• Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

    Gilmer Hall 009
    (434) 223-6717



Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1998
B.S., Yale University, 1988


Spouse: Laura

Children: Jacob, Isaac, Michael

Research Interests and potential topics for students

Research interests: X-ray Astronomy, Radio Astronomy, Archival Astronomical Research, Supernova Remnants, Physics and Astronomy Pedagogy, Classical Electrodynamics, History of Physics and Astronomy, and Modeling Physical Systems.
Potential topics for students: I am interested in students conducting research using archival data sets or modeling, especially if they use the Python for their analysis. I am am also particularly interested in helping students who are interested in conducting interdisciplinary research, provided there is another advisor in the other discipline. These could be in other physical sciences, social sciences, or the humanities.