Department Welcomes New (Astro)Physics Faculty Member
Dr. Carol Hood, Assistant Professor of Physics, began as a new faculty member in the department this fall. Dr. Hood’s area of specialty is astrophysics, and this fall she is teaching ASTR1000 and PHYS2211. Dr. Hood graduated with Honors from Virginia Polytechnic & State University in 2004 with a B.S. in Physics, and then went on to obtain her M.S. in 2006 and her Ph.D. in 2011, both from the University of California, Irvine. While at Virginia Tech, she was inducted into the physics honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma, and also traveled to Tucson for an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) internship with the National Solar Observatory. Dr. Hood's doctoral work focused on investigating the multi-wavelength nature of galaxies and their central black holes, in particular central black holes with masses less than a million solar masses. She plans to continue her research at Augusta State using the properties of galaxies and super-massive black holes to learn about their formation and growth over time. She is also interested in developing a summer outreach program within the department for high school students.
Welcome to Dr. Hood!