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About Donald L. Opitz

Dr. Donald L. Opitz researches the intersection between science and culture in late-nineteenth century Britain, with an emphasis on the roles of class, gender and sexuality in knowledge-making and institution-building. He is currently writing a book on the British scientific aristocracy and continuing a study of the British women’s agricultural education movement. His teaching emphasizes the relevance of historical inquiry for critical thinking and decision making in society today. Born and raised in Chicago, he obtained his B.S. in physics and mathematics from DePaul University and Ph.D. in history of science and technology from the University of Minnesota. His hobbies include community gardening and semi-professional French horn performance.

Positions

2006 Present Associate Professor and Associate Dean, School for New Learning; LGBTQ Studies Program, DePaul University
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Victorian science and Gender and science

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Honors and Awards

  • Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science Fellow, 2013-14
  • DePaul Humanities Center Faculty Fellow, 2010-11
  • Dibner Fellow, Huntington Library, 2010

Courses

  • Foundations of Adult Learning
  • Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
  • Sexual Orientation & Science
  • History of Western Science
  • Issues in Science and Religion

Education

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19982004 PhD, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
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19911998 MA, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
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19871991 BS, DePaul University ‐ College of Science and Health
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Contact Information

DePaul University
School for New Learning
14 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60604

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History of Science Scholarship (12)

Teaching and Learning Scholarship (3)