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  • Curriculum Vitae: Alyssa A. Goodman

    Name Alyssa A. Goodman
    Office Astronomy Department, Harvard University
    Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-495-9278
      Home 485 Concord Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
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    Origin July 1, 1962, New York, New York



    1984 Sc.B. Sc.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Physics
    Thesis: Grain Alignment in Molecular Clouds (Advisor: C. Alcock)
    1986 A.M. Harvard University, Physics
    1989 Ph.D. Harvard University, Physics
    Thesis: Interstellar Magnetic Fields: An Observational Perspective (Advisor: P. Myers)

    Academic Experience


    2015– Robert Wheeler Willson Professor of Applied Astronomy
    1999–2015 Professor, Harvard University Astronomy Department
    1995– Research Associate, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
    2009–2010 Scholar–in–Residence, WGBH Boston (consultant role)
    2008–2009 Scholar–in–Residence, WGBH Boston (sabbatical)
    2005–2008 Founding Director, Harvard Initiative in Innovative Computing
    2002–2010 Principal Investigator, The COMPLETE Survey of Star–Forming Regions
    2001–2002 Visiting Professor, Yale University Astronomy Department (sabbatical)
    1996–1999 Associate Professor, Harvard University Astronomy Department
    1995–1997 Head Tutor, Harvard University Astronomy Department
    1992–1996 Assistant Professor, Harvard University Astronomy Department
    1989–1992 Post–doctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
    1984–1989 Research Assistant, Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
    1983 Summer Fellow, NASA–Goddard Institute for Space Studies