Julie Skinner Manegold

Lecturer, Smith College


Ph.D., Dartmouth College, Physics & Astronomy
B.S., University of Oklahoma, Astrophysics


University of Massachusetts Astronomy Department 619E LGRT 710 North Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01002

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Julie is an astronomer specializing in the observation and characterization of the smallest stars and their stellar and planetary companions.  Most recently, she was visiting faculty at Smith College.  Prior to that, she was a postdoctoral scholar at Boston University's Institute for Astrophysical Research, where she founded the Women as Leaders in Astronomy program and was the Assistant Director for the NSF-funded astronomy REU program in addition to her scholarly pursuits.  While at Dartmouth, Julie was given the Physics & Astronomy Chair's teaching award, was an NSF GK-12 Fellow, and was the Graduate Fellow for Professional Development Programs.  In this capacity, she developed a plan for school-wide TA training and facilitated workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars on best practices in teaching and learning through the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning. Julie holds a bachelor's degree in astrophysics from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in Physics & Astronomy from Dartmouth College.