Leonard, Douglas C.

Associate Professor, Outreach and Media Representative
dleonard[at]sdsu.edu | Ph: 619-594-2215 | Office: P-238

Research Interests:
Supernovae, physics of supernova explosions, observational cosmology, black holes

Jerome Orosz

Orosz, Jerome

Professor, Undergraduate and Graduate Advisor (he/him/his)
jorosz[at]sdsu.edu | Ph: 619-594-7118 | Office: P-241

Research Interests:
Binary stars, stellar mass black holes, transiting exoplanets

Dr. Orosz’s Personal Website

Robert Quimby

Quimby, Robert

Professor, MLO Director
rquimby[at]sdsu.edu | Ph: 619-594-1013| Office: P-233

Research Interests:
Observational cosmology, supernovae, astronomical transients.

Dr. Quimby’s Personal Website

Kate Rubin

Rubin, Kate H. R.

Assistant Professor (she/her)
krubin[at]sdsu.edu | Ph: 619-594-2623| Office: P-237

Research Interests:
Extragalactic astronomy, galaxy formation and evolution, galactic winds and feedback, the circumgalactic medium, QSO absorption line spectroscopy

Dr. Rubin’s Personal Website

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Sandquist, Eric

Professor, Department Chair (he/him/his)
esandquist[at]sdsu.edu | Ph: 619-594-2694| Office: P-134

Research Interests:
Stellar evolution, theoretical astrophysics, galactic star clusters, blue straggler stars, stellar collisions

Dr. Sandquist’s Personal Website


Shafter, Allen W.

ashafter[at]sdsu.edu | Ph: 619-594-6170 | Office: P-243

Research Interests:
Interacting binary stars, cataclysmic variables, extragalactic novae

Dr. Shafter’s Personal Website

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Welsh, William F.

Professor, Lab Coordinator (he/him/his)
wwelsh[at]sdsu.edu | Ph: 619-594-2288 | Office: P-235

Research Interests:
Interacting binary stars, extrasolar planets, time series analysis, transiting exoplanets, accretion-powered systems: AGN, CVs and X-ray binaries

Dr. Welsh’s Personal Website

Adjunct Faculty


John Horst

Horst, John “Chuck”

Adjunct Professor
jhorst[at]sdsu.edu | Ph: 619-594-1405 | Office: PA-123

Research Interests:
Extragalactic astronomy, supernovae, galaxy formation, information technology

Rao Sudhakar, Sumangala

Lecturer, Adjunct Professor at Southwestern College
sraosudhakar[at]sdsu.edu | Office: PA-220

Teaching Interests:
Solar system astronomy, exoplanets, stellar evolution

Windmiller, Gur

Lecturer, Adjunct Faculty at Grossmont College
gwindmiller[at]sdsu.edu | Office: PA-220

Research Interests:
Binary and hierarchical star systems, planet detection, circumbinary planets, isochrones