Scott E.Siddall The Longsight Group
Danville, Ohio 43014
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CEO (1978-present) & Managing Partner (2001-present).
The Longsight Group, Danville, Ohio.

Longsight supports carefully selected open source software for education. We help our clients select the best application to meet their needs, provide comprehensive support for the selected software, train staff and users, host the application at one of our modern data centers, develop new features and provide on-going assessment and support.

Affiliated Scholar (2007-present).
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio.

Assistant Provost and Director of Instructional Technology, 1999-2007.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Studies.
Denison University, Granville, Ohio.

Lead efforts to integrate technology into the curriculum, supervising instructional technology staff, reorganizing a new unit (Media Technology Services), supervise and support faculty development efforts, training, developed Faculty Uses of Technology directory and Instructional Technology newsletters. Provide leadership for campus-wide project to enhance all learning spaces. Pioneering work on support for open source applications (Sakai, Portfolio) in higher education. Lead faculty-administrative committee in revising acceptable use policies for networked services. Teach in environmental studies and Honors Program.

Director, Program in "Collaboration with Technology," 1998-present
Inter-institutional appointment, Denison University and Kenyon College.

Principal author and director for four-year $735,000 program to enhance learning through collaborative uses of technology among five, top liberal arts colleges in Ohio. Visit to review goals and accomplishments including remote collaboration classrooms (videoconferencing), digital asset management, faculty projects, workshops and colloquia.

Director of Advanced Technology, 1998-99.
Executive Director of Information Technology, 1996-97.
Director of Academic Computing, 1989-1998.

Kenyon College, Gambier,Ohio.

Responsible for strategic planning and management of web information systems, faculty innovation with technology, videoconferencing systems, divisional budget planning and client training. Assisting with development of new program activities for Five Colleges of Ohio. Served on senior staff as interim chief technology officer, managing staff of 28; secured funding and supervised network expansion, Windows NT migration,"just-in-time" client support services, brought telephone management in house, secured funding for new administrative systems. Established a campus-wide advisory committee and led a three-year strategic planning effort. Created a professional development program to improve staff recruitment and retention; conducted nine searches for technical/management positions. Established one of the earliest small college helpdesks, a student liaison program for academic departments, successful computer store, an incentives program for faculty innovation, and organized a client training program sponsored jointly by the library and IT organization. Program director for nationally-recognized faculty development program, a collaborative effort of librarians and computing staff.
Visiting Associate Professor, 1989-1999
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Teach marine science and environmental studies courses with a strong emphasis on collaboration and critical evaluation of information resources. Comprehensive web publications are final products of each course; see
Assistant Professor of Marine Science, 1983-1989.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Marine Science, 1989-1995.
Faculty Advocate for Instructional Computing,1986-1989.

State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York.
Led faculty planning for instructional computing, including development of competitive resource allocation programs. Managed networked computing laboratories. Secured $1 million in research grants in coastal resources and data visualization; taught graduate courses in natural resource management; sponsored and advised ten masters and doctoral students; developed microanalytical methods to measure respiration in individual mollusc larvae; developed models of larval dispersion in coastal bays.

Research Assistant Professor of Marine Science,1980-1983.
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, Florida.
Led a research team that developed first practical hatchery for the queen conch, an important fishery resource of the Caribbean; work led to several commercial ventures. Applied response surface analysis to create an early example of four-dimensional data visualization. Secured $500,000 in research grants.


Ph.D., 1980. Biological oceanography, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Florida.

A.B., with Honors in Biology and Geology, 1972. Case Western Reserve University,Cleveland, Ohio.

Author of more than two dozen peer-reviewed articles, chapters, book reviews and popular articles, and more than eighty conference presentations.