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  • Abramenko, Monika

    Lecturer in Applied Mathematics


    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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  • 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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  • Dizaji, Farzad S.

    Lecturer in Applied Mathematics


    Having enough knowledge to teach a student is one side of the coin, but the methodology you intend to deliver the knowledge is another side which requires additional learning and practice. Regardless of how much knowledgeable you are; you should transfer your information effectively in such 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

    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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