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David Millinor

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Sols Graduate Programs
Grad Teaching Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4601
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Biology (Biology and Society)
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduate Student
American Indian Studies (Indigenous Rights and Social Justice)
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Education

MA Liberal Studies (History and Philosophy of Science) - Lenoir-Rhyne University

BS Biology - Lenoir-Rhyne University

 

Research Interests

My research is situated at the intersection of conservation biology, philosophy of science, and Indigenous methodologies. In particular, I'm interested in how actionable conservation knowledge is produced across the boundary between the scientific and Native communities. I take into account the ecology, ontology, agency, and value of organisms that are of interest to both groups, and how differences in knowledge claims come to bear on the co-production of conservation knowledge. The divergence of linguistic structures between Indigenous and Western communities is a particularly useful way to parse ontological and angential claims. The goal of my research is produce a model for conservation biology that is more holistic and collaborative than those currently obtaining while preserving the epistemological integrity of each group's knowledge claims.

Presentations

Teaching

Arizona State University
TA - Fall 2018
BIO 324 - Environmental Ethics

Arizona State University
TA - Spring 2018
HPS 314 - Philosophy of Science

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Adjunct Professor - Fall 2017
HUM 188 - Exploring Nature In & Through History

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Adjunct Professor - Spring 2017
PHI 251/211 - Environmental Ethics and Aesthetics

Conferences

Testing Philosophical Theories Against the History of Science
September 2015, University of Oulu 
Observations upon Confrontation Models in HPS (with Michael Deckard)

North Carolina Academy of the Sciences
March 2015, Wake Forest University
Herpetofaunal Biodiversity and Ecological Monitoring of Lotic Systems in Riverbend Park 

North Carolina Academy of the Sciences
April 2013, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
An Examination of the Effects of Light on the Symbiosis of a Green Alga (Oophila amblystomatis) and the Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)

Symposia

November 2015, Lenoir-Rhyne University
History, Philosophy, and Science: An Uncomfortable Ménage á Trois

April 2015, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Herpetofaunal Biodiversity and Ecological Monitoring of Riverbend Park
The Philosophical Implications of Objectivity


April 2014, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Two Versions of Two Laws: Conflicting Views in Cartesian Physics

April 2013, Lenoir-Rhyne University
An Examination of the Effects of Light on the Symbiosis of a Green Alga (Oophila amblystomatis) and the Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)

Public Seminars

May 2017, Hickory Museum of Art
An Academic History of Art and Science

Other Media

December 2017, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Experiential Learning: Hellbender Research video 

June 2016, Asheville NC
Words to Live By "Finer Than a Frog's Hair Split Four Ways" radio interview



 

 

 

 

Honors / Awards

Lutz Award in Biology

Broyhill Leadership Award

Graduate Student Assocation Conference Travel Award

 

Service

Riversweep - Catawba River cleanup

Co-founder Hickory Soapbox - public concerns forum