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Alex Wellerstein

Design Coordinator
Program on Science, Technology and Society

Alex Wellerstein is the Design Coordinator for the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School. In this role, he has designed most of the websites and print media (including posters and fliers) used by the STS Program since 2006. He also designed the STS Program logo.

His work as a graphic designer and web developer has been parallel with his work as an historian and STS scholar. Alex received his Ph.D. in the History of Science from Harvard University in 2010. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School (International Security Program/Managing the Atom) in 2010-2011. From 2011-2014 he was an Associate Historian at the American Institute of Physics in College Park, MD. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Science and Technology Studies at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.

He researches the history of nuclear weapons, with an emphasis on the history of nuclear secrecy in the United States, and is the author of Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog (

Paul ShermanPaul Sherman

Program Coordinator (Interim)

Program on Science, Technology and Society

Paul Sherman has worked at the Harvard Kennedy School since 2007, including over a decade at the now-defunct Consortium on Energy Policy Research. He was no stranger to Harvard Square, having worked many a Saturday way back when at the one-time Square fixture, Elsie’s Lunch, during high school. He is a former co-chair of the HKS Joint Council and a former Harvard Union of Clerical & Technical Workers HKS representative.

Before coming to Harvard, he spent many years as a journalist, and is the author of the 2008 book, Big Screen Boston: From Mystery Street to The Departed and Beyond, about all the movies made in Greater Boston. He holds an M.A. in American Studies from UMass Boston, earning a Book Prize for his thesis on the influence of the Cold War on the urban renewal of Boston’s West End.