Andrew L. Russell, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Donovan Hall, Room 2123
100 Seymour Drive
Utica, New York 13501 || @RussellProf
315-792-7317 (tel) || 315-792-7503 (fax)
Research and Scholarship:
The Maintainers (co-organizer with Lee Vinsel)
– After Innovation, Turn to Maintenance @Technology & Culture
– Let’s Get Excited About Maintenance! @New York Times
– Hail the Maintainers @Aeon
– In Praise of Maintenance @Freakonomics
– Maintainers Europe Unconference – Dec. 12, 2018 @APIdays
– Maintainers & Disruptors @Johns Hopkins Medical School
– Innovation vs Maintenance @ITIF-US Senate
– Maintainers Conferences and Mailing list
– Make Maintainers: Engineering Education and an Ethics of Care @Does America Need More Innovators?
– The Maintenance Habit @IEEE
– Decay, Maintenance & Repair Symposium @Georgia Tech
– Press / media / interviews: the Atlantic, the Guardian, Fortune, Le Monde, American Conservative, Design Observer, La NacionAustralian Broadcasting Corporation, Legacy Code Rocks, Gridium Blog, CBC Radio, The Agility Effect, Wired

Histories of Internet and Networking
Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks @Cambridge University Press, 2014
Ada’s Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age – co-editor with Robin Hammerman @ACM Books, 2015
– Hagiography, Revisionism & Blasphemy in Internet Histories @Internet Histories
– In the Shadow of the ARPANET and Internet: Louis Pouzin and the Cyclades Network in the 1970s (with Valérie Schafer) @Technology & Culture
– Histories of the Internet (with Thomas Haigh and William H. Dutton) @Information & Culture
– The Internet’s History Isn’t As “Open” As You Think Future Tense
– OSI: The Internet That Wasn’t @IEEE Spectrum
– Five Myths About the Web @Washington Post
– Constructing Legitimacy: the W3C’s Patent Policy @Opening Standards

Standardization: History and Policy

– Nothing Special: Standards, Infrastructure, and Maintenance in the Great Age of American Innovation @CASTAC blog
– The Dynamic Interplay Between Standard and Routines (with Lee Vinsel) @The Emergence of Routines
– Exploring Open Standards
– Teaching Standards in History & Technology Studies @IEEE Standards University
– Industrial Legislatures @IEC Challenge
– Standardization in History: A Review Essay with an Eye to the Future @The Standards Edge: Future Generations


– Modularity: An Interdisciplinary History of an Ordering Concept @Information & Culture
– Modular Design & Standardization @ITEA Journal of Test & Evaluation
– Silicon Valley, From ‘Heart’s Delight’ to Toxic Wasteland (with Lee Vinsel) @The Conversation
– Whitey on Mars (with Lee Vinsel) @Aeon
– An Information Synthesis @Reviews in American History
– Post-Neutrality @Installing (Social) Order
– Big Data Ethics: Amplifying the Reach and Resonance of Ethical Codes of Conduct @Science & Engineering Ethics

Additional current affiliations:
Corresponding Editor, Technology & Culture
Editorial Board Member, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Editorial Board Member, Internet Histories: Digital History, Culture and Society
Editorial Board Member, Information & Culture: A Journal of History
Member, IEEE Computer Society History Committee

Previous affiliations:
Stevens Institute of Technology, College of Arts & Letters, 2008-2016
– Interim Dean, 2015-2016
– Founder and Director, Program in Science & Technology Studies, 2012-2016
– Associate Professor of History, 2012-2016
– Assistant Professor of History, 2008-2012
Duke University, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, 2007-2008.
– Post-doctoral fellow, Recycle Seminar
The Johns Hopkins University, Program in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, 2003-2007.
– Ph.D., History of Science and Technology, 2007.
– Dissertation: “Industrial Legislatures”: Consensus Standardization in the Second and Third Industrial Revolutions
– Committee: Stuart W. Leslie (Chair), Louis Galambos, Robert H. Kargon, Harry M. Marks, Andreas Terzis.
The University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of History, 1999-2003.
– M.A. History, 2003.
– Program Assistant, Silicon Valley Telecommunications Program
– Instructor, Alliance for Technology, Learning & Society (ATLAS)
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government,  1997-1999.
– Staff Assistant, Harvard Information Infrastructure Project
Vassar College, 1992-1996.
– B.A. History, 1996.