I grew up in Baltimore MD, received my B.A. and
M.S. at Wesleyan University, and got my Ph.D. at
the University of California, Santa Cruz. I spent
six years working as a research associate at the
Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff AZ before moving
to New Mexico State University in 1995.
My main research interests are in stellar populations,
galaxies, and cosmology. I also enjoy working with
astronomical instrumentation. I have been fortunate
to have been involved with work on the Hubble Space
Telescope: I was an associate member of the Instrument
Definition Team for the original WF/PC camera, and
a full member of the IDT for the WFPC2 camera. I
was closely involved with the initial work on diagnosing
the optical problem with the telescope and determining
how it could be corrected with new instruments.
I serve on the Science Oversight Committee for the
WFC3 camera that is currently under development,
and scheduled for launch in 2004.