Major Decisions: College, Career, and the Case for the Humanities

Research about the Humanities and Technology

Steve Jobs: Technology Alone Is Not Enough

Tim Cook's comments on the humanities

“A Leading Silicon Valley Engineers Explains Why Every Tech Worker Needs a Humanities”, 2017. 

.“Combining Humanities and Technology is More Important Than Ever For User Experience", 2017. 

“Robots Could Steal 40% of U.S. Jobs by 2030.” Fortune, 2017. 

“‘Tectonic Shifts’ in Employment.” MIT Technology Review, 2011.

“How Robots Will Save Liberal Education,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2017.

“The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage.” The Atlantic, 2014.

“The STEM Crisis: Reality or Myth?” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013.

“STEM Labor Shortages? Microsoft Report Distorts Reality About Computing Occupations,” Economic Policy Institute, 2012.

“Is There a STEM Worker Shortage: A Look at Employment and Wages in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.” Center for Immigration Studies, 2014.

“STEM Crisis or STEM Surplus? Yes and Yes,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015.

“Turning STEM into STREAM: Writing as an Essential Component of Science Education.” National Writing Project, 2011.

“Most with STEM College Degrees Go to Work in Other Fields, Study Finds,” The Washington Post, 2014.

“Why this Tech CEO Keeps Hiring Humanities Majors,”, 2017.

“The Questions We Need to Ask First: Setting Priorities for Higher Education in Our Technology-Rich World.” 2012. 

“Technically Speaking About Telephony.” The Huffington Post, 2015.

“To Write Better Code Read Virginia Woolf.” The New York Times, 2016.

“Publishing in the 21st Century: The Power of Data and AI.” TheBookWheelBlog, 2016.


“At MIT, the Humanities are Just as Important as STEM,” The Boston Globe, 2014. 

“Microsoft's President Says Liberal Arts Majors Are Necessary for the Future of Tech,” Business Insider, 2018. 

Writing for Alexa Becomes More Complicated in the #MeToo Era,” Refinery29, 2017. 


“Humanities Research in the Digital Age,” Stanford News, 2017.

“That “Useless” Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket,” Forbes, 2015.

“Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees with Liberal Arts Degrees”, 2014. 

“The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change: An Empirical Exploration.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2003

Creativity vs. Robots

Benefits of Adapting to the Newest Enterprise Technology

The Challenges of Integrating New Technology into an Organization

The Differences Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies--And Teaching Them Both

How Technology Will Change the Future of Work

Digital Literacy Pedagogy as Essential Liberal Education: A Framework for Curriculum Development

How Not to Teach Digital Humanities

Fear of Being Useful

Starting from Scratch? Workshopping New Directions in Undergraduate Digital Humanities

Top Nine Ethics Issues in Artificial Intelligence

Data Analytics and the Liberal Arts