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Updated: 10/30/2017

 

Brent M. Purkaple
Department of the History of Science
The University of Oklahoma
purkaple@ou.edu

 

EDUCATION:
B.A., Biblical Languages, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK, 2007
M.A., Biblical Exegesis, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 2009
M.A., History of Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2015

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Middle School and High School Teacher, Veritas Classical Academy, Oklahoma City, OK, 2009-2013.
Teaching Assistant, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, Spring 2014.
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Oklahoma Libraries, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2013-Present.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
“Libraries as makers of OER: A Pilot Project,” with Kerry Magruder, OpenEd 2015, Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C., 11/19/2015.
“The Open Educational Resources of Galileo’s World,” K20 Innovative Learning Institute, Norman, OK, 12/3/2015.
“Galileo’s World Exhibition Site – An Open Educational Experience,” with Twila Camp, University of Oklahoma Academic Tech Expo, Norman, OK, 1/15/2016.
“The Role of Proclus within Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Ontology of Mathematics,” Midwest Junto for the History of Science, Norman, OK, 4/2/2016.
“The Role of Proclus in Shaping Renaissance Mathematics,” History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 11/4/2016.

 

INVITED TALKS:               
“What is the History of Science,” “Should the History of Science be Rated X?” “What is Gravity?” Oklahoma Baptist University, MSP K-12 Workshop, July 2014.
“The Impact of Women in the World of Galileo,” University Women’s Association Spring Luncheon, Norman, OK, 4/30/2016.
“An Introduction to Leonardo da Vinci,” Oklahoma City Astronomy Club, Oklahoma City, OK, 4/11/2016.

 

COURSES TAUGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
HSCI 1113: Science, Nature, and Society (co-taught with Kerry Magruder)

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, PRIZES:
Outstanding Graduate Assistant, University of Oklahoma Libraries, 2015-2016.
Graduate Student Senate Conference Grant, University of Oklahoma, Fall 2016.
Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grant, 2016-2017.      

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:        
History of Science Society
Midwest Junto of the History of Science

 

RESEARCH LANGUAGES:          
Ancient Hebrew
Ancient Greek
Arabic
French
Latin
Spanish