Andy Soria (He/Him)
Director of the Berglund Center | Academic Affairs
I am an experienced educator, administrator, and research scientist, whose career has spanned multiple fields of science, technology, business and education industries. Over a 25+ year career, I have served many roles, including manager, chair and director, responsible for overseeing, building and managing multi-disciplinary teams, budgets and personnel. My professional career has been focused broadly on developing new products and ventures in energy, materials and science-based innovations. I have been recognized as a subject matter expert by the United States National Academies of Science’s National Research Council for my work in sustainable fuel development and I have worked for private and public companies across the U.S. and Latin America. As a researcher, I have raised millions of dollars in federal grant funds to support R&D work, and I have been involved in multiple intellectual property development activities, resulting in patents, trade secrets and other forms of IP in multiple fields of science and technology. At Pacific University, I am the Director of the Berglund Center, a university wide innovation center, and I am also an Associate professor.