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Pamela S Gossin
Professor-Arts & Humanities
Office MailstopMail Box: JO31 
Email Address  psgossin@utdallas.edu    Primary Phone Number 972-883-2071    URL Pamela Gossin's Webpage    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
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 DegreeMajorInstitutionYear
 Dual Ph.D.History of Science and EnglishUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison1989
 MAEnglishUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln1984
 B.A.English and Latin w/ Math minorUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln1978
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Areas of Specialization

History of Science and interdisciplinary Literature and Science studies (especially 17th through 20th centuries); women and science; literature and the environment, including nature writing; scientific biography and autobiography; popularization of science and public education in science and technology; science poetry; interrelations of astronomy, cosmology and literature; Japanese anime and manga; Great Plains literature and culture; "Great Books" of World Cultures.

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in progress
Beneath the Stars: A 'Literary' History of Astronomy, Women and Poetics, 1590-1990, in progress.
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1999
An Encyclopedia of Literature and Science, under contract with Greenwood Press, expected 1999-2000.
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1999
"Literature and the Modern Physical Sciences," Cambridge History of Science, Volume 5: Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ed. Mary Jo Nye, expected 1999.
Other
1998
"Literature and the Scientific Revolution," The Scientific Revolution, ed. Wilbur Applebaum, NY: Garland, expected late 1998.
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1998
"Aphra Behn," Women of Science, ed. Marilyn Ogilvie et al, Holt/Routledge, expected 1998.
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
letter pending Affiliate Professor of Science Education   University of Texas-Dallas
2010-Professor of Arts and Humanities  University of Texas-Dallas
2001 -PresentAssociate Professor of Arts and Humanities   University of Texas-Dallas
1994-2001Assistant Professor of Arts and Humanities   University of Texas-Dallas
1994 -1994Visiting Assistant Professor, History of Science Summer   University of Oklahoma
1994 -1994Assistant Professor of English   University of Missouri-Rolla
1991-1993Visiting Assistant Professor, History of Science   University of Oklahoma
1990-1991Rockefeller Fellow, History of Science   University of Oklahoma
1988-1990Assistant/Adjunct Professor of English   Millikin University
 Support
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 DurationTitleSponsorAmountStatus
2008-PresentUTeach ProgramNational Math and Science Initiative$2,400,000Current
2010-2011Motivating Scientific Learning Through Historical PerspectivesGEMS - NSF$10,000Current
2009-2010"A Shared Sense of the Universe: Hardy and Neihardt . . ."Dudley Observatory$2,500Current
2009-2009Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and TechnologyState appropriation$5,000,000Previous
2009-2009UTeach ProgramTexas Instruments Foundation$ 450,000Previous
2008-2008Poetic Cosmologies: Astronomy and the Literary World-making of Donne, Swift, Swinburne and Hardy and/or Word-Sending: The Collected Letters of John G. NeihardtUniversity of Texas-DallasFunded at 75% payPrevious
2002-2002Beneath the Stars: research/writing; Thomas Hardy's Novel Universe: camera-ready copy preparationUniversity of Texas-DallasFunded at 75% payPrevious
2000-2001Fast ForwardNational Public Science Education ProgramAll expenses paid training worksPrevious
1997-1998Beneath the Stars: A Literary History of Astronomy, Women and PoeticsGeorge A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation/ Brown University$20,000Previous
1997-1997Beneath the Stars: A Literary History of Astronomy, Women and PoeticsNational Endowment for the Humanities$4,000Current
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PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS, HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Special Faculty Development Assignment 2009-10
    • University of Texas-Dallas
  • Chancellor’s Council--Outstanding Teaching, nominee 2008-09
    • University of Texas system
  • Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize, nominee 2008
    • Society for Lit., Sci. and the Arts
  • 1st Annual BSLS Book Prize, nominee 2008
    • British Society for Lit & Science
  • Victor Worsfold Award for Outstanding Teaching 2004-05
    • University of Texas-Dallas
  • Special Faculty Development Assignment 2003-04
    • University of Texas-Dallas
  • Howard Foundation Fellowship in History of Science 1997-98
    • Brown University
  • NEH Summer Research Stipend 1997
    • National Endowment-Humanities
  • Pollock-Dudley Research Award 1995
    • Dudley Observatory
  • Course and Curriculum Improvement Award 1994
    • University of Missouri (declined)
  • Pollock-Dudley Research Award 1993
    • Dudley Observatory
  • Rockefeller Fellowship 1990-91
    • University of Oklahoma
  • Provost’s Commendation --Teaching Excellence 1990
    • Millikin University
  • Javits – National Graduate Fellowship 1986-88
    • U.S. Dept of Education
  • National Science Foundation 1988
    • NSF- Travel Award
  • Preliminary Exams--with distinction 1988
    • English / History of Science
  • Graduate School Fellowship 1985-86
    • University of Wisconsin
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Regents Scholarship, Steckelberg Stipend in Classics, Barbar Prize--Latin, Dawson Fellowship, Bridge Award--English All: University of Nebraska

Achievements in Original Investigation

BOOKS:

  • Thomas Hardy’s Novel Universe: Astronomy, Cosmology and Gender in the Post-Darwinian World, Ashgate Publishing, 2007. * Nominated for: 1st Annual British Society for Literature and Science Book Prize and Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize, Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
  • An Encyclopedia of Literature and Science, Greenwood Press, 2002.

BOOKS, under contract:

  • Word-Sending: The Collected Professional and Literary Letters of John G. Neihardt, multi-volume project, approved by Neihardt Trust, contract offered by SUNY Press, under negotiation

BOOKS, in progress:

  • Hayao Miyazaki: Lessons from the Anime Master, co-authored with Dr. Marc Hairston
  • Poetic Cosmologies: Astronomy and Literary World-making between Copernicus and Newton, proposal invited, Ashgate, 2009

ARTICLES and BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • “Interdisciplinary Meets Cross-Cultural: Teaching Anime and Manga on a Science and Technology Campus,” Teaching the Graphic Novel, ed. Stephen E. Tabachnick, Modern Language Association Teaching Series (New York: MLA, 2009) 585-607.
  • Essay Review, “An Interdisciplinary Community of One?”on Holly Henry, Virginia Woolf and the Discourse of Science: The Aesthetics of Astronomy, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 5 (Feb 2006) 107-112.
  • “Literature and the Modern Physical Sciences,” Cambridge History of Science, Volume 5: Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ed. Mary Jo Nye, Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp.91-109.
  • Editor’s Preface for An Encyclopedia of Literature and Science, ed. Pamela Gossin, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002, pp. ix-xiii.
  • 42 separate entries and an extensive “Selected Bibliography and Index” (60 pp), for An Encyclopedia of Literature and Science, ed. Pamela Gossin, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002
  • “Aphra Behn,” Biographical Dictionary of Women of Science, eds. Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie and Joy Dorothy Harvey, NY: Routledge, 2000, pp.105-108.
  • “Literature [and the Scientific Revolution],” Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution: From Copernicus to Newton, ed. Wilbur Applebaum, NY: Garland Publishing, 2000, pp. 367-371.
  • “‘All Danae to the Stars’: Nineteenth-Century Representations of Women in the Cosmos,” Victorian Studies, 40.1 (Aut 1996 [published 1998]) 65-96.
  • “Living Poetics, Enacting the Cosmos: Diane Ackerman’s Popularization of Astronomy in The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral,” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 26 (1997) 605-638.
  • “News on the Encyclopedia of Literature and Science,” Decodings, 6.2 (Spr 1997) 4-9.
  • “Literature [and Astronomy],”History of Astronomy: An Encyclopedia, ed. J. Lankford, NY: Garland, 1996, 307- 314.
  • “Literature and Science,” annotated bibliography, in Guide to Historical Literature, American Historical Association, Oxford University Press, 1994.

ARTICLES and BOOK CHAPTERS, in press:

  • “Hardy’s Poetic Cosmology and the New Astrophysics,” invited book chapter, for Hardy Research Companion, ed. Rosemarie Morgan (Ashgate) (in press).
  • “Lessons of an Interdisciplinary Life: Loren Eiseley’s Rhetoric of Profundity and the ‘Two Cultures’ Classroom,” book chapter, for Artifacts and Illuminations: Critical Essays on Loren Eiseley, eds. Susan Maher and Tom Lynch (in press)

ARTICLES and BOOK CHAPTERS, under contract, invited, or commissioned:

  • “‘Animated’ Nature: The Ethics of Empathy in Hayao Miyazaki’s Ecophilosophy,” with Marc Hairston, for (Un)Fleshing Worlds: Exploring Nature, Corporality and Technologic Life through Manga, Anime and Japanese Pop Culture, [an international collection of scholarly critiques of anime and manga], Hugo Cordova Quero and Maria-Antonia Marti-Escayol, eds. (Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan and University of Barcelona). (Invited book chapter, in progress).
  • “ The ‘Two Cultures’ and the Teaching of Anime and Manga,” co-authored with Marc Hairston, for special issue on Visual Literature for College Literature Journal (invited article, in progress)

REVIEWS, published:

  • Partington, John S., ed., H. G. Wells in Nature, 1893-1946: A Reception Reader (Arbeiten zur Literarischen Phantastik, 3) Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2008, for ISIS: Journal of the History of Science Society 100. 4 (Dec 2009): 933-934.
  • Lightman, Bernard, Victorian Popularizers of Science: Designing Nature for New Audiences, University of Chicago, 2007, Journal of British Studies 48.4 (Oct 2009) 1026-1028.
  • Fincham, Tony, Hardy the Physician: Medical Aspects of the Wessex Tradition, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, Nineteenth-Century Literature 64.2 (Sept 2009) 253-256.
  • Fyfe, Aileen and Bernard Lightman, eds., Science in the Market Place, University of Chicago Press, 2007, Journal of British Studies 48.3 (July 2009) 784-786.
  • Cummins, Juliet and David Burchell, eds., Science, Literature and Rhetoric in Early Modern England, Ashgate, 2007, Early Science and Medicine 14.4 (May 2009) 585-587.
  • Clark, Stuart, The Sun Kings: The Unexpected Tragedy of Richard Carrington and the Tale of How Modern Astronomy Began Princeton University Press, 2007, for ISIS 99.4 (Dec. 2008) 848-849.
  • Thomas, Jane, Thomas Hardy, Femininity and Dissent: Reassessing the ‘Minor” Novels, CLIO 30.1 (Fall 2000) 134-140.
  • Albanese, Denise, New Science, New World, for ISIS 91.1 (March 2000) 144.
  • Markley, Robert, Fallen Languages: Crises of Representation in Newtonian England, 1660-1740, Early Science and Medicine 3.3 (Aug 1998) 265-267.
  • Haffenden, John ed. William Empson . . .Donne and the New Philosophy, ISIS 85.4 (Dec 1994) 692-693.
  • Carithers, Gale, Mumford, Tate and Eiseley, ISIS 84.3 (Sept 1993) 609-610.
  • Peterfreund, Stuart, ed, Literature and Science: Theory and Practice and White, Fred D., ed, Science and the Human Spirit: Contexts of Writing and Learning, ISIS 82.2 (June 1991) 356-358.

REVIEWS, in press:

  • Bowler, Peter J. Science for All: The Popularization of Science in Early Twentieth-Century Britain, University of Chicago, 2009, for the Journal of British Studies (in press)
  • Reid, Julia, Robert Louis Stevenson, Science and the Fin de Siecle (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture series) Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 (pb) for Scotia: Interdisciplinary Journal of Scottish Studies (in press)

OTHER WORKS IN PROGRESS:
ARTICLES, in progress:

  • “Hardy’s Astronomical Poetry” for The Thomas Hardy Journal
  • “Desire, Destruction and Dissolution: A Poetic Cosmology of the Pagan and Perverse in Algernon Swinburne’s ‘Anactoria’”
  • “The Retrograde Motion of the Soul: John Donne’s ‘Goodfriday 1613’” for Renaissance Quarterly
  • “Keplerian Astronomy and Donne’s “The First Anniversary” for John Donne Journal
  • “The Progress of Lunar Theory and Swift’s ‘Progress of Beauty’” for Eighteenth-Century Studies

OTHER PROFESSIONAL WRITING / PUBLICATIONS:

  • Electronic Portfolio, Faculty Review for Promotion to Full Professor, 300+pp, 2009
  • Medical and Scientific Humanities Administrative Program Documents:
    • Grant Proposal for MaSH Endowed Chair and Directorship, 2006-07
    • Two Degree Plans for proposed Major (BS) in MaSH and MaSH-PH, 2006
    • Request for Preliminary Authority documents, Undergraduate Major Degree Proposal, 2005
    • Degree Plan for MaSH Minor, 2001-02
  • A Celebration of Loren Eiseley, conference monograph, Lincoln City Libraries, 1983.
  • A Loren Eiseley Bibliography, Lincoln City Libraries, 1982.
  • “Ruth Rosekrans Hoffman: An Annotated Checklist of Her Works,” Nebraska Library Association Quarterly, 1981.
  • Poetry, Runes (Lincoln Public Schools)

TEACHING AWARDS, HONORS, RECOGNITION
  • * Chancellor’s Council for Outstanding Teaching Award * nominee, University of Texas system, 2008-09
  • “Superior / Outstanding” teaching evaluations, Annual Performance Review, Dean of AH, 2004-2009
  • * Victor Worsfold Award for Outstanding Teaching * School of Arts and Humanities, U.Texas-Dallas, 2004-2005
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award, nominee, School of Arts and Humanities, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009 (and other years, nominations not always made public)
  • “Superior Teaching” evaluation, Dean’s Merit Report, University of Texas-Dallas, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003.
  • “Excellent Teaching” rating, Pre-Tenure Review committee, University of Texas-Dallas, 1996-97.
  • “Exceptional / Clearly Superior” Teaching evaluation, University of Oklahoma, 1992-93.
  • Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence, Provost, Millikin University, 1990.

ACADEMIC SERVICE - NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION,
DIVISION OF LITERATURE AND SCIENCE

  • Peer Reviewer, PMLA, special volume, Literary Criticism for the Twenty-First Century edited by Cathy Caruth (Emory) and Jonathan Culler (Cornell), 2008-09
  • Chair, Executive Committee , 2003-04
  • Executive Committee, 5-year appointment, 2000-2004
  • Session Organizer, 2003-2004

HISTORY OF SCIENCE SOCIETY

  • Presenter: “Thomas Hardy’s Personal Construct Cosmology” in Nineteenth-Century Representation of Astronomy, November, 2004
  • Committee on Research and the Profession (CORP), 1996-98.
  • Session Organizer::
    • “Style and Contention: Literary History and Rhetoric in the History of Science”(proposed, 1997)
    • “Humor, Literature and Science,” November 1993.
    • “Science, History and Poetics in Early Modern Europe,” October 1991.
    • “Science in Literature,” October 1989.

SOCIETY FOR LITERATURE AND SCIENCE AND THE ARTS (SLSA; FORMERLY, SLS)

  • Session Organizer:
  • “The Tech and Techne of Anime and Manga,” 2004
  • “Anime Adventures,” 2003
  • Nominating Committee, 2000
  • Program Committee, 1999 and 1993
  • Chair of Program Committee, 1992
  • Executive Committee, At-Large Post, 1992-94
  • Nominee: Vice-President, 1991
  • Membership Representative, 1987+

EDITORIAL and GRANT PROPOSAL WORK:

  • Grant Proposal Review, National Science Foundation, Science and Society Program, 2006
  • Editorial Board, Mechademia, journal of Japanese Animation and Manga, University of Minnesota, 2007+
  • Editorial Board, Women in Science series, Harwood Academic Publishers.
  • Associated Scholar, History of Science Department, University of Oklahoma.

PEER REVIEW AND EVALUATION: Journals, scholarly volumes, presses:

  • – article for The Thomas Hardy Review, “The Woodlanders and Archaeoastronomy,” 2009-10
  • – article for special issue of PMLA, Literary Criticism for the Twenty-First Century, 2008-09
  • – book manuscript, Thomas Hardy and Archaeology, Ashgate Publishing, 2008
  • – multiple submissions, Mechademia, 2008+
  • – journal article, “A Brave New Era? Humanity in Neon Genesis Evangelion” Mechademia 3, 2007
  • – journal article, anime series, Haibene Renmei, Mechademia 1, 2006
  • – book manuscript, popular physics, Ashgate Publishing, 2005.
  • – journal article for special issue, “Science Fiction and Literary Studies: The Next Millennium,” PMLA, 2002
  • – book manuscript, archaeology and anthropology in Thomas Hardy, Ashgate Publishing, 2001.
  • – book manuscript, The Book of the Cosmos, anthology of cosmological writings, Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • – book manuscript, collective biography of Victorian women scientists, Harwood Academic Pub, 1998.
  • – book manuscript, Pulp Science: Race, Gender and Prediction, Columbia University Press, 1998.
  • – journal article, Swift’s satiric treatment of Newtonian ether, Perspectives on Science, 1997.
  • – book manuscript, biography of biologist, Alice Boring, Gordon and Breach, 1997.
  • – book manuscript, Profiles of Pioneering Women in Science: Astronomers, Gordon and Breach, 1996.
  • – article for edited volume, philosophy of time, International Society for the Study of Time, 1996.
  • – book manuscript, Pioneering Women of Physics, Gordon and Breach, Fall, 1995.
  • – Dudley Research Award. Evaluated and ranked research proposals for 1994 competition.
  • – journal article, natural philosophy of M. Cavendish, Configurations: J. of Lit.,Science and Technology, 1993.
  • – book manuscript, Word of God, Languages of Man, Literature and Science Series, U. Wisconsin Press, 1993.
  • – article for edited volume on ancient religion, science, Pascal Centre--Studies in Science, Religion, 1993.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE
  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-DALLAS: CURRENT
    • Director, Medical and Scientific Humanities (MaSH minor), 2003+
    • Advisor and Curriculum Developer, Medical and Scientific Humanities Minor and Major, 1999-present
    • Steering Committee, Science and Mathematics Education, UTeach Program, 2008+
    • Committee on Teaching Effectiveness, 2008+
    • A&H Faculty Personnel Review Committee, 2006-08
    • 3rd Year Review Committee, Prof. Michelle Nickerson, 2008-09
    • Early Modern British Literature Search Committee, 2008-09
  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-DALLAS: PAST SERVICE
    • Internal Review Board (research on animal and human subjects), member, 2005+; vice-chair, 2004-2005
    • Dean’s Executive Committee, Dean of Arts and Humanities, 2004-2006
    • SACSCOC Accreditation Committee, Literary faculty credentials, 2006
    • School of A&H Library and Teaching Resources Committee, 2006-07
    • University Library Committee, 2006+
    • Search Committees:
      • – Early Modern British Literature, 2007-08 (no offer made)
      • – Film Studies, 2007+
      • – Chinese History, 2006+
      • – Early Modern British Literature, 2006-07
      • – Classics, 2005-06
      • – Medical and Scientific Humanities, 2005-06
      • – University Fellows, 3 positions
      • – American Women’s History
      • – American History & Teachers Education
      • – Humanities, Senior Lecturers, 3 positions
    • Graduate Studies Committee, A&H, 2004-2006
    • Faculty Sponsor, Retrospect (graduate student journal), 2006+
    • Faculty Sponsor, Literary Studies Society, 2006+ (early-stage development)
    • Ad Hoc Committee for Revision of AH By-laws, 2004-05
    • Tenure Review Committees:
      • Dr. Edrie Sobstyl, 2002-2003
      • Dr. Homer Montgomery (reassigned), 2003
      • Historical Studies, Dr. Daniel Wickberg, 2001
    • 3rd Year Review Committees:
      • Historical Studies, Prof. Natalie Ring, 2006-07
      • Social Sciences, Dr. Doug Harris, 2001
    • Gender Studies Program Faculty
    • Medical and Scientific Humanities Minor Proposal
    • Sigma Xi, Scientific Honorary, 1999+
    • Dean’s Task Force for Teachers Education
      • Advisor, Teachers Education Students seeking Certification in History, 1998-99
      • Advisor: Historical Studies majors with Teachers certificate
    • Central Faculty Advisor, Undergraduate Studies, 1996-97
    • Associate Director, Center for the Study of Science and the Arts, 1994-96
    • University Committee on Educational Policy (CEP)
    • School of Arts and Humanities:
      • Course and Curriculum Committee
      • Library Committee
      • Development Committee
      • Teaching Committee
      • Nominating Committee
      • Faculty Personnel Committee
    • Supervisor: Teaching Assistants / Research Assistant.
    • Gender Studies Working Group
    • Advisor: Graduate Student Handbook project
    • Presenter: Graduate Student Association Job Fair
    • New Faculty Advising Orientation
    • Faculty revision of course catalogs, every two years
    • Social Study of Science Reading Group; Association of Professional Women
  • OTHER UNIVERSITIES
    • University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology): 1993-94 Hired for “Literature and Science” position previously held by N. Katherine Hayles.
      • Director, Literature and Science Minor program
      • Graduate Faculty
      • Annual Faculty Peer Review of Teaching Portfolios
      • Departmental Curriculum Committee
      • Intercultural Community Development Workshop
      • Student Affairs Committee
      • English Department Advisory Board
      • Course and Curriculum Improvement
      • Personnel Committee
      • Faculty evaluation of Departmental Chair
      • Supervisor: Work-Study Students
      • Outreach: Lit and Sci Bibliography -- BYU Faculty
    • University of Oklahoma: 1990-1994
      • Graduate Faculty
      • Faculty Sponsor: OU Lutheran Student Study Group
      • Masters Thesis Committee
      • Judge: Oklahoma History Day
      • Supervisor: 4 Graduate Teaching Assistants
      • Interdisciplinary Faculty Workshops (monthly)
      • Undergraduate Curriculum Reform Proposal
    • Millikin University: 1988-1990
      • Literature and Science--Student Workshop
      • Career Counseling for Potential Graduate Students
      • Faculty WAC Workshop--William Zinsser
      • Supervisor: Secondary Education Intern
      • Adviser: Interdisciplinary Honors Students
      • Supervisor: Work-Study Students
      • Organizer: Conant Writing Competition
      • Participant: New Faculty Mentoring Program

COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • STEM Liaison (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, Thunderbird Service Unit, 2009+
  • Girl Scouts of America, Leader, Junior Troop 209, 2008+
  • Girl Scouts of America, Leader, Brownie Troop 209, 2007-08
  • Girl Scouts of American, Assistant Leader, Brownie Troop 209, 2005-2007
  • Volunteer: March of Dimes, 2004-06
  • All-Saints Catholic School, special events volunteer, 2003+
  • American Diabetes Association, 1995-2003
  • Callier Angel Gift Tree (UTD), 1994-2003
  • Special Needs Adoption Resource Group, Lutheran Social Service,1998-2001
  • Lakeview Elementary, Volunteer, 1998-2002
  • Faculty Sponsor: Student Group, 1996-98; Habitat for Humanity, 1996

OTHER EXPERIENCE
  • Editorial work: Knoll, Robert E. Weldon Kees and the Midcentury Generation..., Lincoln: UNP, 1986.
  • Bibliographic work, Princeton University: Zimmerberg, Helen ed, Cyclic AMP Bibliography, Squibb.
  • Staff of Alicorn, undergraduate literary magazine, University of Nebraska.
  • Poetry editor, Runes, student literary magazine, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Curator / Asst Curator, Nebraska Literature and History Collection, Lincoln Public Libraries, 1981-84.
  • Library Assistant: Microforms, Periodicals, and Audio. Love Memorial Library, University of Nebraska.
  • University of Wisconsin: Organizer: Graduate Student Conference Workshop; George Sarton Grad. Student Society.
  • University of Nebraska: Grade Appeals Committee, Classics Department.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Dr. Pamela Gossin studies the interdisciplinary interrelations of literature, history and science, especially astronomy and cosmology, from the ancient world, through the Scientific Revolution to the present. Her most recent book, Thomas Hardy's Novel Universe: Astronomy, Cosmology and Gender in the Post-Darwinian World (Ashgate 2007) was nominated for the Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize, awarded to the best academic book in Literature and Science for 2007, sponsored by the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, as well as the inaugural British Society for Literature and Science book prize. 

Dr. Gossin's publications include: An Encyclopedia of Literature and Science (Greenwood Press, 2002), the first interdisciplinary reference work to treat the emergent field of Literature and Science studies; "Literature and Modern Physics" for the Cambridge History of Science, "Aphra Behn" for Biographical Dictionary of Women of Science, chapters on literature and astronomy for the Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution and John Lankford's History of Astronomy; as well as numerous articles and reviews in such journals as Victorian Studies, Nineteenth-Century Studies, Journal of British Studies, Women's Studies, Isis, Early Modern Science and Medicine, Humanities in Higher Education, and Clio.

Nationally, she has served on the executive committees of three professional organizations, in three disciplines: the Literature and Science Division of the Modern Language Association (MLA), History of Science Society and the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA). 

On campus, Dr. Gossin is the founder and Director of UT Dallas' program in Medical and Scientific Humanities (MaSH) and a member of the North Texas Bioethics Network. She is increasingly involved with STEM education, teaching the Perspectives on Science course as part of the National Science and Math Initiative's UTeach program, designed to improve the training of math and science teachers. She was awarded the Victor Worsfold Award for Outstanding Teaching at UT Dallas. Dr. Gossin is an active member of the Advisory Board of Mechademia, the world's first academic journal devoted to the study of anime and manga (University of Minnesota Press). 


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