I am a historian interested in anatomy and medicine in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. I originally graduated with degrees (BS at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and MS at Indiana State University, both in Terre Haute, Indiana) in physics and specialized in lasers and optics. I began teaching these subjects (along with related topics) at my current institution when it was known as Indiana Vocational Technical College. Over the years, the institution changed its mission and name to Ivy Tech Community College, and I returned to graduate school while continuing to teach. I earned an MA and PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University. For much of that time, and sill today, I have held various administrative posts at the College while still teaching. I have also received various short term fellowships to visit libraries.

My publications focus on anatomy in the sixteenth century, including the work of Andreas Vesalius and the anatomists that preceded him. I have articles in the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, the Journal of the History of Biology, and a variety of edited volumes. I am developing a book idea on anatomy during the course of the 16th century.

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