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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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
P.O. Box 1770
Telluride, CO 81435
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
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.