I'm an Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington in Seattle, specializing in the political and economic history of the twentieth century United States. My research and writing focuses on the history of the high-tech industry, the history of American politics, and the connections between the two. In addition to my academic work, I have collaborated with government, business, and civic organizations on a range of projects exploring how innovation drives growth and change. In academic year 2015-16, I will be on sabbatical leave and a visiting scholar in the Program in History & Philosophy of Science at Stanford University. This website links to some of my writing and commentary and highlights my recent projects. For the full download, here's the current CV.