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E+I Leadership Team

Brent Sebold

Brent Sebold
Director, Entrepreneurship + Innovation at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Brent Sebold is an expert faculty designer and administrator of university-based entrepreneurship and innovation programs. Dr. Sebold’s expertise also includes the design and leadership of impactful collegiate engagement programs for universal learners.

Carolyn Hirata

Carolyn Hirata
Program Chair, Technological Entrepreneurship and Management Program at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Carolyn Hirata is a lecturer and program chair in the Technological Entrepreneurship and Management Program at the Polytechnic School, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. She worked in industry at Motorola for 15 years, where she served as a Manufacturing Manager and Director of Human Resources.Professor Hirata is now committed to the advancement of entrepreneurship and innovation learning opportunities across the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Zak Holman

Zachary Holman
Director, Faculty Entrepreneurship at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Zachary Holman is an assistant professor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University. Dr. Holman’s research group at ASU focuses on new materials, processes, and device designs for high-efficiency silicon solar cells and silicon-based tandem solar cells. He has been named a Moore Inventor Fellow, Trustees of ASU Professor, Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor, and Joseph C. Palais Distinguished Faculty Scholar, and he is the co-founder of an advanced materials start-up company, Swift Coat.

Cheryl Heller

Cheryl Heller
Program Director, Master of Science in Innovation and Venture Development Program at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Cheryl Heller is a professor of practice at ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts who previously founded the first MFA program in Social Design at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She is President of the Measured Lab, which she founded to investigate the contribution design is making to human health, and founder of the design lab CommonWise. As a strategist, she has helped grow businesses from small regional enterprises to multi-billion global market leaders, launched category-redefining divisions and products, reinvigorated moribund cultures, and designed strategies for hundreds of successful entrepreneurs.

Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith
Senior Entrepreneurial Catalyst, E+I @ Fulton Schools

Wayne Smith is a seasoned business executive with senior level management successes in small and medium sized companies. Wayne is available to assist our ASU-affiliated entrepreneurs and innovators as they determine strategic directions and develop relationships and systems to execute their strategies. Wayne possesses the skills to balance short and long term initiatives to grow profitability. Wayne’s expertise in building and managing integrated teams of all disciplines to achieve organizational objectives enables him to serve as a valuable asset at ASU E+I.

Eric Prosser

Eric Prosser
Engineering & Entrepreneurship Librarian

Eric Prosser is the Engineering & Entrepreneurship Librarian with the ASU Library. Eric is the liaison to the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and provides research services for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students along with instruction in critical analysis and information literacy, including the legal and ethical use of information. Eric has an engineering and legal background and has advised small businesses on formation, strategy, and intellectual property. Eric is available to assist with any needs to support entrepreneurship and innovation at ASU.

Melissa Stine

Melissa Stine
Program Coordinator, Entrepreneurship + Innovation at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Melissa Stine is a Coordinator in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Office of Student Success and Engagement. She helps coordinate Entrepreneurship + Innovation events and initiatives for Fulton students.

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