Sally Gregory Kohlstedt

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Sally Gregory Kohlstedt
Born1943
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
OccupationHistorian of science
Spouse(s)David Kohlstedt[1]
Websitehttps://www.esci.umn.edu/scitech/

Sally Gregory Kohlstedt (born 1943) is an American historian of science. She is a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences and director of the Program in History of Science and Technology at the University of Minnesota. Kohlstedt served as the president of the History of Science Society from 1992–1993. Her research interests focus on the history of science in American culture and the demographics of scientific practice in institutions such as museums and educational institutions, including gender participation.[2][3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Kohlstedt received her B. A. from Valparaiso University (1965), her M. A. from Michigan State University (1966) and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (1972).[5]

Career[edit]

Kohlstedt was an assistant possessor at Department of History of Simmons College, 1971-1975; an assistant and later full professor at the Department of History of Syracuse University, 1975-1989. From 1989, she has been a professor at the University of Minnesota (UMN). From 1989 to 1995, she was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the College of Science and Engineering at UMN; from 1997 to 1999 she was director of the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies at UMN; from 2004-2006, Interim Chair of the Department of Anthropology at UMN; and from 2008, the director of the Program in History of Science and Technology.[5] Her leadership and work as a teacher and mentor of women faculty and students has been described as "nothing short of heroic".[6] She has also held visiting appointments at Cornell (1989), the University of Melbourne (1983), the University of Munich (1997), and the University of Auckland (2008),[7] and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (2015).[8]

Kohlstedt studies relationships between science and culture. She is particularly interested in the history of women in science, including both obstacles and successes to the pursuit of equity, and examines the effects of women's participation and their impact on scientific practice.[9] She is particularly interested in women's involvement in areas such as museums and educational practice. Kohlstedt received the 2013 History of Science Society’s Margaret Rossiter Prize for the Best Book on Women’s History for Teaching Children Science: Hands-On Nature Study in North America, 1890-1930 (University of Chicago Press, 2010).[10][11] The book examines the work of women in bringing natural science education into the American classroom.[9]

Kohlstedt is a life member of the History of Science Society (HSS) and has been actively involved in a variety of roles including Secretary, 1978-l981; Council, l982-l984, 1989-1991, and 1994-1995; Vice-President, 1990 and 1991 and President, 1992 and 1993, among others.[5] She has been particularly active in the Women's Caucus of the HSS.[12] She has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).[9]

Partial Bibliography[edit]

  • Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory; Sokal, Michael M.; Lewenstein, Bruce V. (1999). The establishment of science in America : 150 years of the American Association for the Advanced Science. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 978-0813527055.
  • Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory (2010). Teaching children science : hands-on nature study in North America, 1890-1930. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226449906.
  • Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory; Kaiser, David, eds. (2013). Science and the American century : readings from Isis. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226925141.
  • Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory; Rossiter, Margaret W., eds. (1985). Historical writing on American science. Philadelphia, Pa.: Dept. of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania. ISBN 9780934235037.
  • Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory, ed. (1998). Women, gender, and science : New directions. 12. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226307541.

Awards[edit]

  • 2015, Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize for excellence in education from the History of Science Society[13][11]
  • 2014, President's Award from the Council of Graduate Students, University of Minnesota[14]
  • 2013, Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize for the Best Book on Women’s History, from the History of Science Society[10][11]
  • 2011, Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholars Lecture and Award, University of Minnesota[9]
  • 2008, Senior Fulbright Fellow/Visiting Professor at the University of Auckland
  • 2004, President's Award for Outstanding University Service, University of Minnesota[6]
  • 2002, Mullen/Spector/Truax Women's Leadership Award, University of Minnesota[15]
  • 2000, George Taylor Distinguished Service Award, Institute of Technology
  • 1983, Senior Fulbright Fellow at the South Australian Museum, The Queensland Museum, and the National Museum of Victoria

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory (2010). Teaching Children Science Hands-On Nature Study in North America, 1890-1930 ([Online-Ausg.]. ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. xv. ISBN 9780226449920. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  2. ^ "My Research Interests". University of Minnesota. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Sally Gregory Kohlstedt". Department of Earth Sciences. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  4. ^ "About the Author". University of Chicago Press. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Sally Gregory Kohlstedt" (PDF). University of Minnesota. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  6. ^ a b "2004 President's Award for Outstanding Service Recipients". University of Minnesota. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Dr. Henning Schroeder appointed CGS/NSF Dean-in-Residence". University of Minnesota. May 22, 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Sally G. Kohlstedt". Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  9. ^ a b c d "Women in science expert Sally Gregory Kohlstedt to deliver Distinguished Women Scholars Lecture". University of Minnesota. Retrieved September 12, 2011.
  10. ^ a b "The Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize". History of Science Society. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  11. ^ a b c "Professor Sally Gregory Kohlstedt wins History of Science Society's Hazen Prize". University of Minnesota. College of Science and Engineering. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  12. ^ "HSS Women's Caucus". University of Washington. 2000. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize". History of Science Society. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  14. ^ "COGS President's Award". University of Minnesota. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  15. ^ "University-wide awards for teaching, advising and service". University of Minnesota.

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