Doug Lerner, Systems Manager — Doug was a member of the edWeb start-up team and launch of on the Webcrossing “Neighbors” social networking platform. Doug is the founder and CEO of Elliptics and manages’s systems and development as we’ve expanded the networking ecosystem and features to support educators’ needs. Doug earned his M.S. in physics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and did further post-graduate work at the University of California Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. He has over 25 years of experience in higher education, large program management, student advisement, course development, technical training, project management, and also software development for online education, social networks, online communities and scientific simulation. Doug lives in Tokyo, Japan.