faculty and administrators have coalesced their interests. Dr. Atkins became founding Dean of the new School of Information in July 1992 and held that position until September 1998. With major support of the University and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Dr. Atkins led the School of Information’s creation of a graduate research and educational program to produce leaders and change agents in the design, use, and evaluation of new knowledge-work environments. Dr. Atkins is currently the Executive Director of the Alliance for Community Technology, a strategic partnership with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
John Seely Brown is Chief Scientist of the Xerox Corporation. He has been deeply involved at Xerox in expanding the role of corporate research to include organizational learning, ethnographies of the workplace, complex adaptive systems, and techniques for unfreezing the corporate mind. His research interests include digital culture, ubiquitous computing, user-centering design, and organizational and individual learning. Dr. Brown is a cofounder of the Institute for Research on Learning, a member of the National Academy of Education, and a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. He serves on numerous advisory boards and boards of directors. He has also published nearly 100 papers in scientific journals and the books Seeing Differently: Insights on Innovation and The Social Life of Information (with Paul Duguid) (Harvard Business School Press). He was awarded the 1998 Industrial Research Institute Medal for outstanding accomplishments in technological innovation and the 1999 Holland Award in recognition of the best paper in Research Technology Management in 1998. Dr. Brown has a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Brown University, and an M.S. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Computer and Communication Sciences from the University of Michigan.
Marye Anne Fox is Chancellor of North Carolina State University. Previously, she served in numerous capacities at the University of Texas, including Vice President for Research and Director of the Center for Fast Kinetics Research. Dr. Fox has held numerous visiting appointments and has had extensive consulting experience throughout her career. She has also been a board member of many organizations, including the National Science Board; she was chair of the Federal Science and Technology guidance group (1998/1999); and is currently a member