Professor of History and
Director, Technology & Society Project
Stevens Hall 200 B
Ph.D., Princeton University
I have taught at the University of Maine since 1986 and specialize in the history of technology and, secondarily, the history of science. I teach courses in those areas for both undergraduate and graduate students. My history of technology courses cover the beginnings of civilization till the present, where my history of science courses cover American history. My approach is to place technological and scientific advances in their respective social and cultural contexts, integrating them with mainstream historical developments. I also teach survey courses in American history from Reconstruction till now.
My research and writing have been primarily in the history of American technology and in the history of American utopianism.
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