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David Alan Grier

Associate Professor of International Science and Technology Policy and International Affairs
Suite 403
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, N.W.
Phone: 202-994-7292
Fax: 202-994-1639

Areas of Expertise

Technology and work, globalization and international standardization, scientific institutions, and history of technology.


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David Alan Grier studies the international impact of the computer, communication, and information industries. He writes the column and blog "Errant Hashtag" for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society, "Market-based Values" for the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, and "CS David" for the IEEE Chinese Computing Federation (published in Mandarin).

He was made a Fellow at the IEEE for his work establishing the field of crowdsourcing and has served on the IEEE’s magazine, Computer Society, as Editor of the Annals, Vice President for Publication, and President. Grier has written over 200 articles for publications ranging from The American Mathematical Monthly to The New York Times. He has also been the Joseph Henry Lecturer at the Washington Philosophical Society.


Ph.D., University of Washington


Classes Taught

IAFF 6158 International Cyber and Information Technology Policy

IAFF 6159 ISTP Capstone

IAFF 2158: Technology and the Future of Work

HONR 2175: How We Now Think: Technology and Organization

HONR 2175: Difficult and Obscure Texts