About the Speakers and Panelists


Kenneth D. Crews, Indiana University | Dennis Hostetler, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville | Pat A. Manfredi, Southern Illinois University | Kathleen Margaret Lant, California State University at Hayward | Pat Manfredi, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale | Burks Oakley, University of Illinois | Barbara O'Keefe, University of Michigan | Jim Painter, University of Illinois | Katherine Ryan, University of Illinois | Beth Reutter, University of Illinois | Wendy Shaw, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville






Kenneth D. Crews

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Kenneth Crews is an Associate Professor in the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and in the IU School of Library and Information Science. He is also the Associate Dean of the Faculties for Copyright Management, in that capacity, he directs Indiana University's Copyright Management Center based at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Professor Crews brings a variety of academic and professional experiences to his duties at the university. He earned his undergraduate degree in history from Northwestern University and received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He practiced general business and corporate law in Los Angeles from 1980 to 1990, primarily for the entertainment industry. During those years, Crews returned to graduate school and he earned his M.L.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA's School of Library and Information Science.

His principal research interest has been the relationship of copyright law to the needs of higher education. His book, Copyright, Fair Use, and the Challenge for Universities: Promoting the Progress of Higher Education, was published by The University of Chicago Press in October 1993, and it reevaluates understandings of copyright in the context of teaching and research at the university. Professor Crews is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world and at colleges and universities across the country – whenever copyright and fair use are critical issues.

Crews brings a wide range of experience to the task. He has been a faculty member in three disciplines: law, business, and library and information science. His publications encompass the fields of copyright, constitutional law, political history, and library science. He has worked in a university archives and conducted historical research on windmills and tide mills on Long Island, NY for the National Park Service. In rare moments of recreation Crews enjoys bicycling, hiking, astronomy, archeology, art, and early rock and roll. He has a splendid and supportive wife (who looks back fondly on six years in UCLA family housing pressed against the San Diego Freeway) and two perfect children (who contemplate putting copyright notices on their school projects).

"My philosophy about copyright is the same as about a hobby: If I cannot reveal that it is intriguing, fun, relevant, and filled with surprises, I am not doing my job." —Kenneth D. Crews

Select Publications by Kenneth D. Crews

Books and Monographs
bullet Fair Use, and the Challenge for Universities: Promoting the Progress of Higher Education. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, October 1993, 247 pp.
bullet Copyright Law and Graduate Research: New Media, New Rights, and Your New Dissertation. Ann Arbor, MI: Bell & Howell Information and Learning, 2000.
bulletFair Use of Copyrighted Works: A Crucial Element in Educating America. Seal Beach, CA: CSU Chancellor's Office, 1995, 34 pp. [For distribution to California State University, State University of New York, City University of New York].
Articles and Essays
bullet"Fair Use of Unpublished Works: Burdens of Proof and the Integrity of Copyright." Arizona State Law Journal 31 (Spring 1999): 1-93.
bullet"Perspectives on Fair-Use Guidelines for Education and Libraries." Edited by Kenneth D. Crews and Dwayne K. Buttler. Journal of the American Society for Information Science 50 (December 1999) : 1303-1357 [series of nine articles; three written by Prof. Crews].
bullet"Harmonization and the Goals of Copyright: Property Rights or Cultural Progress?" Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 6 (Fall 1998): 117-138.
bullet"Copyright and Distance Education: Displays, Performances and the Limitations of Current Law." In Growing Pains: Adapting Copyright for Libraries, Education, and Society, pp. 369-385. Edited by Laura N. Gasaway. Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman Co., 1997.
bullet"Copyright at a Turning Point: Corporate Responses to the Changing Environment." Journal of Intellectual Property Law 3 (Spring 1996): 277-316.
bullet"What Qualifies as 'Fair Use'?" Chronicle of Higher Education, May 17, 1996, pp. B1 & B2.

Professor Kenneth D. Crews
IUPUI University Library
755 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5195
Tel: 1-317-274-4400
Fax: 1-317-278-3301
E-Mail: kcrews@iupui.edu


Dennis Hostetler 


Dennis Hostetler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and faculty liason to the Faculty Technology Center (FTC) at SIUE. He attended the Summer Institute in 1998 and currently has all of his public administration courses online. As faculty liason, he has helped establish the Faculty Initiative for Technology (FIT). He has received an internal grant for the lease of WebCT and additional staff support. He has also developed training materials for the FTC and has personally trained over 100 faculty members in the use of WebCT. One of his recent publications is entitled "Factors Influencing the Adoption of Technology in Teaching."


Kathleen Margaret Lant


Peggy Lant's degrees are in English and Educational Technology. For sixteen years she was a Professor of English at California Polytechnic State University, where she served for three years as the College of Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Coordinator. Her current position as University Instructional Technology Coordinator at California State University at Hayward allows her both to develop online programs and to work with Hayward faculty in exploring new strategies for enhancing teaching with technology. Her publications include work on linguistics, literary collaboration, Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen King, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sylvia Plath, Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin, and online teaching and learning. She has taught technical and professional writing, she has worked as a technical editor, and she worked for U.S. Military Intelligence as a technical writer and translator.

Pat Manfredi 


Pat Manfredi is an assistant professor of Philosophy at SIUC. His long-standing interest in using computer technology to enhance his courses has its roots in a logic program used as a component in a Symbolic Logic course he taught while in graduate school. During the academic year 1989-90, he developed an early hypertext environment for reading philosophy texts while a Dana Fellow at the Center for Design of Educational Computing, Carnegie Mellon University. Shortly after coming to SIUC, he began developing web pages for his Introduction to Philosophy course and now has an fairly extensive web site devoted to the course.

Burks Oakley
The Impact of the Internet on Teaching and Learning"

Prof. Oakley will discuss in detail how networked personal computers can be used to implement innovative teaching and learning environments in higher education.  Many college courses now have been restructured to use the Internet to provide learners with increased access both to learning materials and to people.  Many online courses have learning materials, such as audio-enhanced lecture presentations, simulations, and interactive tutorials available via the World Wide Web.  Some of these courses also have online homework that is computer-graded in real time, providing rapid feedback to students.  Asynchronous conferencing via the Web provides increased communication between students and faculty and among students, and has been found to build community, to promote peer-peer learning, and to enable increased team-based activities.  Overall, Internet-based learning environments can be more active and student-centered than that found in many traditional, lecture-based courses.  A survey of online courses has found increases in student retention and student performance, as well as enhanced student satisfaction with the learning process.

Prof. Oakley's presentation will include a live demonstration of techniques and tools use in both Web-enhanced and totally online courses.  Oakley also will discuss how the new Illinois Virtual Campus will provide Illinois citizens with increased access to anytime, anyplace educational opportunities.

See the following websites for additional information:

U of I Online:             http://www.online.uillinois.edu/
Oakley's Homepage:         http://www.online.uillinois.edu/oakley/
Illinois Virtual Campus:   http://www.ivc.illinois.edu/

Burks Oakley Biography:

Burks Oakley II is an Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois.  His areas of interest include distance education, outreach, and instructional technologies on all three campuses of the University of Illinois (Chicago, Springfield, Urbana-Champaign).  Oakley also holds appointments as a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in the Departments of Computer Science and Management Information Systems at the University of Illinois at Springfield, and in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Through his innovative use of technology in teaching, Professor Oakley has earned a national reputation as a practitioner and promoter of Internet-based asynchronous learning environments.  In the past two years, he has given more than one hundred invited talks at national conferences and on university campuses.  He continues to inspire faculty and administrators as director of the University of Illinois Online initiative, a program designed to facilitate the development and delivery of University of Illinois courses, degrees, and public service resources over the Internet.  Oakley's other major projects include the Illinois Online Network and the Illinois Virtual Campus.

Oakley received his B.S. degree from Northwestern University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan.  He has received numerous awards for his teaching and for his innovative use of technology in education, including the Luckman Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award from UIUC in 1993, the Outstanding Teacher Award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in 1993, the Educom Medal in 1996, the Educational Activities Board Major Educational Innovation Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 1996, the Meritorious Service Award from the IEEE Education Society in 1998, and the Third Millennium Medal from the IEEE in 2000.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a former Vice President of the ASEE.



Barbara J. O'Keefe


Barbara J. O'Keefe is currently Professor in the School of Information and Director of the Media Union at the University of Michigan. The Media Union is the center for learning and collaboration technology research and development at UM. Beginning July 1, 2000, she will be Professor of Communication Studies and Dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.

She was awarded her AB (1971), A.M. (1973), and Ph.D. (1976) in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include: (1) analysis and assessment of communication competence; (2) effects of communication media on individual and organizational performance; (3) design of support for collaboration and team work; (4) adoption and effects of new technologies within groups and organizations; and (5) design and evaluation of computer-based support for learning, especially cooperative learning. Examples of past and current projects include: (1) development of a Hypercard application to support instruction in text analysis and evaluation for basic communication skills courses; (2) development of a web-based curriculum to provide training in team work and group communication skills; (3) the Electronic Quad project, which is developing a technical and organizational infrastructure to support distributed teaching and learning at six leading US universities; and (4) Project CITY, funded by the National Science Foundation under its Informational Technology Infrastructure and Application Initiative. The goal of Project CITY was to create a sustainable information environment to support civil infrastructure maintenance, and it involved the design and deployment of a workbench of collaboration and decision support tools for maintenance activities in the Directorate of Public Works at Fort Gordon, GA. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the US Army, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Sloan Center for Asynchronous Learning Environments, and the UIUC Research Board. She has also served as an industry consultant on teamwork and distributed learning.

She is a member of the National Communication Association, the International Communication Association, The American Library Association, the American Society for Information Science, and the Association for Computing Machinery. She has served as a reviewer for such journals as Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, Research on Language and Social Interaction, Language and Social Psychology, Communication Research, Communication Studies, and IEEE Transaction on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. She has also served on review panels for the National Science Foundation, the National Communication Association, The International Communication Association, The University of Illinois, and other organizations.

Wendy Shaw


Wendy Shaw received a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Georgia in 1994, and came to SIUE directly after its completion. I quickly became interested in the possibility of enhancing my classes through the use of technology. I did teach one class via distance learning, but decided that the future was not in that direction, but was instead through use of the internet. When I first started to generate web pages related to my classes there was not much coordinated activity of this kind on our campus, so initially I worked in isolation. Sheer ignorance of the existence of web page software packages, meant that I wrote web pages directly in HTML, and still do. I began by just putting a few course elements on-line for one course, such as a syllabus and a reading assignment. Things have escalated. After I attended the 1998 Faculty Summer Institute I really began to see the possibilities, and other people on campus began to be active in similar activities. Since then we have begun a faculty group on campus that pools and shares technical knowledge, and which was instrumental in choosing WebCT as the campus wide course management package. I now have relatively extensive web pages related to each of the seven classes I teach, which include among other things syllabi, class notes, handouts, exercises, practice tests, links, student projects, grades, and a calendar. In Fall 2000 I launch a fully internet based course packaged in WebCT. I feel like I have only just begun!


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