Matthew F. Dowd, Ph.D.
(Editor, Univ. of Notre Dame Press)
1.4 – The Mission (5.4.10)
Matthew F. Dowd, Ph.D., received his doctorate in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Notre Dame in 2004. His dissertation examined the astronomical and computistical works of Robert Grosseteste, an English scholar of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. He has since worked as an editor at the University of Notre Dame Press, and periodically teaches cources for Notre Dame’s undergraduate Program of Liberal Studies. He has co-taught with Michael Crowe a course titled “The Extraterrestrial Life Debate: A Historical Perspective.” He has been instrumental in organizing Notre Dame’s Biennial History of Astronomy conferences, and in 2011 received the Adler-Mansfield Prize for contributions to the history of astronomy for his work on the conferences.