IUK Observatory: We have public nights at the observatory on the second Sunday of the month during the academic year.


  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Physics — December 2001 Advisers: Dr. Juhan Frank and Dr. Joel E. Tohline Louisiana State University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Bachelors of Science in Physics (Departmental Honors) — August 1993 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana


IU Kokomo Faculty Research Award 2012

Professional Development

New Faculty Workshop for Physics and Astronomy
sponsored by AAPT, November 2008

Faculty Learning Community on Clickers
sponsored by IU Kokomo Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment 2010

PKAL Summer Leadership Institute for Early Career Faculty
sponsored by Project Kaleidoscope, July 2010


  • Journal Referee
  • Review Panels for NASA and NSF
  • Director of IU Kokomo Observatory
  • Public Speaking and Outreach
  • Science Rocks Summer Camp for Underrepresented Middle School Students
  • Judge for Science Fairs
  • Committee Work:
    • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (2008 - present)
    • Search Committees in Biology, Geology, Chemistry and Informatics