leave from the University of Virginia to be assistant director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he headed the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). While at NSF, Wulf was deeply involved in the development of the High Performance Computing and Communication Initiative and in the formative discussions of the proper government role in developing the National Information Infrastructure. Prior to joining the University of Virginia, he founded Tartan Laboratories and served as its chairman and chief executive officer. The technical basis for Tartan Laboratories was research he conducted while he was professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon.
Barbara Allen, director of LemonLINK, is responsible for implementing the instructional technology initiatives within the school district, providing leadership for the development of the K-8 instructional technology curriculum and the integration of technology across all curriculum areas. A frequent presenter at major conferences throughout the country, she assists others in integrating technology into instruction and implementing strong staff development components. In December 2002, she was named by District Administration magazine as one of the top 25 education technology advocates. Project LemonLINK, a 1997 Technology Innovation Challenge Grant, has received much recognition for innovative approaches to instructional technology, including the ComputerWorld Honors Award (2002), the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Roundtable for Education Award—Best Practices (April 2002), the California School Boards Association Golden Bell Award (December 2001), the Ohana Foundation Leadership in Educational Technology Award (July 2000), the National School Board Journal’s Magna 2000 Award (April 2000), a Smithsonian award (April 2000), the American Association of Superintendents’ Promising Practices Award (March 2000), and Business Week’s Smart Links Award (May 1999).
Edward R. Dieterle II is a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Learning and Teaching area. He was a chemistry teacher at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, during the inception of this committee. He had been a teacher at Northwestern since earning his B.A. in chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Besides teaching chemistry and advanced placement chemistry, he worked as the school’s webmaster and conducted multiple school and countywide staff development sessions on a variety of topics. After earning his M.S. in technology for educators from Johns Hopkins University, he went on to teach multimedia design and technology integration courses for Johns Hopkins University and Trinity College (Washington, DC). He has written and presented extensively for Maryland