Kristen L Zacharias, Ph.D., Chair/Assistant Professor

Ph. D. Johns Hopkins University, 1980
B.A. cum laude, Harvard University 1971

Contact Information:
Phone: 610-921-7706
E-mail: kzacharias@alb.edu

Office Location:
Chapel Auditorium

Areas of Specialization

History of Science
History of Biology
History of Evolutionary Thought

Areas of Competence

General Ethics
Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
Feminist Philosophy
Metaphysics of Science

Courses Taught

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Environmental Ethics
Feminist Philosophy
Human Nature
Idea of Nature
Intimate Philosophy
Philosophy and Science Fiction
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophical Tour of Mathematics
Rationalism and Empiricism
What is Life?

Professional Memberships

History of Science Society
British Society for the History of Science

Recent Publications

"First Microscopic Observations"

"John Ray Proves that Animals are Conscious"

"Steno Studies Marine Fossils" In Great Events from History: The Seventeenth Century, 1601-1700, Salem Press 2005/copyright 2006

"Gabrielle Emilie du Chatelet"in Great Lives from History: the Eighteenth Century, 1701-1800, Salem Press 2006

"Ellen Swallow Richards" in Great Lives from History: The Nineteenth Century, 1801-1900, Salem Press 2006.

"1809: Lamarck Publishes Zoological Philosophy"

"1856: Neanderthal Skull Found Near Düsseldorf" in Great events from History: The Nineteenth Century, 1801-1900, Salem Press 2006

Current Research

Concepts of life from Ancient times to the present