Computer Science Advisory Committee

Computer Science Advisory Committee

Loyola University Chicago’s Computer Science Program Advisory Committee (PAC) consists of industry leaders and subject matter experts who help the department ensure that real-world concerns are incorporated into its programs, and makes certain that the department creates curricula that continues to meet the changing needs of industry.

Goals of the Program Advisory Committee

The PAC provides ongoing evaluation of and consultation on Loyola’s Computer Science and Information Technology curriculum to keep it current with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values identified by industry representatives as being necessary for students to learn and use in order to work effectively in their chosen fields. The PAC functions as an integral component of the collegiate structure and process for planning and continuous improvement.  The Program Advisory Committee’s goals are to:

  • Advise on Computer Science and Information Technology curriculum
  • Articulate long-term goals and objectives for the program
  • Identify workforce needs and gaps
  • Test program ideas against workforce needs
  • Provide an academic and industry perspective

Committee Members are listed below.



Narciso Albarracin
Emilio Apey
BMO Harris
Guy Bevente
Tom Cumbo
Dillon Kane Group
Udayan Das
Loyola University Chicago
Paul Edlund
Terry Heng
Brian Fitzpatrick
Mark Forbes
D&W Fine Pack
Jim Franch
Four Points Consulting
Matt Hoffman
Leo Irakliotis
TIE Research Group
Sharan Kalwani
DataSwing Corporation
Nancy Kastl
SPR Consulting
Nils Kilden-Pedersen
Bulletproof Consulting, Inc.
Bill Kimmel
Frank Liberio
Strategy2Execution Advisory LLC
Chandra Sekharan 
Loyola University Chicago
Susan Malisch
Loyola University Chicago
Andrea Marks
Matthew Mead
SPR Consulting
Perry Moutzouros
Peter Nabicht
Michael Papka
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
Plamen Petrov
Shyam Kurup
 College of Lake County
Maria Saenz
PEAK6 Investments
Will Schultze
Loyola University Chicago
Paul Stasiuk
Northern Trust
Alisa Swann
Amazon Web Services
Ivan Temesvari
Oakton Community College
Lucas Ward
Kin Insurance
 Bob Yacobellis
Loyola University Chicago 
 Berhane Zewdie
Expedia Worldwide 
John Frendreis
Loyola University Chicago
Jeanne Widen
Loyola University Chicago
Dina Carr
Loyola University Chicago

Contact Dina Carr, Director of Partnerships at for further information and questions.