People

Frederic Stout, Lecturer, Program in Urban Studies

Frederic Stout served as the first director of the Program on Urban Studies at Stanford from 1973 to 1976, and has been a lecturer ever since. He is the co-author and co-editor (with Michele Marincovich and Jack Prostko) of The Professional Development of Graduate Teaching Assistants (Anker Publishing, 1998) and a contributor to The Encyclopedia of the City and The Encyclopedia of Urban Studies. Stout is co-editor (with Richard LeGates) of The City Reader, a widely cited anthology of contemporary and classic readings in Urban Studies now in its fifth edition from Routledge Press, and of Early Urban Planning 1870-1940. Stout developed and will be teaching the Revs sponsored Urban Studies class, The Automobile and the City.

The Automobile and the City, Utopia and Reality: Introduction to Urban Studies

Adele Tanaka, Program Manager

Adele Tanaka is the Program Manager for the Revs Program at Stanford and the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS.)  Before Revs and CARS, she was on a special project with the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences.  Prior to Stanford, she was with IBM where she held positions in administration and technical marketing.  One day she hopes to replace her beloved van with something a little more exciting but for now she lives vicariously through the race cars the Revs Program instruments.

Fred Turner, Associate Professor of Communication at Stanford University, Director, Program in Science, Technology and Society

Professor Turner's research and teaching focus on digital media, journalism and  the roles played by media in American cultural history. Turner is the author of two books, From Counterculture to Cyberculture:  Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital Utopianism (2006) and Echoes of Combat: The Vietnam War in American Memory  (1996;  Revised 2nd ed. 2001). His essays have tackled topics ranging from the rise of  reality crime television to the role of the Burning Man festival in  contemporary new media industries. As Director of Stanford's Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Prof. Turner is helping develop new courses focusing on the automobile for undergraduates.

Elizabeth Kessler, Lecturer, Art History

Elizabeth A. Kessler earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has held fellowships at Stanford University and the Smithsonian Institute National Air and Space Museum. Her first book, Picturing the Cosmos: Hubble Space Telescope Images and the Astronomical Sublime (University of Minnesota) was published in 2012.

The View through the Windshield: Cars and the American Landscape

David Miller, PhD Candidate, Communication

Dave Miller's research interests are in designing products, services, and systems to influence human behavior in the areas of environmental sustainability and health.  Currently, he is researching how in-vehicle information displays can influence the mental models of driving efficiency and encourage drivers to drive in a more efficient manner.

Peter Johnson, Stanford Journalism Program researcher

Peter Johnson is an senior undergraduate at Stanford studying Communication. His interests are in investigative and long-form journalism. Prior to Stanford, Peter was an editor and founder of his high school's award-winning sports magazine. He spent the 2012-13 year traveling and doing community service in Nicaragua, Peru and India. Peter grew up in Palo Alto.

Jon Summers, Consultant

Jon Summers is an automotive historian, researcher and consultant. A Roman Historian by training, Jon is embedded in the concours and museum communities, serving as a VIP/Sponsor show field tour guide, judge or M/C at various concours, including Pebble Beach. Highly engaged with the museum community, Jon interned at the National Motor Museum in England, has been a Docent at the Blackhawk Museum in California for nearly a decade and has advised the newly re-opened Petersen Museum. As a committed story teller, Jon is an autoblogger, new car road tester, and has television / film production experience, both in front of camera, appearing on both National Geographic and Discovery Channels, and as a producer/writer for the acclaimed Mullin Automotive Museum. Jon's work emphasizes the breadth of the motoring world, and displays a deep love of the motoring experience as an expression of freedom and independence: Valentino Rossi, motorcycle racer extraordinaire, famously said “For me, the line is a poem” - Jon takes that a step further – for him, the open road and a willing machine is the poem.

Tales to Design Cars By, Tales To Design Cars By

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