Dr. Eamon is a Regents Professor of History. A specialist in the history of science and Renaissance history, he was also the S. P. and Margaret Manasse Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research is on the history of science and medicine in Renaissance Italy and Spain. He is the author of Science and the Secrets of Nature: Books of Secrets in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, The Professor of Secrets: Mystery, Medicine and Alchemy in Renaissance Italy, and more that fifty articles on the history of early modern science. He has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and the Institute for Research in the Humanities. He held a Fulbright Fellowship in Germany and a Villa I Tatti Fellowship at the Harvard University Center for Renaissance Italian Studies in Florence. He is currently at work on a book titled Science and Everyday Life in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800.
He became the director of the Honors Program in 1995 and has been dean of the Honors College since 2005.