ORG Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Title BIO Jeff is Director of NetworkVirginia NG (NWVng) at Virginia Tech. NWVng has grown into a nationally recognized model for next generation wide area network access and today connects over 1.4 million people in Virginia to the Internet ensuring affordable access even in the most remote areas. Jeff also directs the NWVng gigaPOP providing access to the national research network system (Internet2) for Virginia's research institutions. Jeff is active with the national Internet2 program and network initiatives of the Southeastern Universities Research Association. Currently, he serves on the Internet2 K-20 Initiative Advisory Panel for Virginia, the Virginia Tech K-12 Outreach Internal Coordination Board, the SURA Regional Infrastructure Task Force, the Mid Atlantic Crossroads Policy and Planning and Technical Committees, and is a founding member of the Virginia Internet Technology Innovation Center. He holds degrees from both the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech making him a rare Hookie.