Simon Baatz

Simon Baatz

Professor
Phone number: 
212.237.8823
Room number: 
8.65.09

Education

PhD  -  University of Pennsylvania
AM    -  University of Pennsylvania
MSc  -  Imperial College, University of London
BA    -   University of York

Bio

After graduating from Penn with a doctorate in the history of science, Simon Baatz taught American Studies at universities in Britain, returning to the United States in 2000 to take up a research position in the history of medicine at the National Institutes of Health.  He taught at George Mason University as a visiting associate professor of history before taking up his current appointment as professor of history at John Jay College.  His most recent book, For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb and the Murder that Shocked Chicago (HarperCollins, 2008; paperback, 2009) was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award.