Georgina M. Montgomery, Ph.D.
Dr. Georgina M. Montgomery received her PhD in the History of Science and Technology from the University of Minnesota in 2005. After teaching for two years at Montana State University, she joined Lyman Briggs College (75% appointment) and History (25% appointment) in the fall of 2008. Her research focuses on the history of field science, particularly the development of field methods and sites within primatology and animal behavior studies. Primatology is an international science and therefore her research also engages with issues of race, gender and globalization. Montgomery is also part of an interdisciplinary collaboration called STEP (Science Teams and Ethical Practice), which is funded by the NSF and examines how diversity and inclusion in science teams impacts ethical practices.
Montgomery organized the international and interdisciplinary conference Animals: Past, Present and Future in April of 2009. Ten of the fifty-three papers presented at that conference are included in the volume, Making Animal Meaning, which Montgomery co-edited with Linda Kalof, Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. Montgomery also has a book (2015, University of Virginia Press) entitled, Primates in the Real World: Escaping Primate Folklore, Creating Primate Science and co-edited The Companion for the History of American Science with Mark Largent for Blackwell Press in 2016.Montgomery’s other publications include articles for the Journal for the History of Biology and Endeavour, book chapters for Teaching the Animal and a chapter on Darwin and Gender for the Cambridge University Press’ encyclopedia on Darwin.
For more info about Dr. Montgomery’s research and teaching visit her personal website.
Montgomery in the News:
MSU Today article on Drs. Montgomery, Bellon and Largent’s contributions to the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin (2013):
A story in MSU Today about a research project Dr. Montgomery is working on as Co-Pi for an NSF grant to examine diversity in science teams in relation to ethical behaviors: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2014/diversity-could-lead-to-ethical-behaviors-among-scientists/
Ph.D, History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota, 2005
Montgomery teaches a range of courses on the history of field science, gender and science, and the history of primatology and animal behavior studies. Her classes often involve student-led learning, learning teams, digital projects, and experiential learning, including field trips on and off campus.
For Examples of Undergraduate Research Projects Produced in Montgomery’s LBC 336 Gender and Evolution Class Click Here: lbc.msu.edu/Courses/LB336.cfm
For Examples of Undergraduate Research Published on Montgomery’s Women in Science Digital Collection Click Here: www.womeninscience.history.msu.edu
Co-PI for “Ethical Standards and Practices of Environmental Science Teams: Does Diversity Matter?” Cultivating Ethical STEM Grant, National Science Foundation ( 5 years, 2014-2019)
NSF STS Dissertation Improvement Grant to support 8 months of fieldwork in Amboseli, Kenya, performed by Amanda Lewis (Montgomery’s Graduate Student in the Department of History)
Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Fall 2010
Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Summer 2009
CASID/WID Award for Curriculum Development, Spring 2009
Culture and Animals Foundation Research Grant, Spring 2008
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2004-2005
Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, University of Minnesota, 2003-2004
Center for Gender in Global Context, Michigan State University, Core Faculty
Animal Studies Specialization, Michigan State University, Affiliated Faculty
Science, Technology, Environment, and Public Policy, Michigan State University, Affiliated Faculty
2016 -Michigan State University’s Teacher-Scholar Award
2015 -Excellence Award in Interdisciplinary Scholarship by the MSU Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for the Collaborative Project, “Promoting Inclusive, Ethical, and Successful STEM Teams”
2014 -Nominated for Michigan State University’s Alumni Award for Quality in Undergraduate Teaching
2013 -Nominated for Michigan State University’s Alumni Award for Quality in Undergraduate Teaching
2013 -Lyman Briggs Distinguished Faculty Certificate
2013 -Selected as “One of the Top 25 Women Professors in Michigan” by onlineschoolsmichigan.com
2013 -Lilly Teaching Fellow, Michigan State University
2013 -Lyman Briggs Distinguished Faculty Certificate
2012 -Lilly Teaching Fellow, Michigan State University, 2012--2013
2012 -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)
2003 -Edwin T. Layton Award for Outstanding Teaching (graduate student teaching award, Program for the History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota)
Michigan State University Science and Society at State Collaborative Grant Award, (PI: Patricia Soranno, Co-PIs: Kendra Spence Cheruvelil, Kevin Elliott, Georgina Montgomery, Pang-Ning Tan), Conceptions of Good Science in a Data-Rich World [2015 -2016] $10,000
National Science Foundation, (Elliott, Cheruvelil, Montgomery, Settles, Soranno), Ethical Standards and Practices of Environmental Scientists: Does Team Diversity Matter? [2014 -2019] $600,000
National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, (Montgomery), Creating Amboseli National Park: Contesting Maasai Pastoralism and Saving Wildlife in Kenya [2012 -2013] $17,924
Michigan State University Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives. Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant Program, (Kendra Cheruvelil, Cori Fata-Hartley, Aaron M. McCright, Georgina Montgomery), Discovering Diversity, Creating Inclusion: An Inquiry into Diversity and Science [2009 -2009] $14,409
2017 Isis H. Settles, Sheila T. Brassel, Georgina M. Montgomery, Kevin Elliott, Patricia A. Soranno, and Kendra Spence Cheruvelil, “Dark Side of ‘Inclusivity:’ Problematizing Honorary Authorship Practices in Interdisciplinary Research Teams,” Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (under review)
2016 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
2016 Kevin C. Elliott, Kendra S. Cheruvelil, Georgina M. Montgomery, and Patricia A. Soranno, “Conceptions of Good Science in a Data-Rich World,” BioScience 66 (10): 880-889. Editor’s Choice Paper. Podcast Interview:
2016 Georgina M. Montgomery and Mark Largent, “Introduction” in Georgina M. Montgomery and Mark Largent eds., History of Science in the U.S. (2016, Blackwell)
2016 Sean A. Valles, Douglas B. Luckie, Georgina M. Montgomery, Elizabeth H. Simmons, Ryan D. Sweeder, and Aklilu Zeleke, “Updating the Two Cultures: How Structures Can Promote Interdisciplinary Cultures,” CHANGE issue 6 (2016)
2015 P.A. Soranno, K.S. Cheruvelil, K.C. Elliot, and G.M. Montgomery, “It’s Good to Share: Why Environmental Scientists’ Ethics Are Out of Date,” BioScience 65, no. 1 (2015): 69-73
2013 ‘Gender,’ in M. Ruse, ed., The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
2010 'History from Below: Animals as Historical Subjects,' in M. DeMello, ed., Teaching the Animal: Human-Animal Studies Across Disciplines. New York: Lantern Books, 2010 (with Linda Kalof).
2009 ' 'Infinite Loneliness': The Life and Times of Miss Congo,' Endeavour 33.3 (2009): 101-05.
2005 'Place, Practice and Primatology: Clarence Ray Carpenter, Primate Communication and the Development of Field Methodology, 1931-1945,' Journal of the History of Biology 38.3 (2005): 495-533.