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Faculty

Science, Technology and Society

Faculty affiliated with Drexel’s Center for Science, Technology and Society conduct leading research at the intersections of environment, health and technology. Cities and regions around the world are looking for ways to increase energy independence and create built environments that mitigate climate change. Faculty investigate environmental topics such as food access, new modes of transportation, emerging energy sources and solutions for critical infrastructures. Health is central to everyone's well-being. Our faculty approach health issues such as who and what drives ongoing policy debates like cost, accessibility and professional training; as well as the cultural contexts that shape participation in health care professions and systems. Computing technology reaches into nearly every corner of our lives. Center faculty focus on the ethics of big data, the relation between nanotechnology and a changing workforce and policies that promote civic engagement with computing technologies.

Faculty Member

Departments & Centers

Research & Scholarship


Teaching Professor of History
5011 MacAlister
lta24@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of History
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests

History of Science; History of Biology; History of Ecology; Russian History; Soviet History; Environmentalism


Director, Programs in Philosophy; Teaching Professor of Philosophy
5016 MacAlister
peterama@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of English and Philosophy
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests

Ethics; Marxism; Continental Philosophy


Associate Teaching Professor of Health Administration

jfb83@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of History
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests

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


Professor of Sociology; Affiliated Faculty, Urban Health Collaborative, Dornsife School of Public Health
3201 Arch Street, 294
susan.bell@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of Sociology
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests

Sociology of health and illness; global and transnational health; reproductive health, rights and justice; experience of illness; narrative; visual sociology



Professor Emeritus


Department
  • Department of Sociology
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests

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


Professor of Sociology; Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture & Media
3201 Arch Street, 285
mfe@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of Sociology
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Study
Research & Teaching Interests

Science and technology studies; critical data studies; algorithmic justice; marketing; data brokers and big data; healthcare privacy; biocapital; medicine; health; knowledge and power in late capital; the production of value and alternatives; anarchism and democratic potentials of artist-run spaces and collectives.


Assistant Professor
3201 Arch St, Suite 210, Room 205
Xiaorui.Huang@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of Sociology
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests

Environmental Sociology; Human Drivers of Climate Change; Global Political Economy; Quantitative Longitudinal Analysis


Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement; Professor
3021-F MacAlister Hall
hunoldc@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of Politics
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
  • Center for Public Policy
Research & Teaching Interests

environmental political theory; deliberative democracy; human-animal studies; multispecies ethnography; multispecies urbanism; wild horses and burros


Director, Center for Public Policy; Associate Professor
3401 Market Street, Room 110-B
jmh498@drexel.edu
215.895.0490
Department
  • Department of Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Center for Public Policy
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests

Corrections, Re-entry and Community Supervision; Comparative and International Penology; Drug Treatment and Drug Use; Community Violence Reduction; Prison Climate, Oversight and Reform; Financial Sanctions; Scandinavian Correctional Policy; Sentencing; Experimental and Field Research


Professor of Sociology
3101 Market Street, 220
kaj68@drexel.edu
215.571.4449
Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
  • Department of Sociology
Research & Teaching Interests

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


Professor of Law, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

anil.kalhan@aya.yale.edu
215.804.9098
Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests
  • Use of surveillance technologies for immigration control purposes
  • Expansion of immigration detention
  • Judicial independence and judicial politics in the United States, Pakistan, and India
  • Issues that arise when legal regimes span periods of authoritarian and democratic rule

Associate Professor
3101 Market Street, Room 222
amk438@drexel.edu
215.895.2463
Department
  • Department of Politics
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests

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


Associate Professor; Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture & Media
Academic Building, 317
bal47@drexel.edu
215.571.3660
Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Research & Teaching Interests

Visual anthropology; photography; social media; global media; digital culture; urban culture; Southeast Asia


Associate Professor of Management, Drexel LeBow College of Business
Gerri C. LeBow Hall 645
dm484@drexel.edu
215.895.1733
Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests
  • Inequality and status hierarchy
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Organization theory
  • Social networks
  • Sociology of China

Assistant Professor
3201 Arch, Suite 210, Room 204
amanda.mcmillanlequieu@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of Sociology
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests

Environmental sociology, political economy, place and space, rural-urban interface, qualitative and historical methodologies

Department
  • Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests

Medical Anthropology; Environmental Anthropology; Multispecies Ethnography; Global Health; Science and Technology Studies


Professor
3101 Market Street, Room 217
ottinger@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of Politics
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
  • Center for Public Policy
Research & Teaching Interests

Environmental justice; Political theory; Science and technology policy; Citizen science; Science and engineering ethics; Information infrastructures; Community-based research


Associate Professor of Philosophy
5016 MacAlister
fp72@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of English and Philosophy
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests Philosophy of Science; History of Philosophy of Science; Feminist Epistemology; Science and Technology Studies

Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Health Administration, Department of History

shp72@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of History
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
  • Africana Studies
  • Jewish Studies
Research & Teaching Interests

Health humanities; Interdisciplinary historian and theorist of the face; Media and religion; Critical race, gender, and disability studies; Museums, collective, and archives


Assistant Professor of English and Digital Humanities
5016 MacAlister
lp949@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of English and Philosophy
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests

Black Atlantic Literature; Digital Humanities; Early American Studies; Postcolonial and Settler Colonial Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Environmental Studies; History of Science; History of the Book


Assistant Professor of History
5009 MacAlister
nfr38@drexel.edu
215.895.1207
Department
  • Department of History
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Study
  • Africana Studies
Research & Teaching Interests

History of Medicine; History of Psychiatry; Black, African, African American History; Queer and LGBT History; History of Capitalism; Gender and Sexuality


Assistant Professor of Information Science; Drexel College of Computing and informatics

jss436@drexel.edu
215.895.1903
Department
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Social informatics
  • Information studies
  • Humanistic psychology

Teaching Professor of History; Assistant Department Head
5024 MacAlister
jwseitz@drexel.edu
215.895.0996
Department
  • Department of History
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Study
  • Jewish Studies
Research & Teaching Interests

History of science, medicine, and technology; Religious history; History of witchcraft, magic, and related; Italian history


Associate Professor
3101 Market Street, 221
cbs78@drexel.edu
215.571.4650
Department
  • Department of Politics
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests
  • The role of affect in scientific knowledge, how public claims about affect are used to establish authority, and the role of affect as an analytic tool and method in science studies.
  • Productive entanglements between so-called “lay” and “expert” knowledge.
  • Affective dimensions of social movements that have engaged medical authorities and patient groups.
  • Modes through which information about scientific practice—as opposed to scientific findings—is communicated to different publics.
  • How discourse about what science is or ought to be shapes both peopleʼs reception of scientific information and their personal investment in science as a form of knowledge.

Department Head, Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science; Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies
Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB), Room 321
3245 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA


afs52@drexel.edu
215.895.2627
Department
  • Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science
  • Department of English and Philosophy
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests

Environmental Philosophy/Environmental Humanities; Food Justice; Climate Justice; Social and Political Philosophy; Decolonization


Associate Professor
3201 Arch Street, 289
kdu24@drexel.edu
Department
  • Department of Sociology
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests

Medical education, the social construction of bodies and emotions, and the politics of scientific knowledge production


Director, Center for Science, Technology and Society; Assistant Teaching Professor
3401 Market, Suite 110-G
kristene.unsworth@drexel.edu
215.895.0277
Department
  • Department of Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Center for Public Policy
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests
  • Ethics, information technologies and policy
  • Information justice, ethics of data access and use
  • Policy development that addresses the equitable use of information across society
  • Intersections between information technology, people, and justice

Associate Professor of Communication; Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture & Media
3201 Arch Street, Suite 100, Room 165
az358@drexel.edu
215.895.1717
Department
  • Department of Communication
  • Center for Science, Technology and Society
Research & Teaching Interests Social media research; User-generated content analysis; Emergent practices online; Ideological influence; Inauthentic coordinated behaviors online; Misinformation/disinformation online; Mixed methods

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