Merritt Roe Smith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

History Professor Cambridge, Massachusetts roesmith@mit.edu Office: (617) 253-4008

Bio/Research

Merritt Roe Smith received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Before coming to MIT in 1978, he taught at Ohio State University and the University of Pennsylvania. His book on the Harpers Ferry Armory received the 1977 Frederick Jackson T...

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Bio/Research

Merritt Roe Smith received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Before coming to MIT in 1978, he taught at Ohio State University and the University of Pennsylvania. His book on the Harpers Ferry Armory received the 1977 Frederick Jackson Turner Award, the 1978 Pfizer Award, and nomination for the Pulitzer Prize in History. He has received numerous fellowships and recognitions, including a Regents Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Senior Fulbright Scholarship in Sweden, a Thomas Newcomen Fellowship at the Harvard Business School, and the Leonardo da Vinci medal from the Society for the History of Technology. Professor Smith is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and currently serves on the national advisory boards of the American Museum of Textile History, the Thomas Edison Papers Project at Rutgers University, American Precision Museum, and the acclaimed public television series, "The American Experience."



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