Photo by  Pete Borg

Photo by Pete Borg

I am an Assistant Professor of Physics in Rider University‘s Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, & Physics.  I am also the founder and director of Rider’s Computer Science major.

I specialize in using large surveys, like SDSS, 2MASS and WISE to study the formation and evolution of the Galaxy.

Primarily I use cool, red stars to study two regimes in the Milky Way.   When measuring structure near the Sun, I use cool, red dwarfs, the most common type of star.  To study the distant Milky Way halo, I use the much more rare, but much brighter, red giants.  Please see my research page for more information and other projects.

My CV is available here.

For more information, use the menu above, go to my personal page, check out the news & updates, or email me.  Thanks for stopping by.