Stuart W. Leslie

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Stuart W. (“Bill”) Leslie attended Carleton College, earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Delaware and came to the Johns Hopkins University as a post-doctoral fellow in 1981. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1984.

Leslie’s research has focused on the history of modern American science and technology, publishing extensively on the history of Cold War science and technology and the Cold War university. More recently, his work has taken an architectural turn, including studies of corporate headquarters, research laboratories, healthcare facilities, and observatories, especially public astronomy, with attention to matters of design.

Leslie is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society of Architectural Historians and the Society for the History of Technology. His work has been recognized with awards from the Society for the History of Technology, IEEE and the History of Science Society.

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