This biographical material has been developed for and will
appear in this form in the Journal of Network and Computer
- Slator, Brian M., Paul Juell, Phillip E. McClean, Bernhardt
Saini-Eidukat, Donald P. Schwert, Alan R. White, Curt Hill
(1999). Virtual Environments for Education. Journal of Network
and Computer Applications, Academic Press.
Dr. Brian Slator is an Associate Professor of Computer Science
at North Dakota State University. His research interests are
Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Educational Media. He is
currently involved in several research projects in the area of
immersive, multi-user, virtual environments. He is also involved
in research for developing software tools for constructing
virtual worlds, and innovative methods for assessing learning in
Dr. Paul Juell is developing visualization tools for the AI
This work is a direct outgrowth of his active research in both
AI and classroom technology.
His AI research is primarily aimed at developing and improving
tools. His classroom technology work has included internet based
changing the campus to include Web based instructional
components, and video conferencing tools as part of normal
Dr. Phillip McClean is a Professor of Plant Sciences at North
Dakota State University
with teaching responsibilties in genetics
(http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/instruct/mcclean/plsc431) and plant
Dr. McClean received the Excellence in Teaching - Early Career
NDSU College of Agricultre in 1994 and the Peltier Award for
Teaching from NDSU in 1998. Dr. McClean was also honored in
1999 with an
Innovative Exellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology Award
10th International Conference on College Teaching, Learning and
Dr. Bernhardt Saini-Eidukat is a petrologist, mineralogist, and
geologist who is currently working in three research areas: 1)
tectonomagmatic evolution of the Somoncura area of northern
Argentina, using radiogenic isotope methods; 2) inquiry into how
learning of geologic concepts can be promoted by using
software; 3) the occurrence of a silver-rich massive sulfide
in the Lumby Lake region of Ontario. An Assistant Professor in
Department of Geosciences at North Dakota State University, he
variety of courses including Physical Geology, Mineralogy,
Geochemistry, Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology, and Field Courses.
Dr. Donald P. Schwert is a surficial
geologist, with a research
specialty in ice age environments. Being a professor in a
(>400 students) class of Physical Geology has interested him in
development and application of software that will help transform
class into a better learning environment.
Dr. Alan R. White is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department
Botany/Biology, North Dakota State University. His plant cell
research interests include the structure of plant cell walls,
of cell wall polysaccharides, and the structure and functional
of Golgi membranes in plant cells. His interests in cell
biology are also
channeled into the development of the Virtual Cell, a virtual
for teaching cell biology.
Curt Hill is an Assistant Professor in the Valley City State University
Math Department. His main job there is to teach
Computer Science classes, an occasional Algebra class, and maintain
web pages. His current research emphasis is the development
of the ProgrammingLand MOO for online
instruction in programming and programming languages.
The JNCA instructions: "Brief author biographies will be printed
at the foot of all papers: they should not exceed 100
words for each author. Authors should also supply a
passport sized black and white photograph"
For more information about this and other related projects,
WWWIC, the NDSU World Wide Web Instructional Committee.