Faculty Scholarship

Dr. Kristoffer Whitney
Faculty Scholarship
Deborah Blizzard, Ph.D.
Thomas Cornell, Ph.D.
Franz Foltz, Ph.D.
M. Ann Howard, J.D.
Christine Keiner, Ph.D.
Richard Shearman, Ph.D.
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Dr. Kristoffer Whitney
Faculty Scholarship
Deborah Blizzard, Ph.D.
Thomas Cornell, Ph.D.
Franz Foltz, Ph.D.
M. Ann Howard, J.D.
Christine Keiner, Ph.D.
Richard Shearman, Ph.D.
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Dr. Kristoffer Whitney, Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, at RIT has been awarded the 2016 David Edge Prize for his article:

Whitney K (2014) Domesticating nature? Surveillance and conservation of migratory shorebirds in the ‘Atlantic Flyway’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 45: 78–87.

The David Edge Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding article in the area of science and technology studies.
The official announcement can be found at the following: http://www.4sonline.org/prizes/edge
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Science as Culture
ISSN: 0950-5431 (Print) 1470-1189 (Online) Journal homepage: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/csac20
Introduction: Counting on Nature
Kristoffer Whitney & Melanie A. Kiechle
To cite this article: Kristoffer Whitney & Melanie A. Kiechle (2017) Introduction: Counting on
Nature, Science as Culture, 26:1, 1-10, DOI: 10.1080/09505431.2016.1223114

http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/jttE5W5dEKa2EwCSPtN5/full

Selected Contributions to Journals and Anthologies

Looking Within: A Sociocultural Examination of Fetoscopy (Basic Bioethics)

Blizzard, D. (2007) Looking Within:  A Social Examination of Fetoscopy. MIT Press

 Selected Contributions to Journals and Anthologies

Blizzard D. (in prep)  “Can Money Buy Me Love?:  Individual Liberty and Objectification through the Sex Trade and Sex Dolls”

Pardee, J. and D. Blizzard (under review). "The Methodology of Trauma: A Comparative Case Study of Researcher Reactions in the Data Collection Process."  For submission to Qualitative Sociology

Bauchspies, W. K. and D. Blizzard (accepted for further review) “The Stability of Shifting Ground:  Ethnography and STS”  Feminist Epistemologies.

Blizzard, D. (forthcoming).  “Feminist Perspectives.” Invited contribution to Prenatal and Preimplantation Diagnosis:  The Burden of Choice.  Springer.  Joann Galst and Marion Verp, Eds.

 Blizzard, D. (2011) “Prenatal Surgery and the Family.”   Invited submission to Encyclopedia of Family Health. Sage.  Martha Craft-Rosenberg, editor

 Blizzzard, D. (2007) “When Heartless Babies are Disposable Tissue:  Amalgamations of Objectivity and Subjectivity in Maternal Reactions to Acardiac Twinning.” Other Engenderings:  Pregnancy in Situations of  Social and Psychological Disorder (TSANTSA) The Review of the Swiss Anthropological Society, 12, 93-103.

 

 Blizzard D. and S. Foster (2007) “Feminist Pedagogy in a Deaf and Hearing World:  Linking Cultures Through Artifacts and Understanding” Feminist Teacher:  A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching 17(3): 225-236.

 

Selected Presentations

"The Methodology of Trauma: A Comparative Case Study of Researcher Reactions in the Data Collection Process." Contributed to Eastern Sociological Association Annual Meeting.  (With Dr. Jessica Pardee), Baltimore, MD.  February 2014.

 “Individual Liberty and Objectification:  Sex Trade, Sex Dolls, and Fetishism.”  Contributed to the Annual Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society.  Madrid, Spain.  July 2011

 “The Magic of Real Dolls:  Rhetoric, Material Culture, and the Entrenchment of Emphasized Femininity.”  Contributed to Perspectives on Gender and Technology.  Austin, TX.  April 2009

“When Structure is Content:  Popular Epidemiology”(With Professor M. Ann Howard).  Contributed to the International Association of Science, Technology and Society, Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY April 2-4, 2009

“Cultivating Magic” (With Dr. Linda Strauss).  Contributed to the Society for Social Studies of Science, Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  October 2007

“Acardiac Twinning and Ambiguous Loss:  Grieving the Lost Subject-Object in Fetal Surgery (Fetoscopy).” Contributed to the International Association of Science, Technology, and Society, Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.  February 2007

“Reality TV: Design and Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Course” (With Dr. Susan Barnes). Contributed to the Faculty Institute of Teaching and Learning, Rochester, NY.  May 2006

“Gender and Magic” Contributed to the Society for Social Studies of Science, Annual Meeting, Pasadena, CA, October 2005

“Claiming the Classroom:  A Case Study of Feminist Pedagogy at a Technological University” Contributed to the Society for Social Studies of Science, Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MA, October 2003

 

 

 

 

Selected Presentations

"The Methodology of Trauma: A Comparative Case Study of Researcher Reactions in the Data Collection Process." Contributed to Eastern Sociological Association Annual Meeting.  (With Dr. Jessica Pardee), Baltimore, MD.  February 2014.

“Individual Liberty and Objectification:  Sex Trade, Sex Dolls, and Fetishism.”  Contributed to the Annual Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society.  Madrid, Spain.  July 2011

“The Magic of Real Dolls:  Rhetoric, Material Culture, and the Entrenchment of Emphasized Femininity.”  Contributed to Perspectives on Gender and Technology.  Austin, TX.  April 2009

“When Structure is Content:  Popular Epidemiology”(With Professor M. Ann Howard).  Contributed to the International Association of Science, Technology and Society, Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY April 2-4, 2009

“Cultivating Magic” (With Dr. Linda Strauss).  Contributed to the Society for Social Studies of Science, Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  October 2007

“Acardiac Twinning and Ambiguous Loss:  Grieving the Lost Subject-Object in Fetal Surgery (Fetoscopy).” Contributed to the International Association of Science, Technology, and Society, Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.  February 2007

“Reality TV: Design and Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Course” (With Dr. Susan Barnes). Contributed to the Faculty Institute of Teaching and Learning, Rochester, NY.  May 2006

“Gender and Magic” Contributed to the Society for Social Studies of Science, Annual Meeting, Pasadena, CA, October 2005

“Claiming the Classroom:  A Case Study of Feminist Pedagogy at a Technological University” Contributed to the Society for Social Studies of Science, Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MA, October 2003

Selected Publications

Establishing Research Corporation:  A Case Study of Patents, Philanthropy, and Organized Research in Early Twentieth-Century America (Tucson, AZ:   Research Corporation, 2004).

“Merle A. Tuve’s Post-War Geophysics:  Early Explosion Seismology,” in Gregory A. Good, ed., The Earth, The Heavens and the Carnegie Institution of Washington:  Historical Perspectives after Ninety Years (Washington, DC:  American Geophysical Union, 1994), pp. 185-214.

“Merle Antony Tuve:  Pioneer Nuclear Physicist,” Physics Today, 41 (Jan. 1988), 57-64.

Selected Publications

Franz Foltz and Frederick Foltz, “Word, Words, Words: Ellul and the Mediocritization of Language,” for a special issue on the 100th anniversary of Jacques Ellul’s Birth in Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 32(3) 222-230, 2012.

Franz Foltz, Rudy Pugliese, and Paul Ferber “Recovery.gov: Small Steps toward Transparency, Interactivity, and Trust” forthcoming in Ed Downey; Carl D. Ekstrom; Matthew A. Jones (eds.), E-Government Website Development: Future Trends and Strategic Models, IGI Publishers 2010: 174-189.

Franz Foltz and Frederick Foltz, “The Impact of Technology on Religion: Has Religion Become just another Human Technique?” Seminary Ridge Review, Volume 11, Number 1-2 Autumn 2008- Spring 2009.

Paul Ferber, Franz Foltz, and Rudy Pugliese, “State Legislature Websites: Political and Demographic Constraints on Quality," Journal of Political Marketing, Volume 7 no. 1, June 2008: 48-68.

Paul Ferber, Franz Foltz, and Rudy Pugliese, “Cyberdemocracy and Online Politics: A New Model of Interactivity?” Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society, Volume 27, no.5, October 2007:391-400.

Paul Ferber, Franz Foltz, and Rudy Pugliese, "State Legislature Websites and Public Participation: Designing a Civic Resource,” Atlantic Journal of Communication, Volume 14, no.4, 2006: 229-246.

Franz Foltz, “Ups and Downs of Peer Review: Making Funding Choices for Science,” Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society. Vol .20, No.6, 2000, pages 427-440.

Invited Presentations

Invited Participant at Special IASTS Symposium on the 100th anniversary of Jacques Ellul’s Birth. Franz Foltz and Frederick Foltz, “Word, Words, Words: Ellul and the Mediocritization of Language,” Toronto Canada, May 29-31, 2012.

Paul Ferber, Franz Foltz, and Rudy Pugliese, “Cyberdemocracy and Online Politics: A New Model of Interactivity??” presented at the IASTS Conference XXII, February 2007 at Baltimore, MD

Franz Foltz and Frederick Foltz, “Technology, Religion, and Justice: The Problems of Disembedded and Disembodied Law” presented at the IASTS Conference XXI, February 2006 at Baltimore, MD.

Paul Ferber, Franz Foltz, and Rudy Pugliese, “Interactivity on State Legislative Websites: Great Expectations, Few Realizations” presented at the Eastern Communication Association Conference, April 27 – May 1, 2005 at Pittsburgh, PA.

Other Professional Activities

Contributing Editor to the Bulletin of STS (BSTS).  This international journal is published by Sage Press.  This is the primary Science, Technology, and Society journal.

Member of the editorial review board for the four volume Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics to be published by Macmillan Press. 

Guest Editor of a special issue the Journal of Technology Studies on the Social and Ethical Impact of Technology, 2006.

Selected Publications

Johansson, Magnus & Howard, Ann, Community Based Learning in Sweden and United States – what Works in Different Local Context? In: Brodersen, Søsser; Dorland, Jens & Michael Søgaard Jørgenssen, (Eds.) Paper Book 6th Living Knowledge Conference, Copenhagen 9 – 11 April 2014. Copenhagen:  Aalborg University Copenhagen, Center for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transition, 2014

M. Ann Howard, Urbanization, in Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics, 2nd edition. New York, NY: Macmillan Reference USA , 2014

M. Ann Howard, Nongovernmental Organizations, in Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics, 2nd edition. New York, NY: Macmillan Reference USA , 2014

M. Ann Howard, The North American Great Lakes: Whose Water is it? Bulletin of the Rochester Committee for Scientific Information, #331, 2007

Dane R. Gordon and M. Ann Howard, Ethics and Environment in Eastern Europe, in Civil Society in East Europe: Ethical and Philosophical Perspectives. Amsterdam: Rodop, 2005

Selected Conference Presentations

“Community Based Learning in Sweden and United States – what Works in Different Local Context?’ 6th Living Knowledge Conference, Copenhagen 9 – 11 April 2014. Copenhagen

“The Engaged University.” Sustainable Urban Development:  International Perspectives on The University as Partner in the Transformation of The Post-Industrial City. An International Symposium sponsored by Malmö University, Malmö Sweden and Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 2-4 October 2013.

“Community Based Participatory Research.” Sustainable Urban Development:  International Perspectives on The University as Partner in the Transformation of The Post-Industrial City. An International Symposium sponsored by Malmö University, Malmö Sweden and Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 2-4 Oct. 2013

“Building Youth/Adult Partnerships for Community Health and Asserting the Rights of Youth.” With Jane, Amstey, Jesse Knoth and Jamal Fitzpatrick, 15th Anniversary Conference – Campus Community Partnerships for Health, 18-21 April 2012.

“Sustainable Urban Development: The imperative of building community capital through active Citizen Involvement.” Seminar Series in Urban Studies, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.  20 Sept. 2012.

“Comprehensive Neighborhood Development – an Opportunity for a Unique University/Community Partnership,” University/Community Annual Conference.  Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Va. 9 July 2007.

Selected Publications

“How Scientific Does Marine Environmental History Need to Be?” Environmental History 18 (2013): 111-120

The Oyster Question: Scientists, Watermen, and the Maryland Chesapeake Bay since 1880 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2009)

  • 2010 Book Prize, Forum for the History of Science in America, History of Science Society
  • 2010 Maryland Preservation Award for Outstanding Heritage Book, Maryland Historical Trust
  • Honorable Mention, 2010 Frederick Jackson Turner Award Committee, Organization of American Historians
Media Appearances

Marc Steiner Show panel on the future of Chesapeake Bay oysters, Oct. 28, 2010, WEAA 88.9 FM, Baltimore (http://steinershow.org/steinershow/radio/the-marc-steiner-show/october-28-2010-hour-1)

Interview, Feb. 3, 2010 and rebroadcast Jan. 3, 2011, WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore (http://mdmorn.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/13112/)

Historical consultant, Who Killed Crassostrea virginica: The Rise and Fall of the Chesapeake Oyster documentary (Michael W. Fincham, director, Maryland Sea Grant films, 2009)

Recent Conference and Invited Presentations

American Society for Environmental History, San Francisco, March 2014:  “U.S. Cold War Strategic Planning, Environmental Diplomacy, and the Panatomic Canal”

American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., January 2014:  “Sea Snakes and Sovereignty: The Panama Sea-Level Canal Debate and its Contributions to Cold War Environmental Diplomacy and Tropical Marine and Invasion Biology”

History of Science Society, Boston, November 2013:  “Invasion Biology, Environmental Diplomacy, and the Panama Sea-Level Canal Debate”

RIT-Malmö University Symposium on Sustainable Urban Development: International Perspectives on the University as Partner in the Transformation of the Post-Industrial City, October 3-5, 2013:  “Creating an Environmental Studies Degree in the Context of Sustainability, Resilience, and Social Justice”

Maryland Colloquium in the History of Technology, Science, and Environment, May 2, 2013:  “Re-Engineering the Panama Canal:  Atomic Earthmoving, Interoceanic Ecology, and U.S.-Panamanian Geopolitics from the Cold War to the Present”

Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, Maryland, April 28, 2013:  PEM Talks: Sustainable Chesapeake Series

Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting, February 25, 2013:  “Producing Policy-Relevant Scientific Knowledge via (Multiple) Environmental Models: Challenges and Opportunities”

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Maryland, February 24, 2013:  State of the Oyster: Community Conversations Series, Session #1: “Oysters and People”

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Barro Colorado Island Bambi Seminar Series, Panama, August 9, 2012:  “Sea Snakes and Sovereignty: STRI and the Panama Sea-Level Canal Debate”

Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting, March 27, 2012:  “Science, Values, and the Clash of Cultures in Chesapeake Environmental Policymaking:  Potential Insights for Bay Restoration from the History of Maryland Oyster Conservation”

Washington College, Center for Environment and Society, Chestertown, Maryland, March 2012:  “Scientists, Watermen, and Conflict in the Maryland Chesapeake Oyster Fishery, 1880-2012”

Research Interest

History of ecology and biology, history of Cold War science and technology, U.S. environmental politics, and relations between science and politics

 

Selected Articles

Shearman, Richard. “APES and ESS Curricula: Connecting Society to the Environmental Sciences”.  In preparation.

Shearman, Richard. “Can We Be Friends of the Earth”? Environmental Values 14 (2005):503-512.

Shearman, Richard. “Aristotle the Environmentalist? Reconsidering Politics I.8” in Boudouris K. & Kalimtzis K. (eds.) Philosophy and Ecology Vol. I.  Athens:  Ionia Publications.  1999.  pp.163-176.

Shearman Richard. “Self-Love and the Virtue of Preserving Species Diversity in Aristotle”.  1997. In Thomas Robinson (ed.), The Greeks and the Environment.  Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Selected Presentations

Shearman, Richard. “Lost Ducks in a Rambunctious Garden: Reflections on Conserving Biodiversity in the Anthropocene”.  2014. Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Conference, New York, New York.

Shearman, Richard. “Environmental Science Curricula in a Complex World”. 2012. Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Conference, Santa Clara, California.

Shearman, Richard and Brister, Evelyn.  “Two Cultures:  Reconciling Sustainability Between the Social and Natural Sciences”.  2009. International Sustainability Conference, Villanova University.

Current Project

General Editor, Encyclopedia of Environment and Society, 2nd edition.  Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks California. Planned Publication Date of 2017.