People

John Kegelman, Graduate Student, Dynamic Design Lab

John Kegelman is a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in the Dynamic Design Lab under Professor Chris Gerdes.  He designs the sensing systems for the Revs Program vehicles with a focus on integrating inertial measurements, GPS, and video. As a teenager Kegelman repaired small engines to sustain his lawn care business.  He purchased his own car at sixteen and enjoyed the maintenance and repair projects that came with it, including a complete rebuild of the manual transmission.  
         

Exploring Driver Psychophysiology

David Kelley, Donald W. Whittier Professor in Mechanical Engineering and founder of IDEO

After earning his master's in 1978 from Stanford's Joint Program in Design Professor Kelley started his own design firm, IDEO, a worldwide leader in the user-centered design of products, services, and environments.  IDEO is recognized as much for its process and culture as for its work.  Kelley also began teaching design at Stanford in 1978, and became a tenured professor in 1991.  Kelley founded Stanford's d.school (the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design), and is on a mission to add "design thinking" to Stanford's existing competence of teaching analytical thinking."  This will result in  students who create delightful design experiences and embrace and promote a culture of innovation.  Kelley is an advisor to the Revs Program.

 

Judging Historical Significance: The Automobile

Joseph Kott, Lecturer and Visiting Scholar, Program on Urban Studies at Stanford

Since 2004, Dr. Kott has taught "Planning Sustainable Urban and Regional Transportion" within the Stanford Program on Urban Studies. This course explores the relationship between the transportation system in cities and regions and community environmental, social, and economic well-being. Prior to forming his own consulting firm, Kott held senior positions as a transportation planner with the County of San Mateo, Wilbur Smith Associates in San Francisco, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates in San Francisco, and as Chief Transportation Official for the City of Palo Alto. He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 1982 and in 2007 was awarded Professional Transportation Planner (PTP) certification from the Transportation Professional Certification Board Inc., an affiliate of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, achieving the highest certification test score in the nation.

Sustainable Urban and Regional Transportation Planning

Michael T. Lynch, Researcher

Michael T. Lynch is an internationally known American author, journalist, and automotive historian, specializing in auto racing and high-end special interest automobiles. His byline has appeared in American periodicals including Road & Track, Automobile Magazine, Sports Car International, Cavallino Magazine, Forza, Vintage Motorsport and many others.  Lynch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities and an M.B.A. degree in Finance and Marketing from Harvard University. He also has a Masters in Electronic Commerce from National University.

Peter Mangiafico, Product Manager, Stanford Libraries

Peter Mangiafico is a Product Manager for the Revs Program in the Digital Library Systems and Services group.  He is working on digitizing and making materials from the Revs Institute and the Revs Program available to researchers and the general public. He has recently worked on projects with Visionlearning, the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole, MA, Harvard University, and the Advent of Complex Life NASA Astrobiology team.  He worked for several years on the Encyclopedia of Life project, and has previously worked as a software engineer, project manager, high school teacher, and NASA researcher.

The Revs Digital Library

Bruce McCaw, Business Executive and Philanthropist

Bruce R. McCaw is one of the founders of McCaw Cable Television, which became McCaw Cellular Communications and later AT&T Wireless, as well as Director and originator of Claircom Communications (AT&T's air-to-ground telephone network). He co-founded Horizon Air, which was later sold to Alaska Airlines. In addition to an avid enthusiasm for aviation, McCaw also collects classic automobile race cars and competes in vintage racing events. He serves in various capacities for several charitable foundations and organizations. McCaw is an advisor to the Revs Program.

Christina Mesa, Lecturer, American Studies and by courtesy, Comparative Literature

Christina has been teaching at Stanford since 1997. She is interested in vehicles of change -- geographic, social, vocational, status, and self-image -- and is currently writing Auto-mobility: the Car in American Literature and Culture with students from her Revs sponsored class On the Road: Cars and the Auto-Mobility of Race, Gender, Class, and Age in American Literature. The automobile provides a liberating power for drivers, in particular, for the working class, women, and people of color. Her current scholarship seeks to show how the car accelerates personal transformations and reversals of fortunes once unthinkable in our society.  Projects for 2012-13 include: Nella’s Solo, a film based on the life of Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen and Car Fashioned: Advertising Americans in the Age of Auto-production.

On The Road: Cars and the Auto-Mobility of Race, Gender, Class and Age in American Literature, On The Road: Cars and the Auto-Mobility of Race, Gender, Class and Age in American Literature

Robert Schwarzwalder, Associate University Librarian for Engineering & Science Libraries, Stanford University Libraries

Bob Schwarzwalder manages the digital library IT division as well as seven of Stanford’s six science and engineering libraries. He has held administrative positions in libraries and information centers in academia and industry. In a former position, Schwarzwalder managed Ford Motor Company’s global library system and developed an information research group focused on text mining, competitive intelligence systems and imbedding information technologies into vehicles. He has served on advisory boards for several publishers and database producers and has done consulting work with engineering societies, database producers and U.S. companies.  Schwarzwalder is overseeing the digitization of the Revs Institute archives and the creation of a digital library for the Revs Institute and development of the new Revs Program website.
         

The Revs Digital Library

Michael Shanks, Professor of Classics and Faculty of the Stanford Archaeology Center

For Michael, archaeologists do not discover the past; they work on what remains. Michael's research has taken in the building of prehistoric monuments in northern Europe (megaliths and mortuary practices), art and  manufacture in the early cities of the Mediterranean (ancient Greek perfume jars), and life at the edge of the Roman empire (he currently directs the excavation of Vinovium, a Roman town in the English/Scottish borders). He has also researched ontemporary design (beer cans, and cars), and has worked with contemporary artists on the presence of the past, in deep-mapping historical senses of place, and in pragmatogony - accounts of the genealogy of things, where things have come from. At Stanford he teaches in programs in Classics, Archaeology, Urban Studies, Science, Technology and Society, Writing and Rhetoric, and in the d.school.

Murray Smith, Motorsport Consultant

Murray Smith has been around cars all his life, competing, managing teams, developing race cars, collecting, and creating events. Over the years, he has owned a Maserati 250F, a Porsche 956, a Frazer Nash Le Mans, a Packard 160 Woody, and two Lotus 15s. He also had a Ferrari SWB as his only car, which he parked in the street outside his Manhattan apartment. Formerly a senior executive in one of the world's leading advertising agencies, he is a member of both the British Racing Drivers' Club and the Road Racing Drivers Club. He was the founder of the Louis Vuitton Classic at Rockefeller Centre, and is currently Chairman of the Lime Rock Historic Festival. He has also been instrumental in generating substantial commercial sponsorship for motoring events. Smith remains a consultant on motorsports and motoring to several major corporations, a contributor to prominent historic motoring publications and an advisor to the Revs Program.

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