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Stephen H. Cutcliffe

Director, Science, Technology and Society Program

Department of History
342 Maginnes Hall

Science, Technology, and Society Program
Office of the Interdisciplinary Programs
Williams Hall #31 (First Floor)



Stephen H. Cutcliffe is a historian of technology and of the environment. He currently serves as Director of the Science, Technology and Society Program.

He is the author of several books including Ideas, Machines, and Values: An Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society Studies (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000). He also co-edited with Martin Reuss The Illusory Boundary: Environment and Technology in History (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010); with Robert C. Post In Context: History and the History of Technology--Essays in Honor of Melvin Kranzberg (Bethlehem, Pa.: Lehigh University Press, 1989); and with Carl Mitcham Visions of STS : Counterpoints in Science, Technology, and Society Studies (Albany: SUNY Press, 2001). His current research interests include the historical intersection between technological change and the environment.

            Cutcliffe teaches the introductory gateway course for the STS Program and the senior year reading and research seminars for STS majors. As well he teaches courses in American environmental history and on issues of sustainable development.