I am a faculty member in the Harvard College Writing Program, and I currently teach writing courses focused on biomedical and environmental ethics. My other scholarly interests include the development of the modern life sciences, evolutionary theory, the environmental humanities, and the philosophy of science.
In addition to my teaching position, I serve as the faculty director of the Harvard Writing and Public Service Initiative, on the Board of First-Year Advisers, and as an editor for Harvard Medical School's "Effective Writing for Healthcare," a Postgraduate Medical Education program.
I hold graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and from the Johns Hopkins University, where I taught classes offered through the Program in Behavioral Biology, the Department of the History of Science and Technology, and the Program in Expository Writing. I worked for the National Academy of Sciences before I began my doctorate.