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Work Genealogy:

  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville
  • United States Naval Observatory, Washington DC
  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland
  • Instituto de Astrofisca de Canarias, Tenerife, Canary Islands
  • US Space Camp, NASA/Kennedy Space Center


  • International Astronomical Union (IAU) Commission A3 on Fundamental Astronomical Standards Vice President
  • International Astronomical Union (IAU) Division A (Fundamental Astronomy) Steering Committee Member
  • American Astronomical Society/Division of Dynamical Astronomy, Selection Committee Member Vera Rubin Early Career Prize
  • Navy Research Engineering Internship Program Project Mentor
  • Blended Online Learning Design Fellows Program Team Leader
  • National STEM Center for Education for Girls Advisory Council
  • US Navy/CNMOC Senior Civilian Leadership Board Advisory Member
  • National Science Foundation, Review panel committee


  • US Naval Observatory Captain John M Gillis Award for Outstanding Service
  • NASA Space Grant Fellow
  • Sigma Xi Research Grant
  • NASA Group Achievement Award
  • Most Outstanding Dissertation Award University of Alabama