Sandy is a serial entrepreneur, currently working in the Maryland SBDC as a regional director for the western region at Frostburg State University. She is also a professor at Walden University and Frostburg State, teaching in the MBA program. Her interest in strategy began as part of her doctoral dissertation, but she has also witnessed many organizations struggle with strategic planning and implementation. She is willing to help communities, especially smaller ones, develop agile strategies to improve quality of life.
Bahram Roughani is currently serving as Associate Dean for the Natural and Applied Sciences and Professor of Physics at Loyola University Maryland. He oversees the planning and operation of Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics and Statistics Departments. He initiated the Pathways in Innovation at Loyola University in 2015 based on a core team of faculty from engineering, computer science, and physics departments, when he successfully used Strategic Doing to guide the implementation of this initiative. Prior to 2013 he was serving as the Department head of Physics at Kettering University.
Dr. John Short is an experienced engineer/entrepreneur/educator. President of SJS, Inc., a 25-year-old holding company with a variety of business interests, Dr. Short has significant product development and startup experience in both private-sector and DoD environments. He is in his tenth year as an engineering professor at College of Southern Maryland and, as CSM Professor of Entrepreneurship, has been the primary developer of CSM’s technology transfer education program. He is also a founding member of the Southern Maryland Regional Innovation Collaborative’s advisory board. As a certified Strategic Doing workshop leader, he is spearheading the RIC’s Strategic Doing community engagement efforts.