ORG Cisco Systems Title Distinguished Engineer BIO Ralph Droms, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Systems Engineer who joined Cisco in 2000. He organized the DHCWG with Phil Gross in 1989. Ralph is the editor of the DHCP RFCs and continues to participate in the evolution of DHCP. Since joining Cisco in 2000, Ralph has continued his work on DHCP and network management. Previously, he was a member of the Computer Science Department faculty at Bucknell University, where he guided students through the study of TCP/IP internetworking, operating systems, and computer architecture. Ralph has also been a member of the computer science faculty at Pennsylvania State University, and he was on the research staff at IBM and Burroughs (now Unisys).