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News contact: Beth Keithly, UTD, (972) 883-4568, [email protected]
UT Dallas' Research Advisory Council
Adds Three Distinguished Members

RICHARDSON, Texas (May 12, 2004) — The Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Education at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) has added three new members to its Research Advisory Board: Dr. Janice Bellace, associate provost of the University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Lynwood Givens, chief technologist of Raytheon Corporation; and Jess Granone, director of the Department of Defense’s Space and Missile Defense Technology Center.

Jess Granone Dr. Bellace Janice Dr. Lynwood Givens
Jess Granone Dr. Janice Bellace Dr. Lynwood Givens

“These new members round out the advisory board fantastically,” said Dr. Da Hsuan Feng, vice president for research and graduate education at UTD. “The board is greatly enriched by Dr. Bellace’s national and international management background, Dr. Givens’ strong Raytheon representation and Mr. Granone’s perspective of the Army’s research and development. We now have a powerful balance of government, corporate and academic members with national and international experience in nearly every area of research imaginable. I am very excited by the possibilities this group offers UTD research.”

The 32 members of UTD’s Research Advisory Board are all major national figures in academia, commerce and government. The board is tasked with assisting UTD in planning the future of the university’s research, maintaining a sense of direction and focus in current research and interacting with UTD’s internal advisory council to build a common view of research. Members also provide insight into trends, entrepreneurial activities, government liaison and global outreach.

In addition to serving as associate provost at Penn, Bellace is the Samuel Blank Professor of Legal Studies and professor of legal studies and management at the Wharton School. As associate provost, Dr. Bellace is responsible for faculty recruitment, appointments and promotions, for resolving individual faculty issues and for issues related to faculty governance. She also assists the provost with strategic planning and gender and minority equity.

Before becoming associate provost, Bellace was the undergraduate dean and deputy dean at Wharton. She also took a leave of absence from Penn to be the founding president of Singapore Management University, a private university that during her two years there grew to 57 faculty members and 800 students. Bellace received a degree from Penn's School of Law in 1974 and a master's degree from the London School of Economics in 1975.

Givens is currently chief technologist and fellow in Raytheon’s $2.1-billion Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) group. Among other duties, he is responsible for integrating technologies from IIS across all of Raytheon and overseeing intellectual property licensing, patents, trade secrets and copyrights for the group. The IIS group develops information assurance and security products, geospatial information systems, remote sensing equipment and hardware based on air and space command and control, ground engineering support and weather and environmental data management. Givens has spent more than 20 years working for different Raytheon business lines and Raytheon subsidiaries, including Raytheon E-Systems in Dallas and Space Imaging in Thornton, Colo. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied solid-state physics.

Granone is director of the Space and Missile Defense Technology Center (SMDTC) in Huntsville, Ala. The SMDTC is the research and development component of the U. S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. As director, Granone is response for managing ongoing research, development, test and evaluation activities for the Army’s space and missile defense technology program. Granone began his career in missile defense as an engineer in the Joint Anti-Tactical Missile Project Office in the mid-1980’s. Since then, he has served as the technical director and chief engineer of the Program Executive Office in the Missile Defense Office as well as the chief engineer and project manager of the Theater Missile Defense Project Office. Granone received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor ®, enrolls more than 13,700 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s Web site at www.utdallas.edu.


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