Ph.D., Cornell University, History of Science
B.A., Syracuse University

Research Specialties: 
  • History of Technology
  • Relations among science, technology and culture
  • History of invention and innovation
  • History of science and technology museums
  • Urban Planning, technology and the Environment

 

Projects: 

Current Projects:

  • Places of Invention exhibition
  • "Inventing in America," patent exhibition NMAH, with USPTO
  • International Ecocities Initiative
  • History of World's Fairs and Technoly
  • Modernity on Display: World's Fairs in the Era of WW2 (Pittsburgh, in press)

PAST AND RECENT PROJECTS

  • Making a Modern Museum exhibition--50th anniversary NMAH
  • Nobel Voices international exhibition
  • Science in American Life exhibition 
Awards, Honors, and Special Recognition: 
  • Honorary Doctor of Science, Westminster University, London, UK (2005)
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Society for the History of Technology
  • Board, National Academy of Inventors
  • Board, National Inventors Hall of Fame
  • Board, MIT Museum
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of History of Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins University

Publications

"Mumford in Historiographical Context" In  Lewis Mumford, Public Intellectual, edited by Thomas P. Hughes and Agatha C. Hughes, ), 21-42. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, l990.  

Examination of the influences on the historian of technology Lewis Mumford.

The Papers of Joseph Henry edited with Nathan Reingold, et al. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Press. Vols. 1-4, 1972-1981.

Edited volumes of the manuscripts of Joseph Henry, American physicist and first Secretary of the Smithsonian.

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