Speakers

ACC 10th Annual Meeting of the Minds Speakers:


design006Friday, April 10, 2015 6:00 pm

Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA, DPCSA serves as Dean of the College of Design and Professor of Architecture at NC State University.

Dean Malecha’s particular area of teaching responsibility is focused on Design Thinking for first year students and professional practice for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. His publications include; The Fabric of Architecture, The Total Energy House, Angels in the Architecture, Form and Performance, Reconfiguration in Design and Practice, The Learning Organization and the Evolution of the Practice Academy, the Nests of Pegasus and The Urge to Draw. Two new publications are underway. The first, Being Creative: Being a Creative is due out in August. The second, Meditations, Ruminations and Instigations is due out in the fall of this year. He has made many presentations at academic and professional conferences.

Malecha served as the 2009 national president of The American Institute of Architects (AIA). He presently serves as a member of the Board of the American Institute of Architects Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego. He was named a Fellow of the AIA in 1992. He served as President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) in 1989-1990. He is honored to be named as an Honorary Member of the European Association for Architectural Education (1998). Malecha was presented the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award by the University of Minnesota, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (1999); named an ACSA Distinguished Professor (2002) and honored as the AIA/ACSA Topaz Laureate (2003) for excellence in architectural education. He has also received the Architecture Research Centers Consortium Haecker Award (2008) for leadership in architectural research and he has received the William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning. Dean Malecha was named the AIA North Carolina F. Carter Williams Gold Medalist (2012). He was also named on a list of the most admired architectural educators in the United States by Design Intelligence Magazine. Included among the accomplishments of the NC State College of Design during his deanship are the founding of the Design Studies curriculum, the establishment of doctoral studies, the initiation of studies at the Prague Institute, incubating the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh, the fostering of increased sponsored project and research work and an almost complete rebuilding of the faculty and staff. Dean Malecha is also proud to be the architect for the Chancellor’s residence at NC State University.

Dean Malecha began his University studies at St. Thomas College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and was also recognized as a Rotch Traveling Scholar in 1980. He began his professional career working for Hugh Stubbins and Associates in Cambridge, MA working on projects including the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and CitiCorp Center in New York. He began his teaching career at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona where he eventually also served as the Dean of the College of Environmental Design.


JNW Head ShotSaturday, April 11th 2:30-3pm 

Title: “Re-Imagining John Donne Preaching: Paul’s Churchyard on November 5th, 1622”

Dr John N. Wall is Professor of English Literature at NC State University. Wall holds a PhD in English Renaissance Literature from Harvard and has been a member of the NC State faculty since 1973. He is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles and is the Principal Investigator of the Virtual Paul’s Cross Project, a digital humanities project funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project enables us to experience the look and sound of Paul’s Churchyard, outside St Paul’s Cathedral, in London between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon on November 5th, 1622.


Leeann_Jaykus005Saturday, April 11th 8pm 

Title:  “About Norovirus:  Nice Dinnertime Conversation?

Lee-Ann Jaykus received a Ph.D. (1993) in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. This was preceded by B.S. and M.S. degrees in Food Science, with an emphasis on Food Microbiology. Early in her career, Dr. Jaykus spent 6 years in industry and joined the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at North Carolina State University in 1994, where she is currently in the rank of professor. Dr. Jaykus directs an active research program focused on the study of foodborne disease agents of public health significance, with particular interest in the development of molecular-based detection methods and microbiological risk assessment. She has mentored over 20 graduate students and 10 post-doctoral research associates and/or visiting scientists and authored over 125 publications. Dr. Jaykus also teaches food microbiology at the undergraduate level and a food safety course at the graduate level. She has been a member of a variety of national and international expert panels, and is currently serving as past president of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP).


C Grant PhotoSunday, April 12th 12-12:30pm

Title: “Navigating Your Mentoring Journey on the STEM Academic Sea!”

Educator, mentor, author and transformational speaker Dr. Christine Grant has been inspiring individuals and groups towards academic excellence for over 25 years at the university level. Considered a national thought leader on STEM Broadening Participation issues, Grant has a diverse portfolio of publications, keynotes and workshops on academic empowerment. As the co-editor of the second edition of “Success Strategies from Women in STEM”, she is particularly passionate about empowering students and faculty through interactive seminars and one-on-one coaching. Her current project “The Mentoring Incubator” emphasizes the importance of creating paradigm-shifting mentoring communities for students and their faculty mentors in STEM.

A tenured Full Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NCSU, she obtained her degrees in Chemical Engineering (Brown, B.S., ‘84; Georgia Tech, M.S., ’86; Ph.D. ’89). Her research group has focused on an evaluation of the surface and interfacial mechanisms that control deposition and decontamination processes, with an emphasis on the removal of trace residues for environmentally benign, green technologies for the chemical, food, and electronics industries. One of only four African American women chemical engineering full professors in the country, her recent research interests are in biomedical systems.

She has served her profession in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) as a member of the Board of Directors, is an AIChE Fellow and received the NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring from President Bush. As the first Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement in NCSU’s College of Engineering, she develops and implements new initiatives to empower engineering faculty at all ranks in the major realms of faculty life (i.e., research, teaching and outreach); she also oversees the college’s reappointment, promotion and tenure process. In 2014, she was a Visiting Senior Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and an Expert in the NSF Engineering Directorate. Her academic career workshops for NSF ADVANCE programs at Cornell, Texas A&M, Purdue, University of Toledo, Prairie View A&M, UNH and national student research meetings promote the development of current and future STEM professionals.