The Associate Vice President for Research Compliance (the “Empowered Official”), in consultation with University leadership, appoints members of the Export Control Advisory Committee. Membership is comprised of representatives from the Boston University research community and administration and provides guidance regarding export control issues at Boston University including:

  • Advising the Empowered Official
  • Overseeing the export control program
  • Assisting in development of policies, guidelines, record-keeping requirements, and training materials pertaining to export control issues
  • Facilitating training and disseminating information within its units
  • Assisting with periodic program reviews and development of any corrective action plans required
  • Reviewing the export control manual and the export control program annually and recommending changes and/or improvements
  • Facilitating communication about the importance of export regulatory compliance and policies among the University community, including provosts, deans, associate deans for research, center directors, administrative offices, global operations, and principal investigators

Current Committee Members

Voting Members

  • Thomas Bifano, PhD;  Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Director, Photonics Center (Chair)
  • John Clarke, PhD; Professor, Astronomy and Director, Center for Space Physics
  • Enrico Bellotti, PhD; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Brian Walsh, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Heather Skinner; Export Control Officer
  • Eric Jacobsen; Director of Information Security
  • Jeanne Kelley; Managing Director, International Students & Scholars
  • Adeline Wong; Managing Director of Operations Support, Global Programs         

Invited Guests

  • Jeffrey Roy; Director, Strategic Sourcing
  • Dolores Markey; Director, Special Projects, Policy and Process, OSP
  • Bill Segarra, Director, Contracting, OTD
  • Ron Morales, Director, Research Safety
  • Crystal Talley; Office of the General Counsel