BA (1997) Carleton College, MN, USA
US Peace Corps, Malawi, Central Africa (1997-1999)
PhD (2004) Harvard Univ., MA, USA
Lindheimer Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern Univ., IL, USA, 2004-2007
Postdoc, U. Virginia, VA, USA, 2007-2008
Asst. Professor, U. Alberta, AB, Canada, 2008-2012
Associate Professor, U. Alberta, AB, Canada, 2012-current
Observational astrophysics, focusing on compact objects (neutron stars, black holes, and white dwarfs), high energy astrophysics (X-rays), and accretion.
I have taught upper-level astrophysics courses (Stellar Astrophysics, Galactic & Extragalactic Astrophysics), graduate astrophysics (High-Energy Astrophysics), and introductory physics (Physics 124; Particles & Waves). I often take Physics 499 students for small research projects.
The development of our understanding of the universe, including current models of stellar evolution and cosmology. Emphasis on understanding the physical processes underlying astronomical phenomena. Viewing experience will be available using the campus observatory. Prerequisites: Mathematics 30-1 and Physics 30.Winter Term 2021