Peter BarkerPeter Barker, Professor (Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo) History and historiography of the Scientific Revolution; 19th- and 20th-century physical science; 19th- and 20th-century psychology; philosophy of science. │ brief biopersonal website
 Kathleen CrowtherKathleen Crowther, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins) Early modern science and medicine; body and gender in early modern Europe; science and religion.  │ brief bio │ personal website
 Piers Hale
Piers Hale, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Lancaster University, England) Social, political and scientific history of evolutionary biology; biomedical and environmental ethics; British socialism; environmentalism and feminism; gender and the body; science and utopia.  │ brief biopersonal website
Hunter Heyck, Professor and Department Chair (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins) 19th- and 20th-century science; science and social thought; history of technology; information technology and society; technology and the environment.  │ brief bio │ personal website
 Steven J. Livesey
Steven J. Livesey, Brian E. and Sandra O'Brien Presidential Professor (Ph.D., UCLA) Medieval science; history of early scientific methodologies; science in medieval universities; manuscript studies.  │ brief bio │ personal website
 Kerry MagruderKerry Magruder, Curator and John H. and Drusa B. Cable Chair of the History of Science Collections, Associate Professor of Bibliography, Associate Professor of the History of Science (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) 17th- and 18th-century theories of the earth; early geology, cosmology, visual representation; history of the book; science and religion; and the development of the historical sciences.  │ brief biopersonal website
 Suzanne Moon


Suzanne Moon, Associate Professor and Editor-in-Chief, Technology and Culture (Ph.D., Cornell) History of technology; 20th-century international development; technology, science and colonialism; technology outside the western world; Southeast Asia; environment.  │ brief biopersonal website


 Aparna Nair, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Australian National University) Disability studies; disability and society; history of medicine and public health; health and society; colonial history; gender and health; economic history. │ brief bio │ personal website
 Marilyn B. OgilvieMarilyn B. Ogilvie, Curator Emeritus of the History of Science Collections, Professor Emeritus of Bibliography, Professor Emeritus of the History of Science (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) History of women and science, modern biological science.  │ brief bio │ personal website
Katherine Pandora, Associate Professor, Associates Presidential Professor (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego) Science and the public; 19th- and 20th-century history of science; American science and technology; history of the social sciences; natural history; science studies. │ brief bio │ personal website
 Peter Soppelsa
Peter Soppelsa, Assistant Professor, Managing Editor, Technology and Culture (Ph.D. University of Michigan) ‪History of technology, urban history, media history, modern European history (especially France's Third Republic and Paris), modernism and modernity, visual studies, animal studies, public works and public health.  │ brief bio │ personal website
 Kenneth L. Taylor
Kenneth L. Taylor, Hudson/Torchmark Presidential Professor, Emeritus (Ph.D., Harvard) History of geology and natural history; 18th-century science; science in the French Enlightenment.  │ brief bio │ personal website
 Rienk Vermij
Rienk Vermij, Professor (Ph.D., University of Utrecht) Cartesian natural philosophy; Copernicanism; early modern meteorology; Enlightenment, science and religion; science in the Netherlands.  │ brief bio │ personal website
 Stephen Weldon

Stephen Weldon, Associate Professor, History of Science Society Bibliographer (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) History of science and religion; study of the paranormal; modern biology and evolutionary psychology; American intellectual and cultural history. │ brief biopersonal website


Affiliate Faculty

Miriam Gross, Assistant Professor, Departments of History and International & Area Studies (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego) History of East Asia medicine; environment, medicine, and public health in China; politics of public health; AIDS; endemic diseases; rural public health; global environmental issues; popularization of science.  │ brief bio │ personal website
Richard Hamerla Richard Hamerla, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Honors College (Ph.D., Case Western) History of the physical sciences; 19th-century science; history of chemistry; science in the 19th-century American west.  │ brief bio │ personal website
Rhona Seidelman, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Schusterman Center of Judaic and Israel Studies (Ph.D., Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Israeli history, immigration, public health, and medicine  │brief fio │ personal website

 Sarah W. TracySarah W. Tracy, Associate Professor, Honors College (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) History and sociology of medicine; medicine in American culture; gender and medicine; history of the human sciences; history of psychoactive substances; sociology of knowledge; science studies; medical anthropology; food studies.  │ brief bio │ personal website





Eloges/Obituaries of Deceased Faculty

  • David B. Kitts (1923-2010; PhD, Columbia 1953; member of the School of Geology and Geophysics and history of science program 1954-1988│Kenneth L. Taylor, in Earth Sciences History 30(2011), 172-175
  • Thomas M. Smith (1921-2005; PhD, Wisconsin 1955; member of the program 1959-1991)│Kenneth L. Taylor, in Isis 96(2005), 612-614
  • Duane H. D. Roller (1920-1994; PhD, Harvard 1954; member of the program 1954-1990)│Robert E. Schofield, in Isis 86(1995), 80-81