My name is Melissa Jacquart (jay-kart). I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Philosophy Department at the University of Pennsylvania. My research focuses on epistemological issues in the philosophy of science, specifically on how we develop and justify scientific knowledge. My main area of research is in the use of models and computer simulations in science, focusing on cases from astrophysics. My research also examines the role philosophy can play in general public understanding of science, and in science education.
I’m also interested in ethics & values in science, science policy, feminist philosophy, and philosophy of education, particularly developing effective teaching methodologies for philosophy. I completed my PhD in Philosophy at Western University, where I am also a member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy.
My contact information can be found at the top of my CV.