1 Kenneth James Lipartito Office: Department of History Home: SW 129 th Ct. Florida International University Miami, FL University Park Miami, FL Telephone: (office) Fax: (home) EDUCATION Ph.D. History, The Johns Hopkins University, 1986 M.A. History, The Johns Hopkins University, 1982 B.A. History and Economics, University of Delaware, 1980 EMPLOYMENT Florida International University, Professor and Chair, Department of History, 2001-present Florida International University, Professor of History, University of Houston, Associate Professor of History, University of Houston, Assistant Professor of History, Rice University, Visiting Professor of History, Middlebury College, Visiting Instructor in History, PUBLICATIONS EDITOR Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History BOOKS Principle author of History of Kennedy Space Center, in progress.
2 Co-editor and contributor, Constructing Corporate America: Historical Perspectives on Big Business, Society and Politics. Oxford University Press, Spring, 2004 (forthcoming). Investing for Middle America: John Elliott Tappan and the Origins of American Express Financial Advisors. New York: St. Martins Press, Baker and Botts in the Development of Modern Houston. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1991 (co-author Joseph Pratt) T. R.. Fehrenbach Book Award in Texas History. The award recognizes outstanding original research, study, and publication in the field of Texas history. The book is a study of the organization, operation, and economic functions of a large corporate law firm located in Houston, Texas. The Bell System and Regional Business: The Telephone in the South, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, ARTICLES The Social Construction of Failure: Picturephone and the Information A and Culture, January, Technology The Utopian Corporation, in Constructing Corporate America: Historical Perspectives on Big Business, Society and Politics. Oxford University Press, Spring, 2004 (forthcoming). The Historian in the Rose Garden? review essay, Technology and Culture, 41:3 (July 2000), Failure to Communicate: British Telecommunications and the American Model, in Americanization and Its Limits: Responses to US Technology and Management in Postwar Europe and Japan, edited by Jonathan Zeitlin and Gary Herrigel, Oxford University Press, Professions and Organizations in 20 th Century America. Social Science Quarterly 79:2 (June, 1998), Cutthroat Competition, Corporate Strategy and the Growth of Network Industries, Research on Technological Innovation, Management, and Policy, Volume 6, Culture and the Practice of Business History, Business and Economic History, vol. 24, no. 2, Newcomen Society Award for Excellence in Business History Research and Writing. 2
3 "When Women Were Switches: Technology, Work and Gender in the Telephone Industry, ," American Historical Review. October, 1994, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Life Members Award, for best article in the history of electrical technology. Given by the Society for the History of Technology. "Component Innovation: The Case of Automatic Telephone Switching, ," Industrial and Corporate Change, 3:2 (1994), "Innovation, the Firm and Society," Business and Economic History. 2nd series, vol. 22 (1993). "The Strategy of System Building: Telephony in the American South," in Technological Competitiveness: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on the Electrical, Electronics and Computer Industries, William Aspray, ed. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, "What Have Lawyers Done for American Business? The Case of Baker and Botts of Houston, TX," Business History Review. 64 (Autumn, 1990), "System-Building On the Margin: The Problem of Public Choice in the Telephone Industry," Journal of Economic History. 48 (June, 1989), "The Telephone in The South: A Comparative Analysis, ," Journal of Economic History. 48 (June, 1988), "Getting Down to Cases: Baker & Botts and the Texas Railroad Commission," Essays in Economic and Business History. vol. VI, "A Comparative Analysis of the Southern and Northern Telephone Systems," Business and Economic History. 2nd series, vol. 14 (1985). "The New York Cotton Exchange and the Development of the Cotton Futures Market," Business History Review. 57 (Spring, 1983), ENCYCLOPEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS "Professions and Professionalization," Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century. New York. Simon and Schuster, "Telephone," International Encyclopedia of Communications. New York. Oxford University Press,
4 PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS Bell Laboratories in Perspective, Conference in honor of Louis Galambos, Johns Hopkins University, October, What s Southern About Southern Business? Alfred D. Chandler Lecture in Southern Business History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, April 24, (by invitation) Roundtable, Business History Conference, April 19, 2002, Wilmington, DE. The Utopian Corporation, Conference on Business in the Temple of History, UCLA Department of History, May 18, (by invitation) Telecommunications in America and Europe, Conference on Evolutionary Economics, Johns Hopkins University, March 30-31, (by invitation) What s So New About the New Economy? Workshop on the New Economy, Emory University, April 13-14, (by invitation) Constructing the American Corporation, Kennedy School of Government, March 1, (by invitation) Cultural Approaches to Business History, Roundtable at Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, St. Louis, March 31, The Utopian Corporation, paper presented at conference, The Corporation as a Social and Political Institution, sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, February The Bell System Meets its Vietnam: Or the Strange Case of Picturephone, paper presented at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, January 9, Florida s Favorite Fruit: A Taste of the Cult of the Orange, public presentation on citriculture in Florida, April, 10, 11, May 16, La estrategia empresarial de AT&T en la conformación del sistema de telefonia en los Estatos Unidos, CIDE, Mexico City, Mexico, October 7, (by invitation) The Business of America is Culture: The Culture of America is Business, Conference on the Future of Business History, Hagley Museum and Library, April 4 & 5,
5 Opportunities Lost and Found: The Lessons of the American Telecommunications Americanization and Its Limits: Responses to U.S. Technology and Management in Postwar Europe and Japan, conference at the University of Wisconsin, March 14-16, (by invitation) The Large Corporation as an Agent of Change: The American Experience, Multinational Business in the 21st Century Conference, conference at the University of Tulsa, April, (by invitation) Managing Competition in the Telecommunications Industry in America and Britain Economic History Association Meeting, Berkeley, CA, Conservatism and Innovation in Industrial Design, Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, London, England, Post Structural Approaches to the Study of Business, Business History Conference, March 17, Strategy and Innovation at Bell Laboratories, , Cinquantieme Anniversaire du CNET, Paris, February 15, (by invitation) "America's Success with Long Distance Telecommunications," International Economic History Congress, Milan, September 12-17, "When Women Were Switches: Technology, Work and Gender in the Telephone Industry, ," Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, October 14-17, "The Political Economy of Innovation: Government and Technology in the Telephone Industry," Politics and Production: Industrial Policy in the Twentieth Century, conference at Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware, March 26, (by invitation) "Innovation, the Firm and Society," Business History Conference, March 18-21, "Professions and Organizations in the Twentieth Century," Social Science History Conference, November 5-8, "Marketing the Telephone: Bell's Response to the Consumer Society," Economic History Association Annual Meeting, September 18-20,
6 "Innovation in the Telecommunications Industry," Yale Department of Economics, February 26, (by invitation) "Entrepreneurship in a New Technology: Bringing the Telephone to the South," Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, "Corporate Strategy and Technology Choice: The Early History of Automatic Switching in American Telephony," Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, "The Strategy of System Building: Telephony in the American South," IEEE Conference on Technological Competitiveness, Rutgers University, October 10-13, (by invitation) "Systems in Conflict: Bell Confronts the American South," International Communications Association Annual Meeting, "What Have Lawyers Done for American Business?" Business History Conference, " 'Work Hard and Stay out of Politics': Lawyers as Urban Policy Makers in Houston, ," Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, "System-Building at the Margin: The Problem of Public Choice in the Telephone Industry," Economic History Association Annual Meeting, "Cities, States and the Bell System: Telephone Regulation, ," Economic and Business Historical Society Annual Meeting, "Getting Down to Cases: Baker & Botts and the Early History of the Texas Railroad Commission," Economic and Business Historical Society Annual Meeting, OTHER RESEARCH Co-Principle Investigator, 2003 A Public Engagement Handbook for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program, National Parks Service, Everglades National Park, and Critical Ecosystesm Studies Initiative. 6
7 Co-Principle Investigator, Entre Espace Public et Espace Privé: Automobiles, Automobilistes et Systèmes de Communications (Between Public and Private Space: Automobiles, Users and Systems of Communication), Renault Automobiles.. AWARDS, HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS Harold F. Williamson Prize, Business History Conference, Newcomen Award for Excellence in Business History Research and Writing, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Article Award, T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award, Texas Historical Commission, Newcomen Fellowship, Harvard Business School, Allen Nevins Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in American Economic History, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, GRANTS Department of Interior, National Parks Service, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Florida International University Foundation Summer Research Grant, National Science Foundation, Science and Technology Studies Grant, University of Houston Teaching Development Award, University of Houston Limited Grant-in-Aid, American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities: Humanities, Science and Technology Program, Littleton-Griswold Research Grant, American Historical Association, University of Houston Limited Grant-in-Aid, University of Houston Research Initiation Grant, Economic History Association Arthur H. Cole Grant-in-Aid, John E. Rovensky Fellowship in Business and Economic History, SERVICE Administration Chair, Department of History, Florida International University, 2001-Present. Co-Chair, Human Dimensions of South Florida Environment Working Group, 1999-Present. Wolfsonian FIU Academic Advisory Board Executive Committee, 2000-Present Associate Director, Program in Public History, University of Houston,
8 Graduate Director, University of Houston, Undergraduate Director, University of Houston, Professional Editorial Board, Enterprise and Society, Newcomen Book Prize in Business History Committee, Business History Conference Program Committee, Business History Conference, Trustee, President, Economic and Business Historical Society,