North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Ph.D. 2005 - Program in History of Science and Technology

Dissertation: "The Second American Jurassic Dinosaur Rush, 1895-1905"

Research Interests: History of the natural sciences – especially geology and vertebrate paleontology – in a museum context

Selected Awards

  • 2013. N. C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Research & Collections Grant. Project title: Wonderful Beasts: A History of the Captain Marshall Field Paleontological Expeditions to Argentina and Bolivia, 1922-1927.” $1,800.
  • 2011-2012. American Philosophical Society, Franklin Research Grant. Project title: “A History of the Captain Marshall Field Paleontological Expeditions to Argentina and Bolivia, 1922-1927.” $6,000.
  • History of Science Society Travel Grant, 2009
  • Univ. of Minnesota Dissertation Fellowship, 2004–2005
  • Lester Armour Graduate Student Fellowship, Field Museum, 2003–2004
  • James Ford Bell Library Student Research Paper Award, 2003

Selected Publications

  • 2013. “Red Deer River shakedown: a history of the Captain Marshall Field Paleontological Expedition to Alberta, 1922.” Earth Sciences History 32(2): 204-234.
  • [In preparation.] “A. R. Crandall’s smooth green snake (Opheodrys vernalis) from North Carolina.” (Co-authored with Bryan L. Stuart and José Rosado). Southeastern Naturalist.
  • [In preparation.] “Remarking on a blackened eye: Persifor Frazer’s blow-by-blow account of a fistfight with his dear friend Edward Drinker Cope.” Archives of Natural History.
  • [Submitted.] “Clemente Onelli’s sketch map and his first-hand, retrospective account of an early fossil-hunting expedition along the Río Santa Cruz, southern Patagonia, 1888-1889.” (Co-authored with S. F. Vizcaíno). Archives of Natural History.
  • 2010. The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush: Museums & Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.* Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. (*Nominated for the Susan E. Abrams Prize in History of Science)
  • 2004. A Triceratops Hunt in Pioneer Wyoming: The Journals of Barnum Brown & J. P. Sams, University of Kansas Expedition of 1895. (Co-edited with M. Kohl and L. Martin). Glendo, Wyoming: High Plains Press.