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Curriculum Vitae

Anca Constantin


Physics and Astronomy Department
901 Carrier Drive MSC 4502
James Madison Unviersity
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

phone: (540) 568-5630
fax: (540) 568-2800
email : constaax@jmu.edu
 

Education

    • Ph.D. in Physics/Astronomy, August 2004, Ohio University (advisor Dr. Joseph C. Shields)
    • B.S. in Physics, July 1995, University of Bucharest

Employment

    • Associate Professor, James Madison Unviersity, 2015-present
    • Assistant Professor, James Madison Unviersity, 2009-2015
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 2007-2009
    • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Drexel University, 2006-2007
    • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, Drexel University, 2004-2006
    • Research Associate, Ph.D. student, Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, 2000-2004
    • Teaching Assistant, Ph.D. student, Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, 1998-2000, Summer 2001
    • Lecturer, "Ienachita Vacarescu" College, Targoviste, Romania, 1995-1998


Awards

    • 4-Virginia Scale-Up-Grant: "The First Panchromatic Constraints of the Role of Water Masers in Galaxy Evolution Processes", collaboration with Jim Braatz, NRAO-UVa, 2013-2015, (PI; $40K; $20K to JMU)
    • 4-Virginia mini-Grant: "The WISE Search for Megamasers", collaboration with Jim Braatz, NRAO-UVa, 2013-2014, (PI; $10K; ;$5K to JMU)
    • Research Corporation for Science Advancement, "A Multidimensional Exploration of the Physical Properties of Cosmic Masers'Host Galaxies" 2011-2014, (PI; $45K)
    • Thomas and Kate Jeffress Memorial Trust, "Galaxies hosting cosmic mega-masers: how to find enough of them to understand our universe?" 2011-2013, (PI; $30K)
    • NASA-Chandra Space Telescope Chandra-AR, Cycle 12, "Novel constraints on the inter-relationship of star formation and accretion from CSC/SDSS spectroscopic galaxies" 2010-2013, (co-I; $54K)
    • NASA-Chandra Space Telescope Chandra-AR, Cycle 11, "Galaxy Environments vs. X-ray Activity in the ChaMP/SDSS" 2009-2012, (co-I; $113K)
    • NASA-Chandra Space Telescope Chandra-GO, Cycle 11, "Chandra deciphers the Optically 'Dull' X-ray Bright Galaxies at z~0." 2009-2012, (PI; 90 ksec,$78K)
    • NASA-Chandra Space Telescope Chandra-AR, Cycle 10, "How the ChaMP Stacks Up: Galaxies, Environment, and Acretion," 2008-2010, (co-I; $101K)
    • NASA-Hubble Space Telescope HST-AR, Cycle 17, "Constraining the co-Evolution of Black Hole Growth and Star-Formation at the Lowest Levels of Galactic Nuclear Activity," 2008-2011, (PI; $80K)
    • NSF-Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grant, "Empirical Tests for Galactic Black Hole Growth," 2005-2008, (proposal author; Administrative PI -Michael Vogeley; $290K)

    • National Radio Astronomical Observatory, \The Megamaser Cosmology Project VI" (co- I), 2013A+B semesters of observations for large VLBA+GBT time (4.00 hours at priority A + survey (192.00 hours at 2048 Mbps.)).
    • Gemini-North Observatory,Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrometer (PI), 2010A and 2011A
    • Multiple Mirror Telescope Observing Time (PI) 2008A, 2008C; Winter/Fall 2008

    • Madison Research Fellow (inaugural cohort), James Madison University, 2009-2010
    • Ohio University Travel Grant, Fall 2004
    • John Cady Graduate Fellowship, Ohio University, 2002-2003
    • Certificate in Physics Teaching, University of Bucharest, 1997
    • National Merit Scholarship, University of Bucharest, 1993-1995

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