Faculty In Review

Astronomy Department

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Michael E Bollinger

Astronomy Department

B.Sc. in Physics concentrating in Astrophysics - San Francisco State University
M.Sc. in Physics - San Francisco State University

Prof. Bollinger has been teaching at CCSF since 2006

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Claia O Bryja

Astronomy Department

B.A., Reed College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Lancelot Long-Tse Kao

Chair, Astronomy Department

A.B., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Alice R Pevyhouse

Astronomy Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Melinda L Weil

Astronomy Department

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.

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 - 2016
Curriculum Committee Chair: 2011 - 2016

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