Professor of the History of Science
Grantham, PA 17027
voice/messages: (717)-766-2511, ext 6840
As Director of the Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science, I plan a wide variety of public events. Please check the Forum webpage for more information--and bookmark it for future reference.
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- B.S. (Physics), Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA), June 1975
- M.A. (History and Philosophy of Science), Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), October 1981
- Ph.D (History and Philosophy of Science), Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), August 1984. Dissertation title: "Creation, Contingency, and Early Modern Science: The Impact of Voluntaristic Theology on 17thCentury Natural Philosophy". Major professor: the late Richard S. Westfall.
POST-DOCTORAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
- Professor of the History of Science, Messiah College, 1996-present; Distinguished Professor chair, 2002-present
- Associate Professor of Science and History, Messiah College, 1990-1996
- Assistant Professor of Science and History, Messiah College, 1985-1990
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Departments of History and Philosophy, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), 1984-85
MAIN AREAS OF INTEREST:
- Christianity and science since 1600
- The "Scientific Revolution," especially Robert Boyle (1627-1691)
- Early history of antievolutionism, especially Harry Rimmer (1890-1952)
- Protestant modernist efforts to control the image of science in America
- The physical sciences since Copernicus
PERSONAL INTERESTS INCLUDE:
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