BARRETT HAZELTINE Professor Emeritus, Brown University, USA
BARRETT HAZELTINE was Professor of Engineering at Brown University. He is now Professor Emeritus but continues to teach at Brown. From 1972 to 1992 he was also Associate Dean of the College. He is a graduate of Princeton University–BSE - 1953, MSE - 1956 and the University of Michigan–Ph.D. - 1962.
In 1991-92 he held the Robert Foster Cherry Chair for Distinguished Teaching at Baylor University. He was awarded teaching citations from thirteen senior classes at Brown University until the award was named in his honor. In 2015 he received the Susan Colver Rosenberger, the highest award the Brown Faculty can bestow. He has received various other awards.
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–1996-97, 2000, and 2006. He has also taught or consulted in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa. He was a Fulbright lecturer in 1988-89 and 1993.
His research deals with appropriate technology, entrepreneurship, and management of technology companies. He teaches courses in these areas, with a particular interest in technological literacy.
Two books he has authored, both with Christopher Bull are: Field Guide to Appropriate Technology and Appropriate Technology: Tools, Choices, and Implications.
He was a Trustee of Stevens Institute of Technology and was on advisory committees at Baylor University, Roger Williams University, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was also a Trustee of the Paul Cuffee School, a charter school in Providence and active in other organizations.