Standards in History and Technology







Andrew L. Russell, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of History and Director of the Program in Science & Technology Studies at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Russell is the author of Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2014), a book about the emergence of the voluntary consensus approach to standards-setting for information and computing technologies.  Russell earned a Ph.D. in the History of Science and Technology from Johns Hopkins University, and has been awarded fellowships from Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, the Charles BabbageInstitute at the University of Minnesota, the Association for Computing Machinery History Committee, and the IEEE Life Members’ Committee.

About the Program in Science & Technology Studies at Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology is a technology-centric university located in Hoboken, New Jersey, directly across the Hudson River from midtown Manhattan. The Program in Science & Technology Studies (STS) at Stevens is an interdisciplinary program within the College of Arts & Letters, an academic unit that oversees humanities and arts instruction for all Stevens undergraduates. STS, as a field of study, examines the feedback loops between science, technology, and society: both the social forces that shape scientific knowledge and technical practice, as well as the social consequences of research, innovation, and engineering.

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