Stanley Woodward Professor of History and Professor in the History of Medicine and Senior Research Scientist in Law; Director of Graduate Studies, History of Science and Medicine; Professor of American Studies
Professor Kevles received his B.A. from Princeton University (Physics) in 1960, training at Oxford University (European History) from 1960-61, and his Ph.D. from Princeton (History) in 1964. His research interests include: the interplay of science and society past and present; the history of science in America; the history of modern physics; the history of modern biology, scientific fraud and misconduct; the history of intellectual property in living organisms; and the history of science, arms, and the state. He is currently Chair of the Program in the History of Medicine&Science. His teaching areas are the history of modern science, including genetics, physics, science in American society. His books include The Baltimore Case, In the Name of Eugenics, The Physicists, The Code of Codes (co-edited with Leroy Hood), and Inventing America: A History of the United States (coauthored).
Education & Training
- Princeton University (1960)
- Oxford University (1964)