The CrossTalk Editorial Board

The CrossTalk Editorial Board (CEB) is comprised of volunteers who are recognized experts across all realms of software engineering. Each article is personally reviewed by at least two members of the CEB. Their insights have been instrumental in vetting articles and providing constructive feedback to authors helping ensure the high quality of work that we have come to expect over the past twenty-five years.

If you are interested in becoming an elite member of the CEB, please see the information at the bottom of this page.

Our congratulations and very special thanks to the distinguished members inducted into our CrossTalk Editorial Board for 2015:

Wayne Abba Abba Consulting
COL Ken Alford, Ph.D. Brigham Young University
Greg Anderson, Ph.D., MBA Brigham Young University
Thomas Anglioletti U.S. Army
C. Warren Axelrod, Ph.D Delta Risk LLC
Brent Baxter 309th Software Maintenance Group
Gene Bingue U.S. Navy
Stephen Blanchette Software Engineering Institute
Lt. Col. Christopher A Bohn, Ph.D. HQ Air Force Special Operations Command
Pieter Botman Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Michael Cho Venio, Inc.
David Cook Stephen F. Austin State University
Jan Conrad Boeing Company
Greg Daich SAIC
Mike Donohoe Independent
Steven Drager Rome Labs
Robert W. Ferguson Software Engineering Institute
Karen Goolishian Wyle
Jeffrey Hemmes Regis University
Lt. Col. Marcus W. Hervey Air Force Institute of Technology
Tony Henderson 309th Software Maintenance Group
Thayne Hill Software Technology Support Center
Troy Hiltbrand Idaho National Laboratory
Dan Houston Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Donald Johnson Computer Software Professional
Alan C. Jost Raytheon - Network Centric Systems
Akbar Khan DoD U.S. Army
Paul Kimmerly U.S. Marine Corps
Theron Leishman Northrup Grumman
Bernie McKinney DCMA Boeing Aerospace
Paul McMahon PEM Systems
Dr. Max H. Miller University of Maryland
Dr. Kenneth E. Nidiffer Software Engineering Institute
Doug J. Parsons Army PEO Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation
Travis Perullo Omicron Electronics
Kedar Phadke Phadke Associates
Henry R Salmans III CSC Marine Corps Information Technology Center
Alberto Sampaio Department of Superior Institute of Engineering
Tom Sampson Centerline Partners
Ganesh Ran Santhanam Iowa State University
Gursev Singh Kalra Senior Principle Consultant with McAfee
Larry Smith Software Technology Support Center
Aditya K Sood Michigan State University
Alexander Stall CMMI Institute
Robert Stoddard Software Engineering Institute
Tracy Stauder 309th Software Maintenance Group
Kasey Thompson Software Technology Support Center
Manoj Wadhwa Echelon Institute of Technology Faridabad
David R. Webb 309th Software Maintenance Group
Carol Woody Software Engineering Institute
Yan Wu Bowling Green State University
Celeste Yeakley Overwatch Systems Ltd.
Shirley Zhao Management Consultant, USDA OCIO
David Zubrow Software Engineering Institute


Becoming a CEB Member


Who is a CEB member?

CEB members are industry experts with knowledge in engineering processes, project management, business, leadership, process improvement, and many other software engineering-related topics. CEB members are recognized as leaders in the industry and are a huge part of CrossTalk’s ongoing success.

What does being a CEB member entail?

Being a CEB member is purely a volunteer effort. Periodically, we will contact you to see if you have time to read and provide comments on an article in your area of expertise. We will never send you an article and expect you to review it. You will have a chance to accept or deny the opportunity to review an article based on your availability. We will give you ample time to read the article and perform your review; we are aware that your time is extremely valuable.

What are the benefits of being a CEB member?

CEB members benefit from staying well-informed on the latest tools, techniques, processes, and policies as they review articles from some of the best and brightest authors in the software, defense, and engineering communities. In addition, CrossTalk publishes a list of current CEB members each January.

I hope you will become a CrossTalk Editorial Board member and share your expertise in a way that will benefit our readers. Please contact Heather Giacalone, our Publishing Coordinator, at if you are interested in becoming a member or have any questions.