Current Graduate Students

 

Master's Candidates:

Kraig J. Bartel (Southwestern Oklahoma State University / B.A., History) │ brief bio │ personal website

Caitlin M. Beasley (University of Arkansas / B.A., History) │ brief bio │ personal website

Cassondra D. Darling (Southeastern Oklahoma State University / B.S., Mathematics)  │ brief bio │ personal website

Emily J. Griffin (University of Nebraska-Lincoln / Dual B.S., Mathematics, B.S., English) │ brief bio │ personal website

Matthew K. Maupin (U.S. Naval Academy / B.S., History)  │ brief bio │ personal website

Jonathon R. Self (Oklahoma city Community College, A.A.S. / Graphic Communications; Platt College / Diploma in Pastry Arts; University of Oklahoma / B.A., History of Science, Technology and Medicine) │ brief bio │ personal website

Aja B. Tolman (Brigham Young University / B.A., History; Utah State University / M.A., History) │ brief bio │ personal website

Paul K. Vieth (University of Oklahoma / B.A., International Security Studies; University of Oklahoma / B.A., History) │ brief bio │ personal website

Preparing for General Exams:

James M. Burnes (Lamar University / B.A., History; Lamar University / M.A., History; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2014)  │ brief biopersonal website

Nathan N. Kapoor (Tennessee Technological University / B.S., History; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2015) │ brief bio personal website

Younes Mahdavi (Shahid Beheshti University / B.S., Mathematics; University of Tehran / M.S., History of Science [Astronomy]) │ brief bio │ personal website 

Ashley N. McCray (University of Central Oklahoma / B.A., Psychology; University of Central Oklahoma / M.A., History; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2014) │ brief bio │ personal website

William P. Munsell, Jr. (University of Oklahoma / B.S., Mechanical Engineering); University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2015) │ brief bio │ personal website

Jackson R. Pope, III (Montana State University / B.A., History; University of Oklahoam / M.A. 2016) │ brief bioblogYouTube

Brent M. Purkaple (Oklahoma Baptist University / B.A. summa cum laude, Biblical Languages; Wheaton College, Biblical Exegesis; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2015) │ brief biopersonal website

Anna N. Reser (University of New Mexico / B.F.A., Art Studio; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2015)brief biopersonal websiteladyscience.com

Doctoral Candidates:

Margaret E. Gaida (Duke University / B.A., Physics, Philosophy; University of California, San Diego / M.A., Philosophy; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2012)  │ brief biopersonal website

Kirsty A. Gaither (Stanford University / B.A., History; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2013) │ brief bio │ personal website

Petar G. Markovski (Michigan State University / B.S., Astrophysics; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2009)  │ brief bio │ personal website

Amy S. Rodgers (University of Oklahoma / B.S., Astrophysics; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2012)  │ brief biopersonal website

Carolyn R. Scearce (University of Maryland / B.A., English Literature and B.S., Biological Sciences; Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego / M.S., Oceanography; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2013) │brief bio │ personal website

Blair R. Stein (Carleton University / B.J., Journalism; Queen's University / M.A., History; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2014) │brief biopersonal website

Royline N. Williams-Fontenelle (University of Oklahoma / B.A., Sociology; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2012) │ brief bio │ personal website



Recently Completed Master's Degrees

James M. Burnes (Lamar University / B.A., History; Lamar University / M.A., History; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2014. Thesis: "The Gilded Skull in England's Closet: Displaying Human Evolution at the American Museum of Natural History")

Margaret E. Gaida (Duke University / B.A., Physics, Philosophy; University of California, San Diego / M.A., Philosophy; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2012. Thesis: “Divine Optics: the Appropriation of Alhacen’s De aspectibus by Roger Bacon”)

Kirsty Gaither (formerly Lawson) (Stanford University / B.A., History; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2013. Thesis: "English Social Spaces: Curiosity Cabinets and Education in Science from 1650-1700")

Harold "Sandy" Jenkins (University of Central Oklahoma / B.A., University of Central Oklahoma / M.A., Psychology; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2012. Thesis: “Georg Bartisch's Augendienst: Placing Ocular Medicine in Sixteenth-Century Saxony”)

Nathan N. Kapoor ((Tennessee Technological University / B.S., History; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2015. Thesis: “Wind amidst the flame: wind energy in late-nineteenth century Britain")

Emily Margolis (Princeton University / B.A., Physics; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2013.  Thesis: “Atomic Deliveryman on Display: The Enola Gay at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center”)

Daniella McCahey (Northwestern University / B.A., Political Science, History, and Science in Human Culture; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2012. Thesis: “Popular Depictions of Medical Self-Experimentation in the Twentieth Century”)

Calandra S. McCool (University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma / B.A., History; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2016. Thesis: “Native American Stories as Scientific Investigations of Nature: Indigenous Science and Methodologies”)

Ashley N. McCray (University of Central Oklahoma / B.A., Psychology; University of Central Oklahoma / M.A., History; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2014.  Thesis: "Money, Science and Radical Politics: The Patronage of Harriet Martineau's Political Economy")

Leila McNeill (University of Texas, Dallas / B.A., Literary Studies; University of Texas, Dallas / M.A., Literary Studies; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2014.  Thesis: “Anna Fischer-Dückelmann as Naturopath and Physician for Women in Imperial Germany”)

William P. Munsell, Jr. (University of Oklahoma / B.S., Mechanical Engineering; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2015.  Thesis: "Technology on Trial: The Social Framework of Safe Design")

Jared N. Neumann (University of Oklahoma / B.A., History of Science, Technology and Medicine, and Philosophy; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2014.  Thesis: "William Whewell, Augustus De Morgan, and the meaning of Victorian Philosophy")

Jackson R. Pope, III (Montana State University / B.A., History; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2016. Thesis: “Listening at the Lab: Bird Watchers and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology”)

Brent M. Purkaple (Oklahoma Baptist University / B.A. summa cum laude, Biblical Languages; Wheaton College, Biblical Exegesis; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2015.  Thesis:  "Making sense of mathematics: the Certitudine Mathematicarum debate and its relationship to Plato and Aristotle")

Anna N. Reser (University of New Mexico / B.F.A., Art Studio; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2015. Thesis: "The body of the astronaut as a body of images: the visuality of the American space program, 1959-1960")

Amy S. Rodgers (University of Oklahoma / B.S., Astrophysics; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2012.  Thesis: "Blood, Books, and Bile: Ancient Greek Humoralism in Louisa May Alcott's 1868 Novel, Little Women")

Carolyn Scearce (University of Maryland / B.A., English Literature and B.S., Biological Sciences; Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego / M.S., Oceanography; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2013.  Thesis: “John Gray and Albert Gunther are Dead: Zoology at the British Museum during the Darwinian Era”)

Blair R. Stein (Carleton University / B.J., Journalism; Queen's University / M.A., History; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2014.  Thesis: "Northern Myths and Sun Destinations: Selling the Canadair North Star at Trans Canada Air Lines, 1947-1955")

Royline N. Williams-Fontenelle (University of Oklahoma / B.A., Sociology; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2012. Thesis: "Beneath the Veil of Slavery: Black Ingenuity, Technological Space and the Antiguan Slave")

Recently Completed Doctorates

Julie H. Grissom (Ph.D. May 2014)
(University of Oklahoma / B.A., Classics; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2004)
Dissertation Title:  "Parasitic Worms in Early Modern Science and Medicine, 1650 - 1810
"; Supervisor:  Kathleen Crowther│Abstract
Current Position: Latin Instructor, Southmoore High School, Moore, OK

Jared S. Buss
(Ph.D. May 2014)
(University of Oklahoma / B.A., History; University of Wisconsin, Madison / M.A., History)
Dissertation Title:  "Willy Ley, The Science Writers, and the Popular Reenchantment of Science"; Supervisor:  Hunter Heyck│Abstract
Current Position: Instructor, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma

Henry T. Zepeda
(Ph.D. May 2013)
(Thomas Aquinas College / B.A., Liberal Arts; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2008)

Dissertation Title: “The Medieval Latin Transmission of the Menelaus Theorem”; Supervisor: Steven J. Livesey│Abstract
Current Position: Post-doctoral fellowship, Max Planck Institute, Research Group on “Modern Geometry and the Concept of Space”, summer 2013; Post-doctoral fellowship, Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL) project, Munich, funded by the Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften and hosted by the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Munich, partnering with the Warburg Institute (University of London) and its new Centre for the History of Arabic Sciences in Europe (CHASE), 2013-2015

John Stewart (Ph.D. May 2013)
(University of Oklahoma / B.A., Letters; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2008)

Dissertation Title: “Chemical Affinity in Eighteenth-Century Scottish Physiology and Agriculture”; Supervisor: Peter Barker│Abstract
Current Position: Instructor, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma

Melissa Rickman (Ph.D. May 2011)
(University of Oklahoma / B.A., Anthropology and B.S., Botany; University of Oklahoma / MLIS; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2003)
Dissertation title: “Making the Herball : John Gerard and the fashioning of an Elizabethan herbarist”; Supervisor: Steven J. Livesey and Karen Reeds│Abstract
Current Position: Registrar, History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma