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David F Channell
Professor-Arts & Humanities
Office MailstopMail Box: JO31, Room No.: JO5.422 
Email Address  David.Channell@utdallas.edu    Primary Phone Number 972.883.2007    URL Channell David's Webpage    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
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 DegreeMajorInstitutionYear
 Ph.D.History of Science and TechnologyCase Western Reserve University1975
 M.S.PhysicsCase Western Reserve University1969
 B.S.PhysicsCase Institute of Technology1967
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forthcoming
A History of Science, Technology and Their Interactions (New York: Oxford University Press), completed and undergoing final revision.
Conference paper
2007
Thermodynamics, In The History of Scientific Thought. Ed. by K. and B. Lerner (Farmington Hills, Mich: The Gale Group, 2007), in press.
Book
2007
The Emergence of the Engineering Sciences: A Historical Analysis. In Handbook of the Philosophy of Technology and the Engipeering Sciences. Ed. by Anthonie Meijers (Holland: Elsevier Science, 2007), in press.
Book
2005
Scottish Roots of Engineering Science in Japan. In XXII Intemational Congress of History of Science: Book of Abstracts (Beijing: Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2005), 267.
Book
1999
Engineering Education and the Rise of Engineering Science in Great Britain, In The Evolution of Engineering Training. Ed. by Andre Grelon et al. (Paris: L'Harmattan, 1999).
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12/27/84 12/30/84 W.J.M. Rankine and the Concept of Stream-Lines.
Paper presented at the History of Science Society, Chicago, Illinois
11/01/84 11/04/84 W.J.M. Rankine and the Development of Engineering Education.
Paper presented at the Society for the History of Technology, M.I.T., Cambridge, Mass.
10/19/95 10/21/95 Engineering Science as Translation: The Role of W.J.M. Rankine.
Invited paper presented at the Society for the History of Technology, Charlottesville, Virginia
10/15/95 10/18/95 The Historiography of Engineering Science.
Invited plenary paper presented at the U.S./France Workshop on Engineering Science, Orleans, France
10/15/95 10/18/95 The History of Engineering Science in America: The Role of Conilicting Ideologies.
Invited paper presented at the U.S./France Workshop on Engineering Science, Orleans, France
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
1990-PresentProfessor(tenure)Historical Studies University of Texas at Dallas
1980-1990Associate ProfessorHistorical Studies University of Texas at Dallas
1978-1979FellowNational Humanities Institute University of Chicago
1975-1980Assistant ProfessorHistory University of Texas at Dallas
1970-1975Teaching AssistantDivision of Special Interdisciplinary Studies Case Western Reserve University
1967-1969Graduate FellowPhysics Case Western Reserve University
1966-1967Research Assistant  Union Carbide Corporation, Parma, Ohio
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AWARDS, GRANTS, AND HONORS
  • National Science Foundation, Science-Technology Studies Scholars Award, "The Philosophical Roots of Engineering Science," (1999-2002) #SES-9905950 -- $86,712
  • Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Development Award (1999) -- $2,000
  • Templeton/American Scientiiic Affiliation, Lecture Grant (1998-99) —— $5 500
  • John Templeton Foundation, Science and Religion Course Program, $10,000 Prize (1997)
  • UT-Dallas, Special Faculty Development Assignment (Spring, 1997, 2000-2001)
  • National Science Foundation, Intemational Programs Grant, "U.S./France Workshop on Engineering Science" (1995-97) #INT-9513116 -- $21,595
  • UT-Dallas, Green Center for the Study of Science and Society Research Fellowship (Summer, 1994)-- $6,000
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend (1992) #FT-37130-92 -- $4,000
  • National Research Council, International Travel Grant (Sumnrer, 1989) -- $750
  • American Council of Learned Societies, International Travel Grant (Summer, 1985) -- $500
  • National Science Foundation, Research Grant "The Engineering Science of W.J.M. Rankine" (July, 1981-June, 1983) #SES-8015514 -- $5,000
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Demonstration Grant, "Humanistic Values in Modem Society," (Jan., 1981-Dec., 1982) #EH-20029-80-2058 -- $22,000
  • National Science Foundation, Intemational Travel Grant (Stunmer, 1981)-- $500
  • UT-Dallas, Organized Research Award, "Humanistic Values in Modern Society" (1980- 82)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship, National Humanities Institute at the University of Chicago (1978-79) -- $20,000
  • UT-Dallas, Organized Research Award, "History of Technology Project" (1977-78)
  • National Research Council, Intemational Travel Grant (Smnmer, 1977) —- $500
  • Tuition Scholarship, Division of Special Interdisciplinary Studies, Case Westem Reserve University (1971-73)
  • Graduate Fellowship, Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University (1967- 69)
  • Member of Sigma Xi
  • Listed in:
    • Who's Who in the World, 7th ed.
    • Who‘s Who in Science and Engineering, 2nd ed.
    • Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 18th ed.
    • Dictionary of International Biography, 16th ed.
    • Directory of American Scholars, 7th ed.
    • Intemational Who's Who in Education
       

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Member of:
    • Society for the History of Technology
    • History of Science Society
    • Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences
    • American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science
    • ICOHTEC (Intemational Committee for the History of Tech.)
    • Midwest Junto of the I·Iistory of Science Society
    • Sigma Xi
    • Official Representative from the Society for the History of Technology to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2003 -2006)
    • Steering Committee for the Southern Association for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (1975-85)
    • Morris F ishbein Center for the Study of History, Science and Medicine, University of Chicago (1978-79)
    • Nominating Committee, Society for the History of Technology (1978-79)
    • Abbott Payson Usher Prize Committee, Society for the History of Technology (1993- 96)(Chair, 1994-95)
    • Leonardo Da Vinci Prize Committee, Society for the History of Technology (1994-95)
    • Executive Council, Society for the History of Technology (1997-2000)
  • Advisory Editor, Technology and Culture (1995-2001)
  • Panel Member for the Division of Fellowships, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1992
  • Referee for Technology and Culture
  • Referee for Techne
  • Referee for the John Templeton Foundation
  • Referee for the National Science Foundation
  • Referee for the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Referee for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Referee for Basil Blackwell, Ltd.
  • Referee for Oxford University Press
  • Referee for Peter Lang Publishers
  • Panelist, Templeton Foundation Workshop on Science and Religion, Gordon College/Harvard University (Jrme 6-11, 1997)
  • Co-Organizer, U.S./France Workshop on Engineering Science, Lyon, France (March 10- 12, 1997)
  • Co-Organizer, U.S./France Workshop on Engineering Science, Orleans, France (October 15 -17, 1995)
  • American Delegation, XXII International Congress of History of Science, Beijing, China (July 24-31, 2005)
  • American Delegation, XV 11Ith Intemational Congress of History of Science, Hamburg and Munich, West Germany (August 1-9, 1989)
  • American Delegation, XVIth International Congress of the History of Science, Bucharest, Romania (August 26-Sept. 3, 1981)
  • Invited Participant, Wingspread Conference on Technology and Humanities, The Johnson Foundation, Racine, Wisconsin, (Feb. 23-24, 1979)
  • American Delegation, XV th Intemational Congress of the History of Science, Edinburgh, Scotland (August 10-19, 1977)
  • Chair, Session on Symbiosis and Resistance: Science & Technology in Research and Industry, Society for the History of Technology, Baltimore, MD (October 16-19, 1998)
  • Chair, Session on Culture, Symbolism and Engineering, Society for the History of Technology, Lowell, Mass. (Oct. 6-9, 1994)
  • Chair, Session on Technological Knowledge: European Studies, Society for the History of Technology, Sacramento, California (October 13-15, 1989)
  • Organizer and Chair, Work-in-Progress Session, History of Science Society, New York (Dec. 28-30, 1979)
  • Organizer and Chair, Session on Interdisciplinary Perspectives on History of Technology, Society for the History of Technology, Newark, N.J. (Oct. 17-20, 1979)
  • Outside Examiner, Doctoral Program in History, Southem Methodist University
  • Consultant for the Cambridge Dictionary of American Biogrgphy (N .Y.: Cambridge University Press, 1995)
  • Consultant for the Sloan Foundation and Davidson College (1984)
  • Consultant for Dallas Public Library (1981)
  • Consultant for the Institute for Enviromnental awareness, George Williams College (1978-79)
  • Consultant for the Humanities Involvement Group, Public Information Network, City of Dallas (1977-78)
  • Invited Speaker, Senior Honors Seminar, University of Texas at Tyler (Nov. 6, 1980)
     

UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES
  • University
    • Member of the Committee on Qualifications (1984-86)(1997-99)(Chair, l998·99)(2002— 2004)(Chair, 2003-2004)(Chair, 2005-2006)
    • Member of the Steering Committee of the Ida and Cecil Green Center for the Study of Science and Society (l997—2004)(Vice Chair)
    • Member of the Information Resources Policy and Planning Advisory Committee (1997- 2000)
    • Member of the Committee on Intellectual Property (1996-99)
    • Member of the Committee on Scientiiic Integrity (1996-99)
    • Member of the Committee on Campus Facilities Planning (1988-92)
    • Member of the Steering Committee for Sigma Xi (1998- )
    • Member of the Committee on Educational Policy (1981-83) (1987-91) (Chair, 1982-83) (1993-96)
    • Member of the Library Cormnittee (1987-90) (V ice-Chair, 1989-90) (Chair, 1990-91)
    • Member of the Committee on Faculty Standing and Conduct (1986-88)
    • Member of the Committee on Student Life (1980-82)
    • Member of the Faculty Handbook Committee (1976-78)
    • Member of the Academic Senate (1976-78)
    • Member of the Inter-Institutional Committee on Science and Humanities (1975-78)
  • School of Arts and Humanities
    • Member, Executive Committee (2004-2006)
    • Chair, Middle Eastern History Search Committee (2007-08)
    • Member, Biomedical Ethics Search Committee (2006)
    • Member, Art and Technology Search Committee (2004)(2005)(2006)
    • Chair, Art and Technology Search Committee (2001)
    • Chair of the Watson Professorship Search Committee (1997-98)
    • Member of the Dean Search Committee (1996-97)
    • Member ofthe Literature and Science Search Committee (1993-94)
    • Vice Chair of the Dean Search Committee (1992-93)
    • Chair, European Historical Studies Search Committee (1991-92)
    • Chair of the Art History Search Committee (1990-91)
    • Member of the Historical Studies Search Committee (1989-90)
    • Member of the Literary Studies Search Committee (1988-89)
    • Chair of the History of Ideas Search Committee (1987-88)
    • Member of the Visual Arts Search Committee (1986)
    • Member of the Sculpture Search Committee (1984)
    • Member of the Founder's Professorship Search Committee (1982-83) (1984-85)
    • Member of the Philosophy Search Committee (1982)
    • Member of the Sculpture Search Committee (1982)
    • Member of the Electronic Graphics Search Committee (1981)
    • Chair of the Photography Search Committee (1981)
    • Chair of the Aesthetic Studies Search Committee (1977)
    • Member of the History Search Committee (1976)
    • Member of the Committee on Undergraduate Expansion (1989-90)
    • Member of the Planning and Budget Committee (1980-83)(1986-92) (1993··96)(1997-2000)
    • Member of the Graduate Studies Committee (1981-83) (1986-89)
    • Member of the Nominating Committee (1987-88) (1989-92) (1993-94) (1994-95)(1997—98)(1999-2000)
    • Member of the Periodic Performance Review Committee (1999-2000) (2001 -2002)(2003-2004)
    • Member of the A&H Self Stpdy Committee (2001 -2002)
    • Member of the Curricultun Committee (1984-85)
    • Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Evaluation of Visiting Faculty (1982-84)
    • Member of the Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies (1975-84)
    • Member of the Faculty Personnel Review Committee (1981-83) (1984-85) (1992-93) (1997-98) (2001-2002)(2007-2008)
    • Member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Recruiting and Placement (1977-78) (1985-86)
    • Member of the Agenda Committee (1975-77)
       

Personal Statement

Since coming to UT Dallas in 1975, David F. Channell has spent one year as a fellow at the National Humanities Institute at the University of Chicago. His research has focused on the relationship between science and technology. Recently he has also begun work on the relationship between science, technology and religion, and on the relationship between art and technology. Professor Channell has received a number of grants and awards in order to continue his work in science and religion. 

Professor Channell has published three books, including: The Vital Machine: A Study of Technology and Organic Life (N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 1991); The History of Engineering Science: An Annotated Bibliography (N.Y.: Garland, 1989); and Scottish Men of Science--W.J.M. Rankine (Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 1986). He is currently completing a major book on The History of Science, Technology and Their Interactions, which will be published by Oxford University Press. He has also published over 50 articles, essays and reviews on the subject of the interaction of science and technology, and he has presented more that 40 professional papers in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Germany, Sweden, France, Hungary, Romania, the Netherlands and China. He has also written an article entitled "The Computer at Nature's Core," published in Wired Magazine (February 2004). 

Professor Channell is a member of the Society for the History of Technology, the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC), the History of Science Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Sigma Xi. He has served on the Executive Council of the Society for the History of Technology and has served as an Advisory Editor for the journal Technology and Culture. Professor Channell has been named to Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the South and Southwest. 


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