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Michael B Guenther

Guenther Michael
Assistant Professor
Department Chair of Technology Studies

Michael Guenther received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, and his M.A. & Ph.D from Northwestern University. His research examines the social and political dimensions of science in the eighteenth-century British Empire. His broader fields of interest include environmental history, science and technology studies, print culture, and the age of Enlightenment. He is also seeking to close the gap between his avid interest in gardening and the meager results he seems to encounter each summer.  

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-9816


(641) 269-4733

Education / Degrees: 

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

Courses Taught: 

HIS 295: Science & Society: From the Age of Newton to Darwin
HIS 220: U.S. Environmental History
HIS 235: Britain in the Modern World, I
TEC 154: The Evolution of Technology

Seminars Taught:

HIS 310: Enlightenment and Revolution in Early America
HIS/ENV 395: Environmental History of the Midwest & Great Plains

Primary Academic Interest: 

Environmental History; History of Science; Atlantic World

Curriculum Vitae/Resume: 

Department Chair: 

Technology Studies

On-Campus Address: 

315 Mears Cottage
Grinnell, IA