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Kelsey E. Johnson

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Astronomy
Office location and address
Room 234, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
AS-ASTR The Formation and Impact of Infant Globular Clusters
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 01, 2017 – August 31, 2022
Packard Fellowship
Source: The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
November 01, 2007 – December 31, 2021
Environmental Conditions of Globular Cluster Formation
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2019 – May 31, 2020
AS-ASTR What Triggers Starbursts in Dwarf Galaxies
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
January 18, 2018 – May 17, 2020
Environmental Conditions of Globular Cluster Formation
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2018 – May 31, 2019
Star Cluster Populations of Interacting Dwarf Galaxies
Source: Space Telescope Science Institute
February 01, 2018 – February 28, 2019
AS-ASTR Dark Skies Bright Kids Expansion Program
Source: The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
November 16, 2015 – November 15, 2018
AS-ASTR The Physical Conditions in Extreme Star Forming Regions in the ALMA Era
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 15, 2014 – August 31, 2018
AS-ASTR A High Resolution Radio Study of Early-Universe Star Formation, VSGC 2016-2018 Allison Matthews
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2016 – May 31, 2018
AS-ASTR Can Dwarf-Dwarf Galaxy Interactions Trigger the Growth of An AGN?
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
January 06, 2017 – January 05, 2018
AS-ASTR Infrared Colors of Dward-Fwarf-Galaxy Interactions Spitzer GO12-PID12068 Spitzer Cycle 12-Funding Sandra Liss
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
June 13, 2016 – September 30, 2017
AS-ASTR Can Dwarf-Dwarf Interactions trigger the fueling of an AGN?
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
August 27, 2015 – August 26, 2017
AS-ASTR LEGUS: Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey
Source: Space Telescope Science Institute
December 01, 2013 – November 30, 2016
AS-ASTR The Impact of Galaxy Interactions on Star Formation - Fellowship for Sandra Liss
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2014 – May 31, 2016
AS-ASTR Stierwalt, American Association for Advancement of Science, L'Oreal USA FWIS 2014
Source: American Association for Advancement of Science
November 13, 2014 – November 30, 2015
AS-ASTR Confirming the First Supermassive Black Hole in a Dwarf Starburst Galaxy
Source: Space Telescope Science Institute
December 01, 2012 – November 30, 2015
AS-ASTR VSGC Aerospace Fellow Sokal
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2013 – May 31, 2015
AS-ASTR Hierarchical Formation in Action: Characterizing Accelerated Galaxy Evolution in Compact Groups
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2013 – May 31, 2014
EGMT 1510: Engaging Aesthetics
Credits: 2
In this class students will learn to identify, describe, and analyze aesthetic phenomena, understand the social role and ongoing evolution of human creative expression, and develop their own approach to creative expression.
EGMT 1520: Empirical & Scientific Engagement
Credits: 2
In this class students will learn to analyze claims about the material and social worlds through formulation and testing of new questions and hypotheses based on observation and experience.
INST 1550: Interdisciplinary Studies-Student Initiated Courses
Credits: 1–3
With sponsorship and supervision by a faculty member and approval of the Dean's Office, acting for the Committee on Educational Programs and the Curriculum, students may initiate a course in which they provide the instruction. The grade is determined by the faculty member. These courses count as "outside the College." Students in the College may offer no more than 3.0 credits for the B.A. or B.S. Consult the INST course web page at http://www.uvastudentcouncil.com/student-services/initiatives/cavalier-education-program/ (copy and paste Web address into browser) for specific descriptions.
ASTR 3470: Science and Controversy in Astronomy
Credits: 3
Open to non-science students. Investigates controversial topics in science and pseudo-science from the astronomer's perspective. Analyzes methods of science and the nature of scientific evidence, and their implications for unresolved astrophysical problems. Topics include extraterrestrial life, UFO's, Velikovsky, von Daniken, and astrology. Prerequisite/corequisite: ASTR 1210 or 1240, or instructor permission.
LASE 4100: Echols Scholars Capstone Public Speaking Seminar
Credits: 1
In this course, graduating Echols Scholars will prepare to present their capstone and passion projects for the Echols Capstone Symposium. Projects could be formally through the Echols IMP program, a department DMP or thesis program, or a project a student has pursued without formal academic credit. Students will receive formal training in public speaking and learn components of successful talks.
LASE 4559: New Course in the Liberal Arts
Credits: 1–3
This course provides the opportunity to explore a range of topics in the liberal arts.
IMP 4600: Echols Thesis
Credits: 3
Optional Thesis for Echols Interdisciplinary Majors
ASTR 4993: Tutorial
Credits: 3
Independent study of a topic of special interest to the student under individual supervision by a faculty member. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 4998: Senior Thesis
Credits: 3
May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 9995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–12
Under supervision, the student undertakes or assists with a current research problem. This course may be repeated for credit.
ASTR 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.