Please let me introduce you to Robert Black, the new ASEE PRISM editor and manager of ASEE publications. Bob joined ASEE on September 1, and we are delighted to have him with us. He is former editor-in-chief of Sports Sense, The Journal of Sports Business, a magazine he developed and launched with publisher E.J. Krause. Before that venture, Bob spent 14 years at U.S. News & World Report, where, as deputy editor for business and technology, he edited all business and economics coverage. In earlier days at U.S. News he served as a director of research and as a senior economist.

Previously in his career, Bob was an economist in the Congressional Budget Office, and a research associate at the Urban Institute. He has a master's degree in public policy from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. in history from the University of Wisconsin.

I hope you will join me in welcoming Bob to ASEE. I am confident he will bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to PRISM while maintaining the high standards put in place by Mary Dalheim. Mary, PRISM editor for four years, recently left ASEE to become director of publications at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Mary for her many contributions to ASEE and to wish her well in her new venture.

PRISM, guided by Mary and benefiting from the fine talents of our publications staff, is an award-winning publication of which we are all proud. In 1996, it won the Golden Lamp Award, the highest award of the Association of Educational Publishers (EdPress). PRISM has also taken four consecutive EdPress Distinguished Achievement Awards for design and, from Communication Concepts, two consecutive Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX).

In addition to PRISM, our publications department produces numerous other products, including the successful Engineering: Your Future, a precollege brochure that to date has sold nearly 80,000 copies. Our newest publication, debuted at the Annual Conference in Seattle this year, is How Do You Measure Success?, a compilation of assessment-related articles published in PRISM. You can view the book's table of contents at

Bob has committed to maintaining the high quality of PRISM as well as ASEE's other publications, and I also sense in him a strong entrepreneurial spirit. He has expressed interest in developing other products for the membership, and is also enthusiastic about expanding ASEE's presence online.

I know that Bob looks forward to exchanging ideas with you—he can be reached via e-mail at:

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