Meet The Team


Ben Eng, Ph. D.

Executive Director
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Tricia Ball, M.Ed

Associate Director

Entrepreneurs in Resident (EIRs)

Our EIRs will provide expertise in social entrepreneurship and technology, respectively, to support the iCenter’s entrepreneurship and innovation programming. They will mentor students, collaborate with faculty, provide thought leadership and best practices, coach start-ups in the Brad D. Smith Business Incubator, and collaborate on programs aimed at creating high-growth and high impact start-ups. 


Collin Meadows

Founding Member of Tech 304

David Wiley

Chief Academic Officer and Co-founder of Lumen Learning

iCenter Graduate Assistant


Our iCenter GA is a Marshall University student who has completed Stanford's University Innovation Fellows program. The University Innovation Fellows program empowers  students and faculty to become leaders of change in higher education. Fellows are leading a global movement to ensure that all students gain the attitudes, skills, and knowledge required to navigate a complex world. 

Kelly Leonard

Kelly Leonard

Class: First Year MBA

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Huntington, WV


Board of Advisors

  • Bill Bissett          

    Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce

  • Chris Chavez


  • Jim Datin


  • Brandon Dennison

    Coalfield Development Corp.

  • Lee Farabaugh


  • Alan Letton

    MET Inc.

  • Derick Maggard

    Virginia Tech

  • MacKenzie Morley

    CJ Hughes Construction

  • Phoebe Patton Randolph

    Edward Tucker Architects

  • Audy Perry

    Heritage Farms

  • Jason Quehl


  • Skye Reymond

    Terbium Labs

  • Isabelle Rogner


  • Diana Sole Walko

    Motion Masters

Marshall University Ex Officio Members

  • Christine Ingersoll

    Associate Professor, Pitt School of Journalism & Mass Communications

  • Kevin Levine

    Adjunct Entrepreneurship Instructor, Lewis College of Business

  • Dr. Avi Mukherjee

    Dean, Lewis College of Business

  • Bob Plymale

    Director, Appalachian Transportation Institute and Center for Business and Economic Research

  • Jeremy Turner

    Adjunct Entrepreneurship Instructor, Lewis College of Business