Career Diversity

This working group is dedicated to providing information and workshops for Consortium scholars interested in employment that utilizes graduate training in history of science, technology and medicine fields in and beyond the academy. The group is also open to more senior scholars, particularly those who wish to enhance their mentoring skills. The working group builds on initiatives already being developed by the Society for the History of Technology Career Diversity Working Group.

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Consortium Respectful Behavior Policy

Participants at Consortium activities will treat each other with respect and consideration to create a collegial, inclusive, and professional environment that is free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Participants will avoid any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law. Disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, offensive images, photography without permission, and stalking.

Participants may send reports or concerns about violations of this policy to

Upcoming Meetings

  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT

    K-12 Teaching with Spring Greeney (Friends Select School, Philadelphia) and Andrew Bozanic (Padua Academy, Wilmington, Delaware).

Past Meetings

  • April 2, 2024

    Special Collections and Archives with Krystal Tribbett (University of California, Irvine) and Peter Collopy (Caltech)

  • March 5, 2024

    Opportunities in the Business Community: Jeffrey Sturchio (AT&T, Merck & Co., Inc., Rabin Martin)

  • December 5, 2023

    Oral History with David Caruso (Science History Institute) and Jannekan Smucker (West Chester University)

  • November 7, 2023

    Federal Government Opportunities with Angel Callahan (Naval Research Laboratory) and Adrianne Noe (federal museum director)

  • October 3, 2023

    Museums with Debbie Douglas (MIT Museum) and Tony Perry (National Museum of American History)

Group Conveners

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    Arwen Mohun

    Arwen Mohun is the Henry Clay Reed Professor of History at the University of Delaware and the immediate Past-President of the Society for the History of Technology. Through the University of Delaware’s Hagley Program, she has helped train many graduate historians who have gone on to public history careers in museums, libraries, and government service.


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    Jesse Smith

    Jesse Smith is director of curatorial affairs at the Science History Institute, where he oversees exhibitions and other interpretive projects in the history of science. He is also associate editor of the journal History and Technology. Jesse earned his PhD in the history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania.


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