Professor Dan Lewis

Daniel Lewis is a curator, scholar and environmental historian. He holds a Ph.D. in History, and serves as the Dibner Senior Curator for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology at the Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens in Southern California, where he oversees the Huntington’s extensive history of science collections. He also serves on the faculty of Claremont Graduate University, where he teaches courses in environmental history and in research methodologies. Dan has broad administrative experience with non-profits, fundraising, and institutional vision and mission issues. His most recent book was about the study of birds after Darwin, and his current book project is about extinction and survival among the Hawaiian avifauna. His two little kids have provided a strong motivation to become more involved in modern conservation matters. And he’s a huge fan of The Simpsons, fast cars, and Hawaiian food.

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