Internal Advisory Board

The role of the Internal Advisory Board (IAB) is to provide counsel and make recommendations to the Knight Campus executive director and the University of Oregon president on scientific vision and necessary structures and supports for the Knight Campus. Furthermore, the IAB will act as the leadership committee for academic and administrative procedural matters as we establish the Knight Campus as an academic unit at the UO.

The initial directives of the Knight Campus IAB include:

  • Formalizing all Knight Campus governance policies
  • Discussing and vetting scientific and innovation programs
  • Reviewing and finalizing the Knight Campus diversity plan

Members are appointed to two and three year terms to allow for institutional knowledge generation and continuation to occur throughout the life of the IAB. Members are appointed jointly by the president and the executive director.


Bob Guldberg, Chair
Vice President and Executive Director

Andrew Nelson
Associate Vice President for Innovation, Associate Professor of Management

Bill Cresko
Associate Vice President for Research, Professor of Biology

Darren Johnson
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

David McCormick
Professor of Biology

Elizabeth Skowron
Professor of Counseling Psychology

Hal Sadofsky
Divisional Dean of Natural Sciences, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Janet Woodruff-Borden
Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate School

Jim Hutchison
Educational Program Director, Knight Campus, and Lokey-Harrington Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Joe Sventek
Department Head, 
Professor of Computer and Information Science

John Halliwill
Professor of Human Physiology

Karen Guillemin
Professor of Biology

Leslie Coonrod
Lecturer and Associate Director, Knight Campus Internship Program

Leslie Leve
Vice President for Research, Professor of Family and Human Services, College of Education

Patrick Phillips
Professor of Biology, special advisor to the president

Raghu Parthasarathy
Professor of Physics

Shannon Boettcher
Professor of Chemistry

Ulrich Mayr
Department Head, Professor of Psychology

Vickie De Rose
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry