Dr. Leopoldo Gemoets, Associate Professor, is the current Chairman of the Department of Information and Decision Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is the founding director of UTEP's CEDARS (Center for Entrepreneurial Development, Advancement, Research and Support). A former NASA faculty fellow with California Institute of Technology, he has over 25 years experience in developing and implementing information technology for industry and government. He has served as principal investigator for a five hundred thousand dollar contract with Jet Propulsion Laboratories. He is also the faculty coordinator to the Institute for community-based teaching and learning. Dr. Gemoets has published in various international and national journals in the area of international information technology.