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History and Philosophy of Science PhD Program Faculty

Program Director

Name
Richard Creath
President's Professor

Creath is a philosopher of science who uses historical methods to study fundamental questions about the role of logic, mathematics, scientific methods and even philosophy within science.

480-965-6270
LSC 274

History and Philosophy of Science (PhD)

This degree combines solid training in the core areas of philosophy with an emphasis on transdisciplinary studies of the...

Program Faculty

Name
Expertise
Matthew Chew
Instructor

Matt Chew is an instructor of biology and society courses at ASU. He conducts a field course in 'novel ecosystems' and lectures on the 'history of biology.'

480-965-8422
LSE 717
James Collins
Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment

Collins is an evolutionary ecologist whose research group studies the role of host-pathogen interactions in species decline and extinction, as well as ecological ethics.

480-965-4578
LSC 402
Richard Creath
President's Professor

Creath is a philosopher of science who uses historical methods to study fundamental questions about the role of logic, mathematics, scientific methods and even philosophy within science.

480-965-6270
LSC 274
Karin Ellison
Administrative Professional; Director, Life Science Ethics program

Ellison's research and teaching focus on research ethics and ethics education. She directs the School of Life Science Ethics Program, is an editor for the Online Ethics Center (onlineethics.org), and serves on the APPE board.

480-727-7111
LSC 270
Nico Franz
Professor

Franz is an insect systematist who specializes in New World weevil diversity and evolution. He curates the Hasbrouck Insect Collection and directs the Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC).

480-965-2036
Natural History Collections, Alameda Building AB 145
Ben Hurlbut
Associate Professor

Hurlbut is trained in the history of modern biomedical and life sciences. His research lies at the intersection of science and technology studies, bioethics and political theory.

Ann Kinzig
Professor

Kinzig looks at how humans shape and influence their natural environments and what this means for human health and Earth's ecosystems. Her work focuses on ecosystem services and the resilience of natural-resource systems.

480-965-6838
LSA 124
Manfred Laubichler
President's Professor

Laubichler is a theoretical biologist and historian of science. He is director of the Global Biosocial Complexity Initiative at ASU and the ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems

480-965-5481
LSA 256
Jane Maienschein
Regents’ Professor, President’s Professor and University Professor

Maienschein and her team research embryology, genetics, and cell biology. She specializes in the history and philosophy of biology and the way biology, bioethics and bio-policy play out in society.

480-965-6105
LSC 284
Ben Minteer
Professor

Minteer is an environmental ethicist and conservation scholar who writes on species extinction, wilderness, zoos, and the evolution of American environmental thought and practice.

480-965-4632
LSA 262
Charles Perrings
Professor

Perrings is co-director of School of Life Sciences Ecoservices Group—a group researching the interactions between society and the biophysical environment.

480-727-0472
LSA 127
Kathleen Pigg
Professor

Pigg is a paleobotanist who studies fossil plants that are related to modern groups of conifers, ferns and woody hardwood trees. Her group studies the origin of plants of the temperate deciduous biome.

480-965-3154
LSE 744 Arizona State University
Stephen Pyne
Regents Professor

Pyne teaches courses on fire, the history exploration and science, and nonfiction writing. He is a world-renowned expert on fire and the history of fire.

480-965-4092
LSA 220
Jason Robert
Center Dir (ACD) & Asc Profsr

Jason Robert holds the Lincoln Chair in Ethics and is director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at ASU. A bioethicist and philosopher of biology, he is also Dean's Distinguished Professor in the Life Sciences.

480-727-2460
Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, ASU MC 9230, 111 E Taylor St, Ste 293
Beckett Sterner
Assistant Professor

Sterner studies how mathematics is transforming biology. Topics include: biodiversity data aggregation, evolution of biological individuality, evolutionary tempo and mode, and methodology in systematic biology.

480-727-7881
Center for Biology and Society PO Box 873301