My interests center on technology in the history of business and industry, and I especially concentrate on the relations between government and industry. Comparative history is an excellent way to see how different cultural values and institutions influence similar developments in different places and times, and I use comparative history extensively in my teaching and research. In a related vein, I am also very interested in the flow of technological ideas and expertise across national borders, primarily in U.S. and European history since 1800. For details, see my homepage: kathrynsteen.org.
2014 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching
The university-wide senior faculty teaching award
2006 Allen Rothwarf Award for Teaching Excellence
The university-wide junior faculty teaching award