Former lecturer and consultant in the field of digital communications technologies with industry-leading expertise in telecom regulation. Has specialized expertise in network architectures in traditional telecommunications areas, such as telephony, in data networks based on TCP/IP, and in wireless and cable systems. Also an expert in the ways these networks, their providers and users interact. Has a natural ability to explain technical, business, and legal/regulatory issues and trends simultaneously to audiences with a mix of levels of personal knowledge and expertise.

Formal Education

  • B.A. in Government, Skidmore College

Career Highlights

  • FCC technical consultant to the Wireless ISP Association (WISPA)
  • Author of two books about telecommunications
  • Taught courses for the National Technological University (NTU) through collaborator Northeastern University, including on technologies such as ISDN, Frame Relay, ATM, and TCP/IP
  • Former member of the Committee on Telecommuting and Technology of the National Academy of Sciences
  • As a consultant, assisted numerous clients—including competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), cable system operators, wireless carriers, and ISPs, as well as equipment suppliers—address challenges at the intersection of technical, regulatory, and business concerns
  • Named inventor on three U.S. patents including one regarding ATM

Expert Qualifications

  • Testifying expert witness in a telecommunications industry dispute in before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Appeared before the Maryland and New Jersey Public Utilities Commissions to offer expert opinion on residential digital Internet subscriber line pricing
  • Significant experience providing written and in-person testimony before public regulatory commissions, including in the additional states of California, Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Vermont