I’m a Professor Emeritus in Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I now live in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
I continue to teach in short courses in the US and abroad. My last full appointment was in Library & Information Science at the University of Illinois (2000-2011), now the iSchool. Prior to that I taught in Curriculum & Instruction (1990-2000). I also had appointments in Bioengineering, the Center for Writing Studies, and the Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies. During 2007-08, I held a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the National College of Ireland in Dublin.
Before going to UIUC, I was a Principal Scientist at Bolt Beranek and Newman in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1974-90). Prior to that I taught Computer Science at Rutgers University (1971-74). I received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin (1971) and a BA in Biology from Rice University (1968).