I am an Assistant Professor of History of Science in the Humanities, Social Science and the Arts Department at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA. I joined the department in 2011 and I teach a wide range of courses in the history of science, technology and medicine. I am also a member of the intercollegiate STS program in Claremont.
I discovered history of science while majoring in physics at Dalhousie University. A fantastic elective in the history of ancient science turned into a double major in the newly formed History of Science and Technology program at the University of King's College, which then turned into a PhD at the University of Toronto.
In my current research, I am interested in understanding how individuals from different disciplinary cultures have collaborated on scientific and technical problems. My book project explores this question, focusing on the collaboration of physicists and doctors in the first decades following the discovery of x-rays in 1895.
In the odd moments when I am not thinking about the scientists and doctors of ages past, I enjoy exploring Southern California with my husband and our two wonderful children.