Sunday, 10:15 – 12:30
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 tSusan Colver Rosenberger medal—the highest award the Brown Faculty gives. He has received various other awards.
His recent teaching and research interest are in entrepreneurship, technology planning in less industrialized areas, and engineering management. He has advised several successful startups.
Barrett Hazeltine 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. Other foreign countries in which he has done teaching or consulting are Bangladesh, Kenya, Indonesia, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa. He was a Fulbright lecturer in 1988-89 and 1993.
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. He was president of the Providence Engineering Society and on the Board of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Sierra Club, Hamilton House-a senior center, and the Capital Good Fund. He has consulted for TechnoServe and other organizations.