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Stephen Barley
Stanford University
Primary Field(s) of Research: Sociology of Work and Organizations

Shane Brown
Associate Professor
Oregon State University
Primary Field(s) of Research: Engineering Education
Research Areas/Interests:
Cognition, conceptual change, situated cognition

Christian Casper
Lecturer IV
University of Michigan
Primary Field(s) of Research: Rhetorics of science and technology, genre theory, discourse analysis
Research Areas/Interests:
I'm a lecturer of technical communication in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, where my pedagogical interests lie in communication within the fields of aerospace, biomedical, and chemical engineering and in the first-year and capstone design experiences. I have research interests in rhetorics of science and technology, genre theory, and discourse analysis, and I continually seek to translate material from this work into pedagogical tools to improve communication practices in engineering, particularly within the design-build-test cycle.

Ines Direito
Research Associate
University College London - Centre for Engineering Education
Primary Field(s) of Research: Engineering Education
Research Areas/Interests:
Engineering Education, Gender studies, STEAM, Skills and employability

Gary Downey
Alumni Distinguished Professor, Science and Technology Studies
Virginia Tech
Primary Field(s) of Research: Engineering Studies, STS, Cultural Anthropology
Research Areas/Interests:
I conduct comparative historical ethnographies of techno-national formation in engineering, tracing the contested emergence of dominant images and practices of engineers. Drawing on the findings, I also frame practices of critical participation to help engineers become better critical analysts of their own knowledge, expertise, identities, and commitments.

Antonio Garcia-Rozo
Universidad de los Andes
Primary Field(s) of Research: Engineering Studies

Matthias Gross
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Primary Field(s) of Research: Environmental Sociology, STS, Energy, Risk
Research Areas/Interests:
Alternative Energy Systems (esp. geothermal energy), Environmental Sociology, Ignorance and the Knowledge Society, Real World Experiments and Environmental Innovation, Restoration and Contamination, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology of Engineering, Theories of Nature-Culture Relations

Brent Jesiek
Associate Professor
Purdue University
Primary Field(s) of Research: Engineering Education, Engineering Studies
Research Areas/Interests:
Historical and social studies of engineering, with emphasis on global engineering, ethics and social responsibility, and engineering practice.

Lisa Kane
Honorary Research Associate
University of Cape Town
Primary Field(s) of Research: engineering studies, transport planning, traffic engineering, STS, material semiotics
Research Areas/Interests:
I am interested in how ways of valuing work in engineering practices, either influencing or being influenced by them. My empirical site of interest is traffic engineering in the global South, and in the valuing of human rights within those practices. I'm specifically interested in how safety, equity and respect for the person are practised within contemporary engineering, or not. My current research focuses on the historical case of an 'unfinished' freeway in Cape Town, South Africa and I am writing about how ways of valuing that freeway were explicitly, implicitly or sometimes elusively embedded, embodied of circulating in engineering practices over time. This case has also piqued my interest in the transfer of traffic engineering practices between the global North (specifically the US) and the South.

Charalampos Kokkinos
Adjunct Lecturer
Hellenic Open University
Primary Field(s) of Research: Philosophy of Technology, Artifact, Cultural Heritage
Research Areas/Interests:
Critical Theory of Technology, Theory of Culture, Monuments' Conservation, Built Environment, Theory of Artifacts

Peggy Layne
Assistant Provost
Virginia Tech
Primary Field(s) of Research:
Research Areas/Interests:
Engineering workforce diversity, women in engineering

Dean Nieusma
Associate Professor and Director
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Primary Field(s) of Research: STS, Engineering Studies, Engineering Education, Design
Research Areas/Interests:
Engineering professional and educational reform, engineering and liberal arts integration, interdisciplinary design education, ethics and social justice, engineering for development, engineering militarism

Amit Prasad
Associate Professor
University of Missouri-Columbia
Primary Field(s) of Research: STS, Sociology, innovation studies
Research Areas/Interests:
I study technoscientific innovations in medicine and health, particularly their entanglements with transnational and postcolonial transformations. I triangulate information obtained through oral histories, interviews, personal archives, etc. with those available in scientific publications to explore processes and contexts of innovation.

Antoni Roca-Rosell
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech
Primary Field(s) of Research: History of Engineering education
Research Areas/Interests:
History of engineering education, history of technology, history of science, Scientific, Technical and Industrial Heritage

Jon Schmidt
Senior Associate Structural Engineer
Burns & McDonnell
Primary Field(s) of Research: Philosophy of Engineering, Engineering Ethics
Research Areas/Interests:
Intentionality of engineering practice, virtue ethics, practical judgment (phronesis), logic of ingenuity

Amy Slaton
Drexel University
Primary Field(s) of Research: STS, History of Engineering, Engineering Education
Research Areas/Interests:
Engineering and Identity; STEM Diversity; Disabilities Studies

Knut H. Sørensen
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Primary Field(s) of Research: STS

Qin Zhu
Research Assistant Professor
Colorado School of Mines
Primary Field(s) of Research: Engineering Education, Ethics of Engineering and Technology, Education Policy