Chair of the Department of Organization and Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. He is currently engaged in teaching, research, and consulting. He teaches leadership, organizational dynamics and theory, and organization change and consultation. His research focuses on multirater feedback, leadership, and organization change. Dr. Burke’s consulting experience has been with a variety of organizations in business-industry, education, government, religion, medical systems, and professional services firms, and he has served as senior adviser to the strategy and organization change practice of IBM Global Business Services. Prior to his move to Teachers College, Dr. Burke was professor of management and chair of the Department of Management at Clark University. Previously he had been an independent consultant as well as serving in various other capacities. Dr. Burke is the author of more than 150 articles and book chapters on organization development, training, change and organizational psychology, and conference planning; he has contributed as an author, co-author, editor, and/or co-editor of 19 books. His most recent (2011) book, published by Sage, is Organization Change: Theory and Practice, Third Edition. He received his B.A. from Furman University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.
ROSS B. COROTIS (NAE), PE, is Denver Business Challenge Professor of Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has research interests in the application of probabilistic concepts and decision perceptions for civil engineering problems, and in particular their application to societal trade-offs for hazards in the built infrastructure. His current research emphasizes the coordinated roles of engineering and social science with respect to framing and communicating societal investments for long-term risks and resiliency. Dr. Corotis was on the faculty at Northwestern University for 11 years; established the Department of Civil Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, where he was also the Associate Dean of Engineering; and was the Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has numerous research, teaching, and service awards; chaired several committees on structural safety for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI); served as editor of the international journal Structural Safety and the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics; and chaired the Executive Committee of the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability. For the National Research Council, he served on the Building Research Board and the steering committee of the Disasters Roundtable, and he chaired the Panel on Assessment of the NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory. He is the founding chair of the Committee on NIST Technical Programs and past Chair of the Civil Engineering Section of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Corotis is a registered professional engineer in Illinois, Maryland, and Colorado; a registered structural engineer in Illinois; and a Distinguished Member of ASCE. He is the author of more than 200 publications. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
WILLIAM W. CRAIG is the Director of Laboratory Directed Research and Development in the Institutional Science and Technology Office at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Payload Manager for the NuSTAR Small Explorer Mission at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Aerospace Program Manager at the