SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor
Saint Anselm College
Dr. Nicole Gugliucci is an associate physics professor, education researcher, radio astronomer, and science communicator. Her current research has focused on assessing interventions for recruiting STEM majors to secondary education and understanding the motivations of citizen scientists. They also mentor student work in radio astronomy instrumentation, double star imaging, and pulsar classification. Her passion for science education is the foundation for her many roles, and her primary focus is in using inquiry-based, student-centered teaching approaches in Astronomy 101 and all the way up to advanced courses in physics. Some nights, you can find them at the Izart Observatory, fostering an appreciation for amateur astronomy by guiding students through their own observations with small telescopes. She also supports the physics students at Saint Anselm College as the advisor for the Society of Physics Students and serves on the organization’s National Council as the Zone 1 Councilor.
Dr. Gugliucci has a PhD and MS in Astronomy from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s in Physics and Astronomy from Lycoming College. Her previous roles include informal education lead for the CosmoQuest citizen science project, postdoctoral researcher at the Center for STEM at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and writer for the Discovery Channel Blogs (now Seeker).