Dana Tulodziecki joins Purdue as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy at Columbia University, after an M.Sc. in History and Philosophy of Science and a B.Sc. in Philosophy, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the U.K.. She was previously an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri-KC.
Tulodziecki's main area of research is Philosophy of Science, where she is particularly interested in issues relating to scientific epistemology and methodology. Her current project focuses on understanding what criteria besides empirical evidence make epistemic contributions to our scientific theories.
More generally, she is interested in the role of various aspects of scientific practice (methodological principles, experimental procedures, the ways in which we engage with scientific instruments, etc.) in the epistemology of science. As a result, Tulodziecki has strong interdisciplinary interests, and is trying to better understand how her research applies to different areas of scientific enquiry.