Joel Adams earned his PhD in Computer Science in 1988 from the University of Pittsburgh in the area of distributed systems. He has been teaching parallel / high performance computing to undergraduates since 1997. He is the principle architect of seven Beowulf clusters, ranging from low-cost personal clusters (e.g., Microwulf) to three NSF-funded high performance clusters. He is a principle investigator on CSinParallel.org, an NSF-funded project to integrate parallel computing topics across the undergraduate CS curriculum. He is a two-time Fulbright Scholar (Mauritius 1998-99; Iceland 2005) and is an ACM Distinguished Educator.