About Me

I am an associate professor of physics at Middlebury College, located in beautiful Middlebury, Vermont.

I study quasars and their role in the formation and evolution of galaxies. To do this I perform and analyze observations across the electromagnetic spectrum (X-rays through radio). I explore AGN demographics by data-mining large multi-wavelength sky surveys and conduct follow-up observations.

Previously, I was an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics.

My thesis work at Columbia University concerned dust-reddened quasars selected in the radio and near-infrared.  As a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology, I was a member of the Palomar Quest (PQ) synoptic sky survey team, and studied quasars in the early universe.