Daniel M. Ferguson is a research associate in the Engineering Education Program at Purdue University and the recipient of three NSF awards for research in engineering education. Prior to coming to Purdue he was Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Ohio Northern University. Before assuming that position he was Associate Director of the Inter-professional Studies Program and Senior Lecturer at Illinois Institute of Technology and involved in research in service learning, capstone design, assessment processes and interventions aimed at improving learning objective attainment. Prior to his recent university assignments he was the Founder and CEO of The EDI Group, Ltd., and The EDI Group Canada, Ltd., independent professional services companies specializing in B2B electronic commerce and electronic data interchange. Mr. Ferguson is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Stanford University and Purdue University and a serial entrepreneur.