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University of Southwestern Louisiana
(By examining the development of natural history museums i...)
By examining the development of natural history museums in Australasia, Canada, and South America, Susan Sheets-Pyenson shows how colonial museum directors mobilized resources from reluctant provincial legislators, national governments, and college trustees.
(Drawing on Dawson's correspondence and personal papers, S...)
Drawing on Dawson's correspondence and personal papers, Sheets-Pyenson paints an intimate portrait of a pivotal figure in Canada's scientific heritage and a proper Victorian gentleman whose pious Presbyterianism, missionary zeal, and unwavering belief in the light of knowledge drove him on a quest to conquer ignorance, eradicate prejudice, and vanquish bigotry.
Sheets-Pyenson graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree (with honours) in 1970 and received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976.
Sheets-Pyenson began her career as a sessional lecturer at Concordia University in Canada in 1977. She was then appointed as an associate professor of geography and director of science and human affairs in 1990.
Since 1996, Sheets-Pyenson held the position of an associate professor of history and geography at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette and a consultant to Wellcome Trust.
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Sheets-Pyenson was a member of the History of Science Society, Society for the History of Natural History, History of Earth Sciences Society and British Society for the History of Science.
Sheets-Pyenson married Lewis Robert Pyenson on August 18, 1973. The couple had 3 children, Nicholas, Catharine and Benjamin.