The Politics of Star Trek. Durham, NH: University Press of New England, 2012.
Defining NASA: The Historical Debate Over the Agency’s Mission. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005.
Can Democracies Fly in Space? The Challenge of Revitalizing the U.S. Space Program. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1995
“A Message to YOU, the Designers and Your Audience.” Main essay in Exhibition Catalog, WE THE DESIGNERS: Reframing Political Issues in the Obama Era, Graphics Design Exhibition, Northeastern University, September 29- December 15, 2011
“Reinventing Oversight in the Twenty-first Century: The Question of Capacity.” Journal of Nanoparticle Research 13:4 (February 2011), pp. 1435-1448 (co-authored with Christopher Bosso and Rob A. DeLeo)
“The National Nanotechnology Initiative and the Social Good” Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 34:4 (Winter 2006), pp. 675-681 (co-authored with Ronald Sandler)
“Intelligent Design: Between Science, Religion, and Politics.” Boston Theological Institute Bulletin 5:2 (Spring 2006), pp. 14-20
“The GMO-nanotech (dis)analogy?” Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society 26:1 (2006), pp. 57-62 (co-authored with R. Sandler)
Listed in Space Future’s Who’s Who
Scholar in Residence, National Aeronautics and Space Administration History Office, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 1993
Fulbright Research/Lecture Award, University of Iceland, 1992
Frances Diebold Award (outstanding support of student activities), Kalamazoo College, 1987