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Edward L. Ayers is the Hugh P. Kelly Professor of History at the University of Virginia. His publications include The Promise of the New South: Life after Reconstruction (1992), which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and the coedited Oxford Book of the American South (1997). His most recent publication, The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War—The Coming of War (2000), includes a set of three CD-ROMs and a related World Wide Web site, <http://valley.vcdh.virginia.edu> .

William Sims Bainbridge is the senior science advisor of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. He is the author of fourteen books, including Social Research Methods and Statistics (1992) and Survey Research: A Computer-Assisted Introduction (1989) and more than a hundred articles in the sociology of religion, space flight, and computing. He was president of the Social Science Computing Association in 1994.

Randy Bass is the executive director of Georgetown University's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) and the director of the American Studies Crossroads Project, an international project on technology and education sponsored by the American Studies Association. In conjunction with the Crossroads Project, he serves as the supervising editor of Engines of Inquiry: A Practical Guide for Using Technology to Teach American Studies and is the executive producer of the companion video, Engines of Inquiry: A Video Tour of Learning and Technology in American Culture Studies.

Orville Vernon Burton is a professor of history and sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is a University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar. He also heads the initiative for humanities and social sciences at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He was selected nationwide as the 1999 U.S. Research and Doctoral University Professor of the Year (presented by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education). He was a Pew National Fellow Carnegie Scholar for 2000-2001. He is the author of In My Father's House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina (1985) and other books. He was an early member of the Social Science Computing Association.

William Evans is an associate professor in the department of communication at Georgia State University, where he also serves as the director of the Digital Arts and Entertainment Laboratory. He is the coeditor of Communication and Culture: Language, Performance, Technology, and Media (1990) and has published numerous articles in such journals as Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, Social Science Computer Review, and Skeptical Inquirer. His research interests include computer-supported content analysis, new media, and science and health communication.

Carole Ganz-Brown is a senior international analyst at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia, where she is responsible for electronic network systems and for intellectual property rights policy analysis associated with Internet management and related electronic information and data. In addition to an undergraduate degree in chemistry, a graduate degree in computer and information science, and a doctorate in logic and the philosophy of science, she earned a law degree and is a member of the New York Bar as well as registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Her articles have appeared in a number of publications, including most recently the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine.

Richard Gale is Assistant Professor of Theatre & Interdisciplinary Arts for the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University. His scholarship centers on questions of identity, performance, peception, and pedagogy. His work ranges from theatre and regional identity, to pedagogy and theatre of the oppressed, to critical pedagogy in the electronic classroom, to the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Cheris Kramarae is a visiting professor at the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon, where she is editing the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women. She was previously affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Science and a professor of speech communication, sociology, linguistics, and women's studies, and has held visiting appointments at universities in England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, and India. She is the author, editor, or coeditor of ten books and many articles on women and language, language and power, critiques of information technology, and feminist scholarship.

Daniel J. Myers is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame and faculty fellow of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. His research includes studies published in the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution dealing with collective violence, formal models of collective action, game theory, the diffusion of social phenomena, and media coverage of protest and violence. His book Toward a More Perfect Union: The Governance of Metropolitan America (with Ralph W. Conant) reassessing urban development and planning in the United States over the past fifty years is scheduled for publication in 2002.

Wendy Plotkin is the project coordinator for "In the Vicinity of Hull-House and the Maxwell Street Market: Chicago, 1889-1935," a historical project of the University of Illinois at Chicago that will mount a major Web site consisting of more than 3,000 period photographs, 200 text documents, contemporary maps and postcards, and interpretive essays. She is the cofounder of H-Net and its first discussion list, H-Urban, and has published reviews of electronic editions and books about the Internet in the Journal of American History, the Journal of the American Planning Association, and Public History. Her doctoral dissertation, "Deeds of Mistrust: Race, Housing, and Restrictive Covenants in Chicago, 1900-1953," is being revised for publication.

Roy Rosenzweig is College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of History at George Mason University, where he also directs the Center for History and New Media. He is the author or coauthor of a number of print and digital publications, including "Who Built America?" (2000) and the accompanying CD-ROM covering the years 1914-46.

H. Jeanie Taylor is the director of the Office for University Women at the University of Minnesota. She previously served as the deputy director of the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she and Cheris Kramarae facilitated the Women, Information Technology, and Scholarship (WITS) working colloquium from 1991 to 1995 and coedited, with Maureen Eben, Women, Information Technology, and Scholarship (1993). Her current scholarly work looks at the everyday practice of life stories in the context of the interdisciplinary scholarly community at the Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College.





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