Barrett Hazeltine Professor Emeritus of Engineering (Teaching), Professor Emeritus of Engineering

BARRETT HAZELTINE was Professor of Engineering at Brown University. He is now Professor Emeritus but continues to teach at Brown. In 1991-1992 he held the Robert Foster Cherry Chair for Distinguished Teaching at Baylor University. From 1972 to 1992 he was also Associate Dean of the College at Brown. His teaching and research interests are in engineering management, technology planning especially in developing countries, teaching of technology for Liberal Arts students, and digital computers.

He is a graduate of Princeton University–BSE - 1953, MSE - 1956 and the University of Michigan–Ph.D. - 1962.
He has taught at the University of Zambia in 1970 and 1976, at the University of Malawi in 1980-81, 1983-84, and 1988-89 at the University of Botswana in 1993, and Africa University in Zimbabwe. Other foreign countries in which he has done teaching or consulting are Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa, The Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. In 1965 he was with the Space and Information Systems Division of Raytheon Corporation as a participant in the ASEE Residencies in Engineering Practice Program. He has consulted for several engineering companies and for the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, the New Jersey Department of Higher Education and the United States Naval Academy and has been involved in several projects dealing with secondary school science teaching. At Brown he presently teaches introductory management, managerial decision-making, and appropriate technology. In the past he has taught several different Electrical Engineering courses. He was responsible for the program in Organizational Behavior and Management.
He received awards for teaching from thirteen senior classes at Brown, 1972 to 1984, and 1990. In 1985 the award was named after him. He has also received awards from the ASEE, Providence Engineering Society and the New York Brown Club. In May 1987, he received an honorary Sc.D. from the State University of New York in Stony Brook. He was a Fulbright lecturer in 1988-89 and 1993.
He has written papers on digital logic, technology transfer, and engineering education, a textbook on electronic circuit design and a textbook on small-scale technologies. A field guide to appropriate technology is now in press.
He was president of the Providence Engineering Society and chairman of the Providence Section of the IEEE. He was Vice-chair of the Council for Understanding of Technology in Human Affairs, and responsible for its publication The Weaver. He is a Trustee of Stevens Institute of Technology and on advisory committees at Baylor University, Roger Williams University, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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scholarly work

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17. Health and Life, David Gurevich, June 22, 2010

16. WaterFire: 15 years in Providence, with Jonathan Hahn, March 31 2010

15. Zeo, with Lucinda Mataka, November 25, 2009

14. Steve Glenn and livinghomes, with Jackie Dwulet and Hyun Kyong Lee, April 27, 2009

13. Nigerian Solar Energy Company, March 24, 2008

12. The Steel Yard, with Tina Herrero and Lexi Klebanow, January 21, 2008

10. Amos House, Keith Jeschke. May 14, 2007

11. Shanghai Restaurant, Cameron Stewart, December 11, 2006

9. Andera, with Erika Gruppo and Mark McAndrew, November 22, 2006

8. J. O. B. The Hip-Hopera, March 27, 2006

7. Residential Properties, with Gerald King, April 30, 2005

6. ConnectEdu, April 1, 2005

5. The Paul Cuffee School, November 26, 2004

4. TechnoServe and the Miranda Caju Project, with Eric Sillman, October 22, 2004

2. MediaPike: Video on Demand for the Dorm Room, with Scott Kellman and Jason Manomaivat, June 2001

1. East Side Pockets, with Eric Kroll, April 15, 1998

3. (Newco Pictures, written by Craig Jacobson and Sam Fischer, used in courses but not written at Brown)

CASES WRITTEN BY MEMBERS OF THE BARRETT HAZELTINE GROUP

18. CHAI, with Manas Gautam (In preparation)

research overview

Professor Hazeltine's research interests include engineering management, technology planning especially in developing countries, teaching of technology for liberal arts students, and digital computers.

research statement

CASES WRITTEN BY MEMBERS OF THE BARRETT HAZELTINE GROUP
1. East Side Pockets, with Eric Kroll, April 15, 1998
2. MediaPike: Video on Demand for the Dorm Room, with Scott Kellman and Jason Manomaivat, June 2001
3. (Newco Pictures, written by Craig Jacobson and Sam Fischer, used in courses but not written at Brown)
4. TechnoServe and the Miranda Caju Project, with Eric Sillman, October 22, 2004
5. The Paul Cuffee School, November 26, 2004
6. ConnectEdu, April 1, 2005
7. Residential Properties, with Gerald King, April 30, 2005
8. J. O. B. The Hip-Hopera, March 27, 2006
9. Andera, with Erika Gruppo and Mark McAndrew, November 22, 2006
10. Amos House, Keith Jeschke. May 14, 2007
11. Shanghai Restaurant, Cameron Stewart, December 11, 2006
12. The Steel Yard, with Tina Herrero and Lexi Klebanow, January 21, 2008
13. Nigerian Solar Energy Company, March 24, 2008
14. Steve Glenn and livinghomes, with Jackie Dwulet and Hyun Kyong Lee, April 27, 2009
15. Zeo, with Lucinda Mataka, November 25, 2009
16. WaterFire: 15 years in Providence, with Jonathan Hahn, March 31 2010
17. Health and Life, David Gurevich, June 22, 2010
18. CHAI, with Manas Gautam (In preparation)
8/31/2010