BA, Western Maryland College; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
B.A. Biology, McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College)
Ph.D. History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Johns Hopkins University
Winner of the 2010 Forum for the History of Science in America Book Prize, Maryland Historical Trust Heritage Book Award, and Honorable Mention from the Frederick Jackson Turner Committee of the Organization of American Historians
Research Interest: History of ecology and biology, history of Cold War science and technology, U.S. environmental politics, and relations between science and politics
Courses: Science, Technology and Values; Introduction to Environmental Studies; Great Lakes; History of Ecology and Environmentalism; History of Women in Science and Engineering; Environmental Disasters; Engineering in American Culture; Honors STS: The Panama Canal; Honors STS: Food and Power in U.S. History; Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar in Science, Technology and the Environment
In the News
May 23, 2020
Want to help save the oyster industry? Eat bigger ones, some farmers and chefs say.
NBC News talks to Christine Keiner, professor and department chair, Department of Science, Technology, and Society, about the history of eating oysters in the Northeast.