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Dr. Steven Goldman
What Scientists Know and What Should We Do About It?
March 5, 2013, 6:00pm
Hampton/Newport News Room
Webb University Center
Steven Goldman is the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Lehigh University, where he has taught for 30 years. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics at the Polytechnic University of New York and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston University.
Before joining the faculty at Lehigh, Professor Goldman taught at Pennsylvania State University, where he was a co-founder of one of the first U.S. academic programs in science, technology and society studies.
A prolific author, Goldman has written or edited eight books, including "Science, Technology, and Human Progress," and has an impressive list of scholarly articles and reviews to his credit. He has been a national lecturer for the scientific research society Sigma Xi and a national program consultant for the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has also developed courses for The Teaching Company, including the popular Science Wars - What Scientists Know and How They Know It.
Goldman is a recipient of the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award from Lehigh University.