Vernon Kays is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Richland Community College, Decatur, Illinois. Dr. Kays has been actively involved with the work of AMATYC, NCTM, MAA, ISMAA, IMACC, and ICTM. Chair Electronic Services Committee and Vice Chair Foundations Committee AMATYC. Co-Chair IMACC Annual Conference and Chair IMACC Web site and data base committee. Graduate Student at University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in the Community College Leadership Program. Master of Mathematics - Statistics from University of Illinois - Springfield. Taught for four years in middles schools as a mathematics and science teacher. Received award from INPUT for adapting a high school geometry course for community colleges using technology and collaborative learning. Dr. Kays also has been developing Tech-Prep connections between local high schools and the community college.
Miriam Masullo is a native of Cuba, who arrived the USA in the early 60's as a child refugee and lived and attended school in the African-American section of Harlem in New York City. She obtained all her academic degrees by attending The City College of New York (CCNY) as an evening student while working full time and raising a family as a single parent.
She received a bachelor's degree, majoring in Engineering Science, Architecture and English Literature, two Masters degrees, in Computer Science and Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science for her interdisciplinary research with the Departments of Computer Science and Educational Psychology, from The City University of New York.
She is now a Research Staff Member (RSM), the most prestigious research position at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM's world-class Yorktown Heights Research Center. She came to this position 14 years ago, with a long held personal interest in education and 16 years of experience in both systems analysis and network engineering from the telecommunications industry.
Dr. Masullo serves in the New York State Curriculum and Assessment Committee for Math, Science and Technology, and has represented IBM Research at the National Science Education Standards effort sponsored by the National Research Council, and has participated in National Research Council initiatives relating to resources for science education. More recently she participated in the National Research Council workshops on Digital Libraries and undergraduate engineering education.
She is currently on faculty loan assignment from IBM to the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), as Director, Educational Technologies.
Kurt D. Moses, Vice President and Director, Systems Services Division, Academy for Educational Development has been working in educational reform for both K-12 and tertiary education for the last 25 years. During his work in the U.S. as well as with 38 countries overseas, he has encountered substantial problems, particularly in science and mathematics, with access to current bibliographic resources, and adequate support to make new knowledge available, even to researchers. He has been involved with national efforts in seven countries to upgrade national library capacity, and recently in Mexico with several initiatives aimed at public university access to scientific material. AED itself has supported several international initiatives