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Georgina M. Montgomery, Ph.D.

Georgina M. Montgomery
  • Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning
  • Associate Professor
  • History, Philosophy & Sociology of Science
  • Department of History
  • Holmes Hall, W-194
  • 919 E. Shaw Lane
  • East Lansing, MI 48825
  • (517) 355-8492


  • LB 133 - Introduction to the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science  
  • LB 336 - Gender and Evolution
  • LB 332 - Technology and Culture
  • LB 333 - People and Other Primates
  • LB 489 - Gender, Sex, and Science in Popular Culture
  • LB 492 - The Human-Animal Boundary
  • Science and the Culture of Field Stations (Study Away): Spring 2014


Dr. Georgina M. Montgomery is a historian of science whose research and teaching focuses on topics such as women in science, inclusion, and the history of field sciences. She received her PhD in the History of Science in 2005 from the University of Minnesota with a supporting program in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. She has been at Lyman Briggs College since 2008 and is currently also serving as the college's associate dean for teaching and learning.


  • Ph.D, History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota, 2005
  • B.A. with Honors, History, Lancaster University, Lancashire, UK


  • 2016: Teacher-Scholar Award, Michigan State University
  • 2015: Winner of the Excellence Award in Interdisciplinary Scholarship by the Michigan State University Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for the Collaborative Project, “Promoting Inclusive, Ethical, and Successful STEM Teams"
  • 2013: Lyman Briggs Distinguished Faculty Certificate, Michigan State University
  • 2012-13: Lilly Teaching Fellow, Michigan State University
  • 2007: Animals and Society Course Award, The Humane Society of the United States (Annual Award for Academic Excellence in Course Design and Instruction), Fall 2007


Grants and Fellowships

  • HARP, Michigan State University Internal Grant, Fall 2019-Spring 2020
  • Bodleian Libraries Visiting Fellows Programme’s Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellowship, Oxford University, U.K., Summer 2020
  • Steering Committee Member, RCN: Mapping Authorities and Ontologies in Computational and Digital HPS, PI Manfred Laubichler, Arizona State University, National Science Foundation ($499,047, 2017-2022)
  • Co-PI for “Ethical Standards and Practices of Environmental Science Teams: Does Diversity Matter?” Cultivating Ethical STEM Grant, National Science Foundation ($600,000 over 5 years, 2014-2019)
  • Project Team Member for “Women and Paleontology,” National Endowment for the Humanities ($60,000, Planning Grant, 2014-2015)
  • National Science Foundation, Science, Technology and Society Grant, 2012-2013 ($17, 924)
  • Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Fall 2010 ($11,000) 
  • Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Summer 2009 ($14,409)
  • CASID/WID Award for Curriculum Development, Spring 2009 ($1,500)
  • Culture and Animals Foundation Research Grant, Spring 2008 ($3,000)


  • Georgina M. Montgomery, John M. MacKenzie, and Libbie Freed, “Sub-Saharan Africa” in Hugh Slotten (ed), Modern Science in National, Transnational and Global Contexts (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming – June 2020)
  • Isis H. Settles, Sheila T. Brassel, Patricia Soranno, Kendra Spence Cheruvelil, Kevin Elliott, and Georgina M. Montgomery, “Team Climate Mediated the Effect of Diversity on Science Team Satisfaction and Data Sharing,” PLOS ONE. July 2019.
  • Kevin C. Elliott, Isis Settles, Georgina M. Montgomery, Sheila Brassel, Kendra Spence Cheruvelil, and Patricia A. Soranno, “Honorary Authorship Practices in Environmental Science Teams: Structural and Cultural Causes and Solutions,” Accountability in Research. Accepted October 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08989621.2016.1251320
  • Georgina M. Montgomery and Mark Largent, eds., A Companion to the History of American Science. (2016, Blackwell)
  • Georgina M. Montgomery, Primates in the Real World: Escaping Primate Folklore, Creating Primate Science (University of Virginia Press, 2015)
  • Linda Kalof and Georgina M. Montgomery, eds., Making Animal Meaning (Michigan State University Press, 2011)