Richard Jarrell is a graduate of Indiana University (AB), and of the University of Toronto (MA, PhD) where he did postgraduate studies in the history of philosophy of science and technology.
He specialises in the history of astronomy and in comparative history of science in 19th century Canada, Ireland, Australia and the USA. History of scientific and technical education has been his focus for the past few years.
He is currently Professor of Natural Science at York University in Toronto, Canada.
He is a contributor to the Tyndall publication Prometheus’s Fire