Andrew L. Russell, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Donovan Hall, Room 2123B
100 Seymour Drive
Utica, New York 13501 || @RussellProf
315-792-7317 (tel) || 315-792-7503 (fax)

In June 2016 I began a new position as Professor and Dean of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, New York. Trained as an historian, my research and publication interests include the history of technology, the history and societal aspects of computing, organizations and governance, and standardization.
I am the author of Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and co-editor (with Robin Hammerman) of Ada’s Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age (ACM Books, 2015).
In April 2016 my colleague Lee Vinsel and I co-organized a conference at Stevens Institute of Technology titled “The Maintainers.” We published an essay in Aeon, “Hail the Maintainers,” where we outline the origins of the conference and some of our thoughts on why it makes sense for people who care about technology to make a conceptual turn from innovation to maintenance. We were pleasantly surprised that these activities triggered some broader discussions in media outlets such as the Atlantic, the Guardian, Fortune, Le Monde, the American Conservative, Design Observer, La Nacion, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and elsewhere.

Some recent publications and papers:
Hail the Maintainers (with Lee Vinsel), Aeon (April 7, 2016)
Nothing Special: Standards, Infrastructure, and Maintenance in the Great Age of American Innovation, CASTAC blog (April 2015).
In the Shadow of the ARPANET and Internet: Louis Pouzin and the Cyclades Network in the 1970s (with Valérie Schafer), Technology & Culture 55:4 (2014): 880-907.
Histories of the Internet (with Thomas Haigh and William H. Dutton), Information & Culture: A Journal of History (forthcoming 2015).
The Internet’s History Isn’t As “Open” As You Think, Future Tense, May 21, 2014.
OSI: The Internet That Wasn’t, IEEE Spectrum 50 (August 2013).
Histories of Networking vs. the History of the Internet, Paper presented to the SIGCIS 2012 Workshop, October 7, 2012.
Modularity: An Interdisciplinary History of an Ordering Concept, Information and Culture: A Journal of History 47:3 (2012): 257-287.
‘Rough Consensus and Running Code’ and the Internet-OSI Standards War, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 28:3 (2006): 48-61.

Additional current affiliations:
Reviews Editor, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Corresponding Editor, Technology & Culture
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.