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You found me! I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Earth-Space Science at the University of Indianapolis, where I teach physics, astronomy, and introductory science courses for preservice educators.  I recently earned a Ph.D.  at Indiana University with my dissertation research work on 19th century science education, and previously earned a Ph.D. from the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas, doing research on high-energy astrophysical plasmas and radiation from turbulent sources.


1998 - 2002

Williams College

B.A., physics and religion (dual major)

2004 - 2012

University of Kansas

M.A. and Ph.D., Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

Dissertation: Radiation from small-scale magnetic field turbulence: implications for gamma-ray bursts and laboratory astrophysical plasmas

2012 - 2022

Indiana University (Bloomington)

M.A. and Ph.D., Dept. of History & Philosophy of Science & Medicine

Dissertation: Engaging Experiments: U.S. science education before the laboratory method. 

Other Programs

Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project

University of Indianapolis cohort 2, 2022-2023

Think Write Publish: Science & Religion

Writing Fellowship, 2016-2018

KICP 2014 Summer Workshop: Education & Outreach 

Participant, practicum with WorldWide Telescope team at the Adler Planetarium 

AmeriCorps, City C.O.R.E. 2002-2003, Lawrence, MA

Community service & work with 4th graders in bilingual charter school

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