Faculty Emeritus

Faculty Emeritus of Science, Technology and Society

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  • Brown, Jack

    Professor Emeritus

    John K. (Jack) Brown taught history, applied ethics, writing, and public speaking in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society from 1992 to 2015. His research centers on American technological and business history.

    His history of the Baldwin Locomotive Works was published in...

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  • Carlson, W. Bernard

    Joseph L. Vaughan Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Society, Program Manager, AgInnovation, University of Galway, Ireland

    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 pursued a...

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  • Click, Patricia

    Associate Professor Emeritus

    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. With...

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  • Elzey, Dana M.

    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 in...

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  • Gorman, Michael E.

    Professor Emeritus, Engineering & Society

    Michael E. Gorman earned a Ph.D. (1981) in Social Psychology at the University of New Hampshire. He served as an STS Program Director at NSF for two years. His research interests include social psychology of science, ( Simulating Science, Indiana University Press...

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  • Johnson, Deborah G.

    Professor Emeritus, Engineering and Society, Olsson Professor Emeritus of Applied Ethics, Adjunct Professor, Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

    Deborah G. Johnson retired as the Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics in the STS Program within the Department of Engineering and Society. She continues to hold that title with emeritus status and she continues to be active in research and occasional teaching


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  • Mohajeri, Manouchehr (Mike)

    Senior Lecturer , Applied Mathematics

    As an adjunct faculty member, I teach two to three sections of multivariate calculus each semester. My goal is to ensure my undergraduate students have the foundational applied math skills that they will need as they reach their third- and fourth-year engineering courses, and later as practicing...

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  • Pfaffenberger, Bryan

    Professor Emeritus

    My career mission has been to awaken my discipline, anthropology, to the analysis of technology from an anthropological point of view. The road was a long one, and I was by no means the only pilgrim, but I am now proud to say that the anthropology of technology (AoT) is now recognized as a...

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  • Townsend, Ingrid

    Professor Emerita

    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...

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