OITP Consultants

Jonathan Band

Jonathan Band received a B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1982 from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1985. From 1985 to 2005, Mr. Band worked at the Washington, D.C., office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, including thirteen years as a partner. Mr. Band established his own law firm in May, 2005. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and California and before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Federal, and District of Columbia Circuits.

Kristen Batch

Kristen R. Batch is a consultant to OITP, for which she provides research and program support for digital content and public policy initiatives. Kristen has more than 10 years of experience working at the intersection of information technology policy research and program development. She served as lead program officer for the Internet freedom program at Internews, an international media development organization. Previously, she coordinated research and recruited teams of experts from industry, academia, and government to develop guidance on a broad range of technology policy issues for the National Research Council’s Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. She holds an M.A. in international communication from American University and a B.A. in literary and cultural studies and Spanish from Carnegie Mellon University.

John Bertot

Dr. John Carlo Bertot is Professor and Director of the Center for Library Innovation at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies. From 1995-2008, John served on the faculties of Florida State University, the University at Albany, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Dr. Bertot teaches and conducts research in the areas of information and telecommunications policy, with an emphasis on the planning, development, and evaluation of e-government services.

Dr. Bertot is a co-principal investigator with Professor Charles McClure on annual surveys examining the use of the Internet by public libraries, which are funded by the Foundation. Dr. Bertot completed his Ph.D. at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies in 1996.

Jennifer Bishop

Jennifer M. Bishop is a publication designer and project manager with more than 10 years of experience supporting government and nonprofit organizations. She has directed major publication development efforts for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.As a program associate for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies, Ms. Bishop lent creative and editorial support to more than 25 committee-authored reports and developed print and online promotional materials. Ms. Bishop earned a B.F.A. from Cornell University.

Nancy Bolt

Nancy Bolt is President of Nancy Bolt & Associates. She served as Colorado State Librarian from 1987-2005, and was active in designing and administering library development programs including information literacy services, the Colorado Digital Library, and assisting Colorado libraries to obtain computers and internet connectivity. Ms. Bolt has served on ALA’s Executive Board and International Relations Committee. Ms. Bolt received her MLS from the University of Missouri in 1970.Ms. Bolt has worked internationally to train librarians from other countries in the areas of advocacy, community outreach, working with government entities, and strengthening library associations.

Amelia Bryne

Trained in cultural anthropology and new media, Amelia received her M.A. from the Joint Programme in Communication and Culture, Toronto, Canada. Amelia is co-Director of DeepTech.org, a research consultancy that focuses on the social and environmental impacts of information and communications technologies. She is a co-author of the FCC-commissioned study, Broadband Adoption in Low-Income Communities, which is being revised and expanded into a book. The study was utilized by the FCC in the construction of its National Broadband Plan. Amelia's work has been supported by the University of Helsinki, the Social Science Research Council, the Community Wireless Infrastructure Research Project, by Design eLab, and other public interest research projects and institutions. Her research has been published in journals such as Telematics & Informatics, Policy & Internet, and the Journal of Community Informatics. She is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center of Fordham University, New York, NY.

Judy Hoffman

Judy Hoffman is a communications specialist providing expertise in project management, marketing, and public relations. She has served as project manager for the Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study, funded by the American Library Association and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Grant activities included leading qualitative research, writing and production of the study report, and dissemination of study results.

Previously, Ms. Hoffman served as marketing specialist for the North Suburban Library System, a state agency supporting public, academic, school, and special libraries in the Chicago suburbs. She also held positions in the satellite communications and advertising industries in Chicago and New York. As a member of the League of Women Voters, Ms. Hoffman has a decade of experience coordinating candidate forums, voter registration, and voter education events. She holds a B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois.

John Windhausen, Jr

John Windhausen, Jr. is President of Telepoly Consulting, which provides legal and regulatory advice for a variety of telecommunications firms and non-profit associations. From 1999 to 2004, he served as President of the Association for Local Telecommunications Services, the leading trade association representing the facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carriers. From 1996 to 1999 he worked as General Counsel for the Competition Policy Institute, a consumer-oriented advocacy organization promoting competition for energy and telecom services.

Mr. Windhausen served for 9 years (1987-1996) as Senior Counsel and Counsel to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, where he helped draft the 1992 Cable Act and the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He began his career at the FCC as a staff attorney from 1984-87. Mr. Windhausen graduated from Yale University and the UCLA School of Law.