Michael N. Geselowitz is Senior Director of the IEEE History Center. Immediately prior to joining IEEE in 1997, Mike was Group Manager at Eric Marder Associates, a New York market research firm, where he supervised Ph.D. scientists and social scientists undertaking market analyses for Fortune 500 high-tech companies. He is also a registered Patent Agent.
Mike holds S.B. degrees in electrical engineering and in anthropology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from Harvard University.
His research focus has been on the history and social relations of technology. He has worked as an electronics engineer for the Department of Defense, and he has held teaching and research positions relating to the social study of technology at M.I.T., Harvard, and Yale University, including a stint as Assistant Collections Manager/Curator at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Through the arrangement between IEEE and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, that sponsors the IEEE History Center, he is currently Adjunct Professor of History of Technology and of Science, Technology and Society at Rutgers.
Mike lives on Long Island, New York, with his wife, Emily Schneider, Ph.D., and has three children. He is active in his local synagogue.