Dr. James Woodward is an adjunct professor of physics professor and history professor at Cal St. Fullerton and is widely published on the Mach-Effect. Dr. Woodward wants to create technology that will allow mankind to cheaply travel to the stars. Dr. Woodward prefers to give credit of these propulsion devices to Mach. Therefore Dr. Woodward does not refer to the theory as the Woodward Effect (as do others) and instead uses the phrase Mach Effect. Dr. Woodward has his undergraduate degree in physics from Middlebury College, his masters in physics from NYU and his Ph.D in history from the University of Denver. His full bio is at http://physics.fullerton.edu/.