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  • Rosalyn W. Berne

    Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics Chair, Department of Engineering and Society
    Rosalyn W. Berne

    Rosalyn W. Berne, PhD is the Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics and Director of the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science (OEC) in the Department of Engineering and Society, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where she has been a faculty member since 1999.

  • 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…
  • Coleen Carrigan

    Associate Professor

    Using feminist ethnography, Coleen Carrigan researches broadening participation, combating inequities, and enhancing public engagement in STEM with a particular emphasis on computing

  • Jason Clark

    Associate Professor
  • 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…
  • William Davis

    Assistant Professor
    William Davis

    As our technological creations increasingly permeate all that surrounds us, altering our behaviors and bodies in subtle and obvious ways, we ought to ask ourselves:

  • Joshua Earle

    Assistant Professor
    Joshua Earle

    Joshua Earle is a PhD in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) from Virginia Tech. His work focuses on the history of eugenics, and its connection to modern genetic medicine and to future imaginaries of human and more-than-human worlds. His work is situated in Feminist Philosophy of Technology, Disability Studies anBlack Feminist Philosophy.

  • 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…
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    Dr. Gerard J. Fitzgerald’s research employs a multi-disciplinary approach informed by different subfields including environmental history, the history of technology, sensory history, the history of public health, and the history of science to investigate the evolution of modern…