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Faculty Bio

Mack, Pamela E.

Mack, Pamela E.

Associate Professor

Office: 6 Hardin Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3153
Web Site:

Research Interests
History of science

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (1983)

Professor Mack is a specialist in the history of technology and science, but she has also done work in public history and historic preservation. She teaches History 322 and 323, the bookend courses in the history of technology, as well as courses on the Space Program and American Health Care. Dr. Mack is also very involved in the Calhoun Honors Program, which honored her in 2001 with the D.W. Bradbury Award for her role in advising and mentoring honors students. Her book projects include Viewing the Earth: The Social Construction of the Landsat Satellite System (1991), and a forthcoming study of the U.S. Forest Service. For Dr. Mack’s course syllabi, curriculum vitae, and other useful resources, please visit her webpage at For her work as coordinator of Science and Technology in Society at Clemson see

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

From Engineering Science to Big Science: The NACA/NASA Collier Trophy Research Project. Editor. University Press of the Pacific, 2006.

Viewing the Earth: The Social Construction of the Landsat Satellite System. The MIT Press, 1990.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“What Difference Has Feminism Made to Engineering in the Twentieth Century” in Science, Medicine and Technology: The Difference Feminism Has Made edited by Angela N. H. Creager, Elizabeth Lunbeck, and Londa Schiebinger (University of Chicago Press, 2001).

Book cover: Pamela E. Mack and Gail Delicio, “The Authority of Experience: Assessing the Use of Information Technology in the Classroom” Journal of Electronic Publishing 6 (Sept. 2000)