Dr. Denise Bedford is currently a Senior Information Officer at the World Bank in Washington DC. At the World Bank she serves as practice lead for Business Architecture, is a core member of the Operational and Knowledge Systems Program and the Enterprise Search team, and is a certified Enterprise Architect. Her responsibilities include development of the Bank’s core metadata and content type strategies, management of ontologies, taxonomies and the World Bank’s multilanguage topic thesaurus, and development and operationalization of the Bank’s semantic analysis technologies. In addition to the World Bank, she has held positions at NASA, Intel Corporation, Stanford University, the American Mathematical Association, the University of California, University of Michigan and University of Southern California. She is adjunct faculty at Georgeotown University, Unversity of Tennessee, and Kent State University where she teaches a variety of courses in information architecture, knowledge management, systems and project management, and semantics/semantic applications. She is a member of several professional associations including ASIST, ACM, AIIM, SLA, ALA and AAAI. Her educational background includes a B.A. in History, Russian Language and Literature, and German Language and Literature; an M.A. in Russian History; an M.S. in Librarianship and a Ph.D. in Information Science. In January, 2010 Dr. Bedford will be retiring from the World Bank to assume the Goodyear Professorship at Kent State University. In this new position she will focus on teaching and research in the areas of knowledge management, architecture and engineering, communities of practice, and semantic web and semantic search applications.