Our Directors

Frank J. LoPinto, PhD
President and Director

Frank is a physicist, computer scientist, and an inventor. He worked at Fermilab, Bell Labs, and NASA and holds patents in data communications.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York he lives with his wife in Nanaimo and enjoys playing the recorder and canoeing on the ocean.


Richard Lane, PhD

Richard is the Principal Investigator of the Canada Foundation for Innovation funded MeTA Digital Humanities Lab at VIU. He is the author or editor of sixteen academic books.

Vancouver Island is one of many that Richard has called home, including Protection, Bowen and Gambier Islands, all in ‘Beautiful British Columbia’.


Joseph J. Del Sordo, MS

Joe is a film and broadcast industry professional.  His work has taken him to Norway, Central America, the Caribbean, and Madagascar winning many film industry awards.

Born in New York City, he lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and enjoys the outdoors, working on select media projects, and collaborating in the future of media and data communications.

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