The WSRC Board of Directors and Advisors is comprised of representatives of research and academic institutions in Wisconsin. The Board can choose to add members from time to time, per its articles of incorporation and by-laws. WSRC welcomes affiliates and partners. Find out how you can become involved!

Special Advisor

Michael Ertmer
Defense Innovation Fellow
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Defense Innovation Advisor, Office of the Vice Chancellor for University Relations (VCUR)


Ashley Anderson Jr., MD, MS, FACS
Chief Medical Officer, Promega
Medical Director, Madison Police Department
Clinical Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health (1998–2020)

Curt Bronkhorst, PhD
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Professor of Applied Mechanics and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Engineering PhysicsMechanical EngineeringMaterials Science & Engineering
Guest Scientist, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Honorary Commander115th Fighter WingWisconsin National Guard

Gerald “Jerry” Clusen
Rear Admiral (ret), United States Navy
US Fleet Cyber Command/US TENTH Fleet

Nicholas Davis
Manager, Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, and Compliance, Komatsu Mining
Director of Information Security, UW Health (2021–2024)
Chief Information Security Officer, Universities of Wisconsin (2015–2021)

Tom Erickson
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Founding Director, School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS)
Executive Associate Dean – Strategy and Innovation, College of Letters & Science

Kristin Eschenfelder, PhD
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Associate Director and Academic Associate Dean, School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS)
Professor, The Information School
Research Liaison, Intelligence and Security University Research Enterprise (INSURE)

Molly Jahn, PhD
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Principal Investigator, Jahn Research Group; Professor, Agronomy
Dean Emeritus, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS)
Program Manager, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E))
Under Secretary of Research, Education and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture (2009–2010)

Bruce Maas
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Honorary Fellow, Information School
Emeritus Chief Information Officer
Emeritus Vice Provost for Information Technology
Innovation Fellow, Internet2

Bart Miller, PhD
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor
Amar & Belinder Sohi Professor in Computer Sciences
Co-Principal Investigator, Trusted CI: NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Chief Scientist, DHS Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) (2014–2020)

Jeff Savoy
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Chief Information Security Officer
Director, Office of Cybersecurity

Amir Tavakoli-Rizi
Senior Director, LG-TEK
Captain (ret), United States Navy
US Fleet Cyber Command/US TENTH Fleet

Andy Thliveris, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Emeritus Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health
Emeritus Service Chief, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans’ Hospital

Timothy Zadalis
Major General (ret), United States Air Force
Adjunct Contract Professor (ACP)United States Air Force and United States Space Force