Administrator Biographies

Dr. Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen

Clark Scholars Program Faculty Liaison

SEAS Associate Dean, Educational Initiatives and Assessment

Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota. She is currently a Professor in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department and SEAS Associate Dean.  Prior to her appointment at Penn, Dr. Bidstrup Allen taught for 26 years in the Chemical Engineering Department at Georgia Tech and also served in a number of administrative positions at Georgia Tech, including Engineering Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Executive Assistant to the President.

Raymond Taylor

Clarks Scholars Administrative Director

Academic Advisor-Programs Coordinator

Raymond received his B.S. degree from Howard University and his M.S. degree from the University of
Pennsylvania. He currently serves as the Academic Advisor-Programs Coordinator and assists with
the Clark Scholars Program. He joined the Penn Engineering team in January 2024. Prior to his current
position, he has worked at the University of Pennsylvania in various capacities from admissions to
advising.

Dr. Ocek Eke

Clark Scholars Liaison for Service Learning

SEAS Director of Global and Local Service-Learning Programs

Ocek Eke is responsible for organizing and overseeing service learning courses by Penn Engineering faculty in Philadelphia and overseas. Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Eke served as a senior consultant and editor for Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, where he worked on climate change and agriculture resilience. He has taught global studies and international communications at Penn State University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in addition to writing peer-reviewed publications and a book chapter. Dr. Eke holds a BA in Telecommunications and Foreign Service, and MA in Communication Studies from Baylor University; and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication Research from Penn State University.