Personal tools


Profiles of CPSR Board Members and Staff

CPSR Annual Report 1994-1995

Profiles of CPSR People

CPSR Board Members

CPSR Staff

CPSR Board Members

  1. Judi Clark

    Judi Clark is currently self-employed as a Graphics Communication and Information Services Consultant. For part of last year, she has been treasurer and member of the Board of Directors for CPSR, and since 1991 has been active as an organizer, coordinator, and Steering Committee member for the annual Conferences on Computers, Freedom and Privacy (CFP). Clark has also been involved with social-action groups, co-founding Bay Area Women in Technology (BAWiT), a group of women dedicated to sharing information to assist in formulating policies concerning access to information, network privacy and usage, and organizer of a free monthly special interest group on Freedom, Privacy and Technology. Currently, she sponsors an eclectic collection of sites on the World-Wide Web, including Global Show-n-Tell, an award-winning site featuring children's artwork.

  2. Mary M. Connors

    Mary M. Connors received an M.A. in Experimental Psychology from Fordham University and a Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford University. She works as a Research Psychologist with the Flight Management and Human Factors Division of NASA's Ames Research Center, where she serves as Deputy Branch Chief of the Aviation Operations Branch. She has authored over seventy papers on human visual perception, telecommunications, and aerospace human factors, and is a senior author of Living Aloft: Human Requirements for Advanced Spaceflight. As a Board member of CPSR, and as an active member of the CPSR/Palo Alto chapter's Civil Liberties Group, she has focused on privacy issues.

  3. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis is a contract programmer in Chicago. He co-edits CPU: Working in the Computer Industry, an online newsletter on issues facing people who work in the computer industry. He has written on the impact of technology on society, especially on employment, and is the co-editor of a collection of essays to be published by Verso, Spring, 1996.

  4. Steve Dever

    Steve Dever received a B.S. in Computer Science in 1980 and M.S. in Computer Science in 1981 from the University of Illinois at Urbana. Currently employed by SunSoft, he has previously worked as a software engineer for Intel Corporation and Sun Microsystems. A member of CPSR since 1988, Dever has been active in the Privacy and Civil Liberties Working Group. He has also served on the Board as secretary since 1993.

  5. Jim Grant

    Jim Grant lives and works in rural Louisiana, where he is involved in several community action programs addressing economic and social justice issues. A co-founder and current president of CPSR's Acadiana chapter, recently Grant has been part of an effort to reorganize the chapter to focus on democratizing computer access in rural areas. Grant completed a Ph.D. in computer science in 1994 from the University of Southwestern Louisiana; his dissertation was on the use of hypertext for interreligious dialog. In addition, he holds a Master's Degree in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley (1970); his undergraduate work was in mathematics at Princeton. He spent several years teaching math in West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer.

  6. Hans Klein

    Hans Klein has a M.S. and Ph.D. in public policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). He recently joined the faculty of George Mason University's Institute of Public Policy and the research staff of the Information Infrastructure project at Harvard's Kennedy School. Klein has served on the programming committee of numerous conferences, including DIAC '94 (Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing) (co-chair), INET '94/Internet Society (policy chair), and INET '96 (social transformation co-chair). He was one of the organizers of the TPR-NE grassroots coalition in Boston and is currently working with CPSR's Washington, DC chapter.

  7. David E. Liddle

    David E. Liddle is the Chief Executive Officer of Interval Research Corporation, which he cofounded with Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. In addition, Liddle is a Consulting Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He is also chair of the Board of Trustees at the Santa Fe Institute and is a director at both Sybase, Inc. and Broderbund Software, Inc. Additionally, he was a founder and president of Metaphor, Inc., which was acquired by IBM in 1991, and vice president of new systems business development, Personal Systems, at IBM Corporation.

  8. Blaise Liffick

    Blaise Liffick is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Previously he worked for IBM, Eastman Kodak, and BYTE magazine. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. Currently on sabbatical, Liffick is working at the Applied Science and Engineering Lab of the AI DuPont Institute in Delaware, which is one of thirteen national Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers. He has been a member of CPSR for about eight years; this is his second year on the Board as mid-Atlantic regional director. Liffick is interested in computerized aids for the handicapped, as well as in humanist and privacy issues.

  9. Steve Miller

    Steve Miller has broad public policy and media expertise. His book, Civilizing Cyberspace: Policy, Power, and the Information Superhighway, is being published by Addison-Wesley. He was board chairperson of an international development agency, Grassroots International, and for the past five years has helped evaluate applications for the Harvard/Ford Foundation Innovations In American Government Program. He edited a national newsletter on occupational health and safety issues (OSHA) and wrote several curriculum resource books for adult learners about key themes in U.S. policy relating to race and ethnicity. Miller was one of the co-authors of CPSR's National Information Infrastructure (NII) policy recommendation for the White House. In addition, he has media experience both as an actor and as a producer and host of radio and tape-slide shows.

  10. Aki Namioka

    Aki Namioka works for Boeing Company as an Advanced Computing Technologist. She joined CPSR in 1989 and became active in the Seattle Chapter; in Fall 1990 she was elected President of CPSR/Seattle and in 1992 she was elected to the national Board as Northwest Regional Director. She chaired the Annual Meeting in Seattle that emphasized the National Information Infrastructure. She is one of the founders of the Seattle Community Network (SCN) project and is active in SCN policy development and project coordination. In June of 1994, Namioka was appointed by the governor of Washington to the Public Information Access Policy Task Force, where she advocates a balance of public disclosure with personal privacy. She has also been appointed to the Citizen's Advisory Board for the State Attorney General's Public Counsel and the City of Seattle Information Highway/RFP Community Task Force.

  11. Eric S. Roberts

    Eric Roberts has been president of CPSR since 1990. Prior to becoming president, Roberts served as the CPSR national secretary beginning in 1987. After receiving his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1980, Roberts taught at Wellesley College from 1980-1984, where he chaired the Computer Science Department. He returned to Harvard in 1984-1985 as a visiting lecturer. From 1985-1990, he was a member of the research staff at Digital Equipment Corporations' Systems Research Center in Palo Alto, California, where he conducted research in multiprocessor systems. In September 1990, Roberts joined the faculty at Stanford, where he is now Professor of Computer Science and Associate Chair for Education.

  12. Doug Schuler

    Doug Schuler has been studying, writing, and speaking on the uses and abuses of computer technology for over ten years. Formerly president of CPSR/Seattle and a Northwest Regional Board member, Schuler is now chair of the national Board and active in the Community Network Movement. He is a founding member of the Seattle Community Network. His book, New Community Networks: Wired for Change, will be published in early 1996. Schuler originally initiated and has been involved in all five of CPSR's "Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing" (DIAC) symposia, where computer technology issues have been explored in public forums. Schuler holds a Master's Degree in software engineering and is currently finishing a Master's Degree in computer science. He has worked in the software industry for fifteen years, most recently as an Advanced Technology Specialist at Boeing Computer Services, and is now an independent consultant.

  13. Tom Thornton

    Tom Thornton is the CPSR Treasurer. He has a B.S. in mathematics along with additional postgraduate studies and extension coursework. His work experience since 1970 spans undergraduate computer research, bank data processing, teaching high school in Colombia, medical school programming, space sciences, optics, control systems, and gui design tools. He currently develops multimedia applications at the MIT Lab for Advanced Technology in the Humanities in Cambridge. In the volunteer world, Thornton has wrestled with nuclear issues in the Tennessee Valley, works with a local Central American committee, and has been quite active in CPSR/Boston. His CPSR efforts have included organizing an office area lunch group in Kendall Square, coordinating volunteers and serving as treasurer for two annual meetings. He has also served as interim chair, chapter treasurer, steering committee representative, as a regional representative to the Board. He has been a regular contributor to the CPSR/Boston newsletter.

  14. Terry Winograd

    Terry Winograd is Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He received his B.S. in mathematics from The Colorado College in 1966 and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from MIT in 1970. He taught at MIT from 1970 to 1973 and has been on the faculty of the Computer Science Department of Stanford University since 1973. He has done extensive research and writing on the design of human-computer interaction. His early research on natural language understanding by computers was a milestone in artificial intelligence. Winograd was a founding member of CPSR, and has served on the national Board ever since. He was CPSR's national president from 1987-1990. Winograd is on the national advisory board of the Association for Software Design, the USACM policy committee of the ACM and is a consultant to Interval Research Corp. and to Action Technologies. He is on the editorial board of a number of journals and has published numerous books (Understanding Computers and Cognition: A New Foundation for Design, Cognitive Process, and Understanding Natural Language), as well as articles in scholarly and popular magazines.

  15. Marsha Cook Woodbury

    Marsha Cook Woodbury is Associate Director of Education at the Sloan Center for Asynchronous Learning Environments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in 1995 and her M.S. in Journalism in 1991, both at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her main areas of concern are freedom of information and global communication. She founded and moderates CPSR-GLOBAL, the listserv, and is currently the "web czar" for CPSR. She has received numerous scholastic awards and has spoken nationally and abroad on computer topics. She has been a member of CPSR since 1992, and Director-at-Large since 1993. She has had many articles published, including several which have to do with the ethical use of computers.

CPSR Staff

  • Kathleen Kells

    Kathleen Kells served as CPSR's Managing Director from fiscal year 1993-1994 through fiscal year 1994-1995. Prior to that she was an engineering project manager for Adobe Systems in Mountain View, California and a manager of Technical Support and systems engineer for Intellicorp in Mountain View.

  • Susan Evoy

    Susan Evoy has worked halftime at CPSR's Palo Alto headquarters as Database/Office Manager since July 1993. In addition to her work at CPSR, she is the database coordinator in the alumni office of the Stanford University School of Business. She has broad experience as a librarian, database coordinator and program coordinator. She holds a Master's Degree in Library Science from San Jose State University (1990) and an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary (1980).

  • Audrie Krause

    Audrie Krause has served as Executive Director of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) since October 1995. Prior to her appointment to CPSR, Ms. Krause served for six years as Executive Director of TURN, a statewide utility consumer advocacy organization. Under her leadership, TURN became a nationally recognized organization, successfully preventing utilities from raising electric, gas and telephone rates by at least $2 billon. She was also responsible for increasing TURN's annual revenue by 168% and doubling the size of the paid staff. Krause also worked as a reporter for the Fresno Bee from 1978 through 1988.

Back to the Table of Contents for the CPSR 94-95 Annual Report

Return to the CPSR Home Page.

Send Mail to Webmaster.

Archived CPSR Information
Created before October 2004

Sign up for CPSR announcements emails


International Chapters -

> Canada
> Japan
> Peru
> Spain

USA Chapters -

> Chicago, IL
> Pittsburgh, PA
> San Francisco Bay Area
> Seattle, WA
Why did you join CPSR?

The growing importance of civil liberties in a paranoid world: we need organizations like CPSR.