Barry Flachsbart is Professor in the Department of Business and Information Technology at the Missouri University of Science & Technology and former Chair of the Department of Information Science and Technology. His research interests include project management and large database systems. Previously, Dr. Flachsbart was founder and head of the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Research Laboratory at McDonnell Douglas. Prior to that, he served as both Director and VP in various roles at Union Pacific Technologies. Dr. Flachsbart earned a PhD from Stanford University. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.