DR. ARTHUR NOWELL is dean emeritus at the University of Washington where he served as dean for 14 years. His activities focused on organizational accountability and values-derived performance. As the Responsible Officer for Personnel, Compliance, Finance and Academic Affairs, he oversaw 800 staff and an operating budget of $100M per year. Previously, he served as President and CEO of a 17 nation consortium for ocean drilling and served on the board for 19 years. He has chaired and directed nationally established performance and compliance studies as well as federally requested studies of government management and operations in federal-state and private partnerships. He is an international consultant on maritime prediction, marine security and piracy. He holds masters degrees from the University of Cambridge, England and UBC, Canada as well as a doctoral degree in Fluvial Dynamics.