Graduate Program Coordinator
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Tyndall Correspondence Project Director
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Not teaching Spring 2013
Advising: History BA, History-SETS Option, Graduate Programs
Office Hours: By appointment
Office: 2-170 Wilson Hall
Phone: (406) 994-5252
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History of Science and Technology
History of Mountaineering
History of the Oceans
PhD, History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1999
University of Cambridge, Visiting Studentship, 1997-98
University of Mississippi, Department of Physics, 1991-1992
BA, Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, 1991
Awards, Honors, and Affiliations
President's Excellence in Teaching Award, 2012
National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research Grant, Science and Technology Studies. PI, “John Tyndall and Nineteenth-Century Science.” (2009)
Charles & Nora L. Wiley Faculty Award for Meritorious Research, (2009)
Montana State University Scholarship and Creativity Grant for the Advancement of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (2008)
College of Letters and Science, Outstanding Teaching Award (2004-2005).
Co-PI, National Science Foundation Small Grant for Training and Research, "Mile High, Mile Deep: Imagining and Modifying Topographical and Subterranean Environments" (2004)
National Science Foundation, Arctic Social Science Program, Co-PI, “Maury Workshop in the History of Polar Oceanography (2004)
Andrew W. Mellon Travel Fellowship, University of Oklahoma, (2003)
“John Tyndall’s Vertical Physics: From Rock Quarries to Icy Peaks,” Physics in Perspective, 1st Entry, 2010.
“From Oceans to Mountains: Constructing Space in the Imperial Mind,” In Knowing Global Environments: New Historical Perspectives on the Field Sciences, edited by Jeremy Vetter, Rutgers University Press, 2010.
Communicating Science: The Scientific Journal Article from the Seventeenth Century to the Present (Oxford University Press, 2002; Parlor Press, 2009)
“The Royal Navy and the Rise of Modern Geophysics,” Trafalgar Chronicle, No. 18 (2008), pp. 222-237.
“At the Height of Empire: Halford John Mackinder and the Foundation of Geography in England,” Newsletter of the History of Science Society 37, no. 2 (2008): 24, 18-19.
Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty’s Navy (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2008).
Exploration and Science. Co-authored with Erik Conway and Gary Kroll. (New York: ABC-CLIO, 2006).