with Dr. Cynthia Hirtzel
Age: "50-ish"Occupation: Dean of the Rayen College of Engineering & amp; Technology at Youngstown State University.Hometown: Hubbard Township; native of Indiana.Education: Bachelor's in math, Washington University in St. Louis; master's, doctorate in civil and environmental engineering, Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.Professional: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.; Syracuse University; first female dean, Temple University engineering; business and economics school, the State University of New York, Plattsburgh. Family: The oldest of six children, lost one brother when he was in his 30s.
On her reading list: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick.