Industrial Advisory Board Members

David Whitlock, Tripwire

David began his career as a software engineer hacking on the Java Virtual Machine. After realizing that the challenges of leading people were just as exciting as crafting software that delights its users, he turned his attention to working with others to help grow individuals and Teams within the context of a larger organization.  David has taught the Advanced Java Programming course at Portland State since 2000 and, with his employer, Tripwire, was a founding member of the PCEP internship program.  David holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Purdue University.


Hanna Linder, IBM

Hanna is currently a senior Linux Support Engineer at IBM where she is responsible for IBM's premium Linux customer technical resolution and relationship management. She has worked at IBM since 1999, and before that at Sequent Computer Systems since 1996. She received the BS in Computer Science from PSU in 1999.


Holly Rasmussen, US Bankcorp

Holly has been a Senior Application Developer at US Bancorp where she develops software for Internet and ATM banking. Prior to joining US Bancorp, she was with SunGard where she developed import/export Internet applications for large banks such as Chase Manhattan, Credit Suisse and Bank of Scotland. Holly received an MS in Computer Science from PSU in 1999.


Jack Weast, Intel 

Jack is an Advanced CE Solutions Architect and an Engineering Manager at Intel. He received the BS in Computer Science from PSU in 1999.


Joe Capell, Huron Consulting Group

Joe is a Senior Software Engineer at Huron Consulting Group, where he develops web framework technologies for higher education and research institutions.  Prior to Huron, Joe has held positions as Senior Software Developer, Software Architect, and Technical Team Lead, developing software to support manufacturing, public safety, and mobile data. He received his BS in Computer Science from PSU in 2004.


John C. Thomas, Sharp Labs

A Senior Member of the Technical Staff, John C Thomas has been with Sharp Labs since 1996, and before that with Tektronix. His recent work involves printer emulation, color reproduction and network communication. He holds the BA in Physics from Reed College.


Joseph Ruskiewicz, eBay

Joseph N. Ruskiewicz, Sc.D., is a senior quality architect for eBay and an adjunct professor for Portland State University. He holds a B.Sc. from University of Wisconsin, a M.Sc. from Carnegie Mellon, and a Doctoral degree of Sciences (Sc.D.) from ETH Zürich in Switzerland. The focus of his work is on the design and development of processes, tools, architecture, and techniques that supports quality engineering on a multinational scale.


Shauna Gonzales, Nike

Shauna is a Lead Software QA Engineer at Nike, where she has worked since 2004. Prior to Nike, she served as QA Manager at Inspiration Software, and before that as VP of Engineering and QA at ImageBuilder Software. She has worked in the Software QA field since 1987. She received the BA in Computer Science from Portland State in 1987.

Steve Aho, Mentor Graphics

Steve is a Senior Program Manager at Mentor Graphics.