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educator , science historian

Alan Elihu Shapiro, American Science historian, educator. Research grantee National Science Foundation, 1974, 76, 83; Guggenheim fellow, 1985-1986; recipient Outstanding Almnus award Polytech. U., 1994.

Background

Shapiro, Alan Elihu was born on January 6, 1942 in New York City. Son of Irving and Jeanette (Smoke) Shapiro.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1962; Master of Science, Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1965; Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1970.

Career

Assistant professor, Oberlin (Ohio) College, 1971-1972; assistant professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1972-1975; associate professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1975-1984; professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, since 1984; director program in history of science and technical, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, since 1988. Editorial board Archive for History of Exact Science, Baltimore, since 1979. Assoc.editor Centaurus, Denmark, since 1982.

Advisory editor Isis, since 1993, Archimedes: New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, since 1996.

Membership

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (county 1994-1997). Member History of Science Society (county 1977-1980, midwest junto president 1991-1992, Dibner visiting historian of science 1992-1993), International Academy History of Science, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Linda Roepke, September 5, 1971.

father:
Irving Shapiro

mother:
Jeanette (Smoke) Shapiro

spouse:
Linda Roepke