I am a recent Ph.D. in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with broad interests in all three of these fields. My 2022 dissertation, titled The Place of Science in Nineteenth-Century American Catholic Higher Education, added religion and education to this mix. These subjects and more are fair game for my future endeavors as I enjoy my ‘retirement’ from two decades of graduate student life.

August 2023: I wish to acknowledge the recent passing of Ronald L. Numbers who was my dissertation advisor from its start to finish. His patient guidance, terrific insights, forceful editorial feedback, and honest comments made it all possible for me to reach the end of that long project. It is hard to believe that a year ago he walked with me across the June 2022 UW commencement stage. I express my sincere condolences to his family on their loss.