Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn is Associate Professor at the School of International Service at American University and Executive Director of the AU Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP). His research and teaching includes: global information and communication technology and socio-economic development; multistakeholder institutional mechanisms for Internet governance; transnational policy networks and epistemic communities; and the socio-technical infrastructure for geographically distributed collaboration in knowledge work. Dr. Cogburn has published in major journals such as Telecommunications Policy, International Studies Perspectives, Journal of International Affairs, Assistive Technology, and Information Technologies and International Development (ITID). He has published with and/or advised the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research, the World Bank, UNESCO, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). He has served as PI or co-PI on over $10 million in externally supported research, with grants from sources as diverse as the National Science Foundation, US Department of Education, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft Research, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and The Nippon Foundation. Dr. Cogburn directs the Center for Research on Collaboratories and Technology Enhanced Learning Communities (COTELCO), an award-winning social science research collaboratory investigating the social and technical factors that influence geographically distributed collaborative knowledge work, particularly between developed and developing countries. Dr. Cogburn is editor of the Palgrave Macmillian book series on Information Technology and Global Governance. He is past president of the Information Technology and Politics section of the American political Science Association, and past president of the International Communication section of the International Studies Association. He is a founding member and past Vice Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet).