received a B.A. in history in 1994 from the University of Wisonsin--Madison
and an M.S. in history from Carnegie Mellon University in 1997.
His major research interests include U.S. Business History and
the History and Sociology of Technology. Glen's dissertation,
"Navigating the Cold War Economy: Corporate Strategy and
Commercial Innovation, 1945-1975," examines how U.S. corporations
organized their research and development function in response
to massive government investment in science and technology during
the Cold War."
received a B.A. in history in 1993 from Rutgers University and
an M.A. in history from Carnegie Mellon University in 1995. Jennifer's
dissertation, entitled "Behind the Box: Science, Technology,
and the Television Industry, 1920-1970," studies the technological
and organizational development of television. In addition to
her work on television, Jennifer has pursued several research
project relating to the history of Pittsburgh and its industrial
development. Jennifer also maintains an active interest in urban
history and gender studies.
Richard Douglas Davis received a B.A. from Colgate University and an
M.A. in English from Temple University. As a doctoral student
in Carnegie Mellon's Program in Literary and Cultural Theory,
he is working on his dissertation, "Bolts from the Blue:
Narratives of Total War in Literature, Science, and Technology,
1949-1989," a study of how nuclear weapons became meaningful
as instruments of mass destruction, how that sensibility was
reproduced in cold war fiction and film, and how it affected
science. He received the Burns Graduate Essay Prize from the
Society for Literature and Science for "Violence and Agency
in the Fossil Record: The Cold War Science of Geological Catastrophism,"
first delivered in the Cold War Science & Technology Colloquium,
April 9, 1999.
Gerard J. Fitzgerald received a BA in history from the University of
Georgia in 1996 and an MS in History and Policy from Carnegie
Mellon University in 1997. His major research interest involves
the nexus between practice in modern biology and medicine and
the concomitant rise of industrial and military technologies.
In addition he is interested in the relationship between technology
and gender and general historic questions concerning collective
memory. His dissertation is a study of the United States biological
warfare research conducted during World War II and the early
Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi served as the Cold War Science and Technology Program's
first Post-doctoral Fellow. Dr. Ghamari-Tabrizi has done work
on Herman Kahn, a mathematical physicist who worked for the RAND
Corporation from 1947 to 1960. Her work focuses both on Kahn's
development of simulation techniques at RAND for modeling nuclear
war, and on the genres and other aesthetic resources Kahn invoked
to substantiate hypothetical scenarios of future war. Her work
on Kahn is coming out in a Carnegie Mellon History and Policy
working paper series. She is currently working on an intellectual
history of civil defense scientific research.
David Jardini is
a postdoctoral fellow in Carnegie Mellon's Center for History
and Policy. He earned a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College
and completed his Ph.D. in History at Carnegie Mellon in 1996.
David is currently working under National Science Foundation
sponsorship on a forthcoming book entitled Thinking Through
the Cold War: RAND, National Security, and Domestic Policy, 1945-1975,
which studies the history of the RAND Corporation and its role
in the development of policy analysis. He has also published
on the history of technology in the steel industry, and he performs
strategic consulting to firms in the U.S. steel industry.
Anthony A. McIntire earned a Ph.D. from the University of Kentuky
in 1996, specializing in the history of the Vietnam War. His
dissertation, "The American Soldier in Vietnam," is
a study of the intersection of combat motivation and Cold War
ideology. He is currently a Postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon
working on a study of the role of technology in the Vietnam war.
His article, "The Limits of Technology in Modern Warfare:
Airmobility in the Ia Drang Campaign, 1965," is forthcoming
in The Limits of Technology in Warfare, ed. by Brian Sullivan
and Andrew Bacevich.
Asif A. Siddiqi
received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.S.
degree in Economics from Texas A&M University. He also received
an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1997.
He is the author of Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union
and the Space Race, 1945-1974, which is to be published in
1999 by the NASA History Office. His current interests are the
history of the Soviet ballistic missiles and space program and
the evolution of the post-World War II Soviet military-industrial
earned a B.A. in Philosophy and History at Rutgers University
in 1986 and an M.S. in History and Policy from Carnegie Mellon
in 1995. His dissertation, "No Immediate Risk: Environmental
Safety and Nuclear Weapons Production, 1942-1996," examines
the development of risk assessment and waste management practices
in the production and testing of nuclear weapons in the United
States. See his article "Radioactive
Waste Management: An Environmental History Lesson for Engineers