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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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  • Bezzo, Nicola

    Assistant Professor


    Nicola Bezzo is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia. Prior to joining UVA in January 2016, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the PRECISE Center, in the...

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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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  • Deppmann, Christopher

    Associate Professor of Biology, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering


    I have been interested in the mechanisms underlying long-distance signaling in the context of nervous system development since I was a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the laboratory of David Ginty (now at Harvard). This experience taught me to integrate my...

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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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  • Gomez III, Jose Pantaleon

    Lecturer


    I was most recently the Director of Research for the Virginia Transportation Research Council, the Virginia Department of Transportation’s research division. I first joined the Research Council in June of 1992 as a Research Scientist and spent 9 years conducting applied research and technical...

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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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  • Kester, Mark

    Director, nanoSTAR Institute, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacology, Molecular Physiology/Biophysics


    Mark Kester is a Professor of Pharmacology and the Director of the NanoSTAR Institute of the University of Virginia. He was previosuly the G. Thomas Passananti Professor of Pharmacology at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and the inagural Director of the Penn State Center for NanoMedicine...

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