Speakers - H through K

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Larry Kirkman

Larry is the Executive Director of the Benton Foundation based in Washington, D.C. At Benton since 1989, he has helped nonprofit organizations and foundations integrate media techniques and communications technologies into their social change and community building initiatives. He created a ten-volume series, "Strategic Communications for Nonprofits," and has played a leadership role in national campaigns on behalf of children. He developed Benton's Communications Policy Project, which equips public interest groups to shape the emerging communications environment and organized the Public Interest Summit. The foundation produces online information services, videos and teleconferences, and held an international conference on video as a tool for issue advocacy. Prior to Benton, Kirkman was the founding Executive Director of the Labor Institute of Public Affairs, the video, television and advertising arm of the AFL-CIO. He also established The American Film Institute's program for television and video, where he created The National Video Festival. He has been a video and television producer since 1970, and taught media production and studies at The American University.

Pat Hynds

Pat Hynds, Political Affairs Editor at the Latin America Data Base, University of New Mexico, is responsible for the production of "NotiSur," the weekly bulletin on Latin American politics. Ms. Hynds received her B.A. in Spanish and Chicano Studies from California State University at Northridge, and an M.A. in Mexican-American Studies, with a specialist credential in Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Education. Ms. Hynds taught in Los Angeles before going overseas with the Maryknoll Society. In Nicaragua, she helped create "Envio," a monthly publication on political and social events. She traveled extensively in the U.S., Latin America and Asia, writing and speaking on the Latin American political and social situation. Ms. Hynds worked in Lima, Peru, as the director and editor of "Noticias Aliadas/Latinamerica Press," a publication covering Latin America and the Caribbean. Ms. Hynds returned to the US in 1994. Her areas of expertise include general Latin American politics, US-Latin American relations, church-state relations in Latin America, and the social effects of economic policies.

Nigel Kerr

Nigel will have mere days before the CN96 conference received an MILS degree from the University of Michigan SILS. His work there has focused on technical support and research for both the Internet Public Library (where he is technical coordinator) and the Humanities Text Initiative (where he is a project programmer). He enjoys teaching, technical support, technical support as a vehicle for teaching, beauty and truth in programming, computational theory, and human computer interaction. He likes to take things apart to see how they work, this gets him in trouble sometimes. He can be contacted via email at nigelk@umich.edu.

Lisa Kimball, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa Kimball is a principal in Metasystems Design Group (MDG) which has provided consulting and network support services to organizations since 1983. MDG is also the creator and sponsor of The Meta Network which supports purposeful conversation in a fully interactive web-based environment. Lisa specializes in the human and social roles required to create and build effective interactive communities and has facilitated on-line groups for diverse applications in business, government, and education as well as community networking.

MDG was part of the team which set up the Public Electronic Network in Santa Monica,CA and is currently working with a new community network in Salem, Oregon. Lisa has been consulting with PBS for the past three years to train and support the facilitators of on-line learning communities which currently involve more than 3,000 teachers based at local PBS licensee stations across the country. Lisa is also a lead consultant on the Military Health Systems 2020 project which currently involves 300 people in on-line future scenario development teams to reinvent health care delivery for the next 25 years. Other current client projects involve the National Education Association, Industry Canada, the Federal Judicial Center, and the Organization Development Network.

Lisa has worked extensively with projects involving on-line teaching and learning and is currently teaching an on-line course for the California Institute of Integral Studies called "Electronic Fire Building" using ideas from anthropology, psychology, and architecture to support the design of vital on-line communties.

Lisa Kimball
Metasystems Design Group, Inc.
Suite 103
2000 North 15th St.
Arlington, VA 22201
p: 703-243-6622
f: 703-841-9798


Barbara Hau

Barbara Hau is Clinical Coordinator for the La Plaza Telecommunity Foundation NTIA Rural Diabetes and Hypertension Project. She is a Nurse Practitioner who has a M.S.degree in Community Health Nursing from Texas Women's University. Prior to coming to La Plaza, She coordinated statewide public education and outreach for the CDC funded breast and cervical cancer project for the Colorado Department of Health. Barbara has extensive experience in community health and involvement of professional and grassroots community groups in development of public education programs.

Barbara Hau
La Plaza Telecommunity Foundation
224 Cruz Alta, Suite E
Taos, NM 87571

David Hughes

David Hughes has been pioneering in 'community networking' since 1979 - before Web pages, before the Internet, before any of the current large commercial online services such as Compuserve or AOL. He started with the Old Colorado City Electronic Cottage BBS in the working man's section of Colorado Springs in 1980.
He is the managing partner of the Old Colorado City Communications company, which is an Internet provider, a systems integrator, and consulting and implementation firm. With clients world-wide. He is currently the Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation Wireless Field Tests for Education. No licence, low cost or free, but high connectivity digital wireless communications has been a continuing interest of Hughes, since his focus is always on 'universal access' to networks, including remote, rural, and minority culture telecommunications. Globally. He is scheduled to help Mongolia get online where phone lines don't, and won't exist. He designed, installed, and upgraded Big Sky Telegraph network in Montana from 1988-1993, and trained its key personnel to do it on their own and get the community networking vision. And taught Plains Indian tribes how to create and distribute their culture in online art forms via networks, from reservations.
He has consulted for the Congressional Office of Technological Assesment (OTA). He was awarded the 1993 Electronic Freedom Foundation's Pioneer Award for his work in grassroots telecommunications. He assisted Carmen Gonzales and Dr. Tomas Atencio implement, technologically, their Hispanic-culture 'La Resolana Electronica' project, and did the first implementation of SalsaNet, at the Univ of New Mexico.
He is currently working with both rural schools, communitites, and non-profit agencies of the heavily Hispanic San Luis Valley of Colorado, in extending Internet connectivity at no operating cost to the towns of San Luis, Monte Vista, and Center via FCC Part 15 wireless radio communications. He installed the first BBS in the San Luis Valley, for the Christian Community Services social services of the valley - La Cocina.
He believes in adapting technonology to cultures, not cultures to technology. And empowering communities by universally accessible (affordable) personal telecommunications. Accordingly he is suspicious of elites, wary of both big government and big business, and does not think the 'Internet' is the only way to connect up people's minds on this planet, electronically.
His various addresses are
dave@oldcolo.com, and http://wireless.oldcolo.com

Ken Komoski

Ken Komoski has been involved with community networking as an avocation since 1985. In 1995, as part of his vocation as Director of EPIE Institute he directed the MacArthur Foundation-funded study, Creating Learning Communities: Practical, Universal Networking for Learning in Schools and Homes. Mr. Komoski has been Executive Director of EPIE Institute, an educational research and evaluation agency since 1967. In the mid 1985-86 he became involved as an educational consultant with the planning of a community-networking project in Battle Creek, Michigan, that failed to survive. In the early 90s he consulted on the development of the IRENE, a highly successful county-wide network in Indian River, Florida. Since 1994 he has been instrumental in developing LINCT-East a five-town community network in rural Eastern Long Island, New York, that led to his founding of The LINCT Coalition (Learning and Information Networks for Community Telecomputing, in 1995.

LINCT is a nationwide coalition of socially-concerned, nonprofit organizations working together to help communities to achieve universal access to electronic information and learning via community networks and the Internet. The LINCT Model for achieving electronic equity at the community level has been adopted by developing community networks in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago, as well as within its "testbed" communities in Eastern Long Island.

Mr. Komoski lives in Eastern Long Island, NY with his wife Joanna Komoski, a family therapist, and where he is known as tennis player and jazz vocalist.

David Jensen

David Jensen is Project Manager at the Getty Art History Information Program. His current project, the "Los Angeles Concept: Visions of Digital Communities" is a community-driven initiative that seeks to imagine and explore models of particpatory culture for digital communities and to use network technology to share cultural resources. David is trained as an architect and media maker. Before joining the Getty Center four years ago, he practiced architecture in addition to producing and designing independent media. Since joining the Getty, he has been responsible for public programs and research projects that include: "Public Space/Culture Wars: Redefining the Public Sphere in America;" "Cine City: Film and Perceptions of Urban Space, 1895-1995"; "Power and Responsibility: Art Institutions and Cultural Change"; and "Shifting Boundaries/Contested Spaces." David is involved with a variety of community media, art, and housing organizations. A self#described "information activist," he serves on the boards of A.R.T., Inc. (Art Press) and Los Angeles Filmforum and writes about media, architecture, and information issues.

Dewayne Hendricks

Dewayne Hendricks is CEO of Warp Speed Imagineering, a Fremont, CA based company which does research and development in the area of wireless data devices and services. He is also currently Co-Principal Investigator on the National Science Foundation Wireless Field Tests for Education project.
He was formerly the CEO and co-founder of Tetherless Access Ltd., which was one of the first companies to develop and deploy Part 15 unlicensed wireless metropolitan area data networks which used the TCP/IP protocols. He has participated in the installation of these networks in other parts of the world such as Kenya, Hungary, Mexico and Canada.
He has been involved with radio since his teens when he received his amateur radio operator's license. He holds official positions for several non-profit national amateur radio organizations and is a director of the Wireless Communications Alliance, an industry group which represents manufacteurs in the unlicensed radio industry.

Dewayne Hendricks, WA8DZP
Warp Speed Imagineering
43730 Vista Del Mar
Fremont, CA 94539-3204
Fax: (510) 770-9854
CIS: 75210,10
AppleLink: D6547
WWW: http://www.warpspeed.com/

Ken Klingenstein

Dr. Kenneth J. Klingenstein is Director of Computing and Network Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has overall responsibility for computing, external networks and campus-wide networking on campus.
Dr. Klingenstein is a co-Principal Investigator on two related projects that are exploring the role of networking in education and community. The Boulder Valley Internet Project, supported in part by NSF and the Annenberg Foundation, is a national testbed for the deployment and utilization of networking in K-12. Curriculum projects such as Kids as Global Scientists have helped define the values and effective applications of the technology.
The Boulder Community Network is an effort intended to provide a sustainable and scalable model for community networking. Supported in part as an NTIA demonstration site, its goals are to develop a comprehensive information service, a distributed discussion mechanism, and specific training and access services for underrepresented groups. BCN is at the forefront of investigating the amalgamation and integration of large masses of community information, production level services, distributed access points, etc. Beyond these substantial issues lies the strategic goals of using networks to reengineer social services and governmental activities, augment educational processes, and addressing social inequities.
Dr. Klingenstein has been active in national and regional networking since 1985, serving as a member and former Chair of the Federal Networking Council Advisory Committee (FNCAC), member of the Board for Farnet and as co-founder of Colorado Supernet, among others. He is also on the Board of Directors for CAUSE and serves on the CNI Steering Committee. He regularly presents papers and seminars to professional networking and computing groups, including Educom, INET and CAUSE. He has testified before Congress on topics in networking. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Telecommunications and teaches advanced courses in network management.

Lacey Jennings

Lacey Jennings coordinates networking for the National Education Association's National Center for Innovation(NCI). NCI has multiple project initiatives which focus on improving teaching and learning in our public schools. Since its inception in the late '80's NCI has been partnering with schools, school districts, and university-district collaboratives to learn more about the change process.
NCI learned early the importance of networking--electronic and face-to-face. In 1987, we created the School Renewal Network which linked all our sites along with educational researchers and staff. Our goal was to narrow the gap between education and practice. To build shared knowledge and generate new insights. SRN developed a culture of collegiality and support. Adopting the mantra, "A community in conversation about change." The spirit of SRN along with the mantra are caring NCI into a new generation of networking. In her role as network coordinator, Lacey, is coordinating the development of network infrastructure which offers a range of services and opportunities for the user.
Lacey holds a Master's degree in Education for George Mason University and has been working with the Center for almost five years.

Lacey Jennings
ljennings@nea.org 1201 16th Street,N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 202 822 7893 Voice 202 822 7482 Fax

Sheryl Cormicle Knox

Sheryl Cormicle Knox
Kellogg/ALOT Community Networking Initiative
1026 E. Kearsley
Flint, MI 48502
phone: (810) 232-7111 x214

I am playing a pivotal role in an effort to equip, train, and energize librarians and community organizations in Flint, Michigan to create a WWW-based community network. Present and past collaborators include University of Michigan School of Information (UM-SI), Flint Public Library (FPL), Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative (MMLC), Apple Computer, Library of Michigan, and the Community Stabilization and Revitalization Project (CSR). Hats I've worn include project administrator, trainer, webmaster, outreach coordinator and computer technician.
I grauduated in 1993 with an MILS from the University of Michigan School of Information and Library Studies and proudly use the title Cybrarian. Previously I have worked at the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) on the Great Lakes Regional Environmental Information System (GLREIS). I've also taught kindergarten in Los Angeles.

Teresa Hackler

Teresa Hackler is the Project Director for the Smart Valley, Inc. Public Access Network (PAN). In response to the high percentage of both technology have-nots and know-nots as a global issue, PAN provides free, high-speed Internet access at public kiosks throughout Silicon Valley. Central to this project is empowering citizens of this region through equal access to information and technology resources. The Smart Valley vision is to create an electronic community by developing an advanced information infrastructure and the collective ability to use it. Projects focus of facilitating the construction of a pervasive, high speed communications system and information services that will benefit all sectors of the community -- education, healthcare, local government, business and the home. The infrastructure Smart Valley implements will help transform the way we work, live and learn.

Teresa Hackler, Project Director, Smart Valley, Inc.
2520 Mission College Blvd. Suite 202, Santa Clara, CA 95054
(voice) 408-562-7785
(fax) 408-562-7677
Public Access Network: http://www.svi.org/pan.html

David Kennedy

David Kennedy is currently the service manager and lead network support technician at Integrity Networking Systems. David has been actively involved in the computer industry for the past twelve years. He has held positions as a technician, network administrator, and has owned his own P.C. sales business. David has a great deal of experience with Novell Netware, Microsoft Windows NT, and a wide variety of networking hardware and software.
Integrity Networking Systems is one of the fastest growing total solution providers of computer and networking products in the Southwest. Quality, commitment, and state-of-the-art products, combined with the technical knowledge to build effective solutions for a wide variety of customers has resulted in a growing list of satisfied clients.