Meet The Leadership

Erin Steppe

Erin SteppeErin Steppe is the Director of Career Accelerator programs for Texas Executive Education at the McCombs School of Business. Erin received her bachelor’s degree in biology and microbiology from Texas A&M University and her master’s in biological sciences from Clemson University.

Throughout her career she has worked in both education and corporate recruiting, staffing and training. She began her work in higher education at the Extended Campus at The University of Texas at Austin as an Enrollment Coordinator, specializing in technical programs.

Erin has been with Texas Executive Education at McCombs since 2018 serving both as a Sr. Enrollment and Success Coordinator and Operational Director for the Career Accelerator programs that include the 2U technical boot camps and the Health Informatics and Health IT program.

Erin is an instructor in the Health Informatics program and specializes in teaching career and professional development. In her spare time, Erin is an avid adventurer who loves camping, hiking, kayaking and SCUBA diving. She is a certified Texas Master Naturalist and an active volunteer with the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve in Austin.

Programs Offered in Collaboration with Texas Executive Education at McCombs: Cybersecurity, Data Analysis and Visualization, Digital Marketing, Product Management and UX/UI

Art Markman

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Art Markman, Ph.D., has been a member of the faculty at UT Austin for more than 23 years as the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing. On July 1, 2021, he was appointed Vice Provost for Continuing and Professional Education and New Education Ventures.

Markman received a B.S. in Cognitive Science from Brown University. He went on to graduate school at the University of Illinois, where he completed his Ph.D., then spent five years as an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Columbia University before joining the faculty at UT Austin. Markman has published more than 150 scholarly works about cognitive science, decision-making and organizational behavior. He served as founding director of the Human Dimensions of Organizations program in the College of Liberal Arts and served as Executive Director of the IC2 Institute from 2018 to 2021.

Markman has always been interested in bringing insights from his research to a broader audience. To that end, he is a prolific writer and frequent contributor to Psychology Today, Fast Company and the Harvard Business Review.

Beyond the UT Austin campus, he is probably best known as the co-host of KUT’s “Two Guys on Your Head” radio show and podcast, where he and Butler School of Music professor Bob Duke explore the human mind with a unique mix of research, humor and everyday relevance.

Woodrow W. Winchester, III

Woodrow Winchester III HeadshotWoodrow W. Winchester, III, PhD, CPEM serves as the executive director of The University of Texas at Austin Texas Engineering Executive Education (TxEEE). In his role as executive director of TxEEE, Winchester also oversees the management of the Petroleum Extension (PETEX) and the Health and Safety Training Center (HSTC) of the Cockrell School. He is a Certified Professional Engineering Management Professional (CPEM) with over ten (10) years of technical program and project management experiences.

Winchester also currently serves as the inaugural director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE/I) for the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) and previously served as ASEM’s Director of Professional Development & Continuing Education. Winchester was selected as a member of the second cohort of the National Science Foundation-sponsored IAspire Leadership Academy.

An advocate for more equitable and inclusive approaches to technological innovation and management, Winchester has published works in influential practitioner-oriented publications such as INCOSE Insight magazine, ACM Interactions, Fast Company magazine, and The Conversation. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering and his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, all from North Carolina A&T State University. Winchester also holds a professional certificate in Foresight from the College of Technology, University of Houston.

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