Allen W. Batteau is a cultural anthropologist, Professor at Wayne State University's Department of Anthropology, and former director of the University's Institute for Information Technology and Culture. He is the author of "The Anthropology of Aviation and Flight Safety" (Human Organization), "Anthropological Approaches to Culture, Aviation, and Flight Safety" (Human Factors in Aerospace Safety), “Negations and Ambiguities in the Cultures of Organization” (Classics in Critical Management Studies, Mats Alvesson, ed.), co-author (with Jing Hung Sying, senior author) of Dragon in the Cockpit, “Problèmes attrayants: dynamique des réseaux et libre circulation de l’information dans un monde technologique,” (in Les techniques et la globalisation au xxe siècle, Sous la direction de Liliane Hilaire-Pérez et Larissa Zakharova, 2016, Presses Universitaires de Rennes), and numerous other books and articles including Technology and Culture (2010, Waveland Press). A certified private pilot, his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the US Air Force, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration, and numerous other corporate and international bodies. He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago.