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Cathy McAleer

Cathy currently teaches "Introduction to the Internet" through the Computer Technology program at the University of New Mexico-Taos Education Center, where she has also taught Southwest Folklore and Eastern Religions. She was among the first group of La Plaza users and began volunteering for La Plaza on the eve of its public debut. She has taught "Quick Start" classes at La Plaza and continues to volunteer at the La Plaza Help Desk. Cathy holds an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of New Mexico and is completing her Ph.D. from Indiana University's Folklore Institute.

Jamie McClelland

Jamie McClelland is the Technology and Policy Specialist for Libraries for the Future. He is currently working on a project profiling libraries from around the country that are providing public access to technology and telecommunications. "Local Places, Global Connections" will serve as a tool for library advocates by revealing the powerful potential for community development public librareis can offer when provided with the proper resources. "Local Places" will also document the myriad partnerships, particularly with community networks, that have formed around the public library.
In addition to his work with Libraries for the Future, Jamie McClelland is actively involved in alternative media and communications. As a member of the Paper Tiger Television Collective, he is an independent video producer and highschool media literacy/video production instructor. He is also an active member of Access For All, a New York City coalition of media arts and information organizations working for telecommunications policy in the public interest.
Tel: 212-682-7446
Fax: 212-682-7657

James H. May

Dean, Center for Science, Technology, and Information Resources California State University, Monterey Bay

Following a national search, Dr. James May was selected as the very first recruited academic appointment to California's latest public university at Monterey Bay. This new hi-tech university has been planned by representatives of many institutions and encompasses the latest in communication and information technology. It is the result of the largest military conversion in the country (Fort Ord). He began work at Monterey Bay in September 1994. On Labor Day, 1995 President Clinton opened the University.

James May holds a doctorate from Columbia University in library and information science, a Master in Business Administration from Harvard, and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Stanford. At CSU, Monterey Bay he is responsible for instruction in the sciences, media, mathematics, networking, and communication plus all campus information resources and technology (library, computing, telecommunications, distance learning, and media). Of the new campus' 5 centers, his is the largest representing nearly half the faculty and over half the student enrollments.

On the 25th anniversity of the Stanford American Indian Alumni Association this fall, the association granted him the first award it has ever given, for his service to the American Indians community in the field of technology.

Dr. May serves on the Board of the Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium where he chairs its Projects Committee, as a staff member of the National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council, on the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian Board of Trustees Information and Technology Committee, and on the Commission for Learning Resources and Information Technology of the CSU. He is a founder of the McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences and a board member of the Society for Computer Simulation, International, and is its Official Historian.

For nearly 12 years, as Dean and Vice Provost at California State University, Chico he directed the Library, Computer Center, Instructional Media Center, Telecommunications, and Institutional Research. With 18 broadcast licenses, his organization operated satellite uplinks for national delivery and a microwave network for a 33,000 square mile service area to provide one of the largest distance-education operations in the country. His organization at Chico won many national awards, particularly in television production, satellite teleconferencing, and publications, including International Teleconferencing Association awards (twice), AECT Exemplary Media Center Award, four National Educational Film Festival 1st place awards, two 1st place ACM Outstanding Computer Center Newsletter Awards and others in national competition, Best of West Awards, a Cindy for commercial video, a JVC 1st place award, national recognition for distance learning and innovative library services, and other honors. His media center operated a network of interactive TV classes to over 40 remote corporate learning sites nationwide to such companies as IBM, Texas Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, Pacific Telesis, and General Electric. The Library was first in California with a complete computerized online catalog to a university collection. He was also a Professor of Computer Science at Chico. (Before Chico he co-founded a publishing company in New York that produced the first commercial online bibliographic database in the country and became a subsidiary of Macmillan, taught research and Native American studies, administered a university library, and ran a Center for Communication and Information Research at the Univ. of Denver.)

For calendar year 1993 he also had an appointment as Visiting Scholar at Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Information. At Stanford and at Apple Computer he explored ways to preserve native cultures and languages through use of multimedia and other information technologies.

President Bush appointed him to the first ever White House Conference on Indian Education which was held in January 1992. A year earlier the National Congress of American Indians commissioned him to do a paper on "Technological Needs: Joining the Information Age" for its Native American Pre-Conference to the White House Conference on Library and Information Services. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs on information technology for Native Americans. In the summer of 1991 he participated in the White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services. Also, in recent years he participated in planning activities with the National Indian Policy Center (at George Washington University). He is a co-founder and member of the board of American Indian Telecommunications. He has also guest lectured or conducted seminars at Stanford University, Mankato State University, the University of New Mexico , Sonoma State University, and California State Universities at Chico and Sacramento.

Jim is an enrolled voting member of, official representative for, and advisor to the United Keetoowah Band, an independent tribe of predominately full-blood Cherokee-speaking Indians and Arkansas' only federally-recognized Indian tribe. He designed his tribe's seal and flag.

Dr. James H. May
Center for Science, Technology, and Information Resources
California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955
FAX (409)582-3656
e-mail: jim_may@monterey.edu
URL http://indian.monterey.com

Michael Marcus

Michael Marcus graduated from MIT with S.B. and Sc.D. degrees in electrical engineering and then served in the U. S. Air Force as an R&D officer in the area of underground nuclear test detection.

From 1975 to 1979 he worked at the Institute for Defense Analyses on electronic warfare policy issues. Since joining the FCC in 1979 he has worked in several areas dealing with policy for new technology including spread spectrum and millimeter waves.

From November 1991 to May 1992 he received support from the National Science Foundation's Japan Program to work as a visiting researcher ar the University of Tokyo and the Japanese MPT's Communication Research Laboratory where he studied Japanese spectrum management policy.

In 1994 he was awarded the IEEE United States Activities Board's Electrotechnology Transfer Award for his 1981-1985 initiative in developing FCC policy for the unlicensed use of spread spectrum

He is now Associate Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, FCC and is involved with spectrum management, equipment authorization, and general technical policy issues.

He holds US amateur radio license N3JMM and Japanese amateur radio license 7J1AKO.

Giovanni Morchio

Giovanni Morchio is a computer consultant and since 1991 has worked with various enterprises and companies in Chile, South America, all involving computers and telecommunications. He is also studying Information Engineering at the Vina del Mar University in Chile.
In 1993 while he was the system operator for a Chilean nationwide company, he took an active interest in the Internet. Since then his passion has been in getting the Internet installed at Vina del Mar University, a two year long pursuit just recently accomplished. He is currently the system administrator (Webmaster, ftpmaster, newsmaster, etc.) for Vina del Mar University.
For his final exam for obtain the certificate as Information Engineer, Mr. Marchio will join the Enlaces Project, a nationwide network of elementary and high schools in Chile. He is very excited about sharing details about this project with us at the conference.

Jerry Lopez

I have been employed full time for the Los Alamos National Laboratory for the past 21 years as a Staff Member. I am a Network Engineer with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the College of Santa Fe. I have been in the Data Communications field my entire working career. I tought Computer, Math, and Electronic Classes at Northern New Mexico Community College for 11 years in the evenings. I have helped the City of Espanola, Espanola High School and McCurdy School with networks and Internet access. I keep current with most of the networking technologies and equipment. I have experience with numerous cabling techniques, test equipment, troubleshooting and analyzing of networks for optimal performance. In my current position with LANL, I am responsible for the design and installation of complex LAN and WAN Networks.

Richard Lowenberg

P.O. Box 1770
Telluride, CO 81435
vox: 970-728-6960
fax: 970-728-4638
rl@infozone.org or

Richard Lowenberg is a media artist, environmental designer and tele-community planner. He is the founder and director of Telluride Institute's InfoZone Program and its INFOrmation ECOlogy project. His interactive arts, sciences and technology works have been exhibited and published internationally over the past twenty-five years. He serves on the Governing Board of the Colorado Advanced Technology Institute's Rural Telecommunications Project, and is a consultant, writer and frequent speaker on issues of telecommunications, economics, the arts and community development.
The InfoZone, a program of the Telluride Institute, a not-for-profit research, education and cultural organization, has two primary components. It provides its Southwest Colorado, high mountain region with local access Internet and Community Networking services; and it serves as a rural research testbed for the technical, economic and social impacts and implications of becoming an increasingly tele-mediated society. The InfoZone intends, by example, to promote 'an ecology of the information environment'.
The InfoZone Program is supported in part, by grants from the Colorado Advanced Technology Institute's Rural Telecommunications Program, and shares a US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration grant to develop an Internet based "Toolset for Rural Community Economic Development Through Telecommunications" (including the Rural Telecommunications Investment Guide), and an NTIA grant to develop and provide public access to GIS resources in this region via the Internet/WWW.
The InfoZone Program has received additional support from the Town of Telluride, San Miguel County, Apple Computer's Library of Tomorrow program, IBM, Global Village Communications, US Robotics, Colorado Supernet, SuperMac, Hewlett Packard, US West, Colorado Trust, Colorado Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts' Regional Initiatives, and InfoZone users.
Richard Lowenberg is also a founding partner of ZoneWorks, offering commercial WWW, database and multimedia development, and Tele-Community planning and consulting services; with clients in the US, Europe and Japan.