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Mary Kertzman

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Mary Kertzman has been a member of the physics department at DePauw since 1988. She studied at the University of Minnesota, earning B.S. degrees in both Physics and Astronomy in 1980 and a Ph.D. in physics in 1987. She has taught most of the courses offered in the physics curriculum, has developed several new astronomy courses and is co-director of DePauw’s McKim Observatory. In 1992 she helped found and coordinate DePauw's Women in Science Program. As a member of Project Kaleidoscope's "Faculty for the 21st Century," she helped organize a national workshop on encouraging women and minorities in science, held at DePauw in Oct. 1998, and served a term as a physics councilor on the Council on Undergraduate Research. Her research, which focuses on cosmic rays and high energy gamma rays, has been supported by grants from the Research Corporation, NASA's Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, and the National Science Foundation.