Professor of History and Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, SUNY Polytechnic Institute
information technology, standardization, Technology, Organizations
Andrew L. Russell is Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica and Albany, New York. He joined SUNY Poly in 2016 after serving as Director of the Program in Science & Technology Studies at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He is the author of Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2014), co-editor (with Robin Hammerman) of Ada's Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age, and author of over a dozen articles and book chapters on standardization in the Bell System, the American system of voluntary standards, the Internet-OSI standards war, and digital cellular networks in the United States and Europe. His teaching includes courses on American history, the history of science and technology, the history of business and innovation, and social aspects of information and communication technologies. He is a graduate of Vassar College (B.A. History, 1996), the University of Colorado at Boulder (M.A. History, 2003), and the Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D. History of Science and Technology, 2007). His research and writing has been supported by the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado, the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota, the IEEE History Center, and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. He is the Reviews Editor for IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, a corresponding editor for Technology & Culture, and Chair of SIGCIS, an international collective of scholars who study computing and information technologies.