Dr. Jonathan Lazar is a Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, Director of the Undergraduate Program in Information Systems and Director of the Universal Usability Laboratory, all at Towson University. Dr. Lazar is involved in teaching and research in the area of human-computer interaction, specifically, Web usability, Web accessibility for people with disabilities, user-centered design methods, assistive technology, and public policy in the area of human-computer interaction. He has previously published 6 books, including "Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction" (2010, John Wiley and Sons), "Universal Usability: Designing Computer Interfaces for Diverse User Populations" (2007, John Wiley and Sons), and "Web Usability: A User-Centered Design Approach" (2006, Addison-Wesley). He serves on the editorial boards of Interacting with Computers, Universal Access in the Information Society, and ACM Interactions Magazine, and serves on the executive board of the Friends of the Maryland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Dr. Lazar was named a winner of the 2011 University System of Maryland Regents Award for Public Service, a winner of the 2010 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award from the National Federation of the Blind, and a winner of the 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award in the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics at Towson University. Dr. Lazar currently serves as the international chair of public policy for ACM SIGCHI (Computer-Human Interaction). During the 2012-2013 academic year, Dr. Lazar was selected as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.