TEACHING

Alfred Stieglitz, "The Hand of Man," 1902.

These pages organize some of the teaching materials I have developed since I began leading classes at the University of Minnesota in 2008. Since then, I have taught at Colby College, Michigan State University, and the University of Cambridge, on topics including American history and science and technology in American culture; history of physics, chemistry, biology, and environmental science; science and literature; philosophy of science; and ethics of science and technology.

I have been fortunate to teach near some excellent art museums, which are great places to hold history of science and technology classes. This Stieglitz print, which neatly captures the ambivalence about the Industrial Revolution that greeted the dawn of the twentieth century, proved to be a student favorite at the Colby College Museum of Art. See the "model assignments" section below for details.