John Waller, Ph.D.
|Address:|| 307 Berkey Hall
|Phone:|| (517) 353-3898
John Waller, Assistant Professor, History of Medicine (LBC/HST) Dr. Waller received his B.A. in Modern History and his M.Sc. in Human Biology from the University of Oxford, his M.Sc. in History of Science and Medicine from Imperial College, London, and his Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from University College, London (in 2001). Following his graduate work, he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard and as a Research Fellow and Part-time Lecturer at University College, London, and then became a Lecturer in History of Medicine and Biology at the University of Melbourne (Australia).
Dr. Waller's research has largely focused on nineteenth-century medical science and society. He has published four books (with Oxford University Press and Cambridge: Icon Books), is working on a fifth, and has also published seven peer-reviewed articles, and a number of conference articles, reviews, and book chapters. His latest research project is a study of the "dancing mania" that arose in several different locations in sixteenth-century Europe. Dr. Waller will teach courses in the Lyman Briggs College of Science and the Department of History on the history of medicine, psychiatry, and evolutionary biology.
2010 -Teacher-Scholar Award, Michigan State University
2006 -Dean's Teaching Commendation, Melbourne University
2005 -Dean's Teaching Commendation, Melbourne University
2001 -Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship (two-year award)
National Science Foundation, (Waller), Psychometrics and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: Reconstructing Debates about Intelligence and Educational Opportunity in Post-WWII United States [2014 -2015] $14,974
Australian Research Council, (PI: Name, Co-PI: John Waller), N/A [2007 -2009] $250,000
2009 'Dancing Plagues and Mass Hysteria,' The Psychologist 22 (July 2009).
2009 'The Forgotten Plague,' The Lancet (March, 2009).
2008 'In a Spin: Explaining the Dancing Plague of 1518,' Endeavour (September 2008): 1-6.
2006 ‘A Real Oliver Twist?’ Camden Historical Review, 2006.
2005 'Evolution’s Inside Man,' New Scientist, 22 August 2005.
2005 'Interesting Times: The Melbourne Medical School in its Early Years,' Chiron 5.3 (June 2005): 56-58, with Ann Brothers.
2005 'Medical Discourses,' in Stefan Berger (ed.), A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Europe, 1789-1914 (Oxford: Blackwell Companions to European History, 2005).