Denise Bedford is currently the Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management at Kent State University and is adjunct faculty at Georgetown University’s Communication Culture and Technology program. She teaches a range of course s in knowledge management and enterprise architecture. Her current research interests include communities of practice, use of semantic analysis methods and technologies, knowledge economy, knowledge cities, intellectual capital representation and investments, and knowledge sharing behaviors. Dr. Bedford has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the U niversity of Michigan. In 2010. Dr. Bedford retired from the World Bank as Senior Information Officer. Her experience also includes NASA, Intel Corporation, Stanford University, as well as a variety of consulting engagements.