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Balashov Yuri

M.Sc., Astrophysics, Moscow Institute of Science and Technology, 1983; Ph.D., Philosophy of Science, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, 1986 Dissertation: "Laws of Nature and the Universe: Philosophical Implications of Modern Cosmology" Advisors: James T. Cushing and Ernan McMullin Current Status: Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Georgia yuri@uga.edu

Barham James

B.A., Classics, University of Texas, 1972; M.A., History of Science, Harvard University, 1976 Dissertation: "The Function Debate and the Place of Teleology in Biology" Advisor: Phillip Sloan Current Status: General Editor of thebestschools.org thebestschools.org@gmail.com

Baron Jessica

B.A., Medical Anthropology, University at Buffalo, 2002; M.A., Humanities Interdisciplinary (Classics, Anthropology, History), University at Buffalo, 2004 Dissertation: "Reforming the Raj: Florence Nightingale's biomedical liberalism in British India" Advisor: Christopher Hamlin Current status: Outreach and Communications Coordinator for the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values; Managing Editor of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science baron.17@nd.edu

Belousek Darrin

B.Sc., Physics, Bradley University, 1992 Dissertation: "Ontological Commitments and Theory Appraisal in the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics" Advisor: James T. Cushing Current Status: Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Lima, OH darrin.w.snyderbelousek@gmail.com

Berry Roberta

B.A., History, Swarthmore, 1976; JD, Wisconsin, 1982 Dissertation:  "Genetic Enhancement and the Utopian Temptation" Advisor: Phillip R. Sloan Current Status: Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech. roberta.berry@pubpolicy.gatech.edu  

Biddle Justin

B.A., Philosophy; B.Sc., Physics, University of Dayton, 1999 Dissertation:  "Socializing Science: On the Epistemic Significance of the Institutional Context of Science" Advisor: Don Howard Current Status: Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech justin.biddle@pubpolicy.gatech.edu

Blum Christopher

B.A., University of Virginia Dissertation: "St. George Mivart: Catholic Natural Philosopher" Advisor: Phillip R. Sloan Current Status: Fellow and Dean, Thomas Moore College of Liberal Arts cblum@thomasmorecollege.edu

Bokulich Alisa

B.A., Philosophy, Washington State University, 1993 Dissertation:  "Philosophical Perspectives on Quantum Chaos: Models and Interpretations." Advisor: James T. Cushing Current Status: Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Boston University and Director of the Center for Philosophy and History of Science abokulic@bu.edu

Bokulich Peter

Dissertation:  “Horizons of Description: Black Holes and Complementarity” Advisor: Don Howard Current Status: Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Boston University pbokulic@bu.edu

Bolt Marvin

B.A., Physics, Calvin College, 1984 Dissertation: "John Herschel's Natural Philosophy: On the Knowing of Nature and the Nature of Knowing in Early-nineteenth-century Britain" Advisor: Michael J. Crowe Current Status: Director, History of Astronomy, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago mbolt@adlernet.org

Brower-Toland Brent D.

Thesis:  "Animal Souls in a Mechanical Age: Thomas Willis v. Rene Descartes on the Nature of Beasts" Advisor: Phillip R. Sloan

Butler Orville Roderick

1979; Ph.D. History of Technology/Science, Iowa State University, 1993; M.Juris. International Trade Law, Bond University, 2001 Thesis:  "Edward Singleton Holden and American Astronomy, 1870-1900" Advisor: Michael J. Crowe Current Status: Project Historian, History of Physicists in Industry Project, American Institute of Physics. obutler@aip.org

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Case Stephen

Education: B.Sc., Physical Science, Olivet Nazarene University, 2005; M.A., Physics, University of Mississippi, 2007 Dissertation title: "John Herschel and Changing Perceptions of the Stars during the Victorian Period" Advisor: Chris Hamlin Current Status: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Geosciences and Director, Strickler Planetarium at Olivet Nazarene University scase@olivet.edu

Collins William K.

Thesis: "The Early History of Nuclear Physics at Notre Dame" Advisor: Michael J. Crowe Current Status: Director, Marriage and Family Training Center, Presbyterian Counseling Service, Seattle, WA mftcenter@aol.com

Crull Elise

B.Sc., Physics, Calvin College, 2005 Dissertation: "Quantum Decoherence and Interlevel Relations" Advisor: Don Howard Current Status: Assistant Professor, Philosophy, City College of New York elise.crull@gmail.com

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Davis Margaret Anne

Thesis:  "A Rare Union of Poetry with Science: Charles Darwin's Scientific Discourse" Advisor: Phillip R. Sloan

Dowd Matthew

B.Sc., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, A.B., Religious Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1992; M.T.S., The Divinity School, Duke University, 1994 Dissertation: "Astronomy and Compotus at Oxford University in the Early Thirteenth Century: The Works of Robert Grosseteste" Advisor: Michael Crowe Current Status: Manuscript Editor, University of Notre Dame Press. Matthew.F.Dowd.11@nd.edu

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Elliott Kevin

B.Sc., Philosophy and Chemistry, Wheaton College, 1997 Dissertation:  "Scientific Anomaly and Biological Effects of Low-Dose Chemicals: Elucidating Normative Ethics and Scientific Discovery" Advisor: Kristin Shrader-Frechette Current Status: Associate Professor, Lyman Briggs College, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, & Dept. of Philosophy, Michigan State University kce@msu.edu

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Fancy Nahyan

B.A., Knox College, 1997; M.A., University of Toronto, 1999 Dissertation: "Pulmonary Transit and Bodily Resurrection: The Interaction of Medicine,Philosophy and Religion in the Works of Ibn al-Nafis (d. 1288)"  Advisor: Ahmad Dallal and Phillip R. Sloan Current Status: Associate Professor, Department of History, DePauw University nahyanfancy@depauw.edu

Fernández Pinto Manuela

B.A., Philosophy, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, 2006; M.A., Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2011 Dissertation: "Learning from Ignorance: Agnotology's Contributions to Philosophy of Science" Advisor: Janet Kourany Current Status: Postdoctoral fellow at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excelence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (TINT) manuela.fernandezpinto@helsinki.fi

Fogel Brandon

B.A., English Literature; B.Sc., Physics, University of Pennsylvania, 1996 Dissertation:  "Epistemology of a Theory of Everything: Weyl, Einstein, and the Unification of Physics" Advisor: Don Howard Current Status: Free-lance Programminig, Chicago, IL bfogel@uchicago.edu

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Gariepy, CSC Thomas

Thesis:  "The Acceptance of Antiseptic Surgery in the United States" Current Status: Professor, Department of History, Stonehill College tgariepy@stonehill.edu

Gaspar Yvonne

B.A., Art History and Dance, University of California-San Diego, 2005 Dissertation: "Varieties of Analogy in Early Eighteenth-Century Plant Sciences: Richard Bradley’s Comparative Method" Advisor: Robert Goulding ygaspar32@hotmail.com

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Hamilton Kelly Ann

B.A., St. Mary's College; M.A., HPS, University of Notre Dame Dissertation:  "The Philosophical Significance of Wittgenstein's Engineering Training for the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus" Advisors: Ernan McMullin and J. Robert Wegs Current Status: Associate Professor, Department of History, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN hamilton@saintmarys.edu

Hawthorne Robert M.

Thesis:  "Friedrich Wöhler and the Professionalization of Chemistry in Nineteenth-century Germany"

Hayton Darin

B.Sc., Chemistry, California State University at Long Beach, 1989; M.A. History, California State University at Long Beach, 1996 Dissertation:  "Astrology in Early Sixteenth-Century Vienna" Advisor: Howard Louthan Current Status: Assistant Professor, Department of History, Haverford College dhayton@haverford.edu

Holden Colin

B.A., Cornell College, 1995 Thesis: "Letting the Native Speak: Professional Authority and Writing in Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth-Century American Anthropology" Advisors: Christopher S. Hamlin, James Turner, and Phillip R. Sloan

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Jankovic Vladimir

B.Sc., Atmospheric Physics, University of Belgrade, 1985 Dissertation: "Meteors under Scrutiny: Private, Public, and Professional Weather in Britain, 1660-1800" Advisor: Christopher S. Hamlin Current Status: Wellcome Research Lecturer, Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of Manchester vladimir.jankovic@man.ac.uk

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Kevin James J.

Thesis: "Man's Place in the Universe: Alfred Russel Wallace, Teleological Evolution, and the Question of Extraterrestrial Life" Advisor: Michael J. Crowe

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Lachapelle Sofie

B.Sc., Mathematics and Physics, Univerité de Montréal, 1996 Dissertation: "A World Outside of Science: French Attitudes Toward Mediumistic Phenomena, 1853-1931" Advisor: Michael Crowe and Thomas Kselman Current Status: Associate Professor, Department of Hisotry, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada slachap@uoguelph.ca

Lafortune Keith

B.Sc., Stonehill College, 1999 Thesis: "Women at the Harvard College Observatory, 1877 - 1919: 'Women's Work,' the 'New' Sociality of Astronomy, and Scientific Labor" Advisor: Michael J. Crowe Current Affiliation: Software Engineer at Avinode, Portland, Oregon krlafortune@gmail.com

Letteney Michael

B.A., Thomas Aquinas College, 1988 Dissertation:  "Georges Cuvier, Transcendental Naturalist: A Study of Teleological Explanation in Biology" Advisor: Phillip R. Sloan Current Status: Assistant Professor, Thomas Aquinas College MLetteney@thomasaquinas.edu

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MacPherson Ryan

B.A., Integrative Studies, Arizona State University, 1997 Dissertation:  "America's Vestiges of Creation: Nature's Development and Divine Presence amid Pre-Darwinian Struggles for Civilization" Advisor: Phillip R. Sloan Current Status: Associate Professor and Chariperson of History, Bethany Lutheran College http://www.ryancmacpherson.com/contact

Mayo Lee

B.A., Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy, David Lipscomb University, 1999; M.A., Philosophy, Virginia Tech, 2002 Dissertation: "Simulation without Replication: How Digital Computer Simulations Serve as Scientific Experiments" Advisor: Don Howard Current Status: Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at David Lipscomb College Lee.Mayo.5@nd.edu

McClellan Christopher

B.A., Philosophy and French, University of Nebraska, Omaha, 1985; M.A., Philosophy, University of Colorado, 1989 Dissertation:  "Science, Intellect, and Social Evolution: A Study of Auguste Comte's Philosophy of Science" Advisor: Ernan McMullin and Philip Mirowski Current Status: Propietor and owner, Blue Line Coffee, Omaha, Nebraska chrismcc@cox.net

McDonald Patrick

B.A., Philosophy, Seattle University, 1994 Dissertation:  "Hermann von Helmholtz's Epistemology of Experiment: The Case of Physiological Acoustics" Advisor: Don Howard Current Status: Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Seattle Pacific University mcdonp@spu.edu

McKaughan Daniel

B.A., Chemistry and Biology, University of Oregon, 1996; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1999 Dissertation: "Toward a Richer Vocabulary for Epistemic Attitudes: Mapping the Cognitive Landscape"  Advisor: Don Howard Current Status: Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Boston College daniel.mckaughan@bc.edu

Merie Mioara

B.Sc., Physics, University of Babes-Boyal, 1983 Dissertation:  "Mirror of the World or Submerged Unconscious? Hallucinations and the Victorians (1853-1901)" Advisor: Christopher Hamlin Current Status: Science Writer, Reston, VA  

Mirus Christopher V.

B.A., Philosophy, Christendom College, 1997 Dissertation:  "Aristotle on the Unity of Living Substance" Advisors: Phillip R. Sloan and Michael Loux Current Status: Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Dallas mirus@udallas.edu

Muir-Harmony Teasel

B.A., St. John's College, Annapolis, MD, 2004 Thesis: "Tracking Diplomacy: The IGY and American Scientific and Technical Exchange with East Asia, 1955-1973" Advisor: Thomas Stapleford Current Status: Ph.D. student, Program in Science, Technology, and Society, MIT teasel@mit.edu

Mullen John

B.Sc., US Naval Academy, 1983; M.A., Reformed Theological Seminary, 1994; M.A., Philosophy, Texas A&M University, 1998 Current Status: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Bethany College mullenj@bethanylb.edu

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Oosterhoff Richard

B.S., Biology and Religion and Theology, Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario, 2005 Dissertation: "The Circle of Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples,Mathematics and Philosophy for University Reform" Advisor: Robert Goulding Current status: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge 

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Pence Charles

B.A., Philosophy, Princeton University, 2007 Dissertation: "Chance in Evolutionary Theory: Fitness, Selection, and Genetic Drift in Philosophical and Historical Perspective" Advisor: Grant Ramsey Current Status: Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Louisiana State University  charlespence.net/

Peterson Erik

B.A., Archaeology, College of Wooster, 1997; M.A., Anthropology, Ohio State University, 1999 Dissertation: "Holism and Evolution in Biology and Anthropology: the Challenge of Gregory Bateson and C. H. Waddington to Biological Orthodoxy, 1924-1980" Advisor: Phillip Sloan Current Status: Assistant Professor of History, University of Alabama eriklp@gmail.com

Pitts James Brian

B.Sc., Physics, Georgia Tech, 1995; Ph.D., Physics, Univesity of Texas at Austin, 2001 Dissertation: "General Covariance, Artificial Gauge Freedom, and Empirical Equivalence" Advisor: Don Howard Current Status: Post Doctoral Fellow funded by Issac Newton Trust, Philosophy of Physics, University of Cambridge jbp25@cam.ac.uk

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Ross Joseph T.

Joseph T. Ross Thesis: "Kant's and Hegel's Assessment of Analogical Arguments for Extraterrestrial Life" Advisor: Michael J. Crowe Current Status: Assistant Librarian, Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame Joseph.T.Ross.40@nd.edu

Ruskin Steven

B.A., History, Colorado State University, 1995 Dissertation: "'A Private Adventure': John Herschel's Cape Voyage and the Production of the Cape Results" Advisor: Michael Crowe Current Status: Independent Scholar, Colorado Springs, Colorado sruskin@mac.com

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Shank Michael H.

Thesis:  "Lamarck's Early Theory of Fire: A Study of the First Volume of his Recherches sur les Causes des Principaux Faits Physiques" Advisor: Michael J. Crowe Current Status: Professor, Department of History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison mhshank@wisc.edu

Slaney Patrick

B.A., Philosophy, University of British Columbia, 2001 Thesis:  "Problems of Scientific Culture: The Task of Science Education in the Atomic Age" Advisor: Don Howard Current Status: Ph.D. student, Department of History, University of British Columbia pdslaney@gmail.com

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Vandewall Holly

B.A., Chemistry and Religious Studies, Macalester College, 1997; M.A., Science Journalism, Boston University, 2000; M.A., Ethics and Science, Pacific School of Religion, 2002 Dissertation: "Philosophical Assumptions in U.S. Environmental and Public Health Policy: A Case Study of the Clean Water Act" Advisor: Vaughan McKim Current Status: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Boston College holly.vandewall@bc.edu

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Webster Elizabeth

B.A., History and Religious Studies, University of California Riverside, 1998 Dissertation: "'Men of Real Science': Politics and the Authorities of Natural Knowledge in the Early American Republic, 1780-1837" Advisor: Christopher Hamlin

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Zepeda Joseph

B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College, 2004 Dissertation:  "The Problem of the Vacuum in the Rationalist Tradition" Advisors: Karl Ameriks and Anja Jauernig Current Status: Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Arts, St. Mary's College of California jrz2@stmarys-ca.edu