STEVEN JOHN GIBSON
CURRICULUM VITAE

Arecibo Observatory
National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center
HC 3 Box 53995
Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00612, U.S.A.
phone: 787-878-2612 x288
fax: 787-878-1861
email: see home page
web: www.naic.edu/~gibson

U.S. citizen, born 1969 July 28 in Alma, Michigan

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Astronomy
Dissertation: ``Gas and Dust in the Pleiades Reflection Nebula''
Advisor: Kenneth H. Nordsieck
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Aug 24, 1997

M.S. in Physics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
May 22, 1994

M.S. in Astronomy
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dec 23, 1993

B.S. in Physics and Computer Science, magna cum laude
Alma College
Apr 20, 1991

RESEARCH POSITIONS

Staff Research Associate
Arecibo Observatory
Supervisor: Robert L. Brown
National Astronomy and Ionospheric Center
Sep 2005 - present

Postdoctoral Research Associate
International Galactic Plane Survey
Supervisor: A. Russell Taylor
University of Calgary
Jan 2001 - Aug 2005

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Canadian Galactic Plane Survey
Supervisor: A. Russell Taylor
University of Calgary
Jan 1997 - Dec 2000

Graduate Research Assistant
Wide-Field Imaging Survey Polarimeter
Supervisor: Kenneth H. Nordsieck
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sep 1992 - Jan 1997

WARF Research Fellow
Starburst Evolution in Dwarf Galaxies
Supervisor: John S. Gallagher
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sep 1991 - Aug 1992

NSF-REU Research Assistant
Infrared Speckle Interferometry of Low-Mass Binary Stars
Supervisors: Julian C. Christou and Stephen T. Ridgeway
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Jun 1990 - Aug 1990

NSF-REU Research Assistant
Twilight Emission Spectral Analysis and Instrument Evaluation
Supervisors: William E. Sharp and Ian C. McDade
University of Michigan Space Physics Research Laboratory
Jun 1989 - Aug 1989

Student Research Assistant
Cyclotron Heavy Ion Collision Analysis
Supervisor: Eugene C. Deci
Alma College Physics Department
Sep 1988 - Apr 1989

TEACHING POSITIONS

Guest Lecturer
The Modern Universe (ASTR 205)
University of Calgary
Mar 2005

Course Instructor
Extragalactic Astrophysics (ASPH 405)
University of Calgary
Jan 1999 - Apr 1999

Guest Lecturer
Interstellar Medium (AST 320)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mar 1996

Grading Assistant
Life in the Universe (AST 160)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jan 1995 - May 1995

Teaching Assistant
Survey of Astronomy (AST 100)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sep 1993 - Dec 1993

Tutor
Survey of Astronomy (AST 100)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sep 1992 - Dec 1992

Physics Laboratory Assistant
Introduction to Physics (PHY 121)
Alma College
Sep 1987 - Dec 1987

OTHER POSITIONS

Telescope Operator
Pine Bluff Observatory, Pine Bluff, WI
Jan 1993 - Aug 1993

Computer Laboratory Supervisor
Alma College
Sep 1987 - May 1991

Computer Network Installations
Alma College
Jun 1987 - May 1989

PUBLIC OUTREACH

Public Lecturer
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, Priddis, AB
Jul 2000, Apr 2002, Sep 2003

Visiting Speaker
Queensland Downs Elementary School, Calgary, AB
Dec 2000

Web Outreach
Top-Ranked Educational Website on Various Astronomy Topics
Apr 1995 - present

Public Night Astronomer
Washburn Observatory, Madison, WI
Sep 1991 - Dec 1996

HONORS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS

Invited Review Speaker, Diffuse Matter in the Galaxy Conference 2004
Assisted with CGPS III NSERC Special Research Opportunity Grant Proposal 2004
Invited Review Speaker, 50th Anniversary H I 21cm Line Astronomy Conference 2001
Assisted with IGPS NSERC Collaborative Research Opportunity Grant Proposal 2000
Assisted with WISP NASA Grant NAG5-647 Renewal Proposal 1996
Summer Institute Fellow, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center 1994
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Fellowship 1991 - 1992
Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society 1991
Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society 1991
Alma College Trustee Scholarship (offered) 1987 - 1988
National Merit Finalist 1987

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Proposal Reviewer for National Science Foundation
2006
Proposal Reviewer for Research Corporation
2004, 2005
Referee for the Astrophysical Journal
2000 - present
Proposal Reviewer for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
1997, 1999
Mentor to Graduate Students, University of Calgary Radio Astronomy Laboratory
1997 - 2005
Volunteer Staff for the 188th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society
1996
Volunteer Staff for the 104th Meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
1992

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

International Astronomical Union (IAU) 2006 - present
Galactic Arecibo L-band Feed Array (GALFA) Consortium 2003 - present
International Galactic Plane Survey (IGPS) Consortium 2000 - present
Canadian Galactic Plane Survey (CGPS) Consortium 1997 - present
Canadian Astronomical Society / Société Canadienne d'Astronomie (CASCA) 1997 - present
American Astronomical Society (AAS) 1992 - present
American Institute of Physics (AIP) 1987 - present

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Lead Trumpet, Westwinds Monday Gold Jazz Band 2003 - 2005
Extra Class Amateur Radio License (N8FYK) 2000 - present
Principal Trumpet, Westwinds Gold Concert Band 1998 - 2002
Member, Westwinds Music Society 1998 - 2005
President, Iota Alpha Chapter, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 1990 - 1991
Member, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Music Fraternity 1988 - present
Eagle Scout, Troop 610, Alma, Michigan 1986
Member, American Radio Relay League 1985 - present

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

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