I am a historian of science specializing in the history of science education and educational psychology. Currently I am the Assistant Director of the Institute for Writing and Thinking and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. I teach courses in history and philosophy of science and in Bard’s First-Year Seminar program. Previously, I was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in history and philosophy of science, a position orchestrated jointly by the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College and the American University of Central Asia, Bard’s partner in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where I taught from 2013 to 2015. I earned my PhD at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.
I have a longstanding interest in higher education pedagogy. At the Institute for Writing and Thinking, I develop and lead workshops on writing-to-learn in STEM disciplines. I have previously worked for the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program in the University of Toronto’s Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, which offers pedagogy workshops, consultations, and other support to graduate student teaching assistants and course instructors.