BOW Professional Staff

The BOW Staff is comprised of the Faculty Steering Committee, the BOW Program Coordinator, and the Student Ambassadors.  Together, they seek to fulfill the mission of the Collaboration.

BOW Faculty Steering Committee

The Joint Faculty Steering Committee is the driving force of the Collaboration. The overall charge of the Committee is to broaden and deepen interest among the community in the Collaboration.  The Committee has a high level of autonomy to experiment and innovate.  Each committee member serves as the point person on each campus for communication and dialogue about the Collaboration.

This year’s Faculty Steering Committee members are:

Davit Khachatryan, Babson College

Dr. Davit Khachatryan is an applied statistician with research interests in analyzing patent data. Davit's current and former research has produced publications in academic, peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series C), The American Statistician, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Scientometrics, and Journal of Quality Technology. Prior to joining Babson College, Davit was a Senior Associate at the National Economics and Statistics practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In the latter role he consulted in the area of predictive modeling and advanced data analytics, helping clients from financial, healthcare, and government sectors with building automatic predictive models and enhancing business intelligence solutions. Davit has earned his B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Informatics from Yerevan State University, M.S. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jean Huang, Olin College

Dr. Jean Huang joins Olin from the University of Washington, Seattle, where she was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Microbiology. She received a Ph.D. in biology from the California Institute of Technology, and a B.A. in Biology from Wellesley College. Dr. Huang has also studied the microbial world at the Marine Biological laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, first as a student and then as a teaching assistant for the Microbial Diversity Summer Course. Dr. Huang is recipient of a teaching award from Caltech, and she was a US EPA STAR predoctoral fellow. She has also been a faculty collaborator for the DOE-JGI Undergraduate Genome Annotation Program and a participant of the NSF/ASM Biology Scholars Program. Dr. Huang is enthusiastic about studying the diversity and physiology of photosynthetic bacteria and about applying bacterial metabolic capabilities towards solving environmental challenges.

Franklyn Turbak, Wellesley College

Professor Turbak is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Wellesley College. He started at Wellesley in 1995 after receiving his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in Computer Science from MIT.  His passion is the study of programs and programming languages, which is at the heart of both his teaching and research. His interests include the design, analysis, and implementation of expressive programming languages, graphical representations of programs, and the visualization of computational processes. He is the co-author of the textbook Design Concepts in Programming Languages.

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BOW Program Coordinator

Jamie Engle

Jamie joined the BOW Collaboration in 2018.  She has a bachelor's degree from Franklin and Marshall College and a Master's of Education in Higher Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.  She spent much of her career prior to this role in Student Affairs at Tufts and is excited to join this collaboration and work with faculty, students, and staff from all three institutions.