- B.A., History with Distinction and Highest Honors, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1990
- Ph.D., History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, The Johns Hopkins University, 2000
Hunter Heyck received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 2000 and came to OU in 2001. He is interested in the ways that different tools and technologies have been used to represent, investigate, and model the workings of the mind and society, and in the social context and meaning of technological change. His first book was a biography of Herbert A. Simon, titled Herbert A Simon: The Bounds of Reason in Modern America, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2005. His second book, Age of System: Understanding the Development of Modern Social Science, also published by JHU Press, came out in 2015. Currently, he is working on a social-cultural survey of the history of technology, intended for a broad(er) audience, with the working title Artifice: Creating a Chosen World.