David L. Morton, Jr., PhD

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  • Job Title: Research Scientist I
    Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Healthy Environments Working Group, School of Industrial Design
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Dr. David L. Morton, Jr. is a Research Scientist for the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA). After completing his training in the history of science and technology at Georgia Tech in 1995, he was Research Historian for the IEEE History Center at Rutgers University from 1995-2002. At the IEEE, he taught history at Rutgers, managed a large oral history collection, participated in historic preservation activities and developed content for the IEEE Virtual Museum, leading to a growing interest in Web design and online communities. He came to the School of Architecture in 2007, then joined CATEA in 2008 as Web Developer. Dr. Morton's fields of expertise include the history of sound recording, electronics, the electric power industry, and computing. His publications include Off the Record: The Technology and Culture of Sound Recording in America (Rutgers Univ. Press, 2000), and two books in the Greenwood/Johns Hopkins Press "Biography of Technology" series: "Sound Recording," and "Electronics."


Morton holds an A.B. in history from the University of Georgia, an M.A. in history from Auburn University, and an M.S. and PhD in the history of technology from Georgia Tech.


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Assistive Technology

New media technologies in historical research, teaching, and education

History of Sound Recording and Music Technologies

History of Design

Historic Preservation

Archival Preservation of Sound Recording

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College of Design, School of Industrial Design, CATEA - Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access

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  • Created On: Mar 22, 2011 - 12:56pm
  • Last Updated: Mar 3, 2014 - 10:32am