The Enterprise Program

Enterprise Governing Board

As an interdisciplinary curriculum, the oversight of Enterprise is housed within the Pavlis Honors College (PHC). Each enterprise is advised by one or more faculty members from various departments throughout the University. In order to best serve the needs of the program and to facilitate effective administration as an interdisciplinary program, an Enterprise Governing Board was established. The Enterprise Governing Board will set policy and make overall program decisions, in consultation with the Dean of the Pavlis Honors College, with regard to the following areas of Enterprise program administration:

  • Safety
  • Financial/sponsorship models
  • Strategic planning
  • Program assessment and continuous improvement
  • Curriculum structure and content
  • Enterprise advisors, including:
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Training and development
    • Rewards and incentives
  • Approval of new Enterprise teams
  • Removal of Enterprise advisors and/or termination of Enterprise teams
  • Disciplinary action of Enterprise students/teams
  • Enterprise Program Operations Manual content

Current Governing Board Membership

Richard Berkey

Richard J. Berkey

  • Professor of Practice
  • Director, The Enterprise Program and Chair, Enterprise Governing Board
  • Advisor, Supermileage Systems Enterprise

Specialties

  • Corporate/Industry Sponsorship
  • Product Development
  • Program Management
  • Lean / Six Sigma / Design for Six Sigma Methodologies
Richard Berkey

Richard J. Berkey

  • Professor of Practice
  • Director, The Enterprise Program and Chair, Enterprise Governing Board
  • Advisor, Supermileage Systems Enterprise

Specialties

  • Corporate/Industry Sponsorship
  • Product Development
  • Program Management
  • Lean / Six Sigma / Design for Six Sigma Methodologies
Richard Berkey

Richard J. Berkey

  • Professor of Practice
  • Director, The Enterprise Program and Chair, Enterprise Governing Board
  • Advisor, Supermileage Systems Enterprise

Specialties

  • Corporate/Industry Sponsorship
  • Product Development
  • Program Management
  • Lean / Six Sigma / Design for Six Sigma Methodologies

Jason R. Blough

  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Director, Design Dynamic Systems Area
  • Clean Snowmobile Team Faculty Advisor, SAE Faculty Advisor

Areas of Expertise

  • Vibrations
  • Unique Instrumentation/Data Acquisition
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Noise Control

Research Interests

  • Dynamic Measurement Problems
  • Developing new digital signal processing algorithms to understand NVH type problems
  • Ways to improve the NVH characteristics of virtually any machine

Jonathan Leinonen

  • Senior Lecturer in Management, College of Business
  • Faculty Advisor, Enterprise Business Initiative

Teaching

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Development
  • Economics Development
  • Management Information Systems

Tony N. Rogers

  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Co-Advisor, Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise

Research Interests

  • Process simulation and improvement
  • Physical property prediction and measurement
  • Electrical energy storage

Mark Rudnicki

  • Professor of Practice in Forest Biomaterials
  • Coordinator of Industrial Research, Innovation, and Commercialization

Areas of Expertise

  • Forest Biomaterials
  • Tree biomechanics
  • Wind and trees
  • Dendrochronology
  • Extension and Outreach