Systems Engineering, Defense Acquisition University
Dr. Larrie D. Ferreiro is a naval architect and historian with 25 years experience in ship design and engineering, managing science and technology programs, and international technology transfer. As a naval architect for the U.S. Navy, he was trained as a British naval constructor at University College London, and later worked as an exchange engineer within the French Navy. He also managed the international engineer exchange program for the U.S. Navy. He received his PhD in History of Science and Technology from University of London Imperial College. He has published several dozen peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on both technical and historical subjects. His history of naval architecture will be published in 2006. He is a certified professional engineer in the United States, Britain, and the European Union. He can be reached at <email@example.com>.
College of Business and Administration, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Morgan Shepherd is an associate professor of Information Systems at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. His research focuses on improving the performance of distributed groups. His teaching interests are telecommunications, decision support for virtual teams, and e-commerce. He helped develop the distance MBA program at the University of Colorado, and teaches several sections each year. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and a PhD in MIS from the University of Arizona. He worked for ten years in industry prior to returning for his PhD, spending most of that time with IBM. His work has been published in the JMIS, DSIJE, Informatica, and several national and international conference proceedings. He can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. [End Page 219]
Department of Management Information Systems, University of Central Florida
Jack Shih-Chieh Hsu is a doctoral student in the MIS department at the University of Central Florida. He received his MBA from National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan. His current research interests include user participation and team building issues in information system development. He can be reached at <jhsu@ bus.ucf.edu>.
Debbie B. Tesch is an associate professor of Information Systems at Xavier University. Her current research interests include the fields of project management, system development, and curriculum outcomes assessment. She obtained her DBA in Quantitative Analysis and Management Information Systems at Louisiana Tech University. She has numerous articles in conference proceedings and journals and a Visual Basic projects text. She is a member of AITP, IACIS, and the Project Management Institute. She can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Department of Mathematics, Capital Normal University
Fang Yao received a PhD from the Lomonosov Moscow State University of Russia in August 1995. Since March 1996, Yao has taught in the Department of Mathematics of Capital Normal University. As a vice professor Yao focused on research on the history of mathematics, the history of science and technology, and the history of mathematics education. Yao has published more than 20 articles in Chinese or Russian publications since 1995. Yao can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Baichun Zhang, born in Jilin province of China, graduated from the department of mechanical engineering at Inner Mongolia Engineering College in July, 1983. In 1989 he received an MS degree at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and has since worked at the CAS Institute for the History of Natural Science (IHNS). He studied at Technical University of Berlin from April 1996 to March 1998, and received a PhD from CAS in July 1999. He became a professor at the IHNS in 2000. In 2001, he was appointed the leader of the Partner Group of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) at the IHNS. He previously served as a visiting scholar at the MPIWG for two years. He became president of...