Jim Vanides is a member of the HP Office of Global Social Innovation, responsible for worldwide education philanthropy strategy and programs. This includes the 2010 HP Catalyst Initiative (www.hp.com/go/hpcatalyst) and the 2009 HP Innovations in Education initiative, a $20M investment reaching schools, colleges, and universities in 26 countries. In addition to authoring the blog, “Teaching, Learning, and Technology in Higher Education” (www.hp.com/go/hied-blog) he is a contributing author on the K12 education blog, Guide to Digital Learning Environments (www.guide2digitallearning.com/blog). In his "spare" time, Jim teaches an online course for Montana State University on the Science of Sound (www.scienceteacher.org), a masters-level, conceptual physics course for teachers in grades 5 through 8. Jim’s past work at HP has included engineering design, engineering management, and program management in R&D, Manufacturing, and Business Development. He holds a BS in Engineering and a MA in Education, both from Stanford University.