Shimer College

David Lukens

Lukens has been a member of the Shimer faculty since 1991. Prior to joining the Shimer faculty Lukens was carpenter remodeling homes in the Chicago area, Professor at Cuttington College and Divinity School, Liberia, and was an Instructor at Dean Junior College in Franklin, Massachusetts.


Professor Emeritus of the History of Science and Natural Sciences

In Brief

“There is nothing more exciting than watching students in class make discoveries on their own. These are the only discoveries that remain with them.”


Ph.D., History of Science
University of Toronto, 1979

Harvard University Graduate School of Education, 1957

B.S., Science Teaching
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1957