R. Steven Turner
Dr. Steven Turner (History of Science) holds his doctorate from Princeton University. His research has dealt with the history of the German universities, the historical emergence of the research ethic within that university system during the nineteenth century, the career of German scientist Hermann von Helmholtz, and the history of various scientific controversies over the physiology and psychology of vision.
His articles have been published in Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences, Social Studies of Science, Journal of the History of the Behavioural Sciences, the British Journal for the History of Science, Social History/Histoire Sociale, Isis and a number of German journals. He is the author of In the Eye's Mind: Vision and the Helmholtz-Hering Controversy (1994). His current research, which is funded by SSHRCC, deals with the social reception and regulation of agricultural biotechnology in Canada.
He is former Coordinator of Arts 1000 (a full-year course on Western Thought which is required of virtually all Arts students) and a former Chair of the Department. He has been awarded the Allan P. Stuart Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
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