Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Faculty of the Department of Technology and Society Distinguished Service Professors

Distinguished Service Professors

Ferguson, David L., Ph.D., 1980, University of California, Berkeley: Quantitative methods; computer applications (especially intelligent tutoring systems and decision support systems); mathematics, science, and engineering education.

Paldy, Lester G., M.S., 1966, Hofstra University: Nuclear arms control; science policy.

Distinguished Teaching Professor

Liao, Thomas T., Emeritus, Ed.D., 1971, Columbia University: Computers in education; science and technology education.


Pittinsky, Todd L; Professor, Ph.D., 2001, Harvard University. Models intergroup relations in their ecosystems of society, technology, and policy.

Stokes, Gerry, Visiting Professor, Ph.D., 1977, University of Chicago, Energy Technology and policy, emphasizing climate, carbon emissions mitigation and smart grid

Teng, Tian-Lih, Research Professor, Ph.D., 1969, University Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh: Electrical engineering, computer science, management of information systems, and electronic commerce.

Wolf Schafer, Interim Department Chair, Professor, Ph.D., University of Bremen, Germany, History of Science and Technology and Social History

Associate Professors

Reaven, Sheldon J., Associate Professor, Ph.D., 1975, University of California, Berkeley: Science and technology policy; energy and environmental problems and issues; environmental and waste management, recycling and pollution prevention; risk analysis and life-cycle analysis; nuclear, chemical, and biological threats; technology assessment; homeland security and the war on terrorism.

Scarlatos, Lori L., Associate Professor, Ph.D. 1993, Stony Brook University: Educational technology; tangible, physical, multi-modal, and collaborative human- computer interfaces; serious games; computer graphics; multimedia.

Tonjes, David J., Research Associate Professor, Ph.D., 1998, Stony Brook University: Environmental management (salt marshes, mosquito control, alternative energy sources), contamination (groundwater, pesticides), and monitoring (groundwater, surface water, estuaries) public policy and communication (risk assessment, environmental impact analyses, environmental justice).

Assistant Professors

Araujo, Kathleen, Ph.D., 2013 MIT, National planning and policy;  energy-environmental systems; energy transitions, history of science & technology; international development, globalization of R&D, safety, security and disaster preparedness; institutional design and management*

He, Gang, Ph.D. 2015, University of California, Berkeley, Energy modeling, energy economics, energy and climate policy, energy and environment, domestic coal and power sectors and their key role in both the global energy supply and in international climate policy framework.

Hewitt, Elizabeth, L, Ph.D., 2015, Rutgers University, Building occupant behavior; social science and behavioral energy research; organizational energy issues; green building design and technology; environmental economics

Woodson, Thomas, Ph.D., 2014, Georgia Institute of Technology, Innovation Systems, bibliometrics, science and technology policy, international development

Number of teaching, graduate, and research assistants, Fall 2016: 18