Appendix E: Members of Planning Board, Technical Advisory Board, and Selected Biographies of Board Members and Other Participants

Planning Board The Planning Board is composed of individuals who have agreed to review proposals for deLA and made an initial commitment to consult regularly about it during the year prior to the proposed NEH funding (2002-03), as well as during the initial year of funding (2003-04). These individuals represent the diverse major educational, cultural, and civic institutions of the Los Angeles area. Their skills in areas ranging from regional economics to popular culture are invaluable for (1) provoking the widest conceptual refinement of deLA during its crucial planning phases; (2) helping to establish the scope and methodology of the project; and (3) through the course of our planning conversations helping the General Editors to determine who will become members of a more permanent Editorial Board and an Advisory Board. Eric Avila, Assistant Professor, Cesar Chavez Chicano Studies Center, UCLA William A. V. Clark, Professor of Geography, UCLA Lee Davis, Principal Coordinator, California Online Encyclopedia Project, Director, California Studies Program, San Francisco State University Michael Dear, Professor of Geography, Director of Southern California Studies Center, USC William Deverell, Professor of History, California Institute of Technology Michael Duchemin, Curator of History, Autry Museum of Western Heritage Janet R. Fireman, Curator and Chief of History, Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Douglas Greenberg, President and CEO, Survivors of the Shoah Visual Historical Foundation (former President, Chicago Historical Society) Fernando Guerra, Associate Professor of Political Science and Chicano Studies, Director (and Mara Marks, Associate Director), Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University David Halle, Professor of Sociology, Director, Leroy Neiman Center for the Study of American Culture and Society, UCLA Greg Hise, Professor of History, USC

Robert Flick, School of Fine Arts, USC Karen Ishizuka, Senior Producer, Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum and Media Curator, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy William Jepson, Research Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Director, Urban Simulation Laboratory, UCLA Jack Katz, Professor of Sociology, UCLA Robert G. Marshall, Director, Urban Archives Center, California State University, Northridge Eric Monkkonen, Professor of History and Public Policy, UCLA Chon Noriega, Professor of Film and Television, Director, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA Leonard Pitt, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Northridge Janice Reiff, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Oral History Program, UCLA, Co-editor, Encyclopedia of Chicago History Cecilia Riddle, Central Library Director, Los Angeles Public Library Robert C. Ritchie, Director of Research, Huntington Library Matthew W. Roth, Director of the Historical Division, Auto Club of Southern California George Sanchez, Professor of History, USC R. J. Smith, Editor, Los Angeles Magazine Edward Soja, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA Raphael Sonenshein, Professor of Political Science, California State University, Fullerton Kevin Starr, State Librarian of California, University Professor and Professor of History, USC Karen Stokes, Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, The Getty Center

Timothy Tangherlini, Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Center for Digital Humanities, Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and in the Scandinavian Section, UCLA Peter Tokofsky, Professor of Folklore and Mythology, UCLA Roger Waldinger, Professor and Chair, Sociology Department, UCLA John P. Wilson, Professor of Geography, Director of the GIS Research Laboratory, USC Robert Winter, Professor of Art History and the Visual Arts, Emeritus, Occidental College Technical Advisory Board The Technical Advisory Board will be composed of faculty and staff from UCLA and USC and will provide high-level advice on an ongoing basis to deLA, specifically in the areas related to computing (database, software, metadata, standards, functional specifications, design features, and web publishing). These individuals have invaluable experience in these areas. In addition, once the project is underway, a separate InterInstitutional Technology Group will be formed to include representatives from those organizations contributing digital materials to deLA. This group will ensure the effective and uniform implementation of standards and operability requirements developed by the deLA Project Staff in consultation with the Technical Advisory Board. Mark Benthien, Director, Communication, Education and Outreach, Southern California Earthquake Center, USC John Marquis, Programmer/Analyst, Communication, Education and Outreach, Southern California Earthquake Center, USC Peter Nielsen, Information Technology Architect, Academic Technology Services, UCLA James M. Pepin, Chief Technology Officer, Information Sciences Division, and Director of High Performance Computing and Communications, USC Terry Ryan, Associate University Librarian for Information Technology, UCLA Library and California Digital Library Janice Reiff, Associate Professor, History Department, Director, Oral History Program, UCLA and Co-editor, Encyclopedia of Chicago History Barbara Shepard, Digital Information Director, Information Services Division, USC

Timothy R. Tangherlini, Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Center for Digital Humanities, Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and in the Scandinavian Section, UCLA Victoria Vesna, artist, professor and Chair of the Department of Design | Media Arts, UCLA School of the Arts. Selected Board Member Biographies: Lloyd Armstrong, Jr. has been Provost and Professor of Physics at USC since August 1993. Prior to coming to USC, Armstrong was on the faculty of the John Hopkins University and rose through the faculty ranks, attaining the rank of Professor of Physics in 1975. He served as Chair of the department from 1984-87, and as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences from 1987 to 1993. Armstrong serves on the board of directors of the California Council of Science and Technology, and the Pacific Council on International Policy. Eric Avila is an urbanist and an assistant professor of History and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA. His book, Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight, Los Angeles, 1940-1970, is a cultural history of postwar Los Angeles, exploring the regional landscapes of popular culture and their relationship to the changing spatial and racial configuration of the postwar urban region. It is forthcoming from the University of California Press. Elazar Barkan is a cultural historian who writes about cultural politics and human rights. He is the Chair of the Cultural Studies Department (1994 - ) and Professor of History and Cultural Studies at Claremont Graduate University. He has published six books, including The Guilt of Nations: Restitution and Negotiating Historical Injustices (Norton, May 2000); The Retreat of Scientific Racism (Cambridge University Press, 1992;) and a forthcoming edited work with Ronald Bush Claiming the Stones, Naming the Bones: Cultural Property and Group Identity, (Getty, 2002, forthcoming). He is editor of the series Cultural Sitings. (1993-), Stanford University Press. Dr. Barkan is the director of the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Local Culture. The organization is devoted to building a regional coalition of preservation and historical societies, and working with an alliance of civic organizations with the aim of establishing historical repositories of local culture. Dr. Barkan’s expertise includes history of Race and Racism, history of human rights, postcolonialism; comparative nationalism; cultural heritage and identity. Mark Benthien is Associate Director for Communication, Education and Outreach (CEO) for the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center headquartered at USC. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics from UCLA in 1995, and will receive a Master of Public Policy degree from the USC in 2003. As the director for SCEC’s CEO program, Mr. Benthien works to communicate earthquake knowledge to end-users and the general public in order to increase earthquake awareness, reduce economic losses, and save lives. To do this he 1) coordinates productive interactions among SCEC scientists

and with partners in science, engineering, risk management, government, business, and education; 2) manages activities that increase earthquake knowledge and science literacy at all educational levels; 3) leads efforts to improve earthquake hazard and risk assessments; and 4) promotes earthquake preparedness, mitigation, and planning for response and recovery. Jacqueline R. Braitman, received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the UCLA. She has been a Lecturer in the Department of History from 1989 to the present teaching 19th and 20th century American history. During 2001 - 2002 she is also serving as Assistant Executive Director to the California Supreme Court Historical Society. Works in progress include Ambiguous Legacies: Katherine Philips Edson, Partisan, and Progressive Politics in the Golden State, Now is the Time for All Good Women to Come to the Aid of Their Party and The Life and Career of California Supreme Court Justice Stanley Mosk. Jerry D. Campbell is a nationally respected authority on information systems and technologies, and currently serves as chief information officer and dean of the University Libraries at the University of Southern California. He previously was vice provost for library affairs and computing at Duke University, director of the Theology/Rare Books Library at Southern Methodist University and also held a succession of positions at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. He is a former president of the Association of Research Libraries and member of the Research Libraries Group Inc. board of directors; he currently is a member of the board of trustees of the Council on Library and Information Resources and a member of the steering committee of the Digital Library Federation. Campbell earned his bachelor's degree cum laude from McMurry College in Abilene, Texas, a master of divinity degree summa cum laude from Duke University, an M.S.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Denver. Albert Carnesale became Chancellor of UCLA on July 1, 1997, and is the eighth chief executive in the University's history. He holds faculty appointments in the Department of Policy Studies at the School of Public Policy and Social Research and in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Dr. Carnesale is an active teacher and lecturer. He currently teaches a course on "Rethinking National Security," and has delivered distinguished public lectures on "America's International Agenda" and "Nuclear Proliferation: What's New? What's Not? What's Next?" Before assuming the helm of UCLA, Chancellor Carnesale was at Harvard University for 23 years, serving in numerous capacities. He held the Lucius N. Littauer Professorship in Public Policy and Administration at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. His teaching and research endeavors focused on international security and arms control, with an emphasis on policies associated with nuclear weapons and strategies for their use and non-use; international issues related to nuclear energy; and the impact of technological change on defense and arms control policy.

William A.V. Clark is Professor of Geography at UCLA. His research is focused on understanding and modeling population change in large US cities, especially demographic change at local neighborhood scales. His most recent work on demographic change considers the way in which recent large-scale immigration is influencing local neighborhoods. Two recent books have brought together his work on mobility and tenure choice and the impacts of large-scale international migration. Households and Housing: Choice and Outcomes in the Housing Market (Rutgers, 1996) examines residential mobility behavior in the US and Dutch housing markets, and The California Cauldron: Immigration and the fortunes of local communities (Guilford Press, 1998) examines the local impacts of large-scale international migration into California. Dana Cuff is Professor and Vice Chair of Architecture and Urban Design at the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture, where she also holds a joint appointment with the Urban Planning department. She received her Ph.D. in Architecture at Berkeley in 1982, and since then has published and lectured widely about postwar Los Angeles, modern American urbanism, the architectural profession, and affordable housing. She has been engaged in the social issues of architecture and the city as a teacher, scholar, practitioner, and activist. Dana Cuff has written several books, including one on architectural practice, entitled Architecture: The Story of Practice (1989), which is a widely used text. Her most recent book, The Provisional City (2000) investigates a number of private and public housing projects in Los Angeles through their development and later demolition. Her current research concerns information technology and culture, particularly the relationship between pervasive computing and public space. She is a co-founder of the newly formed Institute for Pervasive Computing and Society at UCLA. Lee Davis is the principal coordinator of the California Online Encyclopedia project and its participants and the Director of the California Studies Program at San Francisco State University. A specialist in Native California, Dr. Davis conceived and implemented the California Indian Library Collections Project, a statewide information delivery system. Her work with students and colleagues has created grant-funded online projects: Japanese American Internment curriculum materials for K-12 teachers, the Hoopa Tribal Museum website, the California Online Syllabi Project, and NAGPRA artifact contamination information delivery and policy forum. Michael J. Dear has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently professor of geography, and director of the Southern California Studies Center at USC. He is author/editor of more than a dozen books, including most recently The Postmodern Urban Condition. He has received the highest awards for creativity in research from USC and The Association of American Geographers, has held a Guggenheim Fellowship, and been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. He is currently curating an exhibition and catalogue on art and culture in ‘Bajalta California,’ the border region between Mexico and the U.S. William Deverell is Associate Professor of History at the California Institute of Technology. He is author of Railroad Crossing: Californians and the Railroad, 18501910 and, with Anne Hyde, The West in the History of the Nation. He has co-edited Eden

by Design: The 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew Plan for the Los Angeles Region with Greg Hise and, with Tom Sitton, co-edited California Progressivism Revisited and Metropolis in the Making: Los Angeles in the 1920s. With Greg Hise, he is currently co-editing Land of Sunshine: Toward an Environmental History of Los Angeles for the University Press of Pittsburgh. He is currently completing Whitewashed Adobe: Los Angeles and the Mexican Past, 1850-1940 for the University of California Press. Deverell chairs the California Council for the Humanities and the Caltech Huntington Committee for the Humanities and serves as the Faculty Fellow of the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation in Los Angeles. Janet R. Fireman, is Curator of History at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and Editor of California History, in the History Department of Loyola Marymount University. During her many years at the Museum of Natural History, Dr. Fireman has curated and co-curated 29 exhibits dealing with subjects such as 18th Century Pacific Coast Exploration, Latin American folk art, Latino Los Angeles, California social and cultural history, American Presidential elections, motion picture history, and the automobile in American life. Other activities include consulting and advising for history programs and exhibitions with many local museums, research institutes and universities and various activities with historical organizations. Publications include articles and reviews on the Spanish Southwest, Mexico, and the American West. Douglas Greenberg is President and Chief Executive Officer of Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, the organization Steven Spielberg founded to record the testimony of Holocaust survivors. Greenberg, who holds degrees from Rutgers and Cornell Universities, was formerly President of the Chicago Historical Society (CHS), where he lead a strategic planning effort that resulted in a reorganization of the staff and the construction of the Historical Society’s integrated Research Center. He undertook a major technology initiative at CHS that expanded the institution’s capacity to serve researchers, K-12 schools, and the general public. In addition, during his tenure, the institution made a commitment to document for researchers and to exhibit to the general public the history of Chicago’s neighborhoods. From 1986 until 1993, Greenberg was Vice President of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Originally a specialist in early American and American legal history, Greenberg is the author of three books and the editor of several others. In recent years, his writings have focused on the public role of history and historical institutions and the challenges and opportunities offered by digital technology to scholars, libraries and archives. Greenberg taught history at Lawrence, Princeton, and Rutgers Universities. He is a member of Editorial Board of Reviews in American History. Formerly Chair of the New Jersey Historical Commission and a member of the Council of the American Historical Association, he now serves on the boards of the Organization of American Historians, the Research Libraries Group, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and the California Council on the Humanities. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the History Department of Princeton University, where he was Associate Dean of the Faculty from 1982 until 1986.

David Halle is Professor of Sociology and Director of the LeRoy Neiman Center for the Study of American Society and Culture at UCLA. Current publications include: The ‘New’ New York: Chelsea and Union Square - this ethnographic study is the focus of Halle’s current research and examines the Chelsea/Union Square section of New York City; Los Angeles and New York: Politics, Society and Culture (edited ms, University of Chicago Press, forthcoming, Fall 2002); The Controversy Over the Show ‘Sensation’ at the Brooklyn Museum; and Inside Culture: Art and Class in The American Home (University of Chicago Press, 1994). Greg Hise is an Associate Professor of urban history in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California. He received a doctorate in architectural history from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied American Architecture and Urbanism. Hise’s research and teaching examine American cities and regions since 1850 with particular attention to Southern California and the American West. His books include Eden by Design: The 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew Plan for the Los Angeles Region (University of California Press, 2000) co-authored with William Deverell, Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth-Century Metropolis (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997) recipient of the Society of Architectural Historians’ Spiro Kostof Book Prize and the Pflueger Award from the Historical Society of Southern California, and an edited volume, Rethinking Los Angeles (Sage Publications, 1996). Karen Ishizuka, Senior Producer, Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum and Media Curator, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, is an award-winning producer/writer. Together with director Robert A. Nakamura, they have garnered over 25 awards in film and media. Their latest film, Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival in 2002, won Best Documentary Short at the Florida Film Festival and received a CINE Golden Eagle Award. An advocate for the study and preservation of home movies as an historical and cultural resource, Ishizuka serves on the National Film Preservation Board and is co-editing an anthology entitled Mining the Home Movie: Excavations into Historical and Cultural Memories to be published by the University of California Press. William Jepson is Founder and Director of the Urban Simulation Laboratory, a multimillion dollar distributed computing facility located in the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design. Jepson is project director for the Urban (City) Simulator and Virtual Los Angeles projects. The Urban Simulator project has created a real-time simulation/virtual reality system which enables the interactive exploration of large visual databases using a video-game like interface. This system is currently being used to create/explore a number of extremely diverse virtual worlds ranging from virtual models of Los Angeles (Virtual Los Angeles) and parts of Las Vegas to ancient Roman Fora to 3D exploration of scientific and medical data. Jepson is also directing a project with the City of Los Angeles Housing Department to develop a virtual-reality based real-time simulation system for allowing community participation in the urban design and planning decision process for neighborhoods. In conjunction with this project Jepson is directing

the creation of the Virtual Los Angeles Project to actively create a Virtual Reality model of the entire Los Angeles Basin. Jack Katz is Professor of sociology at UCLA, specializing in teaching Social Psychology; Ethnographic Methods; Urban Communities; Crime, Law and Deviance. He is the author of Seductions of Crime, How Emotions Work, and both academic and “op ed” essays on police-community relations and experiences of public life in Los Angeles. Currently he is finishing a multi-neighborhood study of community and crime in Hollywood, and is gathering data through an NSF funded research project on “LA at Play,” an ethnographic study of the structuring of experiences in public places in the LA region. Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris is Professor and incoming Chair of the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA. She holds a doctoral degree in Urban Planning and Master degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning, all from the University of Southern California. Her area of specialization is urban design, physical and land use planning. She has published extensively on issues of inner city-revitalization, downtown development, transit-oriented design, transit safety, cultural determinants of design, and open space design. Her work seeks to integrate social and physical issues in urban planning and architecture. She is the co-author of the book Urban Design Downtown: Poetics and Politics of Form, published by the University of California Press in 1998. Her UCLA studio class "Byzantine-Latino Quarter: Creating Community in Los Angeles" received the American Institute of Planners 1999 AICP National Award, the 1998 American Planning Association, California Chapter Academic Merit Award, and the 1998 American Planning Association, Los Angeles Chapter Academic Award Eric Monkkonen is a Professor at UCLA with a joint appointment in History and Policy Studies. Former president of the Urban History Association and the Social Science History Association, he has authored five books, edited three more, and written over fifty research articles. His most recent book, Murder in New York City, examines the major social shifts affecting homicide. These include the effects of mass immigration, urban growth, the Civil War, demographic changes, and Prohibition. This work ethnographically reconstructs ordinary violence, showing how gender roles and weapons shaped fatal individual conflicts. By comparing New York City to London and Liverpool, Monkkonen sets American violence in an international context. Currently, he is conducting a study of urban homicides. In a project funded by the National Science Foundation, he is examining major US cities at the beginning of the twentieth century, with special attention to Los Angeles. Dowell Myers is Professor of urban planning and demography in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development, at USC. He is the director of the Master of Planning program and director of the School’s Population Dynamics Research Group. Dr. Myers holds graduate degrees in urban planning from UC-Berkeley and M.I.T. Widely recognized as an expert on housing trends and urban demography, Dr. Myers’s recent research projects have focused on the upward mobility of immigrants to the US and Southern California, trajectories into homeownership, growing preferences for higher density housing, and projections for the future of the California population. In spring

2002, he received the award for best article appearing in the Journal of the American Planning Association for his 2001 article, “Demographic Futures as a Guide to Planning: California’s Latinos and the Compact City.” Peter Nielsen is an Information Technology Architect at UCLA, working within Academic Technology Services. In this capacity, he spends much of his time surveying information to identify emerging technologies that may have a particular benefit for, or impact on, IT requirements. He is particularly interested in how technologies are interrelated and how they can either leverage or interfere with other technologies. He also works closely with vendors who want to introduce new hardware and software to the campus. Nielsen is also the manager of UCLA's Technology Sandbox. which is both a physical space and an organizational structure that was formed to allow departments to collaborate in evaluating technologies, to publish their findings, and to help in the implementation of those technologies. The Technology Sandbox makes it possible for UCLA to avoid duplication in evaluation efforts and provides an arena where the addition of a small resource can enable distributed centers to accomplish things they might not have had the resources to do on their own. Chon A. Noriega is Professor in the UCLA Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media, and Director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. He is author of Shot in America: Television, the State, and the Rise of Chicano Cinema (Minnesota, 2000) and editor of nine books dealing with Latino media, performance and visual art. Since 1996, he has been editor of Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, the flagship journal for the field since its founding in 1970. Noriega has curated numerous media and visual arts projects, including "Just Another Poster: Chicano Graphic Arts in California," which will travel to five venues nationwide through 2003. He has also helped recover and preserve independent films, including the first three Chicano-directed feature films. The restoration of these films is the cornerstone of an ongoing "Chicano Cinema Recovery Project" that he organized between the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Chicano Studies Research Center, with major support from the Ford and Ahmanson Foundations, among other sources. For the past decade, Noriega has been active in media policy and professional development, for which Hispanic Business named him as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics. He is Co-founder and Treasurer of the 350-member National Association of Latino Independent Producers (established in 1999) and on the Board of Directors of the Independent Television Service (ITVS), the largest source of independent project funding within public television. He was also co-principal investigator of a comprehensive study of Latino actors commissioned by the Screen Actors Guild and conducted by the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute. Lynn O’Leary-Archer is Senior Associate Dean & Executive Director of Resources & Services, in the Information Services Division at the University of Southern California, where she oversees the university libraries. She is the University’s first director of the Archival Research Center, an interdisciplinary center devoted to the accumulation and preservation of original materials related to Los Angeles and the Southern California region, to their dissemination through digital and other means of access, and to the development and support of programs associated with interdisciplinary research in the

libraries. Prior to her appointment at USC in 2000, she spent a decade at the Getty Trust, first as Assistant Director for Administration of the Getty Research Institute, then as Associate Director, where she had broad responsibility for the research collections and programs in scholars, publications, and exhibitions, as well as institutional administration. She holds a Ph.D. in American History (1988, social and women’s history) and an MA in American Studies (1973, emphasis on the image of the American west), both from USC, and a BA in English and History (1970) from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She taught women’s history and the history of reform in America at USC between 1975 and 1982, and served as Assistant Dean in USC’s Division of Social Sciences & Communication in the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. James Pepin is a Chief Technology Officer at USC’s Information Services Division (ISD) and is Director of the center for High Performance Computing and Communications, a joint center at Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and ISD. He started working full-time for USC in 1972 and implemented NCP and IP solutions on the ARPAnet. He was a member of several Network Working Groups in the early 1970s. He was director of the Engineering Computer Lab and was architect of the central engineering school facilities, including networking and timesharing systems. Starting in 1987 he was Executive Director of University Computing Services (UCS). UCS provided campus wide support for all networking and central academic computing services. In 1999, he joined ISI and has been responsible for direction in High Performance Network infrastructure for the USC-ISD and ISI. He has significant experience in determining support requirements of Unix end users and implementing large-scale networks and computing environments. Janice L. Reiff is an associate professor of history at UCLA and director of the university's Oral History Program. She is one of the editors of the Encyclopedia of Chicago History (forthcoming, University of Chicago Press, 2004) and lead editor for the electronic version that will be mounted at the Chicago Historical Society. An urban and social historian, she is the author of Structuring the Past: The Use of Computers in History (1991), co-editor of The Settling of North America (1995), and numerous articles. In addition to the encyclopedia, she is also completing two additional works: Industrial Towns, Suburban Dreams, Industrial Realities: Pullman's Communities, 18801981 and Digitizing the Past: Computers, Networks, and History. Neal Richman has been teaching in the UCLA Department of Urban Planning since 1991 with courses on such topics as real estate finance and development, planning theory, non-profit management and professional practice. Currently, as the associate director of UCLA Advanced Policy Institute, he has been exploring the use of new information and communication technologies to support a wide range of community development activities. The Neighborhood Knowledge Los Angeles internet site, which provides access to a searchable database that for the first time anywhere provides information on property tax delinquencies, code violations, and other city and county data. One outgrowth of this project has been the development of an electronic code enforcement system that relies on the use of palm pilots by housing inspectors. Living Independently in

Los Angeles is a community-building project designed to facilitate the sharing of information by and for persons with disabilities. Robert C. Ritchie is Director of Research at The Huntington Library, Visiting Associate in History, California Institute of Technology, Adjunct Professor of History, UCLA, and was Adjunct Professor of History, University of Southern California in 2001. He received an A. B. from Occidental College, an M.A. from California State University, Los Angeles and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Ritchie’s current research includes: a history of beach culture (contract with University of California Press) and a social history of Needwood Forest. Matthew W. Roth holds the M.A. in history of technology and graduate certificate in museum studies from the University of Delaware, and is a Ph.D. candidate in US urban history at the University of Southern California. He has written two and co-authored three books on industrial, transportation and urban history. His 1999 article, "Mulholland Highway and the Engineering Culture of Los Angeles in the 1920s" won the Usher Prize from the Society for the History of Technology (best article, past three years). He has also curated nearly a million square feet of exhibitions, including serving as founding curator of the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, and currently directs the archives and historical programs for the Automobile Club of Southern California. In 1988 his exhibition and related programs, "The Consent of the Governed," won the Schwartz Prize as the best public humanities program in the United States. Terry Ryan has been Associate University Librarian for Information Technology at the UCLA Library since 1989. In her most recent years at UCLA, she spearheaded planning efforts in the application of technology to the operational and service goals of the Library and, as chair or member of the following committees and task forces, she participates in campus and UC system-wide work on digital library and information technology issues: UCLA Library Digital Library Council; UCLA Common Systems Group; California Digital Library; Strategic Technical Architecture and Standards Work Group; and the UC Library Technical Advisory Group. George J. Sanchez is Associate Professor of History, American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He currently serves as the President of the American Studies Association in 2001-02, and has just completed an 18-month term as the first fellow of the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation of Los Angeles. He has a Ph.D. (1989) and M.A. (1984) from Stanford University in History; and his B.A. (1981) is from Harvard College in History and Sociology. Sanchez is best known for his award-winning 1993 book, Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945 (Oxford University Press). His recent publications include “’Y tu que?’: Latino History in the New Millennium,” in Latinos! Remaking America, eds. Marcelo Suarez-Orozco and Mariela Paez (University of California Press and Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 2002), and “Creating the Multicultural Nation: Adventures in Post-national American Studies in the 1990s,” in Post-Nationalist American Studies, ed. John Carlos Rowe (University of California Press, 2000). He currently serves as Director of the Program in American

Studies and Ethnicity at USC, an innovative program which combines American Studies and Ethnic Studies. He works on both historical and contemporary topics of race, gender, ethnicity, labor, and immigration, and is one of the co-editors of the book series, “American Crossroads: New Works in Ethnic Studies,” from the University of California Press. He is currently working on a historical study of the ethnic interaction of Mexican Americans, Japanese Americans, African Americans, and Jews in the Boyle Heights area of East Los Angeles, California in the twentieth century. Allen J. Scott is a Professor with joint appointments in Public Policy and Geography at UCLA. His degrees are from Oxford University (B.A. and M.A.) and Northwestern University (M.A. and Ph.D.). Scott was Founding Director, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, 1991 - 1994. Scott’s research covers urban-transportation-regional-planning problems and associated mathematical theories; he is currently spearheading the establishment of a Sloan Center to study the Entertainment Industry. Recent publications include: Regions and the World Economy: The Coming Shape of Global Production, Competition and Political Order, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998); The Cultural Economy of Cities: Essays on the Geography of Image-Producing Industries, (London: Sage, 2000); “A New Map of Hollywood: The Production and Distribution of American Motion Pictures,” Regional Studies, March, 2002. RJ Smith is a writer and editor who has lived in Los Angeles since 1990. He is a senior editor and media critic for Los Angeles Magazine. He has been an editor at LA Weekly, a columnist for The Village Voice, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, GQ and Grand Royal. He is working on a book about African American Los Angeles in the 1940s, encompassing civil rights, literature, jazz and more. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Getty Research Institute, and a Visiting Community Scholar at USC’s Center for Multiethnic and Transnational Studies. Raphael J. Sonenshein, professor of political science at California State University, Fullerton, received his B.A. in public policy from Princeton University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He has written extensively on the politics and governance of Los Angeles, particularly the relationships among racial and ethnic groups. His book Politics in Black and White: Race and Power in Los Angeles (Princeton University Press, 1993) received the 1994 Ralph J. Bunche Award from the American Political Science Association as the best political science book of the year on the subject of racial and ethnic pluralism. Dr. Sonenshein served as Executive Director of the City of Los Angeles (Appointed) Charter Reform Commission between 1997 and 1999. In 1999, he was selected as consultant to the City of Pasadena Charter Reform Task Force on School District Governance. In that capacity, he wrote a report calling for major changes in the school district, which was placed on the November 2000 ballot, and received 75% of the vote. He is currently writing a book on the Los Angeles Charter reform. In 2001, Dr. Sonenshein was selected as the second Fellow of the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation to serve an 18 month term beginning in July, 2001. As the Haynes Fellow, Dr. Sonenshein will act as a liaison between the Foundation and

the academic community and help develop the Foundation’s initiative in the area of governance of the Los Angeles region. Kevin Starr, the seventh State Librarian of California since the turn of the century, was born in San Francisco in 1940. After graduation from the University of San Francisco in 1962, Starr served two years as a lieutenant in a tank battalion in Germany. Upon release from the service, Starr entered Harvard University where he took his MA degree in 1965 and his PhD in 1969 in American Literature. He also holds the Master of Library Science degree from UC Berkeley and has done post-doctoral work at the Graduate Theological Union. Starr has served as Allston Burr Senior Tutor in Eliot House at Harvard, executive assistant to the Mayor of San Francisco, the City Librarian of San Francisco, a daily columnist for the San Francisco Examiner, and as a contributing editor to the Opinion section of the Los Angeles Times. He currently holds the rank of University Professor at the University of Southern California. The author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, Starr has written nine books, six of which are part of his American and the California Dream series. His writing has won him a Guggenheim Fellowship, membership in the Society of American Historians, and the Gold Medal of the Commonwealth Club of California. Timothy R. Tangherlini is Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Center for Digital Humanities at UCLA, where he is Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and in the Scandinavian Section. His research focuses on cultural expression, group formation and identity. He is the author of two books, and recently edited the volume "Built L.A. Folklore and Place in Los Angeles." He has worked extensively with the Korean American population in Los Angeles, and has developed the online archive of Korean / Korean American folklore. Peter Tokofsky is Associate Adjunct Professor in World Arts and Cultures and Germanic Languages at UCLA. His current areas of research and publication include: carnival and festivity, community arts and traditions, museum studies, service learning, and folk narrative. In the area of festivity, he has explored how communities employ the expressive symbols of celebration to shape and comment on the worlds in which they live. His publications on this topic have appeared in the Journal of American Folklore, Western Folklore, Journal of Folklore Research, and various edited volumes in English and German. Tokofsky was recently awarded a grant from the Education Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities to collaborate with educators and develop a secondary school curriculum tying documentation of family traditions in Los Angeles to social studies and humanities instruction. He convened a workshop for teachers participating in this project at UCLA during the summer of 2001, and has been working with those teachers and several hundred of their students at various Los Angeles high schools throughout the 2001-02 school year. Victoria Vesna is an artist, professor and Chair of the Department of Design | Media Arts at the UCLA School of the Arts. Vesna's work can be defined as experimental research that connects networked environments to physical public spaces. She explores how communication technologies effect collective behavior, and shift perceptions of

identity in relation to scientific innovation. Vesna is currently spending a lot of time in a nanotechnology lab developing her new project. She has also served on the interface design committee for the Alexandria Digital Library Project. Roger Waldinger is Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, UCLA. He holds the B.A. from Brown University and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Waldinger is the author of several books, including Still the Promised City? African-Americans and New Immigrants in PostIndustrial New York (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986; 1996 Best Book in Urban Politics, American Political Science Association; 1998 Robert E. Park Award, American Sociological Association); Ethnic Los Angeles, (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1996; 1997 Thomas and Znaniecki Prize, American Sociological Association); and Strangers at the Gates: New Immigrants in Urban America (UC Press, 2001). His newest book, How The Other Half Works: Immigration and the Social Organization of Labor (with Michael Lichter) will be published by the University of California Press in 2003. Cecile Whiting is Professor of Art History at UCLA where she teaches courses on the history of American art. She is the author of A Taste for Pop: Pop Art, Gender, and Consumer Culture (Cambridge University Press, 1997) and Antifascism in American Art (Yale University Press, 1989). Currently she is writing a book entitled Pop Art: Outside Manhattan/Inside L.A. John P. Wilson is a Professor of Geography and Director of the GIS Research Laboratory at USC. He teaches undergraduate courses on geographic information science, spatial analysis, natural hazards, and environmental modeling. Dr. Wilson is also the founding editor of Transactions in GIS (Blackwell Publishers), one of the series editors for the Mastering GIS Book Series recently launched by John Wiley and Sons, and an active participant in the UNIGIS International Network, a worldwide consortium of 20+ institutions collaborating on the development and utilization of geographic information science learning materials for distance and distributed learning. Dr. Wilson's research program is intertwined with the operation of two research centers the Geographic Information and Analysis Center at Montana State University (1989-1997) and the GIS Research Laboratory in the Department of Geography, USC (1996-present). He founded both centers, provided the technical leadership and day-to-day management, and authored or co-authored most of the grants and contracts that sustained the professional staff and graduate research assistants affiliated with these centers during the time periods listed.