Dr. Douglas MacLeod is the Chair of the RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University – Canada’s first online architecture program. The Centre currently serves over 500 students in 16 countries and continues to enhance the quality of architectural education in Canada. MacLeod is a registered architect (California), a contributing editor to Canadian Architect Magazine and the former Executive Director of the Canadian Design Research Network. He is also a former Associate with Barton Myers Associates, Los Angeles. He led pioneering work in virtual reality at the Banff Centre and is recognized as an expert in e-learning, sustainable design and virtual design. He has degrees in Architecture, Computer Science and Environmental Design and has taught at universities and colleges throughout North America.