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Kenya Crosson, PhD

Dr. Kenya Crosson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Engineering Mechanics. She has a joint appointment with Bioengineering Graduate Program and currently serves as the LTC Faculty Development Fellow for Diversity & Inclusion. Dr. Crosson has been a faculty member at UD for ten years and is the first female African-American tenured faculty member in the School of Engineering.

Dr. Crosson earned her B.S. in Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. Her expertise is in environmental engineering, specifically the physical and chemical water and wastewater treatment processes. Her research focuses on the fate, transport and mitigation of emerging contaminants.

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Katie Hill, MBA

Katie Hill, MBA is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Entrepreneurs Center where she supports startups along their journey. 

Ms. Hill founded CommuterAds, a first-to-market digital transit media company currently serving 14 cities where she raised $2 million in Venture Capital and other startup funding. Prior to that she worked at Leo Burnett, a global ad agency where she worked on technology projects for a Fortune 5 client. 

 

Ms. Hill holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in marketing from Illinois State University.

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Eric Wagner, MBA

Eric Wagner, MBA is the founder and Chief Strategy Officer for Converge Technologies. He was associate director for Ohio State’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence. He also served as program manager for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program. He was an adjunct instructor of engineering and physical sciences for the I-Corps@Ohio program. 

 

Previously, he worked at Ohio State’s commercialization office where he oversaw the strategic planning and execution activities for engineering innovation. While there he launched innovate industry lead commercial projects and lead the formation and successful launch of over 16 start-ups. Prior to joining Ohio State, Mr. Wagner was employed at Southwest Research Institute where he served as a program manager. He then joined D&S Consultants as the vice president of a newly formed division. He held positions of increasing responsibility from vice president, to COO, to president. 

 

Mr. Wagner is a member of the Ohio Technical Angels and an active angel investor in Ohio start-ups. He is an advisor and mentor for SBIR/STTR programs and the Ohio Federal Research Network. 

 

Mr. Wagner has a BS in Computer Science and an Executive MBA, salutatorian, from The Ohio State University.