I've taught a wide range of courses for the Honors program and the Philosophy Department - see links to current teaching below. I enjoy my reputation as a tough professor who students generally enjoy taking - see my RateMyProfessors reviews. As I noted to my Critical thinking students, I didn't even write all of them!
I study science in controversies in which there are competing claimants for the laurels of cultural authority. As a historian I have particularly focused on the late nineteenth century. So for instance, I have explored
I am also interested in contemporary developments in twenty-first century controversies, particularly in debates over climate change and the genetic modification of humans and other organisms.
My professional affiliations: NCHC - NRHC - HSS - CSHPS/SCHPS