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Science, Technology & Society Faculty

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Research & Teaching Interests

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Lloyd Ackert
Contact
Associate Teaching Professor of History
5011 MacAlister
lta24@drexel.edu
215.895.0993
Research & Teaching Interests

History of science & technology, ecology, Russian science

Department
  • Department of History
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Peter Amato
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Director, Programs in Philosophy; Teaching Professor of Philosophy
5030 MacAlister Hall
peterama@drexel.edu
215.895.1353
Research & Teaching Interests

Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy in Literature

Department
  • Department of English and Philosophy
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Contact
Associate Teaching Professor of Health Administration

jfb83@drexel.edu
Research & Teaching Interests

Healthcare, medicine and ethics; aging and neurodegenerative diseases; science and technology studies

Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Michael Brown
Contact
Affiliated Research Faculty
3101 Market Street, 2nd Floor
mpb96@drexel.edu
Research & Teaching Interests

Philosophy of Technology, Ontology and Epistemology, Social and Political Economies, FreeSchools

Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Robert J. Brulle, PhD
Contact
Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science; Associate Professor of Public Health (School of PH)
3600 Market Street, Room 735
brullerj@drexel.edu
215.895.2294
Research & Teaching Interests

Environmental policy and politics, critical theory, marine risk, social movements, environmental sociology.

Department
  • Department of Sociology
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Robert D'Ovidio, PhD
Contact
Associate Dean for Humanities and Social Science Research and Graduate Education; Associate Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies
3401 Market Street, Room 110-A
robert.dovidio@drexel.edu
215.895.1803
Research & Teaching Interests

The intersection of computer technology, crime and the criminal justice system.

Department
  • Department of Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Mary Ebeling
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Director, Women's and Gender Studies; Associate Professor of Sociology; Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture & Media
3600 Market Street, Room 721
mfe@drexel.edu
215.895.6145
Research & Teaching Interests

Sociology of science and technology, data brokers and big data, healthcare privacy, marketing communication, medicine, health, knowledge and power in late capital, the production of value and alternatives, anarchism and democratic potentials of artist-run spaces, collectives and feminist methodologies

Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
  • Department of Sociology
Christian Hunold
Contact
Associate Professor
3021-F MacAlister Hall
hunoldc@drexel.edu
215.895.6089
Research & Teaching Interests

Comparative politics, environmental politics, political theory

Department
  • Department of Politics
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
  • Center for Public Policy
Kirk Jalbert, PhD
Contact
Visiting Research Professor

kirkjalbert@gmail.com
Research & Teaching Interests

Social studies of science and technology; citizen science; environmental justice; information transparency; knowledge infrastructures; energy policy

Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Kelly Joyce
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Director, Center for Science, Technology & Society; Professor of Sociology
3101 Market Street, Room 220
kelly.a.joyce@drexel.edu
215.571.4449
Research & Teaching Interests

Political, cultural and organizational dimensions of clinical medicine, social dimensions of technological innovation, and technology, science and aging

Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
  • Department of Sociology
Alison Kenner, PhD
Contact
Assistant Professor
3101 Market Street, Room 222
amk438@drexel.edu
Research & Teaching Interests

Science, technology, and medicine, environmental health, cities and place, feminist theory, medical anthropology, experimental ethnography

Department
  • Department of Politics
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Michael Khoo, Ph.D.
Contact
Assistant Professor, College of Computing and Informatics

khoo@drexel.edu
215.895.1230
Research & Teaching Interests

Information systems, educational technologies, digital libraries

Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Scott Knowles
Contact
Interim Department Head; Associate Professor
3025 MacAlister Hall
sgk23@drexel.edu
215.895.2496
Research & Teaching Interests

History of technology, disaster, and public policy

Department
  • Department of History
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Jake Lahne, PhD
Contact
Assistant Professor of Food Science, Department of Culinary Arts and Food Science, Center for Hospitality and Sport Management

jl3452@drexel.edu
Research & Teaching Interests

Consumer-sensory science; flavor chemistry; Mixed-methods food studies

Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Dr. Brent Luvaas
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Associate Professor of Anthropology; Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture & Media
PSA 111
luvaas@drexel.edu
215.571.3660
Research & Teaching Interests

DIY and independent media production; transnational consumer culture; popular music; new media and mediated subjectivities; youth culture in the US and Indonesia.

Department
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Gwen Ottinger, PhD
Contact
Associate Professor
3101 Market Street, Suite 250, Room 200
ottinger@drexel.edu
215.571.4823
Research & Teaching Interests

Environmental justice, energy, air quality, citizen science, big data, expertise, science and engineering ethics

Department
  • Department of Politics
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Flavia Padovani
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Assistant Professor of Philosophy
5034 MacAlister
fp72@drexel.edu
215.895.2433
Research & Teaching Interests

Interplay between science and philosophy in the early twentieth century, the nature of scientific principles, the structure of scientific theories and theory change, and problems surrounding the intertwined themes of measurement and coordination

Department
  • Department of English and Philosophy
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Jody A. Roberts
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Research Faculty, Center for Science, Technology & Society; Director, Center for Contemporary History and Policy, Chemical Heritage Foundation

jroberts@chemheritage.org
215.873.8281
Research & Teaching Interests

Intersections of emerging molecular sciences and public policy and the ways in which tensions brought about between the two get resolved

Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
John Rossi
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Assistant Teaching Professor, School of Public Health

jar444@drexel.edu
215.762.4652
Research & Teaching Interests

Bioethics, ethics education for students as well as other public health audiences

Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Tiago Saraiva
Contact
Assistant Professor
5014 MacAlister
tfs37@drexel.edu
215.895.6870
Research & Teaching Interests

History of science, history of technology, environmental history, science and technology studies

Department
  • Department of History
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Jonathan Seitz, PhD
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Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Teaching Professor of History
3021-C MacAlister
jwseitz@drexel.edu
215.895.0996
Research & Teaching Interests

History of science, Italy, Europe

Department
  • Department of History
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Portrait of Nicholas Shapiro
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Visiting Research Professor

NShapiro@chemheritage.org
Research & Teaching Interests

Everyday infrastructure, DIY scientific instrumentation, biopolitics, critical theory, multispecies ethnography

Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Mimi Sheller
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Director, Center for Mobilities Research and Policy; Professor of Sociology; Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture & Media
3101 Market Street, Room 219
mimi.sheller@drexel.edu
215.571.3652
Research & Teaching Interests

Sustainable mobility and mobility justice: new cultures and infrastructures of travel, transport, mobile communication, and urbanism; Caribbean Studies: history, culture and political theory of the region, including intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class; Caribbean mobilities: the relation between tourism, migration and air travel across the U.S.-Caribbean borders; tracing the histories and forecasting the futures of cultures of mobility and wider mobility regimes, including theorizing transitions in complex systems.

Department
  • Center for Mobilities, Research and Policy
  • Department of Sociology
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Chloe Silverman, PhD
Contact
Associate Professor
3101 Market Street, Room 221
cbs78@drexel.edu
Research & Teaching Interests Department
  • Department of Politics
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Amy Slaton
Contact
Professor
5015 MacAlister
slatonae@drexel.edu
215.895.2061
Research & Teaching Interests

History of technology, labor, race

Department
  • Department of History
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Dr. Andrew Smith
Contact
Associate Professor
5041 MacAlister Hall
afs52@drexel.edu
215.895.2434
Research & Teaching Interests

Philosophy of Sustainability, Social and Political Philosophy, American Philosophy

Department
  • Department of English and Philosophy
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Kristene Unsworth
Contact
Assistant Professor, College of Computing and Informatics
Rush 409
ku26@drexel.edu
215.895.6016
Research & Teaching Interests Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
  • Center for Public Policy
Michael Yudell
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Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention, Dornsife School of Public Health; Affiliated Faculty, Department of History
Nesbitt Hall 454
myudell@drexel.edu
267.359.6084
Research & Teaching Interests

Autism spectrum disorders, bioethics, emergency preparedness, ethics, gene-environment interaction, genomics, history of public health

Department
  • Department of History
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society