Melinda L Weil

Photo of Melinda L Weil Department Astronomy Department 
 Office Science Hall 405
 Phone (415) 239-3242
 Mailbox S29
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Spring 2014 Teaching Schedule
ASTR 1 Cosmic Evolution 3.0 30280 004 Lec T R 09:40-10:55AM VART A115 Deadlines Final Book 30279 005 Lec T R 12:40-01:55PM SCIE A100 Deadlines Final Book

B.S. Physics and Astronomy, San Francisco State University
Ph.D. Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz

Professor Weil has been teaching at CCSF since 2001. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, Graduate Student of the Year from San Francisco State University. She wrote her thesis on "Galactic Dynamics and Evolution: Mergers and Infall," receiving her Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from University of California, Santa Cruz.

After receiving her Ph.D, she was awarded research fellowships at Oxford University in England, Columbia University in New York, and McMaster University in Canada.

Her instructional/educational philosophy and goals: "In order to address the local and global educational needs of our students, we are responsible for providing opportunities for students to acquire useful skills and knowledge, anticipating and responding to technological, career, and socio-economic changes, ensuring an inclusive learning environment, and maintaining a low cost to students. I believe astronomy can be taught in a way that facilitates the building of mature judgment, fosters a sense of social and scientific responsibility, and encourages students to become participating citizens in society."

Member of CCSF Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills: 2001 2004.
Member of Distance Learning Advisory Committee: 2003 2005.
Member, Officer of Executive Council of the Academic Senate:2004 2008, 2011.
Acting Chair of Astronomy: Spring 2008.
Member of Curriculum Committee: 2010 - 2015
Curriculum Committee Chair: 2011 - 2015

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