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Jane Maienschein

Jane Maienschein

Regents Professor, President's Professor and Parent's Association Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

maienschein@asu.edu

480 965-6105

School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 874501
Tempe, AZ 85287-4501

Titles

  • Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Regents Professor, President's Professor and Parent's Association Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Director, Center for Biology and Society, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Adjunct Senior Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole

Biography

Jane Maienschein specializes in the history and philosophy of biology and the way biology, bioethics, and bio-policy play out in society. She also serves as fellow and directs the History and Philosophy of Science Project at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Professor Maienschein and her team research embryology, genetics, and cell biology. They analyze epistemological standards, theories, and laboratory practices and combine that with their studies of people and institutions, as well as the changing social, political, and legal context in which science thrives.

She served as fellow with the U.S. House of Representatives during the 105th Congress. Professor Maienschein has filled many leadership roles at ASU and with professional societies, panels with NIH, NSF, NEH and committees at the National Academy of Sciences. Founder and director of the Biology and Society Program and Center, she promotes education and research at the intersection of biological science and society.

Education

  • PhD, History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, 1978
  • MA, Indiana University, 1975
  • BA, Hsitory, the Arts, and Letters, Yale University, 1972

Expertise

Journal Articles

2007

Maienschein, J. and R. Creath. 2007. BODY WORLDS as education and humanism. The American Journal of Bioethics 7(4):26-27. DOI: 10.1080/15265160701220733. (link )

1998

Maienschein, J., J. P. Collins and D. S. Strouse. 1998. Biology and law: Challenges of adjudicating competing claims in a democracy. Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science & Technology 38(2):151-181.

Books

2014

Maienschein, J. 2014. Embryos under the Microscope: The Diverging Meanings of Life. Harvard University Press. ISBN: 9780674725553.

2009

Laubichler, M. D. and J. Maienschein eds. 2009. Form and Function in Developmental Evolution. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9780521872683.

2007

Laubichler, M. D. and J. Maienschein eds. 2007. From Embryology to Evo-Devo: A History of Developmental Evolution. The MIT Press. ISBN: 978-0262513340.

2005

Maienschein, J. 2005. Whose View of Life? Embryos, Cloning, and Stem Cells. Harvard University Press. ISBN: 978-0674017665.

2004

Maienschein, J., M. Glitz and G. E. Allen eds. 2004. Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington: Volume 5 The Department of Embryology. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1107412422.

2000

Creath, R. and J. Maienschein. 2000. Biology and Epistemology. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-0521597012.

1991

Maienschein, J. 1991. Transforming Traditions in American Biology, 1880-1915. The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN: 978-0801841262.

1989

Maienschein, J. 1989. 100 Years Exploring Life, 1888-1988: The Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole. Jones & Bartlett Publishers. ISBN: 978-0867201208.

Book Chapters

2007

Laubichler, M. D. and J. Maienschein. 2007. Introduction. Pp. 1-12 In: Laubichler, M. D. and J. Maienschein eds., From Embryology to Evo-Devo: A History of Developmental Evolution. The MIT Press. ISBN: 978-0262513340.

Maienschein, J. 2007. To Evo-Devo through cells, embryos, and morphogenesis. Pp. 109-122 In: Laubichler, M. D. and J. Maienschein eds., From Embryology to Evo-Devo: A History of Developmental Evolution. The MIT Press. ISBN: 978-0262513340.

2004

Maienschein, J. 2004. Introduction. Pp. 1-20 In: Maienschein, J., M. Glitz and G. E. Allen eds., Centenrial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington: Volume V The Department of Embryology. Vol 5. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1107412422.

2000

Creath, R. and J. Maienschein. 2000. Introduction. Pp. ix-xviii In: Creath, R. and J. Maienschein eds., Biology and Epistemology. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 978-0521597012.

Maienschein, J. 2000. Competing epistemologies and developmental biology. Pp. 122-137 In: Creath, R. and J. Maienschein eds., Biology and Epistemology. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-0521597012.