Lawrence Frederick holds a Masters in Physics from Florida Atlantic University. His academic work in numerical computation led him to a career in Information Technology. He subsequently worked at Emory University, Vanderbilt University and most recently as CIO at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. His professional interests revolve around leadership, organization, planning, policy, e-learning, and the future of higher education in an electronic world. An innovator and entrepreneur, Larry has developed Computer Graphics software and utilities that have been distributed world-wide. Larry has been an international art and antiques dealer and now specializes in collecting and restoring turn of the century technology. He has recently taken to building art lamps. His work is in two galleries and he has participated in several juried shows. He is currently seeking an agent for his first novel. He and his wife Jane are the proud parents of two sons. They came to love Saint Louis while putting their oldest son through SLU. This son now works for the Computing Center at Notre Dame and their youngest son is in sales for a leading mens fashion retailer in Phoenix, AZ.