Alumni

The following is a list of CHSS (formerly called Conceptual Foundations of Science) alumni and Fishbein Center alumni (who received their degrees in history of science through the History Department). Indicated when known are: the year in which the degree was granted, the dissertation committee, the dissertation title, and the last known position.


DANIELE MACUGLIA, 2016

Richards (chair), Stigler, Bertoloni Meli
"Calculus & Newtonianism in Italy, 1689-1742  People, Ideas, Institutions."


FRANCIS MCKAY, 2016

Farquhar (co-chair), Richards (co-chair), Masco, Raikhel
"Homo-Eudaimonicus: Affects, Biopower and Practical Reason."
MaPSS Preceptor, University of Chicago


MARCIA HOLMES, 2014

Winter (chair), Richards, Sparrow
“Performing Proficiency: Applied Experimental Psychology and the Human Engineering of Air Defense, 1940-1965.”
Post-doctoral fellow, Birkbeck College, University of London


ZOE NYSSA, 2014

Knorr and Masco (chairs), Evans, Wimsatt, Richards.
“Endangered Logics: Conservation Science in the American Academy.”
Assistant Professor, Purdue University


DANA M. ROVANG, 2013

Johns (chair), Richards, Gilman
“Conjuring Science: Performance Magicians, Natural Philosophy, and the Audience in Eighteenth-Century England, 1763-1800.”


CAITJAN GAINTY, 2012

Winter, Sparrow, Goldstein, Igo, Johns
“The Pursuit of “Happiness Minutes”: Medical Efficiency in the United States, 1910-1940.”
Lecturer in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at King’s College London.


BECKETT STERNER, 2012

Richards and Wimsatt (co-chairs), Waters
“The Practice of Theorizing in Computational Biology: Function Information, and Mechanism.”
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University


JENNIFER KARLIN, 2012

Farquhar, Winter, Sunder Rajan, Carr
“Respacializing ‘The Clinic': Constructing Communities and Transforming Chicago’s Southsiders into Healthy Subjects.”


ALESSANDRO PAJEWSKI, 2012

Richards, Johns, Sloan
“The face of nature: Hume and Darwin on analogy and emotion.”
Consultant, Boston Consulting Group.


VINCENT WAN, 2012

Wimsatt, Matlin, Perlman
“Causes, Maps, and Biology.”


SHIRLEY A. MARTIN, 2012

Richards, Stigler, Gigerenzer
“Grounding Tools that Travel: Ideology, Research Style, and Imagined Community, in the Circulation of Inferential Statistics, 1918-1966.”


CECELIA WATSON, 2011

Richards, Daston, Leary
“William James and John La Farge: The search for truth in 19th century art, science and philosophy.”
ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Yale University.


CHRISTOPHER DITERESI, 2010

Wimsatt and Richards (co-chairs), Griesemer
“Taming Variation: Typological Thinking and Scientific Practice in Developmental Biology.”
Assistant Professor in Philosophy, George Mason University.


TREVOR R. PEARCE, 2010

Richards and Wimsatt (co-chairs), Jablonski
“A Perfect Chaos': Organism-Environment Interaction and the Causal Factors of Evolution.”
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.


JONATHAN TSOU, 2008

Richards and Wimsatt (co-chairs), Hacking
“The Reality and Classification of Mental Disorders.”
Associate Professor in Philosophy & Religious Studies, Iowa State University.


CHRISTINA FRADELOS, 2008

Richards, Wimsatt, Gere
“The Last Desperate Cure: Electrical Brain Stimulation and its Controversial Beginnings.”
Vice President of Learning and Evaluation at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.


J. ROMAN ARGUELLO, AM 2008

Richards and Wimsatt, Advisors
“Bateson and the Refusal of the Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance.”
Richard Benton Lab, Center for the Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne.


ADAM SHAPIRO, 2007

Richards, Johns, Numbers
“Losing the Word: the Scopes Trial, Biology Textbooks, and the Rise of Literalism.”
Lecturer in Intellectual and Cultural History, Birbeck – University of London.


MICHAEL FRAMPTON, M.D., 2007

Richards, Johns, Asmis
“The Study of Animal Motion from Greek Antiquity to The Latin Middle Ages, 400 B.C.-A.D. 1325″
Practicing physician, Michael Frampton, M.D. & Associates.


DEBRA DAUGHERTY, 2007

Kadanoff, Stigler
“Elaborating The Crystal Concept: Scientific Modeling and Ordered States of Matter.”


PAUL MUELLER, S.J., 2006

Garber, Swerdlow, McMullan
“Marin Mersenne’s Questions Théologiques, Physiques, Morales et Mathematiques: Agenda and Structure, with an Annotated Translation.”
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago.


JESSICA HEINEMAN-PIEPER, 2005

Richards, Wimsatt, Woodward
“A Science of Persons: New Foundations for Human Agency.” (Jointly with Psychology.)
Assistant professor of Public Policy, George Mason University.


CLAUDIA WASSMANN, 2005

Richards, Guyer, Cacioppo
“The Science of Emotion: Studying Emotions in Germany, France and the US, 1860-1920.”
Max Planck Institute for Human Development.


PATRICK SINGY, 2004

Davidson, Goldstein, Richards
“Experiencing Medicine: An Epistemological History of Medical Practice and Sex in French Speaking Europe, 1700-1850.”


MATTHEW FRANK, 2004

Tait, Geroch, Weinberger
“Aesthetics and Axioms in Constructive Mathematics and Differential Geometry.”
Founder, Aqueous Advisors; formerly Associate at Goldman Sachs.


JOHN HUSS, 2004

Richards, Wimsatt, Foote
“Experimental Reasoning in Non-Experimental Science: Case Studies from Paleobiology.”
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Akron, Ohio.


SCOTT ROLSTON, 2003

Richards, Stocking, Wimsatt
“Kroeber on Archeological Theory.”
Working in the American Embassy (State Department), Thailand.


KU-MING (KEVIN) CHANG, 2002

Debus, Richards, Fasolt, Weintraub
“The Matter of Life: Ernst Georg Stahl, 1659-1734.”
Permanent research fellow, Institute for History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.


DANIELA BARBERIS, 2002

Richards, Stocking, Jones
“The Annee Sociologique and Neo-Kantian Philosophy in France.”
Assistant Professor of History of Science and Social Sciences, Shimer College.


TRACY TESLOW, 2002

Richards, Stocking, Harris
“Representing Race to the Public: Physical Anthropology in Interwar American Natural History Museums.”
Associate Professor of History, University of Cincinnati.


JOHN SIMMONS CECCATTI, 2001

Richards, Wimsatt, Kohler
“Science in the Brewery: Pure Yeast Culture and the Transformation of Brewing Practices in Germany at the End of the 19th Century.” 
History, Upper School, Germantown Friends School.


MICHAEL MORSE, 1999

Stocking, Richards, Dietler
“Redefining the Celts: Rival Disciplinary Traditions and the Peopling of the British Isles.”
Executive Director, The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.


FLORENCE HSIA, 1999

Swerdlow, Garber, Alitto, Feingold
“French Jesuits and the Mission to China: Science, Religion, History.”
Professor, History of Science (Department Chair) & Integrated Liberal Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison.


DAVID MILLETT, 1999

Richards, Wimsatt, Metz.
“Wiring the brain: from the excitable cortex to the EEG, 1870-1940.”
Program Director, Epilepsy - Hoag Neurosciences Institute.


HSIANG-LIN (SEAN) LEI, 1999

Richards, Stocking, Kelley
“When Chinese Medicine Encountered the State: 1900-1949.” 
Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.


ANDRE WAKEFIELD, 1999

Richards, Geyer, Goldstein, Clark
“The Apostles of Good Police: Cameralism and the Culture of Administration in Central Europe, 1656-1800.”
Professor of History, Pitzer College, Claremont, California.


LELAND GIOVANNELLI, 1999

Swerdlow, Richards, Mueller
“Aristotle’s Theory of Sexual Reproduction as it Emerges in His On the Generation of Animals.”
Director & Senior Instructor in the Herbst Program of Humanities, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado at Boulder.


CHERYCE KRAMER, 1998

Daston, Richards, Goldstein
“A Fool’s Paradise: The Psychiatry of Gemuth in a Biedermeyer Asylum.”
Research Fellow, Darmstadt University of Technology.


FRANCESCA BORDOGNA, 1997

Davidson, Richards, Daston
“The Historical Contexts of William James’s Pragmatism.”
Associate Professor of Liberal Studies at Notre Dame University.


GREGORY MATTHEW MIKKELSON, 1997

Wimsatt, Richards, Leibold
“Other Things Being Equal: Counterfactuals, Natural Laws, and Scientific Models; with Case Studies from Ecology.”
Associate professor of Philosophy, McGill University.


BRIAN OGILVIE, 1997

Daston, Richards, Fasolt
“Observation and Experience in Early Modern Natural History.”
Associate Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


BERNA EDEN KILINC, 1997

Stigler, Daston, Garber, Gigerenzer
“The One and the Many of Frequentism.”
Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey.


PAUL WHITE, 1996

Richards, Daston, Goldstein
“Thomas Henry Huxley: Making the Man of Science.”
Editor of the Darwin Letters Project and Research Associate, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University.


GEORGE REISCH, 1994

Richards, Garber, Stein, Smigelskis
“A History of the International Encyclopedia of Science.”
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Professional Studies, Northwestern University.


DAVID VALONE, 1994

Stocking, Richards, Debus
“The Dark and Tangled Recesses of Knowledge: Theology and the Moral Sciences at Cambridge, 1812-1837.”;
Professor of History, Quinnipiac University.


KATHY COOKE, 1994

Richards, Harris, Stocking
“An American Gospel of Social Evolution: Religion, Education, and Biology in the Thought of Edwin Grant Conklin.”
Professor of History, Quinnipiac University.


CHRISTOPHER COSANS, 1993

Richards, Forster, Asmis, Wimsatt
“The Beginnings of Experimental Biology: Scientific Realism and Medicine in Antiquity.”


LOREN BUTLER, 1992

Richards, Wimsatt, Harris
“Mathematical Physics and the American Mathematical Commmunity: Disciplinary Values, Professional Interests and the Place of Borderland Research, 1886-1940.”
Formerly lecturer at University of Pennsylvania; now deceased.


LOUISE GOLLAND, 1991

Swerdlow, Richards, Schramm
“Leonhard Euler’s Contributions to the Method of the Variation of the Orbital Elements.”


DOUGLAS ALLCHIN, 1991

Wimsatt, Hull, Maull
“Resolving Disagreement in the Ox-Phos Controversy, 1961-1978″


KAREN WETMORE, 1991

Richards, Debus, Harris
“The Evolution of Psychology from Moral Philosophy in the Nineteenth-century American College Curriculum.”


JEFFREY SCHANK, 1990

Wimsatt, Maull, Richards
“Computer Similation, Model Building and Experimental Design in Biology.” Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis.


SHERRIE LYONS, 1990

Richards, Debus, Wimsatt
“The Evolution of Thomas Henry Huxley’s Evolutionary Views.”


JEFFRY LEE RAMSEY, 1990

Wimsatt, Berry, Garber
“Metastable States: The Justification of Approximative Procedures in Reaction Kinetics, 1923-1947.”
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Chair, Smith College.


ROBERT DISALLE, 1988

Stein, Malamant, Richards
“Space, Time, and Inertia in the Foundations of Newtonian Physics, 1870-1905.” Professor of Philosophy, Western Ontario University.


SARA JOAN MILES, 1988

Richards, Debus, Wimsatt
“Evolution and Natural Law in the Synthetic Science of Clemence Royer.”


MARTHA BALDWIN, 1987

“Athanasius Kircher and the Magnetic Philosophy.”


ELIZABETH KNOLL, 1987

Richards, King, Kazazos, Stocking
“Mental Evolution and the Science of Language: Darwin, Müller, and Romanes on the Development of the Human Mind.”
Assistant Provost for Faculty Appointments, Harvard University.


REGIS CABRAL, 1986

Richards, Debus, Swerdlow
“The Interaction of Science and Diplomacy: Latin America, the United States and Nuclear Energy, 1945-1955.”
Project manager, Uminova Center, Umeå University, Sweden.


TERRA ZIPORYN, 1985

King, Mann, Stocking
“The Popularization of Medicine: Medical Science in Popular American Magazines, 1870-1920.”
Currently freelance medical writer and editor.


LELAND ESTES, 1985

Debus, Richards, King
“The Role of Medicine and Medical Theories in the Rise and Fall of the Witch Hunts in England.”
Associate Professor of History at Chapman University.


MICHAEL E. MYTILINAIOS, 1985

Tait, Slamen, Kurtz
“Priority Arguments and Models of Arithmetic.”
Professor at Athens University of Economics.


MARTIN SERENO, 1984

Wimsatt, Richards, Saddock
“‘DNA’ and Language: The Nature of the Symbolic- Representational System in Cellular Protein Synthesis and Human Language Comprehension.”
Professor of Psychology, Chair of Cognitive Neuroimaging, Birkbeck, University of London.


KATHLEEN WELLMAN, 1983

“Julien Offray de La Mettrie: Medicine in the Service of Philosophy.”
Dedman Family Distinguished Professor, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Southern Methodist University.


BRUCE STEPHENSON, 1983

Swerdlow, Richards, Debus
“Kepler’s Physical Astronomy.”
Director of research, Adler Planatarium, Chicago.


BONNIE KAPLAN, 1983

Debus, Richards, Stocking.
“Computers in Medicine, 1950-1980: The Relationship between History and Policy.”
President of Kaplan Associates, a lecturer at the Yale Center for Medical Informatics, and Adjunct Clinical Professor, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


JAMES GRIESEMER, 1983

Wimsatt, Kiester, Lande, Mueller, Richards, Van Valen, Wade
“Communication and Scientific Change: An Analysis of Conceptual Maps in the Macroevolution Controversy.”
Professor and Department Chair of Philosophy at University of California, Davis.


KAREN PARSHALL, 1982

Debus, MacLane, Richards
“The Contributions of J.H.M. Wedderburn to the Theory of Algebras, 1900-1910.”
Professor of History and Mathematics at University of Virginia.


JON JARRETT, 1982

Malament, Mueller, Stein, Tait
“Bell’s Theorem and Local Realism.”
Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Illinois, Chicago.


MARCY LAWTON, 1982

Kiester, Fitzpatrick, Mueller, Richards, Wade, Wimsatt
“Altruism and Sociobiology: A Critical Look at the Issue.”
Adjunct Professor of Biology, University of Alabama, Huntsville.


GARY KAHN, 1982

Wimsatt, McNeill, Toulmin
“Theory and Reality in Cognitive Psychology.”
Working as a consultant in information technology.


PAUL THEERMAN, 1980

Richards, Debus, Swerdlow
“James Clerk Maxwell: Physicist and Intellectual in Victorian Britain.”
Associate Director, Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health at New York Academy of Medicine.


ROBERT J. RICHARDS, 1978

Toulmin, Debus, King
“The Evolution of Behavior: Theories of Instinct in the Nineteenth Century with an essay on Animal Instinct and Intelligence Before Darwin.”
Professor in the Departments of History, Philosophy, and Psychology, University of Chicago.


DAVID E. LEARY, 1977

Toulmin, Bradbern, Debus
"The Reconstruction of Psychology in Germany, 1780-1850.”
University Professor, University of Richmond.


DAVID BANTZ, 1976

Wimsatt, Toulmin, Fine
“Does Physics Explain Chemistry.”
Professor of Philosophy, University of Alaska.


E. ROGER JONES, 1976

Geroch, Fine, Malament
“Causal Anomalies and the Completeness of Quantum Theory.”
Professor of Philosophy at University of Kentucky.


LINDLEY DARDEN, 1974

Hull, Ravin, Wimsatt
“Reasoning in Scientific Change: The Field of Genetics at Its Beginnings.”
Professor of Philosophy at University of Maryland.


NANCY MAULL, 1974

Wimsatt, Toulmin, Ravin
“Progress in Modern Biology: An Alternative to Reduction.”
Vice President,  Isaacson, Miller.


WILLIAM PROVINE, 1970

“The Origins of Theoretical Population Genetics.”
Professor of History and Biology at Cornell University, deceased.