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Current PositionAssistant Professor (since 2005)
Previous PositionsVisiting Assistant Professor (2004-2005)
Dissertation“Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City” (University of Virginia, 2002). Advisor: Brian Balogh (firstname.lastname@example.org). A free .pdf scan of the entire dissertation is available at: http://wwwlib.umi.com/dissertations/dlnow/3056852
Research EmphasisHistorical aspects of engineering, technology and society, especially since 1700. Social implications of engineering. American society, transportation and engineering in the early twentieth century.
PublicationsBook under contract: Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City. Under conditional contract with MIT Press, for publication in its “Inside Technology” series. Publication expected in 2007.
Article: “Street Rivals: Jaywalking and the Invention of the Motor Age Street,” currently under peer review for publication in Technology and Culture.
Article: “From Public Street to Motor Thoroughfare: The Social Reconstruction of the Street and the Motor Age Revolution in the American City.” Currently seeking publication through Journal of Urban History.
Book review: “Lots of Parking: Land Use in a Car Culture,” by J.A. Jakle and K.A. Sculle. Environmental History, vol. 10 no. 2 (April 2005), 343-344.
“William Phelps Eno,” Oxford Dictionary of American National Biography (Oxford University Press, 1999).
“Fighting Traffic: U.S. Transportation Policy and Urban Traffic Congestion, 1950-1970” ( study in technology, policy and society). Essays in History, vol. 38 (1996). In its online article on "Traffic," Encyclopaedia Britannica named this article one of “The Web’s Best Sites” (see http://www.britannica.com/search?query=traffic&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT.)
The article is available online at: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/journals/EH/EH38/EH38.html.
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Honors, Awards, Grants
Teaching ExperienceSince August, 1998, all teaching experience has been at the University of Virginia, in the engineering school’s Department of Science, Technology and Society (STS), formerly called the Division of Technology, Culture and Communication (TCC). From 1998 through fall, 2005, I taught 48 sections (about 1,350 students total), concentrating in history of technology, writing, and thesis research. All sections were writing intensive.
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