I teach history at University at Albany, Albany, NY. I'm most interested in how new technologies affect society. I'm presently finishing a book on the history of the American telegraph industry and my next research project is on the social history of savings and investment.
Before returning to school for a PhD in history, I was a practicing electrical engineer. I have about four years' experience working in manufacturing and nuclear power and hold an M.S. degree in electrical engineering.
I'd love to contribute however I can to Citizendium in history and engineering.