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The impact of new technologies on higher education remains one of Dr. Mark Kornbluh's primary research interests. In addition to awards for excellence in teaching, he has administrated a large number of national grants to develop online materials for research and teaching from the National Endowment for the Humanities, United States Information Agency, and Michigan Department of Education. At present, Dr. Kornbluh is Executive Director of H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine, Director of MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, and associate professor of history at MSU.
Dr. Kornbluh has also authored a book on voter participation in the early 20th century, Why America Stopped Voting: The Decline of Participatory Democracy and the Emergence of Modern Electoral Politics, 1880-1918 (New York University Press, 1999), in addition to co-authoring a CD-ROM for use in the college history survey, and numerous conference presentations and articles.
Dr. Michael Seadle has authored 30 articles, chapters and books on a range of subjects including German history, computing management, and digitization. He has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago, a library degree from the University of Michigan, and a decade of experience as a computer professional. At present, he is editor of the peer-reviewed academic journal Library Hi Tech.
Dr. Joyce Grant is an associate professor of teacher education.
Her primary research interests are in school change, particularly management
and organization, curricula and pedagogy. Among her wide range of professional
experience, Dr. Grant has a long-standing commitment to the Detroit and
Boston Metropolitan area school systems.
Dr. John R. (Jack) Deller, Jr. is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research centers on system identification and statistical signal processing, speech processing including speech analysis and recognition, and biomedical signal processing. He has a particular interest in technologies for persons with speech and sensory disabilities, AAC devices for rehabilitation/habilitation of persons with speech and profound motor disabilities, and speech pathology diagnosis and assessment.
Dr. Deller has published a large number of journal
articles and conference papers related to signal processing, and is coauthor
of the textbook Discrete-Time Processing of Speech Signals, (Prentice-Hall,
American politics, law and politics and multimedia applications for research rank among Dr. Jerry Goldman's primary interests. Dr. Goldman has conducted experiments in appellate procedure, human subjects review, and criminal sentencing. His latest work exploits information technology to conduct multimedia experiments via the Internet.
Dr. Goldman heads the Oyez, Oyez, Oyez project, a multimedia
relational database accessible via the World Wide Web, and the History
and Politics Out Loud site. He is the recipient of the 1997 Educom Medal
for his contributions to computing and political science.
Dr. John Hansen directs the Robust Speech Processing Laboratory and is associate professor in the Departments of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Hansen's research interests span the areas of digital speech processing, analysis and modeling of speech and speaker traits, speech pathology and voice assessment, speech enhancement and feature estimation in noise, robust speech recognition with current emphasis on robust recognition and training methods for topic spotting in accent, noise, stress, and Lombard effect, and speech feature enhancement in hands-free environments for human-computer interaction.
Dr. Hansen is the author/coauthor of more than 100 journal and conference papers in the field of speech processing, and is coauthor of the textbook Discrete-Time Processing of Speech Signals, (Prentice-Hall, 1993). He was the recipient of a Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Research Award in 1993, a National Science Foundation's Research Initiation Award in 1990, and has been named a Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellow for ``Contributions to the Advancement of Engineering Education.'' He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and has served as Technical Advisor to U.S. Delegate for NATO (IST/TG-01: Research Study Group on Speech Processing, 1996-1998).
Dr. Douglas Greenberg has served as President and Director of the Chicago Historical Society since 1993, and has a previously served as Vice President and Acting President of the American Council of Learned Societies. He has also authored numerous articles related to humanities computing, information technologies, and digital libraries and preservation.
Dr. Greenberg has been active in a wide range of community-based activities and outreach while at the Chicago Historical Society. In particular, he has spearheaded a project called "History Explorers" in the Chicago public school system and has a personal mentoring relationship with the administration, faculty and students of the Paul Cuffee School on Chicago's south side.
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