STS Faculty

Science, Technology and Society Faculty of the Department of Engineering and Society


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  • Archer, Robert J.

    Executive Lecturer in Science, Technology, and Society


    Rob is from Philadelphia but has been a part of the UVA community since 1980 where he was introduced to Charlottesville as an undergraduate track and field athlete and mechanical engineering student. Rob completed his graduate studies in 1994 at the Darden Graduate School of Business. His...

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  • Baritaud, Catherine D.

    Senior Lecturer of Science, Technology, and Society


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  • Berne, Rosalyn W.

    Associate Professor in Science, Technology, and Society


    Rosalyn W. Berne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering and Society's program of Science, Technology and Society (STS). She earned the BA (1979) and MA (1982) degrees in Communication Studies, and a PHD (1999) in Bioethics, all from the University of Virginia. In addition to...

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  • Carlson, W. Bernard

    Joseph L. Vaughan Professor of Humanities, Chair, Engineering and Society Department, Professor of History, Director, Engineering Business Programs


    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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  • Cheng, James "Jim" Su-ting

    Lecturer in Science, Technology, and Society


    Jim Cheng has over 25 years experience as a technology entrepreneur, angel/private capital investor, business leader and a senior state government executive.

    Jim is a Co- Founder of CAV-Angels, an Angel investment club for UVA Alumni, a member of several Angel Investment and PE firms/...

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  • Elzey, Dana M.

    Associate Professor of Engineering & Society, Director Rodman Scholars Program, Director Engineering International Programs


    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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  • Ferguson, Sean

    Assistant Professor in Science, Technology, and Society


    Sean Ferguson has been teaching within the STS curriculum since 2014 and has partnered with Assistant Professor Rider Foley to explore Engineering Education Assessment Innovations in this capacity. His research includes work on digital citizenship, ethics, and the open data movement with...

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  • Foley, Rider W.

    Assistant Professor in Science, Technology, and Society


    Dr. Rider W. Foley is an assistant professor in the science, technology & society program in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia. He is the principal investigator at University of Virginia on the ‘4C Project’ on Cultivating Cultures of Ethical STEM...

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  • Gorman, Michael E.

    Professor of Engineering & Society, Director, Science, Technology and Society Program, Director, Policy Internship Program, Member, Link Lab


    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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  • Groves, James F., Ph.D., P.E.

    Associate Professor, Department of Engineering and Society


    James Groves has scholarly interests in the intersection of engineering education and materials science. While working on his Ph.D., he co-invented directed vapor deposition technology and subsequently co-founded Directed Vapor Technologies International. In the area of materials science his...

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