The History and Philosophy of Science Ph.D. Program at Notre Dame is fortunate to have an active and diverse community of scholars who come together to make our doctoral program vibrant and successful.

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Robert Goulding
Robert D. Goulding
Director of HPS

Associate Professor, Program of Liberal Studies 
Areas of Expertise: History of optics and history of magic; Humanism and science at the medieval and Renaissance universities

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Anna Geltzer
Assistant Director of HPS

Matthew Ashley
James Matthew Ashley
Associate Professor & Department Chair of Theology
Areas of Expertise: Science and Religion; Liberation Theology

Francesca Bordogna
Francesca Bordogna
Associate Professor, Program of Liberal Studies
Areas of Expertise: Histories of science, technology, and the mind

Anjan Chakravartty
Anjan Chakravartty
Professor of Philosophy
Director, Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values
Areas of Expertise: Philosophy of science; Metaphysics

Jon Coleman
Jon T. Coleman
Professor of History
Areas of Expertise: Environmental history; Human and animal relations; Early American history; American West

Celia Deane-Drummond
Celia Deane-Drummond
Professor of Theology
Areas of Expertise: Science and religion; Systematic theology in relation to biological science, especially evolution, ecology, and genetics; Bioethics, especially sustainability, ecotheology, and public theology

Christopher Fox
Christopher Fox
Professor of English
Areas of Expertise: Interactions between literature and medicine; Psychology and science during the 18th century

Gary Gutting
Gary Gutting
Professor of Philosophy
Areas of Expertise: Recent European Philosophy (especially French); Philosophy of Science/Epistemology; Philosophy of Religion

Christopher Hamlin
Christopher S. Hamlin
Professor of History
Areas of Expertise: History of technology; History of medicine

Don Howard
Don Howard
Professor of Philosophy
Areas of Expertise: Philosophy of Science; Foundations of Physics; History of Philosophy of Science; Ethics of Science and Technology

Janet Kourany
Janet A. Kourany
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Areas of Expertise: Philosophy of science; Science and values; Feminist philosophy; Agnotology

Jay Malone
Jay Malone
Executive Director of The History of Science Society
Areas of Expertise: History of science; Autobiography in science; Science in colonial and early federal period of US; Science in the Old South

Kate Marshall
Kate Marshall
Assistant Professor of English
Areas of Expertise: Literature and science, especially 19th-21st century American literature; History of technology; Media studies

Philip Mirowski
Philip E. Mirowski
Carl E. Koch Professor of Economics and Policy Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science
Areas of Expertise: History and philosophy of economic theory

Evan Ragland
Evan Ragland
Assistant Professor of History
Areas of Expertise: History of Science; History of Medicine; Early Modern Europe

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Kristin Shrader-Frechette
O'Neill Family Professor of Philosophy and Concurrent Professor of Biological Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Scientific modeling; Methodological uncertainty; Statistical methods---especially in radiation physics and population biology; Quantitative human-health risk assessment; Normative ethics; Science and ethics

Thomas Stapleford
Thomas A. Stapleford
Associate Professor, Program of Liberal Studies
Areas of Expertise: History of the human sciences, especially economics and psychology; History of technology, science, and religion

Nicholas Teh
Nicholas Teh
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Areas of Expertise: Philosophy of Physics; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Science

Laura Walls
Laura Dassow Walls
William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English
Areas of Expertise: American Transcendentalism; Literature and Science

HPS Postdocs

James Nguyen
James Nguyen
HPS Postdoctoral Fellow
Areas of Expertise: Philosophy of science and the question of scientific representation

Scott Trigg
Scott Trigg
HPS Postdoctoral Fellow
Areas of Expertise: History of astronomy and its interactions with other disciplines (natural philosophy, theology, optics); Education in Islamic societies; the Global Middle Ages; Narratives of medievalism and modernity

Emeritus Faculty

Michael Crowe
Michael J. Crowe
Rev. John J. Cavanaugh Professor (emeritus) in Humanities in the Program of Liberal Studies
Areas of Expertise: History of Astronomy and Physics, 1700-1900


Lynn Joy
Lynn S. Joy
Professor of Philosophy (emerita) 
Areas of Expertise: History of Philosophy of Science, Modern Philosophy, and Ethics

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A. Edward Manier
Professor of Philosophy (emeritus)
Areas of Expertise: History and philosophy of biology and the neuromedical sciences; Social studies of science

Vaughn McKim
Vaughn R. McKim
Associate Professor of Philosophy (emeritus)
Areas of Expertise: Philosophy of social science; Philosophy of technology; Contemporary metaphysical issues in philosophy of science

Phillip Sloan

Phil Sloan 
Professor, Program of Liberal Studies (emeritus)
Areas of Expertise: History and Philosophy of Life Science, 1600–1990; Specialties: Buffon studies; evolution; Darwinism; science  and religion; recent biophysics; contemporary bioethics and philosophy