Bill Lynch

Bill Lynch

Associate Professor

313-577-6987 (fax)

3161 Faculty/Administration Building

Social Media

Twitter @LynchWilliamT

Bill Lynch

Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, 1996

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  • Science and Technology Studies

  • Environmental History

  • History of Evolutionary Science


The New Sciences of Evolutionary Mismatch

The Science and Politics of Chemical and Radiological Hazards in the Twentieth Century

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, 1996
  • M.A., Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, 1993
  • M.S., Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech, 1989
  • B.S., Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1987

Selected Publications

Lynch, William T. "Cultural Evolution and Social Epistemology: A Darwinian Alternative to Steve Fuller’s Theodicy of Science." Social Epistemology (2016): 1-11. Published online: 09 Nov 2016, DOI: 10.1080/02691728.2016.1227397.

“Second-Guessing Scientists and Engineers: Post Hoc Criticism and the Reform of Practice in Green Chemistry and Engineering,” Science and Engineering Ethics, 21, no. 5 (2015): 1217-40.

“Thresholds of Change: Why Didn’t Green Chemistry Happen Sooner,” Technology’s Stories, Society for the History of Science, 2 (1): February 2015,

Currently Teaching

  • HIS 1995, Society and the Economic Transition (3 cr.)

  • HIS 3585/HIS 5585, Science, Technology, and Society (3 cr.)

Citation Index

  • 351 citations (Google Scholar)