Executive Office

2016EOThe Executive Office manages the Society’s day-to-day activities. Located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, the Office is responsible for handling the numerous administrative and communication needs of a 3,000 member organization. The Office produces the quarterly Newsletter, and handles media requests. Recently, the Executive Office has provided guidance and historical background information to newspapers such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and San Jose Mercury News. The staff also coordinates with the program chairs to organize the annual meeting. For more information, read about the history of the executive office.

Executive Office Staff

JayMaloneRobert J. Malone – Executive Director

Jay became the HSS’s first executive director when he was hired in 1998. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida, where he studied under Frederick Gregory and Bertram Wyatt Brown; his dissertation focused on the planter/naturalist William Dunbar. His work examines science in the Old Southwest (lower Mississippi River Valley). He represents the HSS in various sister societies, such as the American Council of Learned Societies, and serves on numerous committees. He is married to the beautiful and talented Rebecca Malone, has three beautiful and talented children, and also has two slightly neurotic cats, Willow and Moe.

E-mail him at jay@hssonline.org

Greg Macklem, Society CoordinatorGreg Macklem – Society Coordinator

Greg comes to the HSS Executive Office after four years as Acting Director of the Science, Technology and Values Program at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a student in the History and Philosophy of Science Program at Notre Dame. As a former high school math and biology teacher, Greg is interested in the history of science education as well as the role that history of science does and can play in the K-12 setting. He is married to the lovely and brilliant Dr. Heather Macklem and has three fantastic kids. When out of the office Greg can often be found training (or eating) for his next triathlon.

E-mail him at infomanager@hssonline.org or greg@hssonline.org

Jessica Baron

Jessica Baron
 – Director of Media and Engagement

Jessica is currently the Outreach and Communications Coordinator for the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame. She is also a member of the History of Science Society’s Committee on Education and co-chair of HSS at Work.

She completed her PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science Program at Notre Dame with a dissertation titled Reforming the Raj: Florence Nightingale’s biomedical liberalism in British India in 2013.

Email her at jessica@hssonline.org



Martin Beers – Graduate Student Assistant

Martin is a second-year PhD student in the University of Notre Dame’s Program in the History and Philosophy of Science and a native of Blacksburg, VA. Before coming to Notre Dame, he studied the Great Gooks at Thomas Aquinas College in California. His current research interests include examining how different philosophical traditions have defined the disciplines of mathematics and natural science and how they have understood the relationship between these two disciplines.

Email him at martin@hssonline.org


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Natalie Boone – Undergraduate Student Assistant

Natalie is a junior undergraduate student at the University of Notre Dame studying Marketing and Film, Television, and Theatre.  This past summer, she will be returned home to Indianapolis to intern with Roche Medical Diagnostics in the Tissue Diagnostics Marketing Department while continuing her work with HSS. Natalie will be studying abroad in Spring 2017 at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Email her at natalie@hssonline.org.


Kayla Carpentier – Undergraduate Student AssistantHeadshot

Kayla is a junior undergraduate student at the University of Notre Dame studying Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She is a SIBC project leader for the Marketing division on campus and is currently working on a campus ambassador project for Vera Bradley. Last summer, she worked in her home town of Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Email her at kayla@hssonline.org