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  • Abramenko, Monika

    Lecturer, Department of Engineering & Society


    I received the 'Diplom' in mathematics and computer science from the University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1993. My first job was as a program developer in the accounting department of a bank. In 2001 we moved to the United States with our 2 young sons. I taught my first class at UVa,...

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  • Baritaud, Catherine D.

    Academic Lecturer, Director of Language for Engineering Education Programs (Project LEEP)


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  • Berne, Rosalyn W.

    Associate Professor


    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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  • 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

    Lecturer in Science, Technology, and Society


    Sean Ferguson‘s research is a mixed blend of methods primarily drawing from social movement studies, sustainability, environmental sociology, and history of technology. He looks at the way in which local and regional civil society groups help shape the direction of biomaterial and energy system...

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  • Foley, Rider W.

    Assistant Professor


    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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  • Fulgham, Bernard Ives

    Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics


    Bernard Fulgham received his PhD in Mathematics in 2002, writing his thesis in the field of non-associative algebras with advisor Kevin McCrimmon. He began teaching Applied Mathematics at the University of Virginia in August 2004 and became a full-time Assistant Professor in 2006.

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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


    James Groves has scholarly interests in the areas 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 greatest...

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