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Science, Technology & Society

Faculty and Staff

Carmen Salsbury ~ Progam Director, Science, Technology & Society, Professor of Biology

  • STS Steering Committee

  • 317/940-9879
    csalsbur@butler.edu
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    Mary Proffitt ~ Administrative Specialist
    317/940-9974
    mproffit@butler.edu

    Tim Carter ~ Director, Center for Urban Ecology

  • Areas of research interest: Analyzing and understanding the relationships between the form and function of urban ecosystems. Tim also brings with him an expertise in urban ecology and a fresh approach to the 'Ecology of Cities'.

  • tcarter@butler.edu

    Krista Cline ~ Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology

  • STS course: SW200SO: Understanding Society: Health and Illness, A Sociological Perspective
  • Areas of Research Interest: Health and aging, women's mental health, body weight, the self

  • kcline1@butler.edu

    Elise Edwards ~ Associate Professor of Anthropology
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    Stuart Glennan ~ Professor of Philosophy

  • STS Steering Committee
  • STS courses: philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, introduction to science and technology studies
  • Areas of research interest: causality and mechanisms, scientific explanation, modeling, philosophy of biology

  • sglennan@butler.edu
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    Laurence Kennedy ~ Associate Professor - Pharmacy Practice

  • STS course:
  • PX325, Ethical Issues in Health Care
  • Areas of research interest: changes in ethics/morals of students over time, changes in requirements stated in advertisements for pharmacy employment, overuse of medication in the nursing home setting, satisfaction with clinical services in the pharmacy setting

  • lkennedy@butler.edu

    James F. McGrath ~ Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature

  • STS course: Religion and Science; Religion and Science Fiction
  • Areas of research interest: The intersection of religion and science, including but not limited to creationism and evolution

  • jfmcgrat@butler.edu
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    Katherine B. Novak ~ Professor of Sociology

  • STS Steering Committee
  • STS courses: Mental Illness, Culture and Society; Social Science Research Methods
  • Areas of research interest: Areas of research interest: Youth and Adolescent Substance Use, Mental Health and Illness, Quantitative Research Methods

  • kbnovak@butler.edu

    Tiberiu Popa ~ Associate Professor of Philosophy
    tpopa@butler.edu

    Carol Reeves ~ Professor of English

  • STS Steering Committee
  • STS courses: The Rhetoric and Language of Science, Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, Literature, Farming and Food, Speculating the Future, Literature and Medicine, Science Writing
  • Areas of research interest: Rhetoric and Science, Growth of Consensus, Metaphor and Theory, Public Science, Scientific Controversies, Scientific Dissent, Communicating Science

  • creeves@butler.edu

    Travis Ryan ~ Associate Professor of Biology

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  • tryan@butler.edu

    Priscilla Ryder ~ Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

  • STS Steering Committee
  • STS courses: Health Disparities, Exploring Public Health, Intro to Epidemiology
  • Areas of research interest: Health Disparities, Health and Aging, Health effects of marginalization, Service utilization and quality of life in underserved populations, Health in grandparent-headed families

  • pryder@butler.edu

    Robin Turner ~ Assistant Professor of Political Science

  • STS course: Environmental Justice

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