Denise Bedford, Ph.D.
Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management
College of Communication and Information
Kent State University
Kent OH 44242-0001
Dr. Denise Bedford is currently the Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management, at Kent State University. She is also adjunct professor, Communication Culture and Technology, Georgetown University, and the School of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Dr. Bedford recently retired from the World Bank where she was involved in a variety of information and business architecture projects, as well as semantic analysis and multilingual applications. Her background and interests are in languages and linguistics, systems analysis and design, intellectual history, information science, and economics of information. She has a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, M.A. from University of Michigan, M.S. from Western Michigan University and a B.A. from University of Michigan. Denise's professional experience includes University of California Systemwide Administration, Stanford University, NASA, Intel, and other academic institutions.
Her current research interests include communities of practice, use of semantic analysis methods to characterize knowledge transfer, automated structured profiling of unstructured information, multilingual architectures, business rules engineering, and search architectures and governance models.
Recent syllabi and presentation will be posted shortly.
- Dr. Bedford's talk entitled: "Strategy for Developing an Ontology - First Steps" she presented to this community, as the opening talk for the series of events around the theme "Ontologizing the Ontolog Body of Knowledge," at: ConferenceCall_2006_04_13 ... as well as the panel session on that topic that she chaired: ConferenceCall_2006_04_20
- Her presentation at the Ontology Summit 2007: "Ontology, Taxonomy, Folksonomy: Understanding the Distinctions" - Framework session: "Ontology Assessment - Proposed Framework and Methodology"
- Her: "Strategies for 'Making the Case for Ontology" presentation at one of the Ontology Summit 2011 panel sessions: ConferenceCall_2011_02_24