Beyah, Raheem A.

Motorola Foundation Professor & Associate Chair for Strategic Initatives
Communications Assurance and Performance Group
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Klaus Advanced Computing Building
Room 2308
266 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA  30332-0765
Phone:  404.894.2531
Fax:  404.894.0035
Group URL:
Personal URL:

Raheem Beyah is the Motorola Foundation Professor and Associate Chair for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech where he leads the Communications Assurance and Performance Group (CAP) and is a member of the Communications Systems Center (CSC). He received his Master’s and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1999 and 2003, respectively. Dr. Beyah's research interests include network security, wireless networks, network traffic characterization and performance, and security visualization. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2009 and was selected for DARPA's Computer Science Study Panel in 2010. He is a member of NSBE, ASEE, and a senior member of ACM and IEEE.

Byrd, Gary D.
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Director, Health Sciences Library
161 Abbott Hall, South Campus
3435 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214-3002
Phone:  716/829-3900 x130
Fax:  716/829-2211
Gary D. Byrd is the Director of the Health Sciences Library at the University at Buffalo:  The State University of New York. He is an Associate Librarian, Adjunct Associate Professor, and Director of the Advanced Graduate Certificate Training Program in Medical/Health Informatics in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in library and information science and masters degrees in library science from the University of Minnesota, and English literature from the University of Virginia.  His previous career includes leadership positions in the Health Sciences Libraries of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Missouri at Kansas City, and University of South Dakota as well as postgraduate training and work as a Technical Information Specialist at the National Library of Medicine.
Cooper, Mary Frances
President and Director
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412.622.3114


As the 11th President and Director of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Mary Frances Cooper, MLS, champions the changing and increasingly important role of libraries in society, leads new efforts to secure avenues for sustainable funding and works to strengthen the Library's relationships with key community partners. A nationally recognized library leader, Cooper served as the Library's Deputy Director for nearly four years, where she led a community engagement process and oversaw Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Main and Neighborhood Library Services, Youth Services, Teen Services, Technical Services, Volunteer Services and Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped. During her tenure she built solid relationships with other library leaders in the region and across the state; was integral in strengthening the Library's relationships with community groups, individual residents and library Friends groups; and led service innovations including the CLP-LYNCS (the Library in your Neighborhood, Community and School) outreach program. She also served as the District Administrator for the state-designated Pittsburgh Library District where she oversaw support services supplied by the District Center to 44 independent libraries in Allegheny County. In 2011, Cooper collaborated with community advocates to propel Our Library, Our Future, a voter initiative that raises more than $3 million annually for library service, to successful completion, often serving as the initiative's spokesperson to the community and media.

Glunt, J. Roger
Glunt Development Co., Inc.
3719 Henley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Phone:  412/242-4667
Fax:  412/242-5440
Assistant: Debbie
J. Roger Glunt, President of Glunt Development Co., Inc. and Jayar Construction Co., Inc., is a former member of the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees. He has been active in local, state, and national housing issues and has served as President of the National Association of Home Builders and as a member of the Fannie Mae Advisory Council. Mr. Glunt is a graduate of the Joseph M. Katz School of Business and served as President of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association from 1994-1996.
Gollop, Claudia
Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Dr. Claudia Gollop, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was appointed as the next Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor in 2012. In addition to full-time teaching, Gollop is also the current director of the SILS Summer School program and coordinator of the SILS WISE (Web-based Information Science Education) program. She teaches courses on "Consumer Health Information," "Information Resources and Services" and "Information Services for Specific Populations." Her current research interests include consumer health information and diverse user groups specifically pertaining to cardiac rehabilitation issues.

Holtzman, David H.
President, Global/POV

2007 Columbia Rd NW

Washington, DC 20009

David H. Holtzman is President of GlobalPOV and author of 'Privacy Lost.' As former CTO of Network Solutions and Manager of the Internet's master root server during the late 1990's, he not only oversaw the growth of the Internet from 500,000 domain names to over 20 million, he also led the way in imagining and inventing a world in which technology positively impacts every facet of human life. His career began in the field of technology with the US Navy as a cryptographic analyst and submariner, and at the Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center as an intelligence analyst. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as being an honors graduate in Russian from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.

Isbell, Charles
Professor and Senior Associate Dean
School of Interactive Computing
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology


While Professor Isbell focuses on statistical machine learning, his research passion is actually artificial intelligence. He builds large integrated systems, therefore he also tends to spend a great deal of time doing research on autonomous agents, interactive entertainment, some aspects of HCI, software engineering and even programming languages. He denotes his field as interactive artificial intelligence. Isbell’s fundamental research goal is to understand how to build autonomous agents that must live and interact with large numbers of other intelligent agents, some of whom may be human. Progress towards this goal means that we can build artificial systems that work with humans to accomplish tasks more effectively; can be more robust to changes in environment, relationships, and goals; and can better co-exist with humans as long-lived partners. . To that end, founded The Laboratory for Interactive Artificial Intelligence and the pfunk research group. Our research goal is to develop methodologies for building persistent, adaptive, collaborative, and believable agents that must live with other similar agents, including humans.

Isler, William

Chief Executive Officer
The Fred Rogers Company
4802 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA   15213
Phone:  412/605-3100

William Isler is Chief Executive Officer of the Fred Rogers Company, where he oversees all of their projects - broadcast television, print, new media, and training materials. Bill was an elementary school teacher, childcare teacher, and administrator of a multi-service program for children before being Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Education and Commissioner of Basic Education in the Pennsylvania Department of Education. He joined Family Communications in 1984. Mr. Isler also serves as president of the School Board of the Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Macedonia, Michael

Assistant Vice President for Research
University of Central Florida (UCF)
12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501
Orlando, FL 32826-3246 

Phone: 407.823.3778
Fax: 407.823.3299
Michael R. Macedonia is an Assistant Vice President for Research at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Previously, Dr. Macedonia was the General Manager for Forterra Federal Systems which was acquired by SAIC. Forterra was a leading developer of virtual worlds software for enterprise applications. Dr. Macedonia also was a Senior National Intelligence Executive and the Director of the Disruptive Technology Office for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. DTO (now IARPA) was the intelligence community’s centrally funded research activity for advanced technology. Prior to DTO, he was the Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) in Orlando, FL. At PEO STRI, Macedonia was responsible for developing the technology strategy for the U.S. Army’s lead training technology acquisition organization. He also led the Army’s effort to develop the Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California, promoted the adoption of advanced commercial technologies for simulation, and served on Army Science Board Summer Studies for several years as a government advisor. He also served as Vice-president of the Fraunhofer Center for Research in Computer Graphics, Inc. in Providence, Rhode Island, where he led an international research team. Prior to that he was a US Army Officer and a member of the Uniformed Army Scientist Corps. He served on the editorial boards for IEEE Computer for eight years and was a contributing editor for IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. He formerly was the Chair of the Association of Computing Machinery’s SIGGRAPH Pioneers and was the chair for Gametech 2012. Dr. Macedonia has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Naval Postgraduate School where he was part of the NPSNET research group. He also has an M.S. in Telecommunications from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS from the United States Military Academy, West Point.
Matarazzo, James
Emeritus, Dean and Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College
300 The Fenway, Room P-204A
Boston, MA 02115
Phone:  617/521-2815
Fax:  617/521-3192
James Matarazzo has work experience at the MIT Libraries in science and reference, serials and journals, technical reports, and government publications.  He has his BS and MA from Boston College, MS from Simmons College and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.
Moyé, Alfred L. (Chair, BOV)
Trustee, University of Pittsburgh
Former Director, University Affairs (now retired)
Hewlett-Packard Company
124 Gramercy Drive
San Mateo, CA   94402
Phone:  650/347-1132
Alfred L. Moyé was the University Relationships Manager in the University Affairs Department of Hewlett-Packard.  Prior to joining HP, he was National Educational Sales Manager and Director of the Atari Institute for Education Research.  He has also held positions at Roosevelt University and the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Moye earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Richey, Cynthia
2785 Eaton Ave. 
San Carlos, CA 94070-4357

Phone: 412/759-1840

Since 1996, Richey has been the Director of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library in Pittsburgh.  Prior to becoming Director, Richey served as the library’s Head of Children’s Services and in positions at Pleasant Hills Public Library and the Squirrel Hill Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.  Mrs. Richey has served as President of the Association for Library Service to Children, President of the Pennsylvania Library Association, on the Board of Director of the Allegheny County Library Association, on the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott Award committees, and on numerous other committees and boards. Currently, Richey serves as the Council Chair of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development.  Mrs. Richey received a B.A. in English and an MLS degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  She is a member of Beta Phi Mu, was named an Honorary Life Member of the Pennsylvania PTA, and was honored in 2006 with the New York Times Librarian Award.

Schaefer, Keith
Constellation Partners

78365 Highway 111, #415
LaQuinta, CA 92253
Phone:  415/394-7766

Keith Schaefer is executive partner of Constellation Partners in San Francisco.  Prior to joining Constellation Partners in 2003, he was founder of The Liquid Group, a San Francisco based professional service and venture investment firm.  Before, he was the Executive Partner of USWeb/CKS’ worldwide business development.  He was responsible for their largest and most profitable business unit.  He earned his Bachelor of Science, concentrating in political science and economics.  After serving three years as a naval officer, he attended the UCLA Graduate School of Business.  In 2000, he was honored by the University of Pittsburgh as a Distinguished Alumni Fellow.  Presently, he is President-Elect of the University’s Alumni Association and Chair of the Nominations Committee.
Strauss, Robert J.
Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Preservation Technologies, L.P.
111 Thomson Park Drive
Cranberry Township, PA   16066
Phone:  724/779-2111
Robert J. Strauss has a strong background in the area of library preservation activities.  He served as head of Binding Services for the University of Minnesota Library, the Associate Vice President for Library Binding Service/Archival Products in Des Moines, Iowa and as the Executive Director and President of the Conservation Center/Art & Historical Artifacts in Philadelphia, PA.  He has published and performed research in the history of the book; adhesives used for book manufacture and national/international standards for bookbinding and preservation planning.  He is the author of numerous reports and articles relevant to library preservation including planning documents for the States of Iowa and Ohio.  Prior to joining Preservation Technologies, he served as a founder and Principal in the Preservation Management Institute.  He attended the University of North Dakota.
White, Patrick E.

Foenix Group
6017 Shy Dr
Frisco, TX 75034-4843

Patrick E. White is Partner of Foenix Group. White, whose background is rich in technology R&D and high-tech business development, had served for two years as WiNSeC’s deputy director. WiNSeC was founded at Stevens in 2002 with Dr. Paul Kolodzy as its first director.  He has worked as a technologist, venture capitalist, and business executive, with experience in both the research lab and the technology marketplace. As WiNSeC’s Associate Director, White played a lead role in securing funding from government and in developing technologies for commercialization. Before Stevens, he was the chief technologist for the Communications Group at Safeguard Scientifics Inc.; a Principal at Arthur D. Little; Vice President of Telecommunication Strategy, Bell Atlantic; and headed R&D groups at Bellcore (now Telcordia) and Bell Laboratories. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of SOTAS, Inc., a startup that developed fraud detection software for the communications industry, and as a member of the Advisory Board of Extant, Inc., a Safeguard portfolio company that developed and operated a long distance network. White’s technological contributions include work in voice over IP services, and his R&D team at Bellcore co-developed (with France Telecom) the ATM protocol, now widely used by telecommunications carriers. He has authored numerous papers on telecommunication topics, was awarded seven patents and written chapters for two books. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at conferences on telecommunications.  He earned a doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. He is currently a member of the McCormick Advisory Council at the University, and is a past member of the FCC Technology Advisory Council.
Williams, James F., II
Dean of Libraries
University of Colorado at Boulder
Campus Box 184
Boulder, CO   80309-0184
Phone:  303/492-7511 (Mary Jane is his Assistant)
Fax:  303/492-3340
James F. Williams, II has been Dean of Libraries at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1988.  His career includes 13 years as a Medical Librarian and 23 years in research library administration. His research interests include health sciences librarianship, strategic planning, leadership in research libraries, and resource sharing and networking.
He has been a member of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, and a Visiting Scholar and Senior Fellow at UCLA's Graduate School of Library and Information Science. He is past Chair of the Greater Western Library Alliance, a past member of the Board of Directors of Educom, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).  He is past chair of the Board of Directors of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), immediate past-Chair of the PubMed Central Advisory Board at the National Library of Medicine, and a member of the Board of Visitors for Libraries at Carnegie Mellon University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Portal: Libraries and the Academy. He was awarded the Melvil Dewey Medal by the American Library Association in 2002. He is past-Chair of the Board of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (the Alliance), is a past member of the Board of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, and he is currently a member of the Board of the Boulder Community Hospital and the Boulder United Way. He is also a Trustee of the Denver Art Museum.  He holds baccalaureate and graduate degrees from Morehouse College and Atlanta University.

Yakel, Elizabeth
Professor of Information
School of Information
University of Michigan

4322 North Quad

105 S. State St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285


Elizabeth Yakel is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information in the Archives and Records Management and Preservation of Information specializations. Previously, she taught at the University of Pittsburgh and was a practicing archivist for over 15 years. She is active in the Society of American Archivists (SAA) where she has served on the governing Council, was elected Fellow in 1999, and chaired a CEPD Task Force in 2003. Elizabeth's research interests are access and accessibility to primary sources. This includes investigations into the design and development of access systems as well as the information seeking patterns and the human information interaction of users with archival records. Current research projects include the Next Generation Finding Aids project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Elizabeth's recent articles include "Interaction in Virtual Archives: The Polar Bear Expedition Digital Collections Next Generation Finding Aid," with Magia Krause which appeared in American Archivist.

Yarger, Lynette

Associate Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
Pennsylvania State University
329C IST Building
University Park, PA 16802
(research project)
814.865.6458 (voice)
814.865.6426 (fax)

Lynette Yarger is an Associate Professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University.  Her research examines how and why historically underserved groups appropriate information and communication technologies. Kvasny's research projects are funded by the National Science Foundation, including the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development award. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn State, Kvasny developed network engineering software at AT&T, and business communication systems at Lucent Technologies and Avaya Communications. She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems from the Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University.