Staff

Administration and Staffing

Editor

Stephen P. Weldon

As the History of Science Society’s bibliography, Stephen Weldon has been editing the Isis Bibliography since 2002 and manages the many projects that have evolved from his work as bibliographer. In particular, he spearheads and manages IsisCB Explore and this blog site. He has written extensively about the history of the bibliography and about how the bibliographic data can be used to understand the field. In addition, Weldon is chair of the Department of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at the University of Oklahoma. His historical work focuses on the relationship between science and religion, especially science and and secular thought in America. His book The Scientific Spirit of American Humanism was published by Johns Hopkins Press in 2020.

Current Graduate Assistants

Caden Camille Testa (2021-present)

Caden Camille Testa is a Ph.D. student in the University of Oklahoma’s Department of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine focusing on 19th-century French evolutionary biology. He received his M.A. from the University of Oklahoma in the History of Science (2021) and his B.A. from St. John’s College in Liberal Studies (A19). His research interests include public health and hygiene, the politics of evolution, and the relationship between biological sciences and social reform. 

Rebecca Marcolina (2021-present)

A space scholar and amateur science writer, Rebecca Marcolina is currently pursuing her MA in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at the University of Oklahoma. Her research interests primarily concern the cultural history of the Space Age, particularly the myriad of ways in which popular and professional audiences craft science stories. She often addresses themes of futurism, modernity, and authorship in her work, and her current projects concern popular visions of space colonization and the fluid relationship between art and science. Rebecca received a Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication from Missouri University of Science and Technology in December 2019, along with two minors, Linguistics and Global Studies.  

Tom Hoyt (2022-present)

Developers

Julia Damerow

Julia Damerow is a software engineer with a degree in computer science, and a PhD in computational history and philosophy of science. Her interests are the application of computation to the field of history and philosophy of science (HPS) and, more general, to software development in the digital humanities. Together with Erick Peirson, she co-founded A Place Called Up, a consulting company that works with academic units, teams, and individual scholars to plan and implement digital projects. She is also the Head of Development and co-founder of the Digital Innovation Group (DigInG) at Arizona State University.  The mission of DigInG is to develop new tools to support HPS researchers in processing and analyzing their data, and to create new educational resources, opportunities, and experiences for students in computer science and the humanities. As Head of Development, she manages agile software development projects and directs the design, implementation, and testing of multi-tier software applications and web services.

Paul Vieth

Paul Kelley Vieth is a Ph.D. student in the University of Oklahoma’s Department of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine focusing on 20th-century Latin American agricultural history. He received his M.A. from the University of Oklahoma in the History of Science (2018). He received his Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma in International Security Studies with an emphasis on China (2013) and History with a minor in the History of Science (2015). His research interests include alternatives in sustainable agriculture; digital humanities and data visualization; and the democratization of information production and consumption.

Past Assistants
  • Paul Vieth, 2019-2022
  • Kraig Bartel, 2018-2021
  • Michelle T. McKinney, 2019
  • Rachel Parke, 2019
  • Jonathan Self, 2016-2018
  • Younes Mahdavi, 2015-2018
  • Cody Williams, 2017
  • Jackson Pope, 2016
  • Nathan Kapoor, 2014-2016
  • Carolyn Scearce, 2014-2015
  • Kirsty Gaither, 2013-2015
  • Jared Neumann, 2012-2014
  • Royline Williams-Fontenelle, 2012-2013
  • John A. Stewart, 2010-2012
  • Jared Buss, 2010-2012
  • Kimberly L. Rudolph, 2008-2010
  • Sam Spence, 2008-2010
  • Jackie Brazeal, 2007-2008
  • Lisa Torres, 2006-2008
  • Julie Grissom, 2005-2006
  • Stella Graves Stuart, 2004-2009
  • Kate Sheppard, 2004-2006
  • Van Herd, 2003-2005
  • Sylwester Ratowt, 2002-2004
  • Melissa Rickman, 2002-2003