- Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Regents Professor, President's Professor and Parent's Association Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Director, Center for Biology and Society, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Adjunct Senior Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
Jane Maienschein specializes in the history and philosophy of biology and the way that biology, bioethics, and biopolicy play out in society. Focusing on research in embryology, genetics, and cytology, Maienschein combines detailed analysis of the epistemological standards, theories, laboratory practices and experimental approaches with study of the people, institutions, and changing social, political, and legal context in which science thrives. She loves teaching and is committed to public education about biology and its human dimensions. She has received numerous faculty and teaching awards, including the CASE and Carnegie Foundation U.S. Professor of the Year, Arizona (2010), and ASU's Gary S. Krahenbuhl Difference-Maker Award. She is a Founding Fellow of the Distinguished Teaching Academy at ASU, and in the Academy of Arts, Sciences and Technology of Arizona. She is president of the History of Science Society and serves on the editorial boards of the journals Biology and Philosophy, Isis, Journal of Experimental Zoology, Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration, and Philosophy of Science and Science Communication. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Association for Women in Science (AWIS).
- PhD, History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, 1978
- MA, Indiana University, 1975
- BA, Hsitory, the Arts, and Letters, Yale University, 1972
Maienschein, J., J. P. Collins and D. S. Strouse. 1998. Biology and law: Challenges of adjudicating competing claims in a democracy. Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science & Technology 38(2):151-181.
Maienschein, J. 2014. Embryos under the Microscope: The Diverging Meanings of Life. Harvard University Press. ISBN: 9780674725553.
Laubichler, M. D. and J. Maienschein eds. 2009. Form and Function in Developmental Evolution. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9780521872683.
Laubichler, M. D. and J. Maienschein eds. 2007. From Embryology to Evo-Devo: A History of Developmental Evolution. The MIT Press. ISBN: 978-0262513340.
Maienschein, J. 2005. Whose View of Life? Embryos, Cloning, and Stem Cells. Harvard University Press. ISBN: 978-0674017665.
Maienschein, J., M. Glitz and G. E. Allen eds. 2004. Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington: Volume 5 The Department of Embryology. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1107412422.
Maienschein, J. 1991. Transforming Traditions in American Biology, 1880-1915. The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN: 978-0801841262.
Maienschein, J. 1989. 100 Years Exploring Life, 1888-1988: The Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole. Jones & Bartlett Publishers. ISBN: 978-0867201208.
Laubichler, M. D. and J. Maienschein. 2007. Introduction. Pp. 1-12 In: Laubichler, M. D. and J. Maienschein eds., From Embryology to Evo-Devo: A History of Developmental Evolution. The MIT Press. ISBN: 978-0262513340.
Maienschein, J. 2007. To Evo-Devo through cells, embryos, and morphogenesis. Pp. 109-122 In: Laubichler, M. D. and J. Maienschein eds., From Embryology to Evo-Devo: A History of Developmental Evolution. The MIT Press. ISBN: 978-0262513340.
Maienschein, J. 2004. Introduction. Pp. 1-20 In: Maienschein, J., M. Glitz and G. E. Allen eds., Centenrial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington: Volume V The Department of Embryology. Vol 5. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1107412422.