By training and avocation, I am a teacher, historian and philosopher of science, and librarian. In 2016, I completed my MA in Adolescent Science Education at The Hunter College School of Education. I then taught the New York State Living Environment course for the New York City Department of Education, in Brooklyn, and AP Biology and AP Seminar at The Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School, also in Brooklyn; and, since moving to Portland in Summer 2018, I have worked with middle school students at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry building Rube Goldberg Machines, and taught elementary and middle school students in Saturday Academy’s after-school and summer science programs.
Before that, I taught Philosophy at Iona College, in New Rochelle, New York. I attended The Johns Hopkins University, completing my PhD in Philosophy in 2006. I wrote my dissertation about chance and explanation in evolutionary biology. Karen Neander, Peter Achinstein, and Steven Stanley advised my thesis work. I am grateful for their contribution. I continued my formal education at Pratt Institute, in Manhattan, from which I obtained a Master’s of Library and Information Science, focusing on the organization of information.
I am senior handling editor and reviews editor for Evolution: Education and Outreach. From 2004 to 2014, I was Associate Editor of the Darwin Manuscripts Project, where I created bibliographies and a digital edition of the Origin of Species.
In Portland, I have been continuing my work in much the same vein as in the past.
To contact me, use the following email address.
Take a look at a recent revision of my CV.