Strategic Advisors

Dr. Roger Stough
Dr. Roger StoughRoger Stough is a University Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government

Associate Dean Stough has an extensive publication record, including several hundred scholarly and professional publications, 36 books and nearly 100 journal articles. Associate Dean Stough also has a wide range of graduate and undergraduate teaching experience, with over 30 years logged in eight separate institutions (including Johns Hopkins University, University of South Carolina, Indiana University, Leiden and Erasmus Universities in the Netherlands, George Mason University). He has extensive experience working with the local, state, regional, national communities and international groups. He chairs a number of task forces, and advises a wide range of external programs and university policy boards.

Associate Dean for Research Stough is the principal investigator on numerous grants and contracts which have totaled more than $50,000,000 from various agencies including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Research and Special Projects Administration (USDOT), the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, the National Technology Information Administration, NASA, U.S. Department of Justice, Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology, the National Science Foundation and numerous state and local agencies.

While the local National Capital Region is an empirical laboratory for much of his research, he has extensive research and consulting experience nationally and internationally. He has participated in technology policy seminars and university programs and published widely in Asia, Europe and North America. He has established a diversity of research, student and faculty research exchange programs with universities and research laboratories in Asia, Europe and Australia. Finally, He founded and directed various degree programs (from the undergraduate to the Ph.D. level) and several research centers.

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Lueny Morell
LuenyMorellLueny Morell, MS, PE, is the Principal at Lueny Morell & Associates and Director of InnovaHiED, a world-class team of experts with extensive academic and industry experience, offering services to help higher education leaders in transforming their institutions to better respond to their stakeholders’ needs and the socioeconomic development challenges they face. Co-founder of NEU, a novel platform to teach engineering in Silicon Valley, California. She was part of HP Labs Strategy, Open Innovation and University Relations team and full professor of Chemcial Engineering University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, where she held various academic and administrative positions.

Lueny is an IEEE Senior Member, an ASEE Fellow and ABET Program Evaluator and has received several awards for her work, including the prestigious US NAE Gordon Prize for innovations in engineering education in 2006. Lueny is passionate about engineering education and innovation as fundamental pillars for economic and social well-being.  She is a co-founder of IFEES, GEDC and SPEED, and has served as president of IFEES. and

Lueny has been a Mentor to several institutions in India. With her extensive work in OBE and all her experience, she is a Guru for IonCUDOS© on Outcome Based Education and Competency Based Education since 2012!  We are very fortunate to have her as an Advisor on our team.