Curriculum Vitae

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Education

  • Ph. D., Astronomy & Physics, Boston University, May 1987
  • M. A., Astronomy & Physics, Boston University, May 1984
  • B. A., Psychology & English, Boston College, May 1979

Academic Appointments

  • Professor (2007-present), Penn State University, Berks Campus, Department of Physics
  • Associate Professor (2004-2007), Penn State University, Berks Campus, Department of Physics
  • Assistant Professor (1999-2004), Penn State University, Berks Campus, Department of Physics
  • Visiting Assistant Professor (1998-1999), Bucknell University, Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • Assistant Professor (1990-1998), Princeton University, Department of Physics
  • Instructor (1989-1990), Princeton University, Department of Physics
  • Research Associate (1988-1989) Princeton University, Department of Physics
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (1987-1988) Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, England

Ph.D. Thesis

  • “The Origin of the Diffuse X-Ray Background and the Formation of Galaxies and Voids”

Advisors

  • Dr. Alan P. Marscher, Boston University
  • Dr. Sheldon L. Glashow, Harvard University

Awards

  • Penn State Berks Outstanding Researcher Award (2006)
  • NSF National Young Investigator Award (1993 – 2002)
  • NATO-NSF Postdoctoral Fellow (1987-1988)
  • NASA Graduate Student Research Fellowship (1986-1987)

Professional Societies

  • American Physical Society
  • American Astronomical Society
  • International Astronomical Union
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