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Format: Name, year of Ph.D., committee, dissertation title, and current position

WILLIAM PROVINE, 1970 
"The Origins of Theoretical Popuilation Genetics." Currently is the Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor at Cornell University.

NANCY MAULL, 1974 
Wimsatt, Toulmin, Ravin 
"Progress in Modern Biology: An Alternative to Reduction." Vice President at Isaacson, Miller.

LINDLEY DARDEN, 1974 
Hull, Ravin, Wimsatt 
"Reasoning in Scientific Change: The Field of Genetics at Its Beginnings." Currently professor of philosophy at University of Maryland.

E. ROGER JONES, 1976 
Geroch, Fine, Malament 
"Causal Anomalies and the Completeness of Quantum Theory." Currently professor of philosophy at University of Kentucky.

DAVID BANTZ, 1976 
Wimsatt, Toulmin, Fine 
"Does Physics Explain Chemistry." Currently professor of philosophy, University of Alaska.

DAVID LEARY, 1977
Toulmin, Bradbern, Debus
" The Reconstruction of Psychology in Germany, 1780-1850 ." Currently University Professor, University of Richmond 

ROBERT J. RICHARDS, 1978 
Toulmin, Debus, King 
"The Evolution of Behavior: Theories of Instinct in the Nineteenth Century with an essay on Animal Instinct and Intelligence Before Darwin." Currently professor of history and philosophy of science, University of Chicago. 

PAUL THEERMAN, 1980 
Richards, Debus, Swerdlow 
"James Clerk Maxwell: Physicist and Intellectual in Victorian Britain." Currently archivist, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

GARY KAHN, 1982 
Wimsatt, McNeill, Toulmin 
"Theory and Reality in Cognitive Psychology." Currently a consultant in information technology.

MARCY LAWTON, 1982 
Kiester, Fitzpatrick, Mueller, Richards, Wade, Wimsatt 
"Altruism and Sociobiology: A Critical Look at the Issue." Currently adjunct professor of biology, University of Alabama, Huntsville.

JON JARRETT, 1982 
Malament, Mueller, Stein, Tait 
"Bell's Theorem and Local Realism." Currently professor of philosophy, University of Illinois, Chicago. 

KAREN PARSHALL, 1982 
Debus, MacLane, Richards 
"The Contributions of J.H.M. Wedderburn to the Theory of Algebras, 1900-1910." Currently professor of history and mathematics, University of Virginia.

JAMES GRIESEMER, 1983 
Wimsatt, Kiester, Lande, Mueller, Richards, Van Valen, Wade 
"Communication and Scientific Change: An Analysis of Conceptual Maps in the Macroevolution Controversy." Currently professor of philosophy, University of California, Davis.

BONNIE KAPLAN, 1983 
Debus, Richards, Stocking.
“Computers in Medicine, 1950-1980: The Relationship between History and Policy.”
Currently president of Kaplan Associates, lecturer, Yale Center for Medical Informatics and member, Yale University's Interdisciplinary Bioethics Project, and Senior Scientist, Boston University's Medical Information Systems Unit. 

BRUCE STEPHENSON, 1983 
Swerdlow, Richards, Debus 
"Kepler's Physical Astronomy." Currently director of research, Adler Planatarium, Chicago. 

KATHLEEN WELLMAN, 1983 
"Julien Offray de La Mettrie: Medicine in the Service of Philosophy." Currently professor of history, Southern Methodist University.

MARTIN SERENO, 1984 
Wimsatt, Richards, Saddock 
"'DNA' and Language: The Nature of the Symbolic- Representational Systemin Cellular Protein Synthesis and Human Language Comprehension." Currently professor of cognitive science, University of California, San Diego.

MICHAEL E. MYTILINAIOS, 1985 
Tait, Slamen, Kurtz 
"Priority Arguments and Models of Arithmetic." Currently professor, Athens University of Economics. 

LELAND ESTES, 1985 
Debus, Richards, King 
"The Role of Medicine and Medical Theories in the Rise and Fall of the Witch Hunts in England." Currently associate professor of history, Chapman University. 

TERRA ZIPORYN, 1985
King, Mann, Stocking
"The Popularization of Medicine: Medical Science in Popular American Magazines, 1870-1920."
Currently freelance medical writer and editor.

REGIS CABRAL, 1986 
Richards, Debus, Swerdlow 
"The Interaction of Science and Diplomacy : Latin America, the United States and Nuclear Energy, 1945-1955." Currently project manger, UMINOVA CENTER, Umeå University, Sweden. 

ELIZABETH KNOLL, 1987 
Richards, King, Kazazos, Stocking 
"Mental Evolution and the Science of Language: Darwin, Müller,and Romanes on the Development of the Human Mind." Currently editor, Harvard University Press.

MARTHA BALDWIN, 1987 
"Athanasius Kircher and the Magnetic Philosophy" 

SARA JOAN MILES, 1988 
Richards, Debus, Wimsatt 
"Evolution and Natural Law in the Synthetic Science of Clemence Royer." Currently professor of biology and history, Eastern University.

ROBERT DISALLE, 1988 
Stein, Malamant, Richards 
"Space, Time, and Inertia in the Foundations of Newtonian Physics, 1870-1905." Currently associate professor of philosophy, Western Ontario University. 

JEFFREY LEE RAMSEY, 1990 
Wimsatt, Berry, Garber 
"Metastable States: The Justification of Approximative Procedures inReaction Kinetics, 1923-1947." Currently associate professor of philosophy, Smith College. 

SHERRIE LYONS, 1990 
Richards, Debus, Wimsatt 
"The Evolution of Thomas Henry Huxley's Evolutionary Views."

JEFFRY SCHANK, 1990 
Wimsatt, Maull, Richards 
"Computer Similation, Model Building and Experimental Design in Biology." Currently associate professor of psychology, University of California, Davis. 

KAREN WETMORE, 1991 
Richards, Debus, Harris 
"The Evolution of Psychology from Moral Philosophy in the Nineteenth-century American College Curriculum." 

DOUGLAS ALLCHIN, 1991 
Wimsatt, Hull, Maull 
"Resolving Disagreement in the Ox-Phos Controversy, "1961-1978" 

LOUISE GOLLAND, 1991 
Swerdlow, Richards, Schramm 
"Leonhard Euler's Contributions to the Method of the Variation of the Orbital Elements."

LOREN BUTLER, 1992 
Richards, Wimsatt, Harris 
"Mathematical Physics and the American Mathematical Commmunity: DisciplinaryValues, Professional Interests and the Place of Borderland Research, 1886-1940." Formerly lecturer, University of Pennsylvania; now deceased.

CHRISTOPHER COSANS, 1993 
Richards, Forster, Asmis, Wimsatt 
"The Beginnings of Experimental Biology: Scientific Realism and Medicinein Antiquity." Currently assistant professor of philosophy, Hanover College.

KATHY COOKE, 1994 
Richards, Harris, Stocking 
"An American Gospel of Social Evolution: Religion, Education, and Biology in the Thought of Edwin Grant Conklin." Currently professor of history, Quinnipiac College.

DAVID VALONE, 1994 
Stocking, Richards, Debus 
"The Dark and Tangled Recesses of Knowledge: Theology and the Moral Sciences at Cambridge , 1812-1837." Currently Director of Academic and Cultural Programming in the Liberal Arts, Quinnipiac College.

GEORGE REISCH, 1994 
Richards, Garber, Stein, Smigelskis 
"A History of the International Encyclopedia of Science." Currently lecturer, Illinois Institute of Technology.

PAUL WHITE , 1996
Richards, Daston, Goldstein
"Thomas Henry Huxley: Making the Man of Science." Currently editor of the Darwin Letters Project and Research Associate, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University.

BERNA EDEN KILINC, 1997 
Stigler, Daston, Garber, Gigerenzer 
"The One and the Many of Frequentism." Currently assistant professor of philosophy, Bogazici Universitesi, Istanbul, Turkey 

BRIAN OGILVIE, 1997 
Daston, Richards, Fasolt 
"Observation and Experience in Early Modern Natural History." Currently associate professor of history, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

GREGORY MATTHEW MIKKELSON, 1997 
Wimsatt, Richards, Leibold 
"Other Things Being Equal: Counterfactuals, Natural Laws, and ScientificModels; with Case Studies from Ecology." Currently associate professor of philosophy, McGill University.

FRANCESCA BORDOGNA, 1997 
Davidson, Richards, Daston 
"The Historical Contexts of William James's Pragmatism." Currently assistant professor of history, Northwestern University. 

CHERYCE KRAMER, 1998 
Daston, Richards, Goldstein 
"A Fool's Paradise: The Psychiatry of Gemuth in a Biedermeyer Asylum." Currently post-doctoral fellow, the Deutsches Museum, Munich.

LELAND GIOVANNELLI1999
Swerdlow, Richards, Mueller 
"Aristotle's Theory of Sexual Reproduction as it Emerges in HisOn the Generation of Animals ." Currently assistant professor in the Herbst Program of Humanities, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado at Boulder.

ANDRE WAKEFIELD, 1999
Richards, Geyer, Goldstein, Clark 
"The Apostles of Good Police: Cameralism and the Culture of Administration in Central Europe, 1656-1800." Currently Assistant Professor of History, Pitzer College, Claremont, California.

HSIANG-LIN (SEAN) LEI, 1999 
Richards, Stocking, Kelley 
"When Chinese Medicine Encountered the State: 1900-1949." Currently assistant professor of history, National Tsing-hua University, Taiwan.

DAVID MILLET, 1999 
Richards, Wimsatt, Metz. 
"Wiring the brain : from the excitable cortex to the EEG, 1870-1940." Currently resident, UCLA Medical School.

FLORENCE HSIA, 1999 
Swerdlow, Garber, Alitto, Feingold 
"French Jesuits and the Mission to China: Science, 
Religion, History." Currently assistant professor of history of science, University of Wisconsin, Madison

MICHAEL MORSE, 1999
Stocking, Richards, Dietler
“Redefining the Celts: Rival Disciplinary Traditions and the Peopling of the British Isles”
Currently Director of Foundation Relations North America, University of Oxford

JOHN SIMMONS CECCATTI, 2001 
Richards, Wimsatt, Kohler 
"Science in the Brewery: Pure Yeast Culture and the Transformation of Brewing Practices in Germany at the End of the 19th Century." Currently assistant dean, University of Pennsylvania.

TRACY TESLOW, 2002
Richards, Stocking, Harris
"Representing Race to the Public: Physical Anthropology in Interwar American Natural History Museums."
Assistant Professor of History, University of Cincinnati.

DANIELA BARBERIS2002 
Richards, Stocking, Jones 
"The Annee Sociologique and Neo-Kantian Philosophy in France."
Assistant Professor of History of Science and Social Sciences, Shimer College.

KU-MING (KEVIN) CHANG, 2002
Debus, Richards, Fasolt, Weintraub 
"The Matter of Life: Ernst Georg Stahl, 1659-1734."
Permanent research fellow, Institute for History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

SCOTT ROLSTON, 2003
Richards, Stocking, Wimsatt 
"Kroeber on Archeological Theory."
Working in the American Embassy (State Department), Thailand.

JOHN HUSS, 2004
Richards, Wimsatt, Foote
"Experimental Reasoning in Non-Experimental Science: Case Studies from Paleobiology."
Associate Professor, University of Akron, Ohio.

MATTHEW FRANK, 2004
Tait, Geroch, Weinberger 
"Aesthetics and Axioms in Constructive Mathematics and Differential Geometry."
Founder, Aqueous Advisors; formerly Associate at Goldman Sachs.

PATRICK SINGY, 2004
Davidson, Goldstein, Richards 
"Experiencing Medicine: An Epistemological History of Medical Practice and Sex in French Speaking Europe, 1700-1850."

CLAUDIA WASSMANN, 2005 
Richards, Guyer, Cacioppo
"The Science of Emotion: Studying Emotions in Germany, France and the US, 1860-1920
Max Planck Institute for Human Development.

JESSICA HEINEMAN-PIEPER, 2005 
Richards, Wimsatt, Woodward
"A Science of Persons: New Foundations for Human Agency" (Jointly with Psychology)
Assistant Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University.

PAUL MUELLER, S.J., 2006
Garber, Swerdlow, McMullan
"Marin Mersenne's Questions Théologiques, Physiques, Morales et Mathematiques: Agenda and Structure, with an Annotated Translation."
Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago.

DEBRA DAUGHERTY, 2007
Kadanoff, Stigler
"Elaborating The Crystal Concept: Scientific Modeling and Ordered States of Matter."

MICHAEL FRAMPTON, M.D., 2007
Richards, Johns, Asmis 
"The Study of Animal Motion from Greek Antiquity to The Latin Middle Ages, 400 B.C.-A.D. 1325" 
Practicing physican, Michael Frampton, M.D. & Associates.

ADAM SHAPIRO2007
Richards, Johns, Numbers
"Losing the Word: the Scopes Trial, Biology Textbooks, and the Rise of Literalism."
Lecturer in Intellectual and Cultural History, Birbeck - University of London.

J. ROMAN ARGUELLO, AM 2008
Richards and Wimsatt, Advisors
“Bateson and the Refusal of the Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance.”
Richard Benton Lab, Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne.

CHRISTINA FRADELOS, 2008
Richards, Wimsatt, Gere
"The Last Desperate Cure: Electrical Brain Stimulation and its Controversial Beginnings."

JONATHAN TSOU, 2008
"The Reality and Classification of Mental Disorders"
Richards and Wimsatt (co-chairs), Hacking
Associate Professor in Philosophy and Religious Studies, Iowa State University.

TREVOR R. PEARCE, 2010
“'A Perfect Chaos': Organism-Environment Interaction and the Causal Factors of Evolution."
Richards and Wimsatt (co-chairs), Jablonski
Assistant Professor in Philosphy, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

CHRISTOPHER DITERESI, 2010
"Taming Variation:  Typological Thinking and Scientific Practice in Developmental Biology."
Wimsatt and Richards (co-chairs), Griesemer
Assistant Professor in Philosophy, George Mason University.

CECELIA WATSON, 2011
Richards, Daston, Leary
“William James and John La Farge: The search for truth in 19th century art, science and philosophy.”
ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Yale University.

SHIRLEY A. MARTIN, 2012
Richards, Stigler, Gigerenzer
“Grounding Tools that Travel: Ideology, Research Style, and Imagined Community, in the Circulation of Inferential Statistics, 1918-1966.”

VINCENT WAN, 2012
Wimsatt, Matlin, Perlman
“Causes, Maps, and Biology.”

ALESSANDRO PAJEWSKI, 2012
Richards, Johns, Sloan
“The face of nature: Hume and Darwin on analogy and emotion.”
Consultant, Boston Consulting Group.

JENNIFER KARLIN, 2012
Farquhar, Winter, Sunder Rajan, Carr
“Respacializing ‘The Clinic’: Constructing Communities and Transforming Chicago’s Southsiders into Healthy Subjects.”

BECKETT STERNER, 2012
Richards and Wimsatt (co-chairs), Waters
“The Practice of Theorizing in Computational Biology: Function Information, and Mechanism.”
Michigan Society of Fellows and Philosophy Department.

CAITJAN GAINTY, 2012
Winter, Sparrow, Goldstein, Igo, Johns
“The Pursuit of “Happiness Minutes”: Medical Efficiency in the United States, 1910-1940.”
Lecturer in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at King’s College London.

DANA M. ROVANG, 2013
Johns (chair), Richards, Gilman
“Conjuring Science: Performance Magicians, Natural Philosophy, and the Audience in Eighteenth-Century England, 1763-1800.”
President, Obscure Histories.

ZOE NYSSA, 2014
Knorr and Masco (chairs), Evans, Wimsatt, Richards.
“Endangered Logics: Conservation Science in the American Academy.”
Ziff Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment.

MARCIA HOLMES, 2014
Winter (chair), Richards, Sparrow
“Performing Proficiency: Applied Experimental Psychology and the Human Engineering of Air Defense, 1940-1965.”
Post-doctoral fellow, Birkbeck College, University of London.