Barrett Hazeltine is Professor of Engineering at Brown University. In 1991-1992 he held the Robert Foster Cherry Chair for Distinguished Teaching at Baylor University. From 1972 to 1992 he was also Associate Dean of the College at Brown. His teaching and research interests are in technology planning especially in developing countries, computer applications, engineering management, and teaching of technology for Liberal Arts students.
He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Michigan - Ph.D. - 1962. At Michigan he was in the research group headed by Arthur Burks, who had worked with John Von Neumann at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Institute for Advanced Studies
He has taught computing, engineering, and management at the University of Zambia in 1970 and 1976, at the University of Malawi in 1980-81, 1983-84, and 1988-89, at the University of Botswana in 1993, and Africa University in Zimbabwe in 1996-97 and 2000. He received awards for teaching from thirteen senior classes at Brown, 1972 to 1984, and 1990. In 1985 the award was named after him. He has written papers on digital logic, technology transfer, and engineering education, a textbook on electronic circuit design and a textbook on small-scale technologies.