Robert Beck is a Professor of Computing Sciences at Villanova. He was the founding chair of the Department of Computing Sciences and served as chair for 21 years. He has also served as chair of the Department of Mathematics. He conducts research in the area of Human Computer Interaction and is currently working with persuasive HCI for promoting sustainability. He also leads the Program for Website Creation and Evaluation for the Center of Excellence in Enterprise Technology. His work in the area of Computer Science Education has recently focused on computing in context and the use of inquiry-based learning, problem based learning and authentic research to promote collaboration between disciplines. In the area of Software Engineering, Dr. Beck has focused on formal models of systems and systems.