||Galaxy nuclear variability, remote observing, large-scale galaxy distribution
|PhD in Astronomy from the University of Michigan (Robert Kirshner advisor).
Post-doctoral researcher, The Institute for Astronomy at the University of New Mexico, Stephen Gregory and Jack Burns advisors.
Assistant Professor, Weber State University.
Full Professor BYU. On BYU faculty since 1990.
Formerly department graduate coordinator, head of BYU astronomy group, head of physical science program, managing editor of the ASP Conference Series.
Currently a member of the American Astronomical Society Publication Board
Contributed to the discovery of galaxies in voids, type Ib supernovae, carbon stars.
Current research is on using remote observing to better quantify the variability of AGN light as a test of the standard model and also on the character of galaxy voids in models and surveys.