Albert M. (Al) Erisman is Executive in Residence at Seattle Pacific University where he teaches courses on business ethics and business and technology. He is co-founder and executive editor of Ethix magazine. In this capacity he has interviewed business leaders from around the world on issues of ethics, values, and purpose. He has been a speaker and consultant on business ethics for many companies and professional organizations. His speaking has taken him to many countries including most recently Nepal, India, Ukraine, Brazil, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Central African Republic, Austria, and China. He is engaged in developing a Micro Finance program in the Central African Republic.
In April 2001 Al completed a 32-year career at The Boeing Company, where for the last 10 years he was Director of R&D for computing and mathematics. In this capacity, he managed a staff of 250-300 scientists, mathematicians, statisticians, and engineers with the objective of bringing new technology to Boeing's processes and products. He was selected as one of 11 inaugural Senior Technical Fellows of The Boeing Company in 1990.
Al has been on numerous boards including: board member and board chairman of the Washington Technology Center; board member of the National Academy of Sciences panel on assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology; and a member of other National Science Foundation and National Academy committees dealing with the future of information technology, an assessment of mathematics, and the future of supercomputing. He is a board member for Gladiator Technology, a startup company producing sensor systems, and the board of advisors for two other startup companies. He is a co-author of three books including Direct Methods for Sparse Matrices (Oxford Press, 1987, co-authored with John Reid and Iain Duff) and numerous technical and popular papers. He has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Iowa State University.