About The Authors

Photo of editors Sheryl Burgstahler and Julie Smallman

Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D.

Dr. Burgstahler is Assistant Director of Information Systems, Computing & Communications, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Washington. She has taught mathematics, computer science, and Internet courses at the pre-college and college levels. Dr. Burgstahler directs project DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology), which helps students with disabilities succeed in academic programs and careers in challenging fields such as science, engineering, and mathematics. She has published articles and delivered presentations at national and international conferences in the areas of distance learning, electronic communities, increasing the representation of people with disabilities in science and mathematics programs, adaptive technology, and use of the Internet to enhance learning. Dr. Burgstahler is the author of the books New Kids on the Net: A Tutorial for Teachers, Parents and Students; New Kids on the Net: A NetWork Sampler; and New Kids on the Net: Internet Activities for Young Learners. She has co-authored three books with content-area specialists -- New Kids on the Net: Internet Activities in Secondary Mathematics, New Kids on the Net: Internet Activities in Secondary Science, and New Kids on the Net: Internet Activities in Elementary Language Arts.

Julie Smallman

Julie Smallman is the Coordinator of AccessCAREERS (Careers, Academics, Research, Experiential Education and Relevant Skills). Julie has been working with people with a variety of disabilities for twelve years. The majority of her experience has been focused in the vocational rehabilitation arena. Before her employment with DO-IT, Julie acted as the liaison between business and education for the Whatcom County School-to-Work/Tech Prep Consortium and as a vendor for the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation providing job development, job retention and independent living services. She has a Bachelor's degree from Western Washington University, Fairhaven College, titled "Behavior and Independence: Service Strategies for People with Disabilities."