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 public engagement with science, and in science education. I’m also interested in values in science, and feminist philosophy. Lastly, I work on topics in philosophy education, particularly developing effective teaching methodologies for philosophy, and in doing philosophy for children (p4c) style outreach.

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. I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Astrophysics, Physics, and Philosophy.


My contact information can be found on the top of my CV.