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  • Mary Beck

    Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
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    Mary Beck began teaching in the Department of Applied Mathematics in 1989 and retired in 2014. During her time in the School of Engineering and Applied Science she served as the Director of Applied Mathematics, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, and the faculty advisor for the…
  • John K. (Jack) Brown

    Professor Emeritus

    Brown taught history, applied ethics, writing, and public speaking in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society till 2015. His research centers on American technological and business history. He has won awards from the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, the Society for Industrial Archaeology, and Society for the History of Tech.

  • W. Bernard Carlson

    Joseph L. Vaughan Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Society, Program Manager, AgInnovation, University of Galway, Ireland
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    Bernie Carlson is a historian of technology who studies the careers of inventors and entrepreneurs in order to educate future engineering leaders. He grew up in New Jersey, studied history and physics as an undergraduate, earned a Ph.D. in the history and sociology of science, and…
  • Patricia Click

    Associate Professor Emeritus
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    Fresh out of graduate school with a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Virginia, Patricia Click joined the department when it was known as the Humanities Division. At that time, the department was evolving to include more courses that focused on the history of technology…
  • Dana M. Elzey

    Associate Professor Emeritus
    After graduating with a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering, and working on the R&D staffs of IBM and General Electric, Elzey accepted an offer to conduct research in the area of high temperature fatigue failure of Ni-base superalloys at the Max-Planck Institute for Materials Research…
  • Deborah G. Johnson

    Professor Emeritus, Engineering and Society Olsson Professor Emeritus of Applied Ethics Adjunct Professor, Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway
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    During her career, Johnson has taught engineering students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Virginia. In research, Johnson is best known for her work on computer ethics and engineering ethics. She published one of the first textbooks on computer ethics in 1985. 

  • Bryan Pfaffenberger

    Professor Emeritus
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    Since the 1980s, Bryan pioneered the anthropology of technology (AoT). His influential works, cited over 5,000 times, emphasize technology's socio-cultural context. At UVA, he shaped AoT using interdisciplinary insights. Key publications apply anthropological theories to technology's cultural impact, referencing concepts like those of Victor Turner

  • Ingrid Townsend

    Professor Emerita
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    Ingrid Soudek Townsend joined the Engineering faculty in 1973 as the first full-time female faculty of the school. She served as the chair of the STS department for more than seven years. The Townsend Prize, awarded twice a year to the best undergraduate research paper in STS 101, was created to honor her legacy. Townsend retired in May 2008.