Dr. Philip Doty joined the faculty of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at U.T. Austin in January 1992, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research and teaching interests center on Internet and other computer networks, copyright, privacy, governmental information policy, digital libraries, scientific and technical communication, the social effects of technology, art and museum information, and research methods. He is a founding Associate Director of the Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute, an interdisciplinary research and service organziation that serves the people and governments of the state of Texas and the United States. His work at The University of Texas at Austin includes information technology planning and development of information policy programs with the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the College of Communication. He is author or co-author of some 40 scholarly papers and reports and the co-author of "The National Research and Education Network (NREN): Research and Policy Perspectives. " He has done research sponsored by, among others, the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Council on Library Resources, the Office of Court Adminstration and the Supreme Court of Texas, and the National Endowment for the Arts (through the Museum Computer Network). His recent work has included investigations of the use and potential use of information technology in courts in rural Texas and consulting with the (Texas) Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund.