Alan Levine is Vice President, NMC Community and CTO for the New Media Consortium (NMC), an international consortium of more than 280 world-class universities, colleges, museums, research centers, and technology companies dedicated to using new technologies to inspire, energize, stimulate, and support learning and creative expression He is widely recognized nationally and internationally for expertise in the application of new technologies to educational environments and was a pioneer on the web going back to 1993.
Randy Bass is Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning Initiatives at Georgetown University, where he is also Executive Director of Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) and an associate professor of English at Georgetown. In 1998-99, he was a Pew Scholar in the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarhsip of Teaching and Learning, and from 2000-2008, he served as a consulting scholar with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Charles Blaich currently serves as the Director of Inquiries at the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1986. After a one year research post-doc, he served as an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Psychology at Eastern Illinois University from 1987-1991. Blaich joined Wabash College in the fall of 1991. In addition to teaching Psychology at Wabash, Blaich served as the co-chair of Cultures and Traditions for two years. Cultures and Traditions is an interdisciplinary year-long course for all sophomores at Wabash College. While at Wabash college, Blaich received the CollegeÂ¹s McLain-McTurnan-Arnold Excellence in Teaching Award and two National Science Foundation grants. He previously received teaching awards from the University of Connecticut and Eastern Illinois University. In 2002, Blaich assumed his current position at the Center of Inquiry. Blaich's recent publications include "Do Liberal Arts Colleges Really Foster Good Practices In Undergraduate Education?" in the Journal of College Student Development, and "Liberal Arts Colleges And Liberal Arts Education: New Evidence On Impacts" An Association for the Study of Higher Education- Educational Resources Information Center (ASHE-ERIC) monograph.
Cyprien Lomas is an Educause Learning Initiative Fellow and the Director of The Learning Centre in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of British Columbia.
Diane Graves is Professor and University Librarian at Trinity University, San Antonio.
Professor Janet H. Murray is an internationally recognized interactive designer, the director of Georgia Tech's Masters Degree Program in Information Design and Technology and Ph.D. in Digital Media, and a member of Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary GVU Center. She is the author of Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace (Free Press, 1997; MIT Press 1998), which has been translated into 5 languages, and is widely used as a roadmap to the coming broadband art, information, and entertainment environments. She is currently working on a textbook for MIT Press, Inventing the Medium: A Principled Approach to Interactive Design and on a digital edition of the Warner Brothers classic, Casablanca, funded by NEH and in collaboration with the American Film Institute. In addition, she directs an eTV Prototyping Group, which has worked on interactive television applications for PBS, ABC, and other networks. She is also a member Georgia Tech's Experimental Game Lab.
Murray has played an active role in the development of two new degree programs at Georgia Tech, both 0f which were launched in Fall 2004: the Ph.D. in Digital Media, and the B.S. in Computational Media.
In spring 2000 Janet Murray was named a Trustee of the American Film Institute, where she has alsoserved as a mentor in the Enhanced TV Workshop a program of the AFI Digital Content Lab. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Harvard University, and before coming to Georgia Tech in 1999 taught humanities and led advanced interactive design projects at MIT.
Murray's primary fields of interest are digital media curricula, interactive narrative, story/games, interactive television, and large-scale multimedia information spaces. Her projects have been funded by IBM, Apple Computer, the Annenberg-CPB Project, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Joan K. Lippincott is the Associate Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), a joint project of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE. Joan previously held positions in the libraries of Cornell, Georgetown, George Washington University, and SUNY at Brockport as well as the Research and Policy Analysis Division of the American Council on Education and the National Center for Postsecondary Governance and Finance. She has written articles and made presentations on such topics as networked information, collaboration among professional groups, learning spaces, assessment, and teaching and learning in the networked environment. She is on the board of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) and is chair of the editorial board of C&RL News.
Dr. Larry Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of the New Media Consortium (NMC), an international consortium of some 200 colleges, universities, museums, research centers, and learning organizations dedicated to using new technologies to inspire, energize, stimulate, and support learning and creative expression. He is an acknowledged expert on the effective application of information technology in higher education, and has authored a number of books, monographs, and articles on that topic. Dr. Johnson has nearly 25 years of experience in the higher education arena, having served in roles from faculty to dean to senior executive and CEO. His last college position was as president and CEO of Fox Valley Community College, in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Jonathan. Finkelstein is the founder and Executive Producer of LearningTimes.org
and the President of the LearningTimes Network
. He has been designing and producing online conferences, communities, events and collaborative technologies for education for over ten years. He works closely with a wide range of educational institutions to grow and maintain online learning communities and to foster human interaction live online. Many of his online programs have been recognized with industry awards. Mr. Finkelstein's forthcoming book, Learning in Real Time
(Jossey-Bass, 2006), translates his many years of experience facilitating live online learning into a resource guide for educators. Mr. Finkelstein is a Certified Synchronous Training Professional (CSTP), and received his AB degree with honors from Harvard University.
Kate Wittenberg is Director of the Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia (EPIC).
Mary Marcy is Provost and Vice President of Simons Rock College.
Peter Suber is a Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College and the Open Access Project Director at Public Knowledge.