Professor of Astronomy, Vanderbilt University

Award-winning teacher and researcher at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee. Author of four books (Is Pluto a Planet?/2006; How Old is the Universe?/2010; Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?/2014; Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go/2018) and many dozens of professional papers.

Experience

  • 2005–present
    Professor of Astronomy, Vanderbilt University
  • 2006–present
    Director, Communication of Science & Technology Program, Vanderbilt University

Publications

  • 2018
    Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go, Princeton University Press
  • 2014
    Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?, Springer-Praxis Books
  • 2010
    How Old is the Universe?, Princeton University Press
  • 2006
    Is Pluto a Planet?, Princeton University Press

Honours

Klopsteg Award, American Association of Physics Teachers