Bernstein, for more than a decade, has been president and chief scientist
of Eastgate Systems, Inc., a pioneer company in the development of hypermedia
and hypertext writing tools, and publishers of original hypertexts--poetry,
fiction, and nonfiction. Eastgate Systems, founded in 1982, was referred
to in the New York Times as "the New Directions of electronic publishing,"
a reference to the famous vanguard print publishing house, in recognition
of the high innovative and intellectual quality of the company's products.
At Eastgate, Bernstein, a Harvard-trained scientist, has created and managed
hypertext tools and technologies, including the Storyspace hypertext writing
environment which has been widely regarded as the tool of choice for serious
and literary hypertext.
Denning is Professor
of Computer Science and University Coordinator for Process Reengineering
at George Mason University. Since joining GMU in 1991, he served as vice
provost for continuing professional education, associate dean for computing,
and chair of the Computer Science Department in the School of Information
Technology and Engineering. He is founding director emeritus of the Hyperlearning
Center, formerly the Center for the New Engineer, which he founded in
1993. He co-inventor of the Hyperlearning Meter, a patented system for
on-line self-assessment and certification.
Ruth Overman Fischer is a Visiting Assistant Professor in English and the Director of Composition. She earned her Ph. D. in English with emphasis in Rhetoric and Linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Her dissertation investigated the long term effects on teachers of their participation in a summer institute of a National Writing Project site. She has presented at the conventions of the College Composition and Communication, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the Modern Language Association, in addition to the previous two Writing Across the Curriculum Conferences. She is a faculty member in Women's Studies, a Teacher/Consultant with the Northern Virginia Writing Project, and a member of the GMU chapter of the National Coalition Building
is Associate Professor of
English at George Mason. His book, Writing Workplace Cultures:
An Archaeology of Professional Writing, is forthcoming from Southern
Illinois University Press. His current research focuses on performance
theory as it might be used to interpret writing as performance, writing
performance in organizational settings, and annual performance reviews.
K. Wright, since 1998, has taken on the roles of Project Manager,
Web Administrator, and Lead Web Designer at the Internet Multimedia Center
(IMC) at George Mason University. Martin has contributed significantly
to projects such as Planned Community Networks (PCN), The Internet Technology
Innovation Center (ITIC), and The Virginia Museum's Virtual Art Room (VAVA).
Martin is an expert of Systems Networking. He has worked as a System Administrator
for one of the major law firms in the Northern Virginia area, managing
Microsoft Windows NT Servers, SQL Servers, Exchange Servers, and Internet
Servers. Martin has also worked as a Microsoft Windows NT Technician for
Erols Internet ISP. He has experience in many different operating systems
and architectures. He has extensive knowledge of hypertext markup language
(HTML), dynamic hypertext markup language (DHTML), XML, Macromedia Flash,
and cutting edge streaming technologies.
Sparrow is coordinator of Technology Across the Curriculum at GMU
and director of the Blackout