• J. Milton Adams

    Professor Emeritus
    J. Milton Adams

    Adams earned his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from UVA in 1976 and returned to join the faculty in 1978. His “Physiology” class in the Department of Biomedical Engineering has a reputation of being one of the best courses in the Engineering School. In addition, he still accepts a full load of academic advisees annually.

  • James H. Aylor

    Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering Dean Emeritus, School of Engineering and Applied Science
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    Dr. Aylor has been an active researcher in the area of complex computer system design including computer technology for persons with disabilities. His most significant accomplishments include the development of the VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL), the development of a new "mixed-level" modeling technology.

  • J. Taylor-Beard

    Associate Professor Emeritus
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    He joined the University of Virginia in 1965 and to recognize his outstanding contributions to undergraduate teaching efforts, Taylor Beard was named Lucien Carr Associate Professor for the year 1997-98. He served as an American Specialist for the U. S. State Department's International Communications Agency, lecturing in Pakistan on solar energy.

  • Mary Beck

    Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
    Mary Beck
    Mary Beck began teaching in the Department of Applied Mathematics in 1989 and retired in 2014. During her time in the School of Engineering and Applied Science she served as the Director of Applied Mathematics, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, and the faculty advisor for the…
  • Craig H. Benson

    Professor Emeritus
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    My practice in geoenvironmental engineering fits in four broad categories: (i) design and assessment of environmental containment systems for municipal, mining, radioactive, and hazardous wastes, (ii) sustainability assessment of engineering systems, (ii) recycling/upcycling of waste…
  • John K. (Jack) Brown

    Professor Emeritus

    Brown taught history, applied ethics, writing, and public speaking in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society till 2015. His research centers on American technological and business history. He has won awards from the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, the Society for Industrial Archaeology, and Society for the History of Tech.

  • W. Bernard Carlson

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

    Associate Professor Emeritus
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    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…
  • James Cohoon

    Associate Professor, Computer Science, Emeritus
    James Cohoon

    Jim Cohoon has co-authored several programming language textbooks. His research interests are swarm algorithms and models, probabilistic search, routing, and Computer Science education and broadening participation. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and winner of the IEEE Computer Science Taylor L. Booth Education Award.

  • Jeff R. Crandall

    Professor Emeritus
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    Jeff Crandall served as the Director of the University’s Center for Applied Biomechanics from 1994-2019. His research focuses on understanding human response and injury in automobile safety, sports, and military protection. He has experience with experimental biomechanics spanning the length scales of tissue samples to whole body cadavers.