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Doug Gale

ORG None Title BIO Dr. Douglas S. Gale was the Director of OARnet, an Ohio education and research Internet Service Provider. Prior to OARnet, Doug was Assistant Vice President for Information Systems and Services at George Washington University, where he was responsible for academic and administrative computing, as well as telecommunications and networking. Doug serves on the Board of Trustees for the Corporation for Research and Education Networking (CREN), where he is Vice President, and was on the Board of Directors and served as treasurer of CAUSE prior to its merger with EDUCOM. Doug has been actively involved in the Internet2 project since its inception in 1995, and was the editor of the Monterrey Futures Group White Paper on the Technical Requirements for the Virtual University, which served as the requirements document for the Internet2. In addition, he was the principle investigator on a grant from the National Science Foundation to create the Washington Research and Education Network. He has led workshops on Campus Networking Strategies for the 21st Century, as well as on Internet2 for CAUSE, EDUCOM and CREN. Before going to George Washington in 1995, Doug was Director of Computing, and a tenured Professor in both Physics and Computer Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. There he was a principle investigator, founder and President of MIDnet, one of the first regional networks in the NSFNET, which became today’s Internet. During 1990-1991 Doug was on leave from the University of Nebraska, serving as the Program Officer for the NSFNET Program at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC. While at the NSF he received the NSF Director’s Award for Program Officer Excellence. Douglas has a B.S. in Physics and Math from the University of Kansas, an M.S. in Physics from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Physics from Kansas State University.