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CAROLYN SHAPIRO-SHAPIN

Professor Shapiro-Shapin

Carolyn Shapiro-Shapin - D-1-220 MAK, (616) 331-3445, shapiroc@gvsu.edu

Assistant Chair

Professor of History

 

Degrees:

BA, Adelphi University, 1987 History

MA, Yale University, 1989 History

Ph.D., Yale University, 1993 History of Medicine and Science

 

Teaching Fields:

History of Medicine and Health, History of Science, American History

 

Awards:

2014 Outstanding Faculty Award, Oliver Wilson Freshman Academy Program

2009 Recipient of the Inspirational Historian of the Year Award

2007 Best Practices for US History Course, College Board Advanced Placement® Best Practices Study, 2006-2007.

 

Research Interests:

My current research focuses on the development and standardization of water analysis techniques in Europe and the Americas during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

 

Publications:

""In the Course of Routine Analysis": Re-envisioning Research in State Departments of Health, 1920-1940." Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 70, no. 3 (2015): 333-364.

 

"Pearl Kendrick, Grace Eldering, and the Pertussis Vaccine," Emerging Infectious Diseases,16:8 (2010): 1273-1278.

 

""A Whole Community Working Together": Pearl Kendrick, Grace Eldering and the Grand Rapids Pertussis Trials, 1932-1939," Michigan Historical Review, 33:1 (Spring 2007): 59-85.

 

“Building Cognitive Assemblies: An Exercise in Course Design.” The National Teaching and Learning Forum 17, no. 5 (2008): 5-6.

 

"Filtering the City's Image: Progressivism, Local Control, and the St. Louis Water Supply, 1890-1906," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 54 (July 1999): 387-412.

 

"'A Really Excellent Scientific Contribution': Scientific Creativity, Scientific Professionalism, and the Chicago Drainage Case, 1900-1906," Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 71 (Fall 1997): 385-411.

 

""Napoleon and the Nineteenth-Century Concept of Force"." Journal of Strategic Studies, 11, no. December 1988 (1988): 120-130.