Chris Cardiff teaches economics at San Jose State University, where his chief research interest is education policy. His most recent paper explored political affiliations of tenured professors at California universities through voter registration records (Critical Review 17, 2005, nos. 3-4). Prior to joining San Jose State University, he spent 25 years in the software industry. His most recent position was with Netscape Communications/AOL, where he was a vice-president of software engineering.