Lee Carkner
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Dr. Lee Carkner
208 Science Building
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Augustana College
Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 794-3405


1999-present Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Director John Deere Planetarium
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

1998-1999 Research Associate
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

1992-1998 Teaching and Research Assistant
Penn State University, University Park, PA


PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Pennsylvania State University, 1998
Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Feigelson
Thesis: Pre-Main Sequence Stellar Magnetic Activity: Evolution and Effects

Bachelor of Science in Physics
Minors: Astrophysics, History
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1992

Teaching Interests

  • General and Advanced Undergraduate Astronomy
  • Planetary Science
  • Planetary Habitablity and Extra-Terrestrial Life
  • Small Telescope and Data Analysis Research Projects

    Research Interests

  • Star Formation
  • Pre-Main Sequence Stellar Evolution
  • Cool Stars
  • Stellar Magnetic Activity


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