ORG University of Wisconsin-Madison Title BIO Steve Ackerman is a professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at UW-Madison. He is also Director of the Cooperative Institute of Meteorological Satellite Studies and is a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching. Steve uses a variety of instructional technologies in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses as well as in professional training. He has developed Web-based teaching tools for improving student learning in large enrollment introductory courses. He developed and maintains the Verner E. Suomi Virtual Museum to distribute these teaching modules as well as to honor the 'Father of Satellite Meteorology'. As Director of CIMSS he supports the development of VISITview, an Internet-based collaboration tool developed with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to support distance learning courses for weather forecasters. He uses this tele-training tool in his own distance education courses.