In order to continue to offer a robust menu of offerings, it’s sometimes necessary to bid farewell to some chefs and welcome new ones. So, while Howard Ratner and Alix Vance step aside, I’m happy to announce that Tim Vines and David Wojick will be joining us here in the Scholarly Kitchen.
First, a sincere thank you to Howard and Alix. Howard was the prime mover behind the expansion of the Kitchen, urging me in its earliest days to expand its roster and then agreeing to be that first new author. Alix came aboard and provided a new voice at a time when we needed to shake things up. Her energy and breadth of experience provided memorable posts. Despite their departure, their posts will remain in our archives. Thank you, both.
Now, to welcome the new Chefs.
Tim Vines is the managing editor of Molecular Ecology and an ecology researcher with a PhD in evolutionary ecology. Currently residing in Vancouver, he was born in the south of England, and lived in Edinburgh for eight years before moving to Vancouver in 2003. His fake Scottish accent has now faded completely. He lives with his wife, two daughters, and three chickens (for whom he has constructed a coop/bunker that keeps out the local raccoon gang).
David Wojick works part time as the Senior Consultant for Innovation at OSTI, the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, in the Office of Science of the US Department of Energy. He has a PhD in logic and philosophy of science, an MA in mathematical logic, and a BS in civil engineering. As a frequent commenter, David has proven his ability to tackle many subjects with wit and insight.
I’m looking forward to seeing what our new Chefs will cook up over the coming months.
Welcome, Tim and David!