Amy E. Foster

Amy E. Foster, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in History of Technology from Auburn University (2005)

Research Interests

US Space History, History of Science and Technology, Gender and Technology, History of Medicine

Recent Research Activities

Amy Foster is a historian of technology and gender. Her book, Integrating Women into the Astronaut Corps: Politics and Logistics at NASA, 1972-2004, was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2011. Her research interests include the U.S. space program, gender and the space program, gender issues in engineering, aviation history, history of technology, and the history of medicine. She has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellow at the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum and held a fellowship sponsored jointly by NASA and the American Historical Association.

Selected Publications


  • Integrating Women into the Astronaut Corps: Politics and Logistics at NASA, 1972-2004. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • "New World Order: 1992-2000" in American Women and Flight since 1940, University of Kentucky Press, 2003.


Arthur P. Thompson Award from the Florida Historical SocietyNASA/American Historical Association Fellowship in Aerospace History
Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum Guggenheim Fellowship


No courses found for Fall 2022.

No courses found for Summer 2022.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10709 AMH4680 Women in American Science Web-Based (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
11310 HIS6905 History Capstone Class Face to Face (P) Unavailable
No Description Available

Updated: Feb 14, 2019