SELECT Journal Editors and Roles

    Executive Editor

    Gary Gordhamer is currently at GE Power & Water as a senior DBA, having worked with Oracle database and related technology for over 20 years. He is currently serving as a SELECT Journal executive editor, and has been presenting at COLLABORATE for years, delivering more than 15 sessions. He had his first chance to present at OpenWorld in 2012. He previously served on the COLLABORATE Conference Committee for two years and received the SELECT Journal Editor choice award in 2010.

    Associate Editor

    Michelle Malcher, past president of IOUG, is a DBA team lead with several years of experience in database development, design and administration. She has expertise in security, performance tuning, data modeling and database architecture of very large database environments. As an Oracle ACE Director, she enjoys sharing knowledge about best practices involving database environments. She has authored several articles and a book, "Oracle Database Administration for the Microsoft SQL Server DBA," and is a co-author for "Oracle Database 12c: Install, Configure & Maintain Like a Professional" and "Oracle Database 11g Beginner's Guide."

    Contributing Editors

    Arup Nanda ( has been an Oracle DBA for more than 13 years, covering all aspects of database administration including modeling, performance tuning, architecture, backup recovery, security, and disaster planning. He is a frequent speaker at many conferences and authored several articles in Oracle TechNet, Oracle Magazine, SELECT, among others; and co-authored two books - Oracle PL/SQL for DBAs (2005, O'Reilly) and Oracle Privacy Security Auditing (2003, Rampant). Recognizing his professional accomplishments and contributions to the user community, Oracle awarded him the DBA of the Year title in 2003.

    John Kanagaraj is an IT Architect at Cisco Systems Inc and resides in the Bay Area in sunny California. He has been working with various flavors of UNIX and Oracle since 1984 as a developer, DBA and system administrator. John is a frequent presenter at IOUG and OAUG and co-authored Oracle Database 10g: Insider Solutions, published by SAMS. As the executive editor of IOUG’s SELECT Journal, John is always looking forward to developing and mentoring new authors! You can email him at

    Bobby Curtis, MBA is an Oracle ACE and specializes in database monitoring and data integration technologies, both aimed at making usability simpler and easier. Currently, he is working as a senior technical consultant focused on implementations and migrations of scalable databases while providing monitoring solutions for these environments. Curtis is a current member of the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG), Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG), Georgia Oracle User Group (GOUSER) and the Rocky Mountains Oracle User Group (RMOUG). He is honing his technical skills at Enkitec, (, and can be followed on twitter at @dbasolved and his blog at

    Eric Mader ( a senior infrastructure engineer with Zirous Inc., an Oracle Platinum Partner based in West Des Moines, Iowa. He has architected robust Fusion Middleware solutions for many organizations, focusing primarily on highly available implementations of Oracle SOA and Identity Management Suites. Eric is a certified implementation specialist for Oracle Database 11g, Database 11g Data Warehouse, Exadata 11g, VM 3.0 for x86 and Linux 6. He is also a certified associate for Oracle WebLogic Server 11g System Administration.

    Mike Gangler is an Oracle ACE that possesses robust database credentials with many Fortune 100 companies in positions ranging from database specialist/infrastructure architect to senior database administrator. Mike is also past president and currently serving on the board of directors of the Southeast Michigan Oracle Professionals (SEMOP) and a charter member of the IOUG Board of Directors. He can be reached via email at

    Jim Czuprynski has accumulated over 30 years of experience during his career in information technology. He has served diverse roles at several Fortune 1000 companies in those three decades — mainframe programmer, applications developer, business analyst, and project manager — before becoming an Oracle database administrator in 2001. He is an Oracle ACE Director and he currently holds OCP certification for Oracle 9i, 10g and 11g.

    Board Liaison

    Ray Smith is actively engaged as a volunteer for IOUG. He currently serves on the IOUG Board of Directors, continues to serve on the COLLABORATE conference committee, and serves as board liaison to the SELECT Journal Editorial Board. Ray is the 2015 recipient of the Chris Wooldridge IOUG Volunteer of the Year award.  He currently works as a database security engineer for PayPal in San Jose, California. Ray is an Oracle ACE. Visit his blog on OEM topics at

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