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Brig. Gen. Jay “Scott” Goldstein (USAF)

Ph.D. EE ’97, is currently assigned in his reserve capacity as the mobilization assistant to the commander of the 24th Air Force and the commander of Air Forces Cyber in San Antonio, Texas. In his civilian capacity, Goldstein is the chief strategy and technology officer at ENSCO Inc., in Falls Church, Virginia.

Debbie Senesky

B.S. AME ’01, is an assistant professor at Stanford University in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department. Her research was recently featured on “The Future of Everything” radio program.

Ellisen Turner

B.S. CE/CS ’97, was named Irell & Manella LLP’s next managing partner in Sept-ember. Turner will continue to practice in the firm’s litigation and intellectual property practice groups. Before joining Irell & Manella, he clerked for the Hon. Robert E. Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Prior to his career in law, Turner worked as a software engineer for AlliedSignal Aerospace, Hewlett-Packard and in IBM’s Santa Teresa Laboratory.

Doug Webster

M.S. ISSM ’83, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 21 as the chief financial officer of the U.S. Department of Education. He was sworn into office January 9. 

Matthew Hanson

B.S. AME ’80, M.S. AME ’82, Ph.D. AME ’98, joined Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics in September as the director of the Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics.

Sharon Stultz-Karim

B.S. PE ’80, is an international arbitrator, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an international arbitration advocate, an international oil and gas legal consultant, and a petroleum engineer. She is currently head of arbitration and chief operations officer at Bin Sevan Advocates and Legal Consultants in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

David Tice

B.S. AME ’82, started TiceVision, an independent consultancy to advise clients about media adoption
and use. He recently left the media practice of GfK, a global leader in market research, after 23 years. 

Marty Bradley

B.S. AME ’84, M.S. AME ’88, Ph.D. AME ’94, has been selected as a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In January, he joined the USC Viterbi faculty as a lecturer.

Joseph Hower

M.S. AME ’85, was elected co-chair of the Los Angeles County Business Federation AQMD/CARB Coalition, and is also the chair of the FuturePorts board of directors. He is currently a principal and Southwest air quality practice leader at Ramboll.

Karanjeet Singh

M.S. CS ’17, recently joined Apple as a data scientist.


In Memoriam

Robert Earl Crowder

B.S. ’49, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away in January. He was 94 years old.

Gary Curtis Hart

B.S. CE ’65, passed away at his home in Marina del Ray, California, in October. He was 73 years old.

David Lee English

B.S. EE ’67, of Garden Grove, California, passed away in October at the age of 87.

John C. Walter

B.S. AME ’49, passed away in December. He was 96. A World War II veteran who flew 35 combat missions over Germany as a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot, Walter received the Distinguished Flying Cross and five air medals. He went on to have a career with the Cummins Engine Co., where he held positions in several divisions. In 2016, Walter established the Walter Family Scholarship, which provides financial assistance to needy students, especially those with military backgrounds.

John Jamison Davis

B.S. EE ’55, M.S. EE ’59, passed away on Oct. 9. Davis specialized in engineering work in the aerospace industry for many years before moving full time into the broadcasting industry. He was the chief engineer for KKGO-FM for almost 50 years and was a consulting engineer for many other radio stations. Davis also designed and built his own FM station in Yucca Valley, KROR-FM. Prior to that, Davis was an on-air host for KCBH-FM, the first FM station in the Los Angeles area.