I teach introductory and intermediate astronomy courses.
AST 115 Honors "Basic Astronomy" MWF 12:55 to 1:45 P.M.
AST 315 "Lives and Deaths of Stars" TR 2:00 to 3:15 P.M.
I use telescopes and CCD cameras at Baker Observatory to measure brightness of Cepheid variable stars in order to learn more about their physical properties. I am a faculty adviser in the NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium. NASA interns are paid to assist me with my research.
Variability of Yellow Supergiant Stars.
In addition to committee work, I am the Faculty Advisor for the Ozarks Amateur Astronomers Club.
Each semester, a public night is held at Baker Observatory to allow viewing through the telescopes there.