CCSF Employee Directory
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Michael E Bollinger

Astronomy Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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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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Todd M Rigg Carriero

Astronomy Department

A.S. in Math and Science at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy
B.S. in Physics & Math Minor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
M.S. in Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor




Todd M. Rigg Carriero has been teaching at CCSF since 2003.

"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself." -Galileo.

Curriculum Committee Chairperson 2009-2010
Curriculum Committee Member 2004-2010
Office of Mentoring and Service Learning, Astronomy Outreachers Mentor
Teacher Prep Program Advisor
Astronomy Club of City College Advisor

Astronomical Society of the Pacific Member
Planetary Society Member

Hanging out with my baby girl, born in June of 2007!

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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.

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 - 2014
Curriculum Committee Chair: 2011 - 2014


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