Betsy Book is the Director of Product Management at
Makena Technologies, the creators of There.com. www.virtualworldsreview.com
Timothy Burke is an Associate Professor of History at Swarthmore College and is one of the earliest academic commentators on virtual worlds.
Bryan Camp is a Professor of Law at Texas Tech University, and is researching the tax implications of virtual worlds. www.law.ttu.edu/lawWeb/faculty/bios/Camp.shtm
Edward Castronova is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University and is insanely significant in the development of the MMOG/VW community. mypage.iu.edu/~castro/About.html
Mia Consalvo is an Associate Professor in the School of Telecommunications at Ohio University. oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~consalvo/
Aaron Delwiche is an Assistant Professor at Trinity University where he teaches and researches in Virtual Worlds and the Ethnography of On-line Games. delwiche.livejournal.com
Julian Dibbell is an author, a professional baiter of IRS agents, a ninja-looter, a purchaser of gold farming services, and a relentless tab-targetter. He is mad, bad, and dangrous to raid with. www.juliandibbell.com
Nicolas Ducheneaut is a scientist in the Computer Science Laboratory at the Palo Alto Research Center, and one of the members of the PlayOn project there. www2.parc.com/csl/members/nicolas/
Lisa Galarneau is a doctoral candidate in New Zealand's University of Waikato Screen and Media Studies department and a researcher in the University's post-graduate games research lab. She currently works part-time at Microsoft Games User Research while completing her dissertation, due for completion in late 2007. socialstudygames.com
William P. LaPiana is theRita and Joseph Solomon
Professor of Wills, Trusts, and Estates and Director of Estate Planning in
the Graduate Tax Program at New York Law School. http://www.nyls.edu/faculty/faculty_profiles/william_p_lapiana
Greg Lastowka is an Assistant Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law–Camden, and one of the founders of Terra Nova. www.chaihana.com/pers.html
Marc M. Lewis is Vice President of Global Tax for Sony Corporation of America. He advises, among others, Sony's PlayStation companies, music publishing, and electronics divisions. He is the Chairman of the International Tax Committee for TEI and serves on the advisory boards of several tax publications. Marc is a '95 graduate of New York Law School and obtained his LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.
Josh Fairfield is an Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law, and one of the early legal commentators on virtual property interests. www.law.indiana.edu/directory/jofairfi.asp
Lauren Gelman is the Associate Director of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, where she writes and speaks about the interaction of new technologies and the law. http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/profile/lauren-gelman
Dan Hunter is a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at New York Law School and an Associate Professor of Legal Studies, at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. http://www.nyls.edu/faculty/faculty_profiles/dan_hunter
Thomas Malaby is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where his research is on modernity, unpredictability, and technology, particularly as they are realized through games and game-like processes. He holds numerous trademarks for the term “complex contingency”. www.uwm.edu/~malaby/
Dan Miller is a Senior Economist for the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress and is examining tax policy for MMOGs and virtual worlds.
Constance Steinkuehler is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Communication & Technology program in the Curriculum & Instruction department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. website.education.wisc.edu/steinkuehler/
Ann F. Thomas is a Professor of Law and Managing Director of the Graduate Tax Program at New York Law School.
Douglas Thomas is an Associate Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. www.usc.edu/~douglast/
Ren Reynolds is a consultant and writer about video games and virtual worlds, and was formerly global head of strategy for Internet and Mobile & Applications for Cable and Wireless. www.ren-reynolds.com/
Dmitri Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Speech Communication Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. netfiles.uiuc.edu/dcwill/www/