Melissa Jacquart is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Cincinnati and Associate Director for the Center for Public Engagement with Science. Her research focuses on epistemological issues in the philosophy of science, specifically on the use of models and computer simulations in astrophysics. She also examines the role philosophy can play in general public understanding of science, and in science education. Her interests include values in science, science policy, feminist philosophy, and philosophy of education, particularly developing effective teaching methodologies for philosophy.
Jacquart has been a postdoctoral researcher in the Philosophy Department at the University of Pennsylvania and the Carnegie Observatories. She received a PhD in Philosophy at Western University, where she was also a member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy.