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Karl D. Stephan

Karl D. Stephan received the B. S. in Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1976. Following a year of graduate study at Cornell, he received the Master of Engineering degree in 1977 and was employed by Motorola, Inc. and Scientific-Atlanta as an RF development engineer.

He then entered the University of Texas at Austin’s graduate program and received the Ph. D. in electrical engineering in 1983. He taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1983 to 1999, when he received an NSF Science and Technology Studies Fellowship in the history of technology.

He spent the 1999-2000 academic year at the University of Texas at Austin, and in 2000 accepted a position as Associate Professor in the Department of Technology at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. In 2009, he was promoted to full professor and moved to the Ingram School of Engineering. He has also received an appointment as Adjunct Associate Research Professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.


You’ve got mail. Try not to read it.
29 Jul 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: email, fasting, internet
Fasting from your email could change your life.


All wired up: the contraceptive chip
15 Jul 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: birth control, contraception, internet, privacy
The Gates Foundation has funded an implantable device which can be controlled remotely.


The robot says you flunked
8 Jul 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: computers, education, MOOCs
Let's hope that people who say there's no difference between machines and people don't end up running the machines.


“The Switch From Hell”
10 Jun 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: business ethics, engineering ethics, General Motors
The new CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra, has had the courage to be transparent about her company's failings.


Those dendrites made me do it: free will and morality
2 Jun 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: determinism, free will
Feeling that we are merely material and act in predetermined ways appears to lead people to behave irresponsibly.


Digital clones: coming to a hologram near you
13 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: digital images, movies
What are the ethics of creating life-like images of human forms?


Internet porn and children: body and soul
2 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: children, materialism, pornography
Your opinion of how pornography can harm children will depend on what you think children are.


Do you want CNN or ESPN with that burger?
15 Apr 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: civility, conversation, TV
Why can't I talk with you in a restaurant? Why do I have to talk to the TV?


Radio Shack: thanks for all the memories
14 Mar 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, engineering, RadioShack, technology
One of America's greatest engineering schools is fading away.


You can’t see the doctor: he’s checking boxes right now
4 Mar 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: electronic medical record, electronic records, engineering
Imposing the heavy hand of the Federal government is not the way to enforce uniform standards.


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