Associate Professor and Director, Science, Technology and Society Program
I am an historian of science and technology. My research focuses on the history and philosophy of electricity, chemistry, and their related technologies. I am especially interested in experimentation, instrumentation, gender and science, and science education.
I enjoy teaching and working with students on a variety of projects. Some of my students most recent projects include topics in environmental ethics, sustainability, electric power, and the history of the steam engine and pesticide use.
Courses recently taught:
Amy Fisher, “Robert Hare’s Theory of Galvanism: A Study of Heat and Electricity in Early 19th-Century American Chemistry,” Ambix: The Journal for the Society of Alchemy and Chemistry 65, no. 2 (2018): 169-189, https://doi.org/10.1080/00026980.2018.1452359
Amy A. Fisher, “Inductive Reasoning in the Context of Discovery: Analogy as an Experimental Stratagem in the History and Philosophy of Science,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 69 (2018): 23-33, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2018.01.008
Amy Fisher and Katie Henningsen, “Women in Science through an Archival Lens,” Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy 27, no. 2 (2017): 158-179, https://doi.org/10.1353/tnf.2017.0015