Faculty & Staff

Astronomy Faculty

  • Instrument Technician, Physics and Astronomy

    A.B., Columbia University

    I connect our community with resources to explore our Universe — from astronomy and physics to other sciences and across the liberal arts.

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  • Louise Sherwood McDowell and Sarah Frances Whiting Professor in Astrophysics; Professor of Astronomy

    B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of Arizona

    Involved with youth of all kinds: some of the most distant galaxies, the smallest stars in our Milky Way, and students and kids of my own.

    More about Kim Katris McLeod

  • Visiting Lecturer in Astronomy

    B.S., South Dakota State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

    I am an astrophysicist. I am interested in the extragalactic structures, such as AGN and clusters.

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  • Associate Professor of Astronomy

    B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Planetary scientist who studies the planet Mars while teaching courses about the geology and climates of rocky and icy worlds.

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Astronomy Administrative Staff

  • Academic Administrator for Astronomy and Geosciences

    B.A., Gettysburg College

    Keeps the faculty from spinning out of orbit. Ruler of three teens. Lover of bats and lobster.

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Astronomy Faculty Emeriti

  • Professor Emerita of Astronomy

    B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Hawaii

    Researches mass loss from red giants and supergiants and the UV spectrum of the long-period interacting binary VV Cephei.

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  • Louise Sherwood McDowell and Sarah Frances Whiting Professor Emeritus of Astrophysics; Professor Emeritus of Astronomy

    B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

    Planetary astronomer, fascinated by planetary rings and atmospheres, committed to teaching science, and a devotee of all the liberal arts.

    More about Richard G. French