Recent Graduates of the Program in the History of Science, Medicine & Technology
Ph.D. thesis: The Birth of Gender: Clinical Encounters with Hermaphroditic Children at Johns Hopkins (1940-1956). (Comfort)
Current affiliation: Research fellow, Institute of the History of Medicine, University of Zürich
Ph.D. thesis: Pathologist of the Mind: Adolf Meyer, Psychobiology and the Phipps Psychiatric Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1908-1917. (Todes)
Current affiliation: Postdoctoral fellow, Dept. of the Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University
Ph.D. thesis: Touching the Body of the Animal: Studying Animals in Early Modern Florence, 1650-1700. (Fissell)
Ph.D. thesis: Gender and Illness in Seventeenth-Century England. (Fissell)
Current affiliation: Lecturer, Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University
M.A. thesis: "Martínez in the Arena: Anatomy and Authorship in Early 18th-Century Madrid."
Ph.D. thesis: Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China: Disease, Healing, and the Body in Crosscultural Translation (2nd TO 8th Centuries C.E.). (Hanson)
Current affiliation: Assistant professor of Asian History at Penn State Abington
Ph.D. thesis: Making “Medical Hall”: Dr. John Archer, Medical Practice, and Apprenticeship in Early America, 1769-1820. (Fissell)
Current affiliation: Two year Postdoctoral CLIR Fellowship, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.
Ph.D. thesis: The Ultimate Vacation-Watching Other People Work: A History of Factory Tours in America, 1880-1950. (Leslie)
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor, History Department, University of South Carolina.
Ph.D. thesis: Learning to See: Visual Tools in American Mining Engineering, 1860-1920. (Leslie)
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.
Ph.D. thesis: Industrial Legislatures: Consensus Standardization in the Second and Third Industrial Revolutions. (Leslie)
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor, History Department, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey.
James A. Schafer
Ph.D. thesis: Finding a Niche: Doctors, Urban Change, and the Business of Private Medical Practice in Philadelphia, 1900-1940 (Marks)
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Houston
Ph.D. thesis: Manufacturing Knowledge in Transit: Technical Practices, Organizational Change and the Rise of the Semi-conductor Industry in the U.S. and Japan (Leslie)
Current affiliation: Manager of Electronics, Innovation, and Engineering Program, Center for Contemporary History and Policy, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia.
M.A. thesis: Unmade Men: Impotence in Eighteenth-Century England (Fissell).
M.D. JHU, 2008
Current affiliation: Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic, 2008-2010.
Ph.D. thesis: The Market Cultures of William Beaumont: Ethics, Science, and Medicine in Antebellum America, 1820-1865 (Fissell)
M.A. thesis: Admiral George H. Richards, RN, and the Contributions of the Royal Navy to the Science of the Challenger Expedition. (Kingsland)
Ph.D. thesis: Sex, Neurosis and Animal Behavior: The Emergence of American Psychobiology and the Research of W. Horsley Gantt and Frank A. Beach. (Kingsland)
Current affiliation: Research Project Manager, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, RPCV Tanzania
Ph.D. thesis: Worlds of Secrets: Books of Secrets and the Popular Appropriation of Natural Philosophy in England, 1550-1600. (Principe) Published as: Books of Secrets: Natural Philosophy in England, 1550-1600, University of Illinois Press, 2007.
Current affiliation: Associate Professor, History Department, John Jay College, CUNY
Nancy L. Medley
M.A. thesis: Women's Biography in the Practice of Franklin P. Mall's Human Embryology, 1900-1918. (Marks)
Maria M. Portuondo
Ph.D. thesis: Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World. (Principe) Current affiliation (Sept. 2005)
Current affiliation: Fall 2008, Assistant Professor, History of Science and Technology Department, Johns Hopkins University.
Ph.D. thesis: Theatres of the Unseen: The Society of Jesus and the Problem of the Invisible in the Seventeenth Century. (Principe)
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor, Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University, East Lansing.
Ph.D. thesis: From the "Thermodynamics of Life" to Ecological Microbiology: Sergei Vinogradskii and the "Cycle of Life," 1850-1950. (Todes)
Yale University's Special Collections Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2004-2006)
Current affiliation: Assistant Teaching Professor of History, Drexel University, Pennsylvania
Thesis: The Lion's Gaze: African River Blindness from Tropical Curiosity to International Development. (Marks)
Current affiliation: Takemi Fellow in International Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Susan J. Ferry
Thesis: Bodily Knowledge: Female Body Culture and Subjectivity in Manchester, 1870-1900. (Fissell)
Scott Gabriel Knowles
Thesis: Inventing Safety: Fire, technology, and Trust in Modern Ameica. (Leslie)
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, History and Politics Department, Drexel University.
Thesis: Resource Networks: Industrial Research in Small Enterprises, 1860-1930. (Kargon)
Current Affiliation: Teaching in the MA program Communication in Contemporary Society, Johns Hopkins. She has published "Fleeming Jenkin and The Origin of Species: A Reassessment," British Journal for the History of Science 27 (1994).
Thesis: The History of Radio Astronomy in Australia, Britain, Holland, and the United States. (Leslie)
Current Affiliation: Lecturer in History of Technology, Imperial College, London.
William Harry York
Thesis: Evidence and Theory in Medical Practice During the Later Middle Ages: Valesco de Tarenta (FL. 1382-1426) at the Court of Foix. (Bylebyl)
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities), Honors Program, Portland State University.
Guido M. Giglioni
Thesis: The Genesis of Francis Glisson's Philosophy of Life. (Principe)
Current Affiliation: Cassamarca Lecturer in Neo-Latin Cultural and Intellectual History 1400-1700, The Warburg Institute, London.
Sander Joel Gliboff
Thesis: The Pebble and the Planet: Paul Kammerer, Ernst Haeckel, and the Meaning of Darwinism. (Kingsland)
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University.
Kathleen M. Crowther
Thesis: Creating Adam and Eve: Body, Soul, and Gender in 16th century Germany. (Fissell)
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, History of Science Department.
Thesis: Waste, Wealth and Public Health: Recycling Human Excrement in England and Mid-Atlantic states, 1820-1900. (Leslie)
Thesis: "Uniformed Boys for Every Occasion": Telegraph Messenger Labor in the First Communications Internetwork, 1850-1950. (Leslie)
Current Affiliation: Joint Assistant Professor, School of Journalism & Mass Communication (50%), School of Library & Information Studies (50%) and Department of Geography (affiliate), University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Melody R. Herr
Thesis: Communities of American Archaeology: Identity in the Era of Professionalization. (Todes)
Current affiliation: Acquiring Editor for Politics, Law, and American History, University of Michigan Press.
Laura Davidow Hirshbein
Thesis: The Transformation of Old Age: Expertise, Gender and National Identity, 1900-1950. (Marks)
Current Affiliation: Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan.
Thesis: Scientists, Oystermen, and Maryland Oyster Conservation Politics, 1880-1969: A Study of Two Cultures. (Kingsland)
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor in the Department of Science Technology and Society at Rochester Institute of Technology
Thesis: From Quantum Revolution to Institutional Transformation: Edward Condon and the Dynamics of Pure Science in America, 1921-1951. (Kargon)
Current Affiliation: Curator, National Air and Space Museum, Washington,D.C.
Hunter A. Heyck
Thesis: Herbert Simon: Organization Man. (Leslie)
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of History of Science, University of Oklahoma.
Thesis: "Makes Like, Makes Unlike": Food, Health, and Identity in the Early Chesapeake. (Brieger)
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Northern Iowa.
Buhm Soon Park
Thesis: Computations and Interpretations: The Growth of Quantum Chemistry, 1927-1967. (Hannaway)
Current Affiliation: Associate Historian of the National Institutes of Health.
Thesis: Mathematics and Pedagogy: Professional Mathematicians and American Educational Reform, 1893-1923. (Kargon)
Walton O. Schalick III
Thesis: Add One Part Pharmacy to One Part Surgery and One Part Medicine; Jean De St. Amand and the Development of Medical Pharmacology in Thirteenth Century Paris. (Bylebyl)
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, History of Medicine, History of Science, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Science Illustrated: Photographic Evidence and Social Practice in England, 1870-1920. (Robert Smith) Current Affiliation: Associate Professor, Wesleyan University.
Linda B. Tucker
Thesis: Science at Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, 1868-1893. (Kingsland)
Current Affiliation: Curator, Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Thesis: Earthquakes and Their Interpretation: The Campaign for Seismic Safety in California, 1906-1933. (Kingsland)
Current Affiliation: He is now working as a tax accountant in Richmond, Virginia.
Thesis: The Aspiring Adept: Robert Boyle and His Alchemical Quest. (Kargon)
Current Affiliation: Professor, Department of History of Science and Technology/Chemistry Department, Johns Hopkins University.
Thesis: Sex, Science, and Self in Imperial Vienna: Otto Weininger and the Meanings of Gender. (Todes) His revised thesis was published as Otto Weininger: Sex, Science and Self in Imperial Vienna (University of Chicago Press, 2000).
Current Affiliation: Professor of History, Birkbeck College, London.
Web page: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hca/staff/sengoopta.htm
Elizabeth A. Melia
Thesis: Science, Values and Education: The Search for Cultural Unity at Harvard under Charles W. Eliot, A Lawrence Lowell, and James B. Conant. (Hannaway/Kingsland)
Current Affiliation: Technical Training Specialist, Development Information Systems, Johns Hopkins University.
Kimberly A. Pelis
Thesis: Pasteur's Imperial Missionary: Charles Nicolle (1866-1936) and the Pasteur Institute of Tunis. (Todes)
Current Affiliation: Visiting Assistant Professor of History, John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, University of Notre Dame.
Thesis: Inventing Ourselves Out of Jobs: America's Depression Era Debate Over Technological Unemployment. (Leslie)
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of History, Iowa State University.
Louis E. Carlat
Thesis: Sound Values: Radio Broadcast of Symphonic Music and American Culture, 1922-1939. (Leslie)
Current Affiliation: Historian, Edison Papers, Rutgers University.
Stephen J. Cross
Thesis: Designs for Living: Lawrence K. Frank and the Progressive Legacy in American Social Science. (Kargon)
Current Affiliation: Independent Scholar, San Antonio, Texas.
Sheila A. Dean
Thesis: What Animal We Came From: William King Gregory's Paleontology and the 1920s Debate on Human Origins. (Kingsland)
Current Affiliation: Assistant editor, Darwin Correspondence Project, Cambridge University.
Mary J. Henniger-Voss
Thesis: Between the Cannon and the Book: Mathematicians and Military Culture in Sixteenth-century Italy. (Hannaway)
Current Affiliation: Independent Scholar
Thesis: Layers of Separation: Epidemics and the Quarantining of Eastern European Jewish Immigrants in New York City During the Late 19th Century. (Brieger)
Current affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan School of Medicine and George E. Wantz, M.D. Professor of the History of Medicine.
Thesis: Eclecticism, Opportunism, and the Evolution of a New Research Agenda: William and Margaret Huggins and the Origins of Astrophysics. (Robert Smith)
Current Affiliation: Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine.
Web page: http://eee.uci.edu/clients/bjbecker
Nelson R. Kellogg
Assistant Professor, Sonoma State University
Thesis: Gauging the Nation: Samuel Wesley Stratton and the Invention of the National Bureau of Standards. (Leslie)
Jane Eliot Sewell
Thesis: Bountiful Bodies: Spencer Wells, Lawson Tait, and the Birth of British Gynecology. (Todes) Co-author with Louis Galambos of Networks of Innovation: Vaccine Development at Merck, Sharpe & Dohme, and Mulford, 1895-1995. (Cambridge University Press, 1995)
Michael A. Dennis
Thesis: A Change of State: The Political Cultures of Technical Practice at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 1930-1945. (Leslie)
Current Affiliation: Adjunct Lecturer, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University.
Thesis: Theory, Experiment, and Design Practice: The Formation of Aeronautical Research, 1909-1930. (Leslie)
Current Affiliation: Faculty, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Tokyo.
Pamela H. Smith
Thesis: Alchemy, Credit, and the Commerce of Words and Things: Johann Joachim Becher at the Courts of the Holy Roman Empire, 1635-82. (Hannaway)
Current Affiliation: Professor, Department of History, Columbia University.