Cathy Davidson joins Mozilla Foundation Board

July 25th, 2012

Please join me in welcoming Cathy Davidson to the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors.  Cathy has been working with Mozilla for some time now, and we are very pleased that she has is  joining our Board.  Mozillians active in the education, web-literacy, or badges work may have seen Cathy and her Mozilla-related work already.  Mozillians active primarily in building Firefox and other general consumer products may have met her and can do so in the future through ongoing Town Hall, brown bag and related discussions.

I’ve been impressed by degree to which Cathy’s work intersects with Mozilla.  Her academic focus has been on the intersection of technology, collaboration, learning, and digital life.   In 2002 she co-founded HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory), an organization dedicated to rethinking the future of learning in the digital age.  We saw HASTAC in action during the first Mozilla Festival (“Learning, Freedom and the Web”) in Barcelona a couple of years ago.  I was struck by the innovative approach.

Here’s a bit more detail about Cathy’s involvement with Mozilla-related activities, and a bit more general info about Cathy.

Cathy joins Brendan Eich, Joi Ito, Bob Lisbonne, Brian Behlendorf and me on the Mozilla Foundation board.    We expect the board to grow a bit more as we seek to bring expertise in new areas and geographies.

Welcome, Cathy!

4 comments for “Cathy Davidson joins Mozilla Foundation Board”

  1. 1

    Benjamin Kerensa said on July 25th, 2012 at 11:02 am:

    Is Cathy a Community Member or Paid Mozilla Employee?

  2. 2

    Mitchell Baker said on July 25th, 2012 at 1:30 pm:

    Cathy is a professor at Duke University. She is not an employee of Mozilla.

  3. 3

    Viking KARWUR said on July 25th, 2012 at 7:05 pm:

    Welcome on board Cathy!

  4. 4

    Fatima Kharoti said on August 24th, 2012 at 6:39 pm:

    Greetings, I had problem with Explorer 9,so my daughter opened fire fox a round three weeks ago. Now some programs that are supposed to be opened on face book , the fire fox is not good enough to open it and a statement will appear that I need Mecafe flash player and a plugin. I want only fire fox to do the job and I don’t want any thing else. could you please solve the problem.
    Fatima Kharoti

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