These are the alumni– the women and men who have made unique and valuable contributions to ICASIT’s projects. They continue to demonstrate the same excellence in their new jobs that they showed while studying at George Mason University. They return to campus from time to time and assist us in new projects. John Redmon, the first ICASIT manager, graduated from GMU with an MBA in 1994 and started a successful multimedia company in Alexandria. John’s company recently made a generous contribution to ICASIT through the GMU Foundation. The funds will be used for student scholarships. The Center is grateful to John and Jennifer Redmon and to all our alumni.

In 1997, ICASIT and George Mason University lost a valued team member and friend. We have established a page dedicated in memory of Bruce Bernard.


jiwanJiwan Giri

Jiwan is presently pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Technology at George Mason University. He received a MS in Information Technology and Project Management degree from The George Washington University and a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from Webber College, Babson Park, FL, USA, as well as a diploma in Education and an intermediate degree in Japanese from Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.

sarasinSarasin Booppanon

Sarasin is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Public Policy at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy with a concentration in international trade. Sarasin holds a Master degree in Corporate Laws from New York University. His prior experience includes practicing as a corporate lawyer and working at AIG Finance Company (Thailand). He holds Barrister-at-Law with a bachelor’s degree in law from Chulalongkorn University.


prisserPaige Risser

Paige is a student in George Mason University’s MFA program in creative writing, is a writer for the School of Public Policy, covering its people, publications and events. Before going back to school, she worked in communications for the American Red Cross and the Peace Corps, and served as a Peace Corps health volunteer in Paraguay. Paige holds a BA in journalism from Indiana University.


Chuan Yu Ko

Chuan-Yu Ko is a doctoral student in public policy. Prior to this, he worked as the director of public affairs for a college in Taiwan. His achievements include drastically increasing school publicity in news media and building partnerships between school and private sectors. While working full-time in the higher educational institution, he passed two entrance exams of Ph.D. programs in business school at National Central University and in international affairs school at National Chen-Chi University respectively. Aiming to pursue excellence, he chose to study at George Mason in 2005. He has two master’s degrees from University of Wisconsin-Madison and the George Washington University. He has received several awards, including Freeman Fellowship for Mid-career Professionals and an expert fellowship sponsored by Japanese government.


HuaqunLi_webHuaqun Li

Huaqun Li is a first-year PhD student at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy. I am interested in the integration of GIS in public policy analysis especially in regional economy development. I received a MS in Geographical Information System in East China Normal University and a BA in Geography education in Central China Normal University.




tingTing Zhang

Ting is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in School of Public Policy at George Mason University. Before enrolling in George Mason, she taught Chinese language and culture and University of Maryland for two years and was an intern at Maryland Office of New Americans. She received an M.A. in Intercultural Communication from University of Maryland and a BA in English Education from East China Normal University in Shanghai, China.


sameeSameeksha Desai

Samee is a first-year PhD student at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy. She is interested in preventive diplomacy and policy for conflict management, particularly related to women. She holds an MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, and undergraduate degrees in Sociology and International Studies from Northwestern University.


DrNancyShawDr. Nancy Shaw

Nancy C. Shaw joined George Mason University in Fall 2000 as an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems. Dr. Shaw earned a B.B.A. in Marketing and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Kentucky and a M.Sc. in Management and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the National University of Singapore. She completed additional post-doc work in Artificial Intelligence at the Japan-Singapore AI Institute. She has worked as a practitioner in the IS field for over 15 years. Dr. Shaw has worked for General Electric, AT&T, and was a former Senior Systems Analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency. Dr. Shaw also served as a Captain, Military Intelligence for the US Army Reserves.


2001/2002 Staff

jfrizzelVirgil Frizzell

Before joining ICASIT as a knowledge management consultant, Virgil served as a change advocate and organizational liaison with a major federal agency. Virgil, who has earned a bachelors’ degrees from San Jose State University and both an MS and Ph.D. from Stanford University, completed his MBA at George Mason University in December 1998. Virgil is now associated with ICASIT’s Knowledge Management Round Table.


davidDavid Melia

David earned his undergraduate degree in Communications and Government and Politics from George Mason University in 1998. His previous employment experience includes serving as Assistant for Planning and Logistics for the 1998 World Congress on Information Technology and Administrative Coordinator of the Council of Better Business Bureaus BBBOnLine Privacy Program. He is currently an MBA student in the GMU School of Management and Manager of ICASIT.



2000/2001 Staff

minMin Shi

Mr. Shi currently is a Ph.D student in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. As a research assistant in ICASIT, his research interests include Information Policy, Technology Policy and Economic Development. Mr.Shi got his Bachelor’s Degree in Department of Economics at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) and his Master’s Degree in Department of Law at East China University of Politics & Law (Shanghai, China). Mr. Shi has the Certificate of Chinese Lawyer.


bhaskarBhaskar Choudhury

Bhaskar is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. His areas of research interest span the spectrum of Internet related issues. The issues of Taxation, Privacy, Protocols & Standards, Knowledge Management, and Intellectual Property Rights, are of particular interest. Bhaskar has a MBA degree from George Mason University and an Undergraduate degree in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., Bhaskar worked for two years as an Investment Research Analyst, specializing in the Information Technology sector, at Alchemy Capital Management, India. He acquired competency in Lotus Notes & Network administration and support while working for ICASIT and the School of Management as he pursued his MBA. Bhaskar has also spent six years as a manager of a small business in the Hospitality Industry.


Dr. Barbara Fillip

Dr. Barbara Fillip has joined ICASIT as a researcher in international knowledge management. With a background is in the field of international development assistance, Dr. Fillip has worked with organizations such as the World Bank, UNDP, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and AED (Academy for Educational Development). Her research in the past three years has been focused on issues related to the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and knowledge networking in the context of developing countries. Dr. Fillip works primarily as an independent researcher, consultant and occasional instructor. She is a native French speaker with regional expertise in Africa.

1999/2000 Staff

jeff2Jeff Theobald

Jeff was the manager of ICASIT in 1999-2000 while pursuing his MBA with a concentration in Information Systems Management at George Mason University. He is currently working at American Management Systems doing Web User Interface design and eStrategy consulting.


Erik3_webErik Thornberg

Erik graduated in 2000 with an MIS degree from George Mason University. He has a diverse professional experience including business analysis, market research, web site development and maintenance, accounting and all aspects of office management. Among the work performed by Erik during his time at ICASIT were audits, tests and updates webpages for clients such as Mobil and Artisannet.com.

chrisChris Lockard

Chris is a full time student at W. T. Woodson HS, where he does best in his business classes (Business Computer Programming and Information Systems). His position at ICASIT is his first real-world job.

Raghuveer Kanchetty

Raghu was a full-time MSIS student at George Mason University while serving as a member of ICASIT team. Before coming to ICASIT, Raghu received his Bachelor’s degree from MJCET, India. His job at ICASIT involved Web Development andworking with Mason faculty on UAEU curriculum. His areas of interest are computer programming and system administration.

rob_webRobert Hartman

Robert graduated from George Mason University earning a B.S. in Management Information Systems. In the 5+ years that Robert has been engineering Internet Solutions, he has gained extensive experience in the planning and implementation of Information Systems and has focused his research in the field of Internet Security. Robert previously worked with clients such as Zero Population Growth, The Department of the Interior, and the Graduate School of Education. Robert has also assisted in the teaching of courses such as Internet Security, Business Data Communications, and E-Commerce Strategy / Implementation.

guy_pseguin2Philip Seguin

Philip is a Junior in High school who enjoys working with the web. He hopes to someday have a career in computer programming, or web design. His interests range from working with programming languages such as C++ and Visual Basic, to using Photoshop to retouch photos for the web. Currently, he is working for ICASIT under the direct management of Jennifer Mattingly.

1998/1999 Staff

jennyYuqing (Jenny) Yang

Jenny is a M.S. degree candidate in Information Systems at GMU. Before ICASIT, holding a B.S. in Management Information System and M.S. in Finance, she worked for several banks in a broad range of positions such as System Engineer, Business Analyst and Investment Banker. Now her interest and practice is in Internet/Intranet development and system integration & security.

Imad Abi-Saleh

Imad finished his MBA at George Mason University in 1999. Prior to joining ICASIT, Imad worked as a consultant for the Energy and Industry department of the World Bank. He is interested in Knowledge Management and Finance. Imad has a BA degree in Psychology and French Literature from Indiana University. He is currently working as a consultant at Andersen Consulting.

khansenKimberly Hansen Stewart

Kimberly finished her MBA at American University’s Kogod College in their Management of Global Information Technology (MoGIT) program in 1999. Before she came to ICASIT, Kimberly worked for five years as a development officer for University of Maryland University College and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Kimberly plans to use her MBA and ICASIT experience to assist public agencies and not-for-profits in implementing efficient information technology systems. Kimberly is now working at American Management Systems as a management consultant.

jmattingJennifer Mattingly

Jennifer finished her MBA at GMU in 1999. She received her BS degree in Accounting (with Information Systems concentration). Prior to pursuing her MBA, Jennifer worked as a Management Consultant for Ernst & Young and Arthur Anderson. Her interests include MIS and Organizational Behavior and she currently works at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant..

1997/1998 Staff

mohanMohan Paul

Mohan worked at ICASIT while pursuing an MBA degree at GMU. He received his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Sciences at University of Maryland. Prior to receiving his undergraduate degree, he worked as a volunteer for National Dairy Development Board, in Gujarat, India. Primarily he worked on building cooperative milk organizations in Western India. After his undergraduate degree, he worked a for a small interior-scaping company as a horticulturist, in Silver Spring. He has shifted gears now and is pursuing a career in Information Systems and is currently working for PricewaterhouseCoopers.


joeJoe Saunders

Joe Saunders worked at ICASIT from July 1995 to June 1997 while earning an MBA in Finance at George Mason University.  He recently joined a technology start-up, called Audiopoint, working to deliver web content to cell phone users.  Prior to joining Audiopoint, he was a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He is also a graduate of the University of Michigan where he earned a BS degree in mathematics.


bryanBryan Harter

Bryan worked with ICASIT from July 1996 to May 1998. Past projects include Lotus Notes development, NT 4.0, web-based information systems, the augmentation of teaching through Internet applications, a role as associate instructor for an MIS graduate course, and international projects in Bucharest, Romania. Before his MBA program, Bryan spent three years in operations management at the Washington National Cathedral where he implemented a number of new software technologies for the Cathedral’s continuing education and conference center. Bryan received his MBA from George Mason University May 1998 and currently works for Andersen Consulting in Boston.


toddTodd Kelly

Todd was a co-manager at ICASIT while pursuing his MBA with a concentration in Management Information Systems and Finance. Todd’s projects included leading the database and information management for a pilot connectivity project with Media General Cable. This past summer, ICASIT’s research took Todd to Uganda to study the privitization efforts of their telecommunications infrastructure and also to South Africa to investigate distance learning technologies. Prior to ICASIT, Todd worked in Health Care Information Systems as a Software Applications Consultant with a concentration in the Admissions, patient Abstracting, and MIS modules. While in this position, Todd was instrumental in the testing, implementation and training of the Managed Care Module which provided new market leadership for his company. Todd received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, which is also his hometown. Todd is currently working for American Management Systems.


marnieMarnie Montgomery

Marnie Montgomery is an MFA candidate in the VIT (Visual Information Technologies) program at George Mason University, and will be focusing on developing online graphics during her time with ICASIT. Before coming to GMU, Marnie worked in fine art, and in graphic design for print, most recently in a studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. Marnie has received numerous awards for her drawings and prints. Her work has been featured in solo and group shows for twenty years.

monaMona Arora

Mona received her MBA at GMU while working at ICASIT. She received her undergraduate degree in Business and Economics from the University of Bombay, India. Her interests include Management Systems, Internet technologies, and Information Technology Consulting. Prior to her MBA program, Mona spent five years in management positions in various companies in India and abroad. She intends to major in MIS and Marketing.

asmitaAsmita Runge

Asmita received her MBA while working at ICASIT. She received her Masters degree in French Literature from Michigan State University after which she spent a year living and working in Paris, France. She worked in the mortgage banking industry for about a year before she began to pursue her MBA. Her interests include MIS and Finance and she is currently working for Booz, Allen and Hamilton as a management consultant.


bhaskarBhaskar Choudhury

Bhaskar received his MBA with a concentration in Management and Marketing while working at ICASIT. Prior to attending the MBA program at George Mason University, Bhaskar spent six years as the co-manager of a small business. During this time he streamlined inventory and ordering for the operations, overlooked the promotional activities for the storefronts, and supervised the hiring and training of all employees. Bhaskar received his undergraduate degree in Marketing from the University of North Carolina, at Charlotte. Presently, Bhaskar is gaining valuable experience in Information Technology. His primary responsibilities are in Lotus Notes administration, support, and development. In addition, Bhaskar is involved in Windows NT 4.0 administration, class support for faculty members, and the research and implementation of various Internet technologies.

1996/1997 Staff

bruceBruce Bernard

A candidate for B.S. degree with business studies including management information systems and decision sciences. Work experience: ICASIT, and network and business software assistance to undergraduate/graduate MIS students and faculty members; previous temporary experience with: Sprint International, Resolution Trust Corporation, US Sprint, and special work with pediatrics associated with National Cancer Institute. Current projects include research on Internet connectivity for educational institutions in developing countries, distance learning, and new telecommunications technologies.


lerzanLerzan Aksoy

Lerzan Aksoy finished an MBA degree at GMU while working at ICASIT. After getting her B.S. degree in business administration from Hacettepe University in 1994, she started her MBA at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. After she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship, she came to the U.S. to continue her studies . She was a research assistant at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey and interned for Alarko Corporation, one of the largest private companies in Turkey. Her interests include Management Information Systems and marketing.


brianmBrian Merrell

Brian was a senior at Quince Orchard High School during his time with ICASIT in October, 1996. Brian was the webmaster at his high school at the time. He is also a network intern in his school’s Media Center and a member of the Global Access Committee, which will facilitate the upgrading of computers and networks at his high school in the coming year. His interest include programming and networking. He hopes to major in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Science in college next year.


Keith Housey

Before starting his MBA and work at ICASIT, Keith was employed at Microlog, a computer telephony integration company.  At Microlog, Keith was hired to create and manage a documentation publication department.  This project included the development and establishment of work flow processes, quality assurances, and formal inter-department communications.  After the department was created, Keith managed the publication of technical documentation and some in-house marketing materials.  Keith’s prior education includes a BS in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Florida in 1990.  Since then, Keith was a Ph.D. candidate in a Human Factors program at the University of Maryland and has received his BS in International Business at Florida Atlantic University


vibootiVibhooti Gupta

Vibhooti was an ICASIT team member from July 1995 to August 1996. During her time at ICASIT, she was instrumental in building on the GBI kiosk system and representing ICASIT in a number of different areas. She received her MBA in just one year and completed studies in August 1996. She is now employed with American Management Systems where she is a Business Analyst and travels extensively. Before working at ICASIT, she was a hardware and software salesperson to the federal, state, local government and civilian agencies.


annaAnna Miller

Anna Miller (MBA 96) currently works for Global One where she is responsible for application development for foreign subsidiaries of the company. Prior to working at ICASIT, she was an auditor for Coopers & Lybrand’s Moscow office. At ICASIT, she developed multi-media kiosks, coordinated internet training, and built websites for organizations and the business school.


glennGlenn Poplawski

Glenn Poplawski (MBA 96) currently works for Andersen Consulting in the Process competency group. He is responsible for technical consulting for clients. Most recently, he has helped clients convert flat files to relational databases. While at ICASIT, Glenn was the manager who initiated the technology investment the center currently uses. He also developed a technology strategy assessment for the entire business school, culminating in the institution’s adoption of Lotus Notes. Prior to ICASIT, he earned a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and served as an engineering consultant.


chetnaChetna Sehgal

Chetna Sehgal (MBA 96) currently works for Andersen Consulting in the Process competency group as an Analyst. While at ICASIT, Chetna was also the president of the MBA Association. Today, she still remains active at the Graduate Business Institute and is involved in such activites as mock interviews. Also, while at ICASIT, Chetna was the associate instructor for the MIS 792 class which involved collaboration between Bell Atlantic and ICASIT.


shawnShawn Spengler

Shawn was an ICASIT team member from 1995 to 1996. During his time at ICASIT, he was involved in such projects as developing the Bread for the World Web Site. Also, Shawn was a key person in the development of the initial GBI Web Site. He received his MBA at George Mason University and completed studies in August 1996. He now works with Clara Vista Corporation where he is a Business Development Manager. In addition, he still owns an online resume development center. Before working at ICASIT, Shawn was an Industrial Engineer.


Other ICASIT Alumni

Raymond Lee

Raymond Lee (MBA 88) worked at ICASIT from 1989 to 1991 while earning a Master’s degree in Information Systems. He currently works for SAIC where he is responsible for full life-cycle development and project management. While at ICASIT, he developed expert systems, designed technology solutions for a non-profit organization, and served as a teaching assistant.


John Redmon

John Redmon was an ICASIT member from 1990 through 1991. While at ICASIT, John was involved in a UNDP Project with Dr. Ruth, he developed Multimedia Kiosks, assisted with Grants in Eastern Europe, and helped Get Others into the Internet. Since leaving ICASIT, John has grown a very successful multimedia software development firm, The Redmon Group which is located in Alexandria. John has involved ICASIT in his projects and has provided training for ICASIT GRAs. Most recently, the County Resident Information System (CRiS) has involved GRAs in software development and maintenance on a rapidly growing multimedia project.


Torsten Timm

Torsten Timm was a member of the ICASIT team from 1992-1994. While at ICASIT, Torsten worked on Multimedia demos and kiosk system development as well as presentations at the “science fair”. In addition Torsten maintained Internet Contacts with Romanian researchers. He received his MBA in May 1994 and is currently working for American Management Systems in Fairfax as a member of the Management Systems and Technology Group (MS&T) as an analyst. Since leaving ICASIT, he has been involved with several AMS-internal organizational projects and has supported ties with the MBA Career Development Center at GMU. More recently, Torsten has become the proud father of an 18 month old boy who keeps him quite busy.