- A.B. Magna cum laude, Chemistry and History, Bryn Mawr College, 1991
- Ph.D., History of Science, Medicine and Technology, The Johns Hopkins University, 2001
I have been a member of the History of Science department of the University of Oklahoma since 2002. I am also an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies. My areas of specialization are early modern science and medicine, history of the book, women’s history and Reformation history. My first book, Adam and Eve in the Protestant Reformation (Cambridge University Press, 2010), won a prize for best book in Reformation history the year it came out. I have published articles on early science and medicine in Isis, The Journal of the History of Astronomy, and Renaissance Quarterly, as well as several chapters in edited, peer-reviewed volumes. I have also written for popular audiences at The Atlantic, Washington Post, Gastro Obscura, Popula, The Public Medievalist and Nursing Clio. My current book project is a study of how an obscure medieval astronomy text, Johannes de Sacrobosco’s De sphaera, shaped modern science.