Professor and Director of e-Science Initiatives, University of New Mexico’s University Libraries
Bill Michener is Professor and Director of e-Science Initiatives at the University of New Mexico’s University Libraries.He serves as Project Director for two large National Science Foundation supported projects: (1) Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE)—a large DataNet project that supports cyberinfrastructure development and community engagement for the biological, environmental, and Earth sciences; and (2) the New Mexico Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.
He is actively involved in research related to creating information technologies supporting data-intensive science, development of federated data systems, and community engagement and education. He has a PhD in Biological Oceanography from the University of South Carolina and has published extensively in marine science, as well as the ecological and information sciences. Bill has a strong background and training in organizational sustainability and governance, project management, and meeting facilitation. Presently, he serves on the Board of Directors (or Administrative Board) for Dryad, Inc., the Organization for Tropical Studies, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, as well as the Governance Committee for an emerging international organization that seeks to nurture a network of organizations that are involved in Public Participation in Scientific Research (i.e., citizen science). He serves as editor of the Ecological Society of America’s Ecological Archives, Associate Editor for Ecological Informatics, and as a member of the Ecology Editorial Board.