Professor of History
Mackinac Hall D-1-220
Fields: History of Medicine and Health, History of Science, American History
Ph.D., Yale University, 1993 History of Medicine and Science
M.A., Yale University, 1989 History
B.A., Adelphi University, 1987 History
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.
My current research focuses on the development and standardization of water analysis techniques in Europe and the Americas during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
""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.