William Anthony Stubblefield, Ph. D.
P. O. Box 14841
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87191

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of New Mexico.
Dissertation topic: Source Retrieval in Analogical Reasoning: An Interactionist Approach.

M.S. Computer Science, University of New Mexico.

B.A. English Literature, Stanford University.


Writing, Consulting, and Web Development

Practical Tales
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87191

2012 – present

I started Practical Tales after I left Sandia Labs as a vehicle for consulting and to give me time to write fiction. Currently, I am supporting this website, a site for a local charity (, and finishing/marketing a novel.

Treasurer, Vice-President, Web Master, and Board Member

Fabulous Felines Cat Rescue

2006 – present

Duties include

  • Managed finances, kept books, and filed IRS form 990.
  • Designed, implemented, and maintained web site at
  • Published periodic newsletter, “The Fabulous Times.”
  • Planned and conducted annual fundraising events.

Principal Member of Technical Staff

Sandia National Laboratories
P. O. Box 5800
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185

September 1995 – December 2011

Highlights of my work at Sandia Laboratories

  • Developed Risk Management processes.
  • Led knowledge management program for a manufacaturing group, designing and implementing a knowledge base containing three years worth of technical project results.
  • Primary designer and architect for the LIGA Traveler system, which managed production data for an advanced micro-mechanical fabrication process developed at Sandia National Laboratories/CA.
  • Designer, Knowledge Engineer, and primary implementer of the Glass-to-Metal Seals (GMS), and Capacitors knowledge preservation system.
  • Designed and implemented the Near Net-Shape design advisor, an expert system for selecting between machining, various casting methods and Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS).
  • Developed the use of ethnographic field methods for purposes of software and process design. Applied these to all the systems described above, and also used them on formal assessments of the Primary Hazard Screening System (PHS), and the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC) for 6320.
  • Conceived, developed and taught a course in Ethnography, Interaction Design, and Usability, for Sandia’s corporate training department.
  • Ran process improvement events for groups in manufacturing and infrastructure improvement using a variety of methods from the Lean/Six Sigma and Design/Innovation communities.

Visiting Professor

Department of Computer Science
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
September 1993 – March 1995

Taught courses in Software Engineering, Object Oriented Methods, Computer Networks, and Databases.  Conducted research in Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction.

Senior Course Instructor

Learning Tree International, Reston, Va. 

1984 – September 1995.

Taught and consulted on Object Oriented Analysis & Design, Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, and User Interface Design

Clients have included AT & T, Ericsson Telecommunications, Bell Communications Research, NASA, Prodigy Services, Iomega Corp., the US Department of Defense, and Lockheed Martin.

For a list of my technical writings, including both papers and textbooks, see the Technical Page of this site.