PSA Executive Office
The PSA Executive Office manages the Association's day-to-day operations. In 2021, the office relocated from UMBCin Baltimore, MD to the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH, USA.
The Executive Office manages the PSA's finances and fundraising, organizes its biennial meetings and other events, maintains its website and social media accounts, and helps fulfill the Association's mission of promoting the research, teaching, and free discussion of issues in the philosophy of science from diverse standpoints.
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Ryan became Executive Director in 2021. He received his PhD in philosophy from Villanova University. His dissertation, "The Epistemic Foundations of German Biology, 1790-1802," investigated the genesis of the organism concept. Before joining the PSA, Ryan worked as the Society Coordinator for the History of Science Society and learned the intricacies of nonprofit management.
When he's not managing nonprofits, Ryan enjoys building web apps and digital exhibits. As a Mellon Fellow at the New York Botanical Garden, he created a digital exhibit called, "Poetic Botany: Art and Science of 18th-Century Botany." Also in the academic sphere, he created "The Capitalizer," a tool to automatically convert text to title case. Future projects include a template for personal academic websites and a book exhibit generation tool.
Jonathan is a Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy at the Center for Cognition, Action, and Perception (CAP) at the University of Cincinnati and holds a MA in Non-Western Comparative Philosophy from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. His research investigates the many different ways that embodied agents and the word relate and interact. He has organized, contributed to, and produced several projects that focus on cultivating inclusive spaces for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration. The most recent project involves exploring the intersections between AI ethics, social embodiment, and the global ecological crisis.
Hello, I am Dom DuPonty. I am a third year student at the University of Cincinnati majoring in chemistry and philosophy. I am primarily interested in bio-inorganic “green” chemistry and the philosophy of language applied to science. After graduating I intend to go to graduate school for my PhD in chemistry and help research sustainable energy efforts. Outside of school I love both making and listening to music, balloon art, Indian food and sushi, and hiking!