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in my second stint as a college astronomy faculty member. 32 years of teaching
Astronomy (and some Physics and Mathematics) ended with my (first) retirement
in 2002. After a brief period of concentration on business and financial
interests, I returned to my first professional love, as I was hired by EIU to
teach Astronomy (and some Physics) in 2004.
I sincerely believe that any future teacher should complete an introductory course in Astronomy - this is a subject that can be used in a multitude of disciplines - for writing assignments in English, for examples in Mathematics, for Historical examples of the interaction between science and society, as a foundation for understanding principles applying to many Physical Sciences, and as material that may be used for engaging and inspiring students.
Introductory Astronomy (PHY 1055, PHY 1056)
Honors Astronomy (PHY 1095, PHY 1096)
Bowling Green University, B.S. in Physics, 1968
University of New Mexico, M.S. in Astrophysics, 1971
Outstanding Community College Faculty Member, 1987
Who's Who in American Higher Education
Fellow, Great Lakes Planetarium Association
Teaching Under a Dark Night Sky