Rosalind Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Program in Science, Technology and Society Cambridge, Massachusetts rhwill@mit.edu Office: (617) 253-2847

Bio/Research

Rosalind Williams attended Wellesley College and received degrees from Harvard University (B.A., History and Literature), the University of California at Berkeley (M.A., Modern European History) and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Ph.D., History).

Professor Williams came to M...


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Bio/Research

Rosalind Williams attended Wellesley College and received degrees from Harvard University (B.A., History and Literature), the University of California at Berkeley (M.A., Modern European History) and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Ph.D., History).

Professor Williams came to MIT in 1980 as a research fellow in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society. In 1982 she joined the Writing Program (now the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies) as a lecturer. In 1990 she was named Class of 1922 Career Development Professor, and in 1995 became the Robert M. Metcalfe Professor of Writing. From 1991 to 1993 she served as Associate Chair of the MIT Faculty, and from 1995 to 2000 as Dean of Students and Undergraduate Education. In 2001-02 she served as Director of Graduate Studies in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society, and from 2002-06 as head of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society. In 2006 she was named the Bern Dibner Professor of the History of Science and Technology. From 2004 to 2006 she served as president of the Society for the History of Technology.



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