Dick earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois/Urbana in 1984, and taught at Carleton College and did CS research at Cornell University before coming to St. Olaf 1990. He directed St. Olaf’s CS program from 1991 to 2009. His scholarly interests are in parallel and distributed computing education (where he co-directs the NSF-funded CSinParallel project), interdisciplinary applications of CS (where he directs the HiPerCiC initiative and is co-principal investigator of St. Olaf’s NSF-funded eCIR project), distributed and real-time systems and formal methods in computing. He has also created many of St. Olaf’s CS courses, and is architect of St. Olaf’s CS Major curriculum. Dick enjoys tennis, ballroom dancing, playing the tuba, riding his bike to work, and spending time with this wife, Susan Dunhaupt, and children Martin, Kevin, Una, Ariel and Schuyler.