Ray Bareiss, Ph.D., is a Senior Vice President at Socratic Arts and the Chief Education Officer of Experiential Teaching Online (http://www.xtolcorp.com/ ), a leading provider of online courses and degree programs in partnership with top universities. Before joining Socratic Arts and XTOL, Dr. Bareiss was Director of Educational Programs and Professor of the Practice of Software Engineering and Software Management at Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley Campus, where he oversaw and taught in two unique, learning-by-doing, professional master's programs. He was a co-founder of Cognitive Arts Corporation and served as executive vice president for strategic projects, such as virtual university collaborations and large-scale corporate eLearning initiatives. Prior to joining Cognitive Arts, Dr. Bareiss was Assistant Director of the Institute for the Learning Sciences at Northwestern University, as well as a Research Associate Professor of Computer Science and Education. Dr. Bareiss specializes in computer-based learning environments, organizational memory and computer-based performance support, new product development, human-computer interaction, and cased-based reasoning. He is also the author of a number of books and articles. Dr. Bareiss holds a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences and a B.S. in Communication from the University of Texas at Austin.