Assistant Professor
Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences

391 UCB
2000 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80309
Duane Physics Building, Rm. E226
(303) 492-8915

My research interests include stellar spectroscopy, testing the Big Bang by studying abundances in the oldest stars, galactic chemical evolution, stellar rotation, and the evolution of stars like the sun. Some work is in conjunction with my recent Ph. D. students Francesca Primas (now at the European Southern Observatory, in Germany and Chile ) and Luisa Rebull (now at NASA's Infrared Processing andAnalysis Center, Pasadena, CA). An additional interest is teaching and communication of science. I served for 4 years as national Education Coordinator of the AAS, and 5years as a science commentator on National Public Radio. Research shows that there are many more effective ways to teach science than just lecturing. At CU I oversee TA training designed to help our students become excellent teachers and give them the knowledge and ability to compete for any job which includes teaching.