Richard P. Appelbaum is a Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Global and International Studies. Dr. Appelbaum’s affiliation with CITS stems from his interest in the working class and new technologies. He is currently engaged in a research project on high technology development (focusing on nanotechnology) in China.
Stephen Barley has written over seventy articles on the impact of new technologies on work, the organization of technical work, and organizational culture. He edited a volume on technical work entitled Between Craft and Science: Technical Work in the United States published in 1997 by the Cornell University Press. In collaboration with Gideon Kunda of Tel Aviv University, Barley authored Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies: Itinerant Experts in the Knowledge Economy, an ethnography of contingent work among engineers and software developers published by the Princeton University Press in 2004.
Professor Barley teaches courses on the organizational implications of technological change, organizational theory, social network analysis and ethnographic field methods. He has served as a consultant to organizations in a variety of industries including publishing, banking, computers, electronics and aerospace. He is currently researching corporate power in the United States, the rhetorical history of telecommuting, and how sophisticated mathematical modeling tools are altering the work of engineers who design automobiles.
Chuck Bazerman is a Professor Emeritus of Education. His affiliation with CITS stems from his research concerning the history of scientific writing, other forms of writing used in advancing technological projects, and the relation of writing to the development of disciplines of knowledge. He served as Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication He is founder and current Chair of the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research. His study The languages of Edison's Light was awarded Best Book of 1999 in History of Science and Technology.
James Blascovich is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology. His two major research interests are social motivation and social influence within technologically mediated environments. He uses immersive virtual environment technology to empirically investigate social influence processes within virtual environments including conformity, non-verbal communication, collaborative decision-making, and leadership.
Dorothy Chun is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Education. Professor Chun has conducted studies on cognitive and social process in learning with multimedia and has authored courseware for language and culture acquisition. Since 2000, she has been the Editor in Chief of the online journal Language Learning and Technology and her most recent publication “Cultura-inspired intercultural exchanges: Focus on Asian and Pacific languages” was published in 2014. Her work on how technology can be used to promote learning in college classrooms in a variety of subjects has been supported by a Mellon grant.
Jon Cruz is an Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and in the Department of Asian American Studies. Dr. Cruz's teaching areas and research interests include culture; the sociology of knowledge; American racial history; and media.
Anna Everett is a Professor Emerita of Film & Media Studies. Dr. Everett works in the fields of film and TV history/theory, African-American film and culture, and Digital Media Technologies. She is the author of Returning the Gaze: A Genealogy of Black Film Criticism, 1909-1949 (Duke Univ. Press, 2001) and is currently at work on a book titled Digital Diaspora: A Race for Cyberspace.
Noah Friedkin is a Professor Emeritus of Sociology. His research has concentrated on social networks, and the processes of information and influence flows that unfold in social networks.
Judith Green is a Professor Emerita of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Green's teaching and research focus on teaching-learning relationships, disciplinary knowledge as socially constructed, and ethnographic research and discourse studies of the patterns of everyday life in both physical and virtual classrooms.