Office: NESB A319
Phone: (970) 491-0177
- PhD in Multidisciplinary Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2014)
- MS in Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2010)
- BS in Astronomy, University of Arizona (2008)
My focus is on astronomy and physics education. I teach introductory courses and engage the community with outreach events sponsored by the Madison-Macdonald Observatory. Public observing nights are offered April – November, the first and third Friday of the month. Regular updates to the observing schedule are posted on www.twitter.com/CSUskies and www.facebook.com/CSUskies.
Before focusing exclusively on education, I did research in the field of astrobiology. My prior research includes searching for methane lakes on Titan, investigating the evolution of young stellar systems, and observing extrasolar planet transits.
AA 100: Introduction to Astronomy
AA 101: Astronomy Laboratory
AA 250: Introduction to Astrophysics
PH 121: General Physics I
PH 122: General Physics II
PH 110: Physics of Everyday Phenomena
- Laboratory Determination of the Infrared Band Strengths of Pyrene Frozen in Water Ice: Implications for the Composition of Interstellar Ices.The Astrophysical Journal. Volume 784. Article 172., 2014
- Chemical and Physical Conditions in Molecular Cloud Core DC 000.4-19.5 (SL42) in Corona Australis.The Astrophysical Journal. Volume 763. Article 45., 2013
- Medium-separation binaries do not affect the first steps of planet formation.The Astrophysical Journal. Volume 673. Pages 477 – 486., 2008