BioB.S. Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, James Madison University, 1996M.A. Religious Studies, University of Virginia, 2009Ph.D. Religious Studies, University of Virginia, 2014
I have a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies. While in graduate school I began teaching in the University of Virginia’s Department of Engineering and Society, where I am currently an assistant professor.
I teach courses on social and ethical aspects of engineering design and practice, including:
STS 1500: Technology, Society, and Contemporary Issues - Designing for a Sustainable World
STS 2500: Technology and the Frankenstein Myth
STS 2500: The LEGO Course
STS 4500: STS and Engineering Practice
STS 4600: The Engineer, Ethics, and Professional Responsibility
I have also taught courses on the Hebrew Bible, biblical monsters, and biblical novellas in the Department of Religious Studies, academic writing in the Department of English, as well as critical theory and skills of research and writing for the College of Arts and Sciences' Transition Program.
My research interests include technology and religion, technology and science fiction, design and values, and design and sustainability.