My name is Melissa Jacquart (jay-kart). I’m an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Cincinnati and Associate Director for the Center for Public Engagement with Science. My research focuses on epistemological issues in the philosophy of science, specifically on the use of models and computer simulations in 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 values in science, science policy, feminist philosophy, and philosophy of education, particularly developing effective teaching methodologies for philosophy.
Prior to Cincinnati, I was a postdoctoral researcher working in the Philosophy Department at the University of Pennsylvania and the Carnegie Observatories. 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 on the top of my CV.