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BS Stony Brook University
MA University of Colorado, Boulder
PhD University of Colorado, Boulder

In addition to teaching the history of science and technology, I have at various times in the past raised baby birds at the Bronx Zoo and the Baltimore Aquarium, curated and inventoried mammal skeletons in attics at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, designed biology teaching labs at the University of Colorado, and collected dinosaurs and other fossils while camping in the Wyoming badlands with paleontology field crews. These experiences have shaped my research interests in the history of life sciences and evolutionary thought, the history of natural history museums and science popularization, the history of visual images in science and technology, and media representations of science and technology. I am especially interested in the context of people doing science, and communication (and miscommunication) about science.

Scholarly Work

Evolution for John Doe: Pictures, the Public, and the Scopes Trial Debate

“Ignoring the Elephants: Visual Images and Jazz Age Critics,” Museums and Social Issues 1 (Spring 2006): 103-110

Professional Highlights & Honors
, 2000
Organization of American Historians