Stacy S. McGaugh

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Ph.D. Astronomy 1992, University of Michigan
S.B. Physics 1985, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Ph.D.: The Physical Properties of Low Surface Brightness Galaxies
Advisor: G.D. Bothun

S.B.: The Extended Stellar Shells of Arp 227
Advisor: G.W. Clark


Professor, Department of Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University 2012-
Director, Astronomy Program 2023-
Chair, Department of Astronomy 2015-2022
Director of the Warner & Swasey Observatory 2015-2022

Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland 1998-2012
Professor, 2009-2012
Associate Professor, 2003-2009
Assistant Professor, 1998-2003

Research Fellow, Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University 1997-1998

Carnegie Fellow, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington 1995-1998

Research Associate, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge 1992-1995

Other Appointments

Adjunct Professor, Department of Astronomy & CERCA, Case Western Reserve University 2009-2012

JSI Fellow, Joint Space-Science Institute, University of Maryland & NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 2011-2012

Adjunct Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland 2012-2014

Professor (Secondary appointment), Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University 2013-

Research Interests

Low Surface Brightness Galaxies
Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Tests of Dark Matter and alternative hypotheses
Measurements of Cosmological Parameters

Professional Societies

Committee of the DDA (2007-2009)
DDA nominating committee (2014-2016)