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Kansas State University

Speakers

Annual Meeting 2014

James L. Mullins
Dean of Libraries &
Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science
Purdue University

James L. (Jim) Mullins has over 40 years of library experience. He has been at Purdue as dean of libraries and Esther Ellis Norton Professor since 2004, prior he was with MIT Libraries as associate director for administration. Earlier, he held administrative/faculty positions at Villanova University and Indiana University.

Mullins received BA and MALS degrees from the University of Iowa and the PhD from Indiana University.

He has been active professionally within ACRL, ARL, IFLA, and IATUL. He has been recognized as a leader in advancing research libraries and their roles within e-science, scholarly communication, and space use, along with redefining how the work of a librarian must change and evolve within the research university environment.

Rebecca Kennison

Rebecca Kennison, Director of Columbia University Libraries’ Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, is a visiting program officer for SHARE with ARL, the Association of Research Libraries. Her responsibilities are to help develop the SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE). SHARE is a joint initiative of ARL, the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to collaboratively build a cross-institutional coordination framework for the long-term management and preservation of—and expansion of access to—the results of academic research. The initiative was made urgent by the February 22, 2013, memorandum from the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) directing federal agencies to develop draft plans for the public deposit of research articles and data sets associated with federal funding.

Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier
Vice President for Research
Regents’ Professor of Meteorology
Weathernews Chair Emeritus in Applied Meteorology
Roger and Sherry Teigen Presidential Professor
University of Oklahoma

Kelvin K. Droegemeier earned a B.S. with Special Distinction in Meteorology in 1980 from the University of Oklahoma, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in atmospheric science in 1982 and 1985, respectively, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the University of Oklahoma in September, 1985 as an Assistant Professor of Meteorology, and was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in July, 1991, and promoted to Professor in July, 1998. Dr. Droegemeier was co-founder in 1989 of the NSF Science and Technology Center (STC) for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS), and served for five years as its deputy director. He then directed CAPS from 1994 until 2006, and today CAPS is recognized around the world as the pioneer of storm-scale numerical weather prediction. In 2003, Dr. Droegemeier co-founded the NSF Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) and served for several years as its deputy director. From 1999-2001, he wrote a daily weather science column for the Daily Oklahoman newspaper, which is Oklahoma's largest.

In 2004, Dr. Droegemeier was appointed by President George W. Bush to a 6-year term on the National Science Board, the governing body of the National Science Foundation that also provides science policy guidance to the Congress and President. He chaired the Board’s Committee on Programs and Plans and served on or chaired several task forces, including those on hurricane science and engineering, transformative research, cost sharing, and NSB nominations. In 2010, Dr. Droegemeier was nominated by President Barack Obama for a second term on the National Science Board and was confirmed by the Senate in 2011 for a six-year term ending in 2016. He was elected in 2012 for a two-year term as Vice-Chairman of the National Science Board.

In 2009, Dr. Droegemeier was appointed Vice President for Research at the University of Oklahoma. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, a member of the Board of Directors of Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge Associated Universities Foundation, and the Council on Governmental Relations. He has served on the Advisory Committee for the Geosciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation and the NSF Advisory Committee for the Computer Information Science and Engineering Directorate. Dr. Droegemeier is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Norman, OK Chamber of Commerce and chaired the Weather and Climate Team for Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry’s EDGE (Economic Development Generating Excellence) Program. He presently serves on Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin’s Science and Technology Council and chairs the Sub-Committee on Academic Research and Development. Dr. Droegemeier also is a Trustee of Southeastern Universities Research Association. Elected to the UCAR Board of Trustees in 2002 and as its Vice Chairman in 2003, he served as Chairman of the Board from 2004-2007.

Dr. Droegemeier is a national leader in the creation of partnerships among academia, government and industry. He initiated and led a 3-year, $1M partnership with American Airlines to customize weather prediction technology for commercial aviation, and this resulted in him founding a private company, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., located in Norman, that is commercializing advanced weather technology developed by the University of Oklahoma and other organizations. Dr. Droegemeier led a $10.6M research alliance with Williams Energy Marketing and Trading Company in Tulsa, which is the largest such partnership between a university and a private company in the field of meteorology. Dr. Droegemeier's research interests lie in thunderstorm dynamics and predictability, variational data assimilation, mesoscale dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, massively parallel computing, and aviation weather.

Bruce Maas
“The Emerging Research Computing Partnership - Wisconsin Style”
Vice Provost for IT & CIO
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Bruce Maas is the Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a position he has held since August of 2011. He has served the University of Wisconsin System in a diversity of roles over a career of more than 36 years, including Campus Budget Manager, Assistant Dean for Business Affairs, and PeopleSoft Student System Executive Project Manager. Prior to his current position, he served for seven years as the Chief Information Officer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Bruce has served as the Director and as a faculty member of the EDUCAUSE Leadership Institute, and as chair of the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference. He is a strong advocate for central and distributed IT collaborations and partnership, and public/private partnerships in research and advancing public policy needs. Presently, he is serving a 4 year term on the EDUCAUSE Board from 2012 to 2016, and is the Board Treasurer. He is also a member of the Internet2 External Relations PAG and is the co-PI for two NSF infrastructure grants.

Bruce holds an MS in administrative leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.