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Stephen Barley
sbarley@stanford.edu
Professor
Stanford University
Primary Field(s) of Research: Sociology of Work and Organizations


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


Christian Casper
cfcasper@umich.edu
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
i.direito@ucl.ac.uk
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
downeyg@vt.edu
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
angarcia@uniandes.edu.co
Professor
Universidad de los Andes
Primary Field(s) of Research: Engineering Studies


Matthias Gross
matthias.gross@ufz.de
Professor/Researcher
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
bjesiek@purdue.edu
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
lisa@lisakane.co.za
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.


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


Dean Nieusma
nieusma@rpi.edu
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
prasada@missouri.edu
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.


Jon Schmidt
jschmid@burnsmcd.com
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), narrative thinking


Knut H. Sørensen
knut.sorensen@ntnu.no
Professor
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Primary Field(s) of Research: STS