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DavidHochfelderDavid  Hochfelder

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: History

Expertise: History of U.S. business and technology; public history; history of information technology; history of the telegraph; Thomas Edison; electric power; savings and investment

Campus phone: (518) 442-5348
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An electrical engineer turned historian, Hochfelder specializes in the history of U.S. business and technology. He also helps administer UAlbany's public history program. Before joining UAlbany, Hochfelder served as a research historian at the Thomas Edison Papers. He is currently writing a book-length history of the telegraph industry and his next project will be a social history of savings and investment. He has appeared in two episodes of the History Channel's "Modern Marvels" series.