TEACHING EXPERIENCE - Professor of Systems Engineering Management, Defense Acquisitions University, Fort Belvoir VA (2006-present): created, managed and teach case-based courses in systems leadership, systems management, science & technology program management and advanced program integration - Adjunct Professor of History, George Mason University, Fairfax VA (2013-present): Created and teach case-based courses on global history, with a focus on the science and technology aspects of cultural and military development - Adjunct Professor of Systems Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax VA (2011-present): created and teach courses on management of complex systems engineering and systems architecture).
- Adjunct Professor of Systems Engineering and Naval Architecture, Stevens Institute of Technology (2012-present): teach course in systems engineering and system architectures; develop advanced courses in naval ship acquisition and engineering EDUCATION Ph.D. – History of Engineering, Science and Technology Studies, Imperial College London – London, UK 2004 MSc. – Naval Architecture University College London -- London, UK 1986 BSE – Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI 1980 MEDIA EXPERIENCE History Channel/H2: Historical consultant and on-screen presenter, “Ancient Impossible” (2014) Walt Disney Studios: Historical and technical consultant, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea project (2012-2013) BBC: Chief Historical Consultant and on-screen presenter, Voyages of Discovery series (2006) History Channel: Historical consultant, “Search for the Alligator” (2005) History Channel: Historical consultant and on-screen presenter, “Engineering Catastrophes: Torrey Canyon” (2005) Discovery Channel: Historical consultant and on-screen presenter, “Answers from the Abyss: The Titanic” (1999) PUBLICATIONS Books: Brothers at Arms: France, Spain and the Men who saved American Independence. Knopf Doubleday, 2016 (PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST IN HISTORY); Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition that Reshaped Our World. New York: Basic Books, 2011 (Physics World Top 10 books of 2011) Ships and Science: The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1800. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007 (North American Society for Oceanic History award, best science and technology book, 2007) Technology of the Ships of Trafalgar (editor). Madrid: UPM, 2006 Book Chapters: Maritime Strategy and Global Order. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, in press USS Monitor: Final Archaeological Report. Newport News: Mariner’s Museum, in press Oceanides Maritime Encyclopedia, in process Select Articles and Symposia: “French Shipbuilding in Spain and the Attempt to Create a Unified Bourbon Fleet, 1765-1805”, US Naval Academy 2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium, Annapolis, September 2013. “Development and Tactical Advantages of Copper Sheathing of French, British and Spanish ships”, International Colloquium on the Navies of the American War of Independence, Paris, Society of the Cincinnati, February 2013 “The Scientific and Management Revolution on the Two Clydes, 1880-1900”, Nautical Research Journal 58/2 pp. 105-128, 2013 “The Radical Theory of Evolution That Explains Democrats and Republicans”, The Atlantic, June 2012 “Measure of the Earth: Navigation, Science and the War of Jenkins’s Ear”, Sea History 137 pp. 18-21, Winter 2011-2012 “Paul Hoste, Premier Théoricien de la Tactique Navale et de l’Architecture Navale (Paul Hoste, First Theoretician of Naval Tactics and of Naval Architecture)”, Neptunia 262, 2012 pp. 6-13 “Shipbuilders to the World: Evolution and Revolution in Spanish and Chilean Shipbuilding from the Cold War to the 21st Century: A Study in International Technology Transfer in the Naval Industries”, International Journal of Naval History 8/3, 2010; US Naval Academy Naval History Symposium, September 2009 “Bernard Renau d’Elissagaray”, Neptunia 255 pp. 32-46, September 2009 "Mahan and the "English Club" of Lima, Peru: The Genesis of The Influence of Sea Power upon History," The Journal of Military History 72/3 pp. 901-906, July 2008 “Spies Versus Prize: Technology Transfer Between Navies in the Age of Trafalgar" Mariner's Mirror 93/1 pp. 16-27, 2007 Bouguer en el Perú: Cómo la ingeniería naval bajó desde la montaña (Bouguer in Peru: How naval architecture came down from the mountain). Booklet. Madrid: Fundación Jorge Juan, 2003 “Bouguer au Pérou : Comment l’architecture navale est descendue des montagnes (Bouguer in Peru: How naval architecture came down from the mountains)”, in Un scientifique au XVIIIe siècle : Pierre Bouguer pp. 101-149. Vannes : Institut Culturel de Bretagne, 2002 “Genius and Engineering: Naval Constructors in France, Britain and the United States”, Naval Engineers Journal 110/6, pp. 99-132, 1998; Transactions RINA 141pp. 160-191 1999; Bulletin de l’Association Technique Maritimes et Aéronautiques, 98 pp. 281-335, 1999 “La Parité de Pouvoir d’Achat Pour Comparer Entre Eux les Programmes d’Armements (Using Purchasing Power Parity to Compare Armaments Programs)”, L’Armement, Revue de la Délégation Générale de l’Armement, 58 pp. 114-117, July/August 1997 “Comparison of French and US Amphibious Ships: TCD Foudre and LSD 41”, Naval Engineers Journal 107/3 pp. 167-184, ASNE 1995 Book reviews John Busch, Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and the Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier (New Haven: Hodos Historica, 2010). In British Journal for the History of Science 44/4, pp. 605-606, Dec. 2011 Gregory Volato, Ship (London: Reaktion Books, 2011). In Technology and Culture 52/3 pp. 818-819, Oct. 2011 Horst Nowacki and Wolfgang Lefèvre (eds.), Creating Shapes in Civil and Naval Architecture (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Preprint 338, 2007). In International Journal of Nautical Archeology. 38/1 pp. 174-176, 2009 Alex Roland, et al. The Way of the Ship (Hoboken: Wiley, 2008) In Naval History 22/4 pp. 68-70, 2008 Christian Dedet, Les fleurs d'acier du Mikado (Paris: Flammarion, 1993).In International Journal of Naval History 2/2, 2003 Rodney Carlisle, Powder and Propellants: Energetic materials at Indian Head, Maryland 1890-2001 Second Edition (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2002). In International Journal of Naval History 2/2 , 2003 Mary Mills, Greenwich Marsh: The 300 Years before the Dome (London: Wright, 1999). In The Journal Of The Society For Industrial Archeology 26/2 p. 93, 2000 Eric Rieth, Concevoir et construire les navires
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