New PSA Executive Secretary and Treasurer
The Governing Board of the Philosophy of Science Association is pleased to announce that Jessica Pfeifer, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will assume the position of the Executive Secretary and Treasurer of the PSA.
Professor Pfeifer received her Ph.D. in Philosophy/Science Studies from the University of California, San Diego and has taught at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County since 1998. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, \ has published papers in a range of topics in philosophy of science, and co-edited, with Sahotra Sarkar, The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia, Vols. 1 & 2 (Routledge, 2006).
In addition to expertise she has gained as a result of her extensive scholarly, editorial, and administrative work within academia, Professor Pfeifer brings to the Philosophy of Science Association a range of financial and bookkeeping skills gained outside academia, skills that will serve the PSA well in advancing its mission of promoting research, teaching, and discussion of issues within the philosophy of science from diverse viewpoints. Professor Pfeifer is interested particularly in improving the PSA's institutional memory, facilitating the mentoring of philosophers of science at the start of their careers, and making the scientific community and the general public aware of the philosophy of science and its value in public discourse.
The Governing Board invites all members of the PSA and related academic societies to join us in congratulating Professor Pfeifer and welcoming her as the PSA's Executive Secretary and Treasurer.