Faculty Profile

Lee Vinsel

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
Building: Morton
Room: 321
Phone: 201-216-3396
Email: lvinsel@stevens.edu
Resume
School:  College of Arts & Letters
Department:  Science and Technology Studies / Science, Technology & Society / Social Sciences / History
Program:  Science and Technology Studies / Science, Technology & Society / Social Sciences / History
Education

Ph.D., History and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011. Dissertation title: Federal Regulatory Management of the Automobile in the United States, 1966-1988.

M.S., History and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006. 

B.A., Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2003. Senior Thesis: Get Over It!: The Foucault-Habermas Debate and Critical Theory in the United States

General Information

Teaching Fellow, Introduction to Technology and Society, Professor Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Harvard University, Spring Semester 2012.

Guest Lecturer, “The History of Cost-Benefit Analysis,” Environmental Politics, Professor Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard University, Fall Semester 2011.

Teaching Assistant, Global Village, Professor Mark Thompson, Stephens College, Spring Semester 2011.

Teaching Assistant, Government and Economics, Professor Mark Thompson, Stephens College, Fall Semester 2010.

Teaching Assistant, The Development of American Culture, Professor Scott A. Sandage, Carnegie Mellon University, Fall Semester 2008.

Guest Lecturer, “History of the Women’s Movement and Second-Wave Feminism,” The Development of American Culture, Professor Scott A. Sandage, Carnegie Mellon University, Fall Semester 2008.

Guest Lecturer and Discussion Leader, “History of Research and Development During World War II in Germany, Japan, and the United States,” Perspectives on Industrial Research and Development, Professor David A. Hounshell, Fall Semester 2007.

Guest Lecturer, “Systems in the History of Technology,” Technology and American Society, Professor David A. Hounshell, Fall Semester 2007.

Guest Lecturer, “The Role of Conspiracy Theories in Political History,” Spies and Assassins of 19th Century Europe: An Examination of the Parallel Development of the Large Espionage Systems and the Nation State in 19th Century Europe, Graduate Instructor Ruth Kittner, Spring Semester 2007. 

Honors & Awards

Lemelson Center Fellow, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, 2013.

The John E. Rovensky Fellowship in American Business or Economic History, 2009-2010.

Business History Conference Dissertation Colloquium, 2009.

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, 2008.

Grants, Contracts & Funds

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation, 2009-2010.

Ford Motor Company Research Funding, 2008.

The Socio-Political Construction of Technologies under "Technology-Forcing" Regulations: A Tale of Two Automotive Technologies, "One" Government and "One" Industry, National Science Foundation Grant.

National Science Foundation Grant for the creation of the Climate Decision Making Center.

Selected Publications
Journals
  1. Vinsel, Lee. (Jun 2012). "The Crusade for Credible Energy Information and Analysis in the United States, 19731982", History and Technology, 28 (2), 147-176.
Courses
  • HHS 495 Seminar in History
  • HSS 371 Computers and Society
  • HHS 479 Studies in the History of Technology
  • CAL 105 CAL Colloquium: Knowledge, Nature, Culture
  • HST 120 Intro to Science & Tech Studies