Derrick Cogburn is Associate Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service at American University. In addition, he is Senior Scientist and Chief Research Director at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. His research and teaching includes: global information and communication technology and socio-economic development; institutional mechanisms for global governance of ICTs; transnational policy networks and epistemic communities; and the socio-technical infrastructure for geographically distributed collaboration in knowledge work. Dr. Cogburn directs the Center for Research on Collaboratories and Technology Enhanced Learning Communities (Cotelco), an award-winning social science research collaboratory investigating the social and technical factors that influence geographically distributed collaborative knowledge work, particularly between developed and developing countries. Cotelco is an affiliated center of the Burton Blatt Institute, Centers of Innovation on Disability. Cogburn is the immediate past president of the Information Technology and Politics section of APSA, and of the International Communication section of the ISA.
Dr. Norhayati Zakaria’s area of expertise bridges two distinct fields - cross-cultural management and information communication technology. Her research program builds on a key question: “What are the effective strategies to manage human resources in a virtual environment given the cultural and distance barriers?”
Dr. Nanette S. Levinson is the past Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network, GigaNet; the past Chair of the International Communication Section, International Studies Association and the Section’s Compendium Project Editor. She is also on the Board and the 2010 Program Chair of the Information Technology and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. During March 2007, Prof. Levinson was a Visiting Professor, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques-L'Institut d'études politiques (IEP) de Paris. Her current research focuses on internet governance, institutional change, and interorganizational learning; social entrepreneurship; and international cyberinfrastructure policy with a focus on developing nations. Prof. Levinson's writings appear online and in journals ranging from Organizational Dynamics to International Studies Perspectives. Recipient of awards including those for outstanding teaching, program development, academic affairs administration, multicultural affairs and honors programming, she has designed co-curricular collaborative learning opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and executive students.