TEACHING

I had the opportunity to teach for three years at Indiana U. in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science; I have also taught in the Department of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania; I am currently co-teaching a graduate “laboratory seminar” in the History Department with Pamela Smith as a part of the Making and Knowing Project at Columbia University; and I also teach Contemporary Civilization in The Core at Columbia.

 

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  • Co-Instructor, Graduate Lab Seminar, G8906 Craft and Science in the Early Modern World (Columbia U.)
    • Co-taught with Prof. Pamela Smith and other post-docs; oversaw student work in laboratory; co-edited and graded student essays and annotations for digital critical edition of BnF Ms. Fr. 640.
    • FA 2014 | SP 2015 | FA 2015 | SP 2016 | FA 2016
  • Instructor, CC1101 “Contemporary Civilization” (Columbia U.)
    • Wrote and delivered all lectures, graded all coursework and examinations.
    • FA 2015 | SP 2016 | FA 2016
  • Adjunct Instructor, STSC001 “The Emergence of Modern Science” (U. Penn)
    • Wrote and delivered all lectures, graded all coursework and examinations.
    • SU 2014
  • Associate Instructor (sole instructor), X123 “Sickness and Health: The History of Medieval and Renaissance Medicine,” (Indiana U.)
    • Created syllabus, wrote and delivered all lectures, graded all coursework and examinations.
    • SP 2009
  • Associate Instructor (sole instructor), X102 “Plato to NATO: Science Revolutions,” (Indiana U.)
    • Wrote and delivered all lectures, graded all coursework and examinations.
    • SP 2008 | FA 2009 | SP 2010
  • Associate Instructor (assisted Prof. Sander Gliboff), X138 “Evolution, Religion, and Society,” (Indiana U.)
    • Assisted with grading of coursework and examinations, led two weekly recitation/discussion sections.
    • FA 2007

Since I became involved with the Chymistry of Isaac Newton Project as a graduate student, I have been interested in using historical reconstructions and to teach the history of science. I am currently doing this at Columbia on The Making and Knowing Project, but I have also assigned similar reconstructions to undergraduate students in previous courses. In doing this, I emphasize new forms of research and presentation via digital means.

Having earned Ph.D minor in Renaissance Studies, I am also interested in developing curricula that go beyond the history of science and medicine. I have broad interests in the humanities with strengths in early-modern philosophy, religion, material culture, and the history of the book.

See below for past Syllabi, Teaching Interests, and Teaching Evaluations.

Syllabi:

X102: Plato to Nato – Science Revolutions
X123: Sickness and Health – The History of Medicine in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
STSC001: The Emergence of Modern Science
G8906: Craft and Science
Contemporary Civilization (Fall) | Contemporary Civilization (Spring)

Teaching Interests:

* History of Science
* History of Medicine
* Medieval & Early-Modern Social, Intellectual, & Cultural History
* History & Philosophy of Experimentation
* Digital Methods in History
* Science, Technology and Society

Teaching Evaluations:

Here are Teaching Evaluations from several of my classes at Indiana University.