Technical Skills and Education

Programming/Data Reduction Languages:

Fortran and IDL. Some knowledge of C (one formal course, plus ongoing practice). VMS and Unix operating system, DCL and IRAF scripts. Experienced user of IRAF and IDL reduction packages for spectroscopy and imaging. Purchased Alpha 200 workstation, run under Dec/Unix.

Foreign Languages: Conversational French, written German.


See National Science Foundation Program Director, Pre-CSC Employment


PhD in Astronomy, University of Arizona 1971
Director: Dr. Helmut Abt; Topic: Metallicism in Am Stars.

BS (cum laude) in Astronomy 1966, Case Western Reserve University.
Walt Whitman High School, 1962; South Huntington, NY.

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Last updated 23 July 2001