Althouse Hall Room 211
He is the author of The Dynamics of Knowledge Regimes: Technology, Culture and Competitiveness in the USA and Japan, published by Continuum in 2001. His major research involves the evolution of knowledge and systems of knowledge creation throughout human history. His most recent book, The Great Knowledge Transcendence: the Rise of Western Science and Technology Re-framed will be published by Palgrave Macmillan. In the Fourth Asian Historical Economic Conference held in Istanbul September 19-21, 2014, he was invited to give a keynote speech in a Special Session on Science and Technology in Europe and China during the Early Modern Era, together with another speaker Joel Mokyr.
FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.
INBM 230 Organizational Behavior
This course looks at how human systems function within the structure of the organization and how individual and group behaviors affect collective organizational culture and organizational effectiveness. Students study individual, interpersonal, and group processes; the relationship between attitudes and behavior; ethical decision-making; and the management of organizational conflict and change. Approaches for developing leadership, managing conflict, communicating effectively, enhancing efficiency, and encouraging organizational adaption to changing environments are explored. Examples taken from domestic and international organizations are used throughout the course. Prerequisite: 100 or permission of the instructor. This course may fulfill Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement, depending upon topic.