Ph.D. in Astronomy, 2012 University of Virginia
MS in Astronomy, 2007 University of Virginia
BA in Physics, 2005 Lycoming College
Teaching and Research Interests
I seek to blend teaching and research as we investigate better ways to teach the physical sciences and bring students into research projects from an early stage. My scientific background is primarily in radio astronomy and my passion science communication. I am currently part of the Very Large Array Sky Survey Working Group, seeking to create multiple access points for professionals, students, and lay people into what will be a rich astronomical data set. I am also particularly interested in reaching pre- and in-service science teachers with interesting astronomical content and strategies for teaching physical sciences.