Michael Chief Technology Officer, Trivascular
Humphrey, Joseph Vice President of Manufacturing Technology, Trivascular
Goodnick, Stuart Division Engineering Manager, Parker Hannifin Corp.
Hatfield, Mike President, Cyan
Herrington, Stephen Superintendent, Sonoma County Schools District
Jackson, Stephen Director Career Development, Sonoma County Office of Education
Johnston, Rick VP, Business Operations & Customer Service, Cyan
Krauthamer, David CEO, Intelenex
Lewis, Stephen STEM Dean, Santa Rosa Junior College
Pierpoint, Mark VP, Keysight Technologies
Pohwala, Dean General Manager, LEMO USA, Inc
Rahimi, Saeid Emeritus Dean/Provost, Sonoma State University
Stark, Carolyn Executive Director, Sonoma County BEST