Michael Guenther
Contact
Phone
641-269-9816
Address

315 Mears Cottage
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Curriculum Vitae
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Michael B Guenther

Associate Professor
Department chair of History

Department chair of Science, Medicine, and Society

Mike Guenther began teaching at Grinnell College in 2007, having received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, and his M.A. & Ph.D from Northwestern University. A historian of science, technology and the environment, he is currently finishing a book project (tentatively entitled, Science and Civic Culture: the Politics of Knowledge in the Age of Improvement) that explores the political role that scientific networks and institutions played in the eighteenth-century British Empire in the run-up to the American Revolution. In addition to teaching courses on the history of science, British history, and American environmental history, he has helped direct two interdisciplinary programs at Grinnell:  1.) Technology Studies and 2.) Science, Medicine & Society.  He has also taught several courses at Newton Correctional Facility as part of Grinnell’s Liberal Arts in Prison Program (LAPP).

Education and Degrees

B.A., University of Virginia M.A. & Ph.D, Northwestern University

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