Professor Dolling wrote her dissertation on the philosophical writings of quantum physicist Niels Bohr, a work she is revising and expanding for publication. In addition to her specialty in the philosophy of science, her main interests are hermeneutics, aesthetics, feminism, women philosophers, the philosophy of literature, and the philosophy of education. Her publications include the book The Tests of Time: Readings in the Development of Physical Theory (Princeton University Press) as well as articles on Hermeneutics, Epistemology, and the philosophers Hans-Georg Gadamer, Karl Jaspers, Edith Stein and Ayn Rand. She is currently writing about the similarities between science and aesthetics, as well as researching a book-length project that examines the work of 19th century ecologist, linguist, and polymath George Perkins Marsh.
Professor Dolling comes to Stevens from St. John's University, where in addition to teaching philosophy, she served as Executive Director of the University Honors Program, Director of the Women's Studies Program and Coordinator of the Science and Religion project. In addition to her dream of writing the next "Critique of Pure Reason," Professor Dolling's aspirations include learning to cook like Jacques Pepin and play the blues like Eric Clapton.