AM - University of Pennsylvania (History and Sociology of Science)
MSc - Imperial College, University of London (History of Science)
BA - University of York (Physics / Philosophy)
Simon Baatz taught American Studies at universities in Britain before taking up a research position in 2000 in the history of medicine at the National Institutes of Health. He subsequently taught at George Mason University as a visiting associate professor of history. He is the author of three books, most recently, For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb and the Murder that Shocked Chicago (HarperCollins, 2008; paperback, 2009), a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award. His forthcoming book, Girl on the Red Velvet Swing, is contracted for publication in 2018 by Little, Brown and Company.