Appointment of Dr. James Neff to Deputy Division Director (DDD) for the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST)


Jim Neff, AST DDD

March 29, 2020

March 29, 2020

Dr. James (Jim) Neff began his NSF tenure in 2013 as an IPA Program Director from the College of Charleston, where he served as a faculty member since 1997.  Since 2015, he has served as the Coordinator of Individual Investigator Programs within the Division of Astronomical Sciences, and more recently as the Acting Deputy Division Director.   Dr. Neff has authored nearly 200 publications and has served as an investigator on over 150 sponsored research and competitive, peer-reviewed observing programs. His areas of research expertise include stellar activity, measurements of precise stellar parameters, high-resolution spectroscopy, and time-domain astronomy.  He was a Visiting Professor at Stony Brook University, a Research Associate and member of the graduate faculty at Penn State University, and a postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Neff holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Astrophysics from the University of Colorado and dual B.S. degrees in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Iowa.

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