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[You can download a brief bio-blurb here]


  • 1987, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, History and Sociology of Science, and Science and Technology Policy.
  • 1985, M.A., University of Pennsylvania, History and Sociology of Science.
  • 1980, B.A., University of Chicago, Humanities. General and Special Honors.


2014– Chair, Department of Science & Technology Studies,, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
2007– Professor of Science Communication, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Departments of Communication and Science & Technology Studies. (1987-1993, Assistant Professor; 1993-2007, Associate Professor.)
2012 Presidential Fellow, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA. Worked on public engagement issues for CHF.
1978–2012 Science communication consultant and freelance writer, Chicago, Ill., Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Pa., and Ithaca, NY. (From 2002 to 2012, my consulting operated through Seavoss Associates Inc.)
2009-2012 Visiting Professor, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
1998-2003 Editor, Public Understanding of Science, published by Sage Publications.
1999-2002 Director, New York Science Education Program (NYSEP), Ithaca, NY. Provided policy direction and daily management of consortium of six undergraduate colleges and one research university working together to improve undergraduate science education.
1990-1997 Associate editor, Public Understanding of Science, London, England.
1994-1996 Managing editor, Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences, Ithaca, N.Y.
1986-1987 Public Education Officer, Center for History of Chemistry, Philadelphia, Pa.
1983-1985 Editorial Coordinator, Isis: Official Journal of the History of Science Society, Philadelphia, Pa.
1982-1983 Advertising Copywriter, Stackig, Sanderson, and White, Mclean, Va.
1980-1982 Chief Researcher, U.S. News & World Report Books, Washington, D.C.

[Last update: 29 May 2019]