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HEADLINE:HOUSTON: Speaker Biographies

Geraldine Aramanda
In addition to serving as the Intellectual Property Manager of The Menil Collection, Geraldine Aramanda is currently the Archivist at the Menil Foundation. She has a B.L.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, and has been associated with the Menil Foundation for 33 years in the areas of the library, special projects and curatorial research, intellectual property management, publications, and archives.

Rhoda Goldberg
Rhoda Goldberg is Assistant Library Director of the Harris County Public Library and chair of the Texas Library Association's Legislative Committee. She is also a member of the TexShare Advisory Board of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. She received a Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs from George Washington University and an MLS from UT Austin.

Georgia K. Harper
Georgia K. Harper is the manager of the Intellectual Property Section of the Office of General Counsel for the University of Texas System, where she specializes in copyright law. Her online publication, The Copyright Crash Course, provides guidance to University faculty, students and staff concerning a wide range of copyright issues and is freely accessible to all universities and colleges.

Ms. Harper graduated with High Honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Education and with Honors from the University of Texas at Austinís Law School with a J.D. degree.

She conducts local, state, regional and national workshops and seminars on copyright issues and has been an advisor to the Association of American Universities, the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and the American Council on Education, as well as the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage in connection with its Copyright and Fair Use Town Meetings.

Lee Andrew Hilyer
Lee Andrew Hilyer is Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Rice University. He obtained his BA in Spanish/French from the College of Charleston, and his Master's in Library Science from the University of South Carolina. He has dealt with copyright in both the academic library environment and the corporate, for-profit library environment.

Maryhelen Jones
Maryhelen Jones is the Director of Library Services for Distance Education for the University of Houston System Libraries, including those located at UH's Central Campus, UH-Downtown, UH-Clear Lake, and UH-Victoria. In this role, she is responsible for initiating, planning, and coordinating delivery of library services in support of remote sits, extension courses, interactive television courses, and online instruction offered through each campus. In her 20 year career in librarianship, Maryhelen has been the Library Director at the College of Santa Fe and the Director of Central Michigan University's Off-Campus Library Services Program. She has published and spoken extensively on the topic of providing library services to distance learners in both traditional classroom settings and serving learners in asynchronous learning environments. Ms. Jones is active in the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Distance Learning Section and the Past-chair of the University Continuing Education's Association's Futures and Change Community of Practice. She also serves as a UCEA Commissioner in the association's Learning and Information Technology Commission..

Coe Miles
Mr. Miles is Associate General Counsel at Questia Media America, Inc., an on-line digital library whose primary target audience is university undergraduates in the social sciences and humanities. Before joining Questia, Mr. Miles was a practicing Intellectual Property attorney (outside counsel) and a research and development engineer.

Tyler Ochoa
Tyler Ochoa is an associate professor and co-director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at the Whittier Copyright Town Parody" won the A.B. degree "Jeopardy" Law School. Ochoa is a frequent speaker on copyright issues and took part in the Chicago Meeting in 2000. His 1998 article "Dr. Seuss, The Juice and Fair Use: How the Grinch Silenced a Charles Seton Award from the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA. Mr. Ochoa earned an from Stanford University and a J.D. degree from Stanford Law School. He has been a champion on and "Win Ben Stein's Money."

Rodney Petersen
Rodney Petersen is the Director of Policy and Planning & Project NEThics in the Office of Information Technology at the University of Maryland. He received his law degree from Wake Forest University and is pursuing a doctor of philosophy in education policy and leadership. He is a frequent speaker, writer, and consultant on issues of Internet law, policy, and ethics. His current research focuses on policies and practices concerning copyright ownership at research universities. More information is available at http://www.oit.umd.edu/~rodney.

Marshall Schott
Marshall Schott is the Director of Educational Technology and Outreach at the University of Houston. Previously he has worked as Assistant Director and the Associate Director of Distance Education at the University of Houston. In his position at UH, Dr. Schott is responsible for all of the university's distance learning programs, including those courses developed and delivered using instructional telecommunications. He and his staff also work with academic colleges on-campus to deploy technology in the classroom using multimedia and electronic presentation. Schott is active in numerous academic and distance learning organizations at the state, regional and national level and regularly speaks on the subject of distance learning. In addition to his administrative duties, he also teaches regularly in the history department. His most recent courses were offered via instructional television and the web. He received a BA in history and political science from Baylor University and an MA and Ph.D. in history from Louisiana State University.

Shisha van Horn
Shisha van Horn is currently the head of Classroom Technology Services at Rice University and chairs a committee on copyright. She has been involved with instructional technology at Rice for over eight years and has developed many online educational projects.

Dan Wallach
Dan Wallach is an assistant professor in the systems group at Rice University's Department of Computer Science. He studies computer security, particular as it relates to mobile code systems such as Java. He has also been involved in studying anti-piracy technologies such as the proposed music watermarking systems of the Secure Digital Music Initiative. Wallach received his PhD from Princeton and his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley.

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