Dr. Foster earned his PhD in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut,
with a specialization in Medieval French Literature. He holds an M.A. in French Language and Civilization
from New York University. He lived in France for six years with his wife, Diane, and their children,
Bryan and Leigh. Watching his children acquire a second language without pain and suffering,
Mark learned one important thing about language: There is no understand; there is only repeat.
Michael has over 20 years experience in computer programming and system administration. His background
ranges from artificial intelligence for mobile robotics to application development to enterprise
and Linux System Administration.
Michael believes that there are a few 'world changing' industries to be in and that Education is at the top of that list.
Rich Foster has over 25 years experience building computer systems for business solutions.
After receiving his Master's in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence in 1989, he
began working in a Research and Development group at one of the major insurance carriers in
Hartford. He worked with every manner of computer technology from relational databases to Windows
based GUIs to hand held data collectors and bar code readers. While he enjoyed working with all
types of technology he gravitated to database systems and wrote several articles demonstrating
new techniques to more efficiently utilize the power of relational databases.
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