Stephen H. Cutcliffe is a historian of technology
and of the environment. He currently serves as Chair of the Lehigh History Department and has been affiliated with the Science, Technology and Society Program since 1976 where he also serves as
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.