Since graduation from the University of Chicago, I have obtained graduate degrees
from the University of Kentucky and the University of Michigan culminating in my
doctorate from the latter. As of this writing, I am pursuing postdoctoral work at
Argonne National Laboratory. My personal travels, studies at Michigan, and work at
Argonne have taken me to the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Taiwan, Japan, China, Brazil,
and Chile including time spent on the beaches of Rio, the streets of Tokyo, and a
remote astronomical observatory in the Andes. I have developed a passion for
education and public outreach resulting in the "Talk to Joe the Astronomer" program.