including “Learning in the Digital Age” (2002) and “The Social Life of Learning: How can Continuing Education be Reconfigured in the Future” (2002).


JSB is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and a Trustee of Brown University, the MacArthur Foundation and In-Q-Tel. He also serves on numerous boards of directors and advisory boards. He received the 1998 Industrial Research Institute Medal for outstanding accomplishments in technological innovation.


James J Duderstadt

Dr. James J. Duderstadt is President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he has also served as Dean of the College of Engineering, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and President. He currently holds a university-wide faculty appointment as University Professor of Science and Engineering, directing the University’s program in Science, Technology, and Public Policy, and chairing the Michigan Energy Research Council coordinating energy research on the campus.


Dr. Duderstadt currently serves on or chairs several major national study commissions in areas including federal science policy, higher education, information technology, and energy sciences, including NSF’s Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure, the National Commission on the Future of Higher Education, the AGB Task Force on the State of the University Presidency, the Intelligence Science Board, and the Executive Board of the AAAS.


Patrick J Natale

Patrick J. Natale has served as the Executive Director of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) since November 2002. ASCE is the oldest national professional engineering society. He provides executive leadership to a staff of more than 230 and an active volunteer workforce of over 7,500, facilitating ASCE's tradition of supplying high-quality and high-value products and services to its members and other customers worldwide. In May 2003, Natale became President of the American Society of Civil Engineers Foundation (ASCE Foundation). The ASCE Foundation owns and manages ASCE’s World Headquarters building in Reston, Virginia and has a mission to generate resources for the civil engineering profession.


In January of 1999, Natale was appointed the Executive Director of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), a national organization of 60,000 members representing licensed engineers from all technical disciplines. Prior to joining NSPE, he held numerous top-level management positions with the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) of New Jersey.


Natale holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Newark College of Engineering, and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has completed the Executive Management Program at Yale University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey. He is also a Certified Association Executive (CAE).


James B Porter

James B. Porter, Jr. has been chief engineer and vice president - Engineering and Operations for DuPont since July 1, 2006. He has served in a variety of field and business units at DuPont



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