Roger Bruce Culver, Ph.D.

Title: Professor Emeritus of Astronomy
Company: Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

Roger Bruce Culver, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at Colorado State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in astronomy and higher education.

Interested in astronomy from a formative age, Dr. Culver reflected that he should delve into a profession in which he was passionate as he would succeed in that role. Earning a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Riverside, he subsequently obtained a Master of Science from the Ohio State University. Five years later, he received a Doctor of Philosophy, thus establishing the foundation of his illustrious career in astronomy education.

Enjoying a career which has extended more than 40 years, Dr. Culver commenced his profession as an associate professor of astronomy at Colorado State University, later advancing to full professor in 1981. Remaining in that role for 35 years, he attained emeritus status in 2016. During his tenure in education, he served as the president of Global Network of Astronomical Telescopes in Tucson, AZ, from 2007 to 2008. Likewise, he shared his wealth of knowledge as the author of “Facets of Physics,” as well as a monthly columnist for “Colorado Skies” in The Coloradoan.

Dr. Culver has maintained affiliation with the American Astronomical Society and the International Astronomical Union. As a testament to his significant success in the industry, he was named a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. Notably, an asteroid was named in his honor, called Asteroid 29874 Rogerculver. Likewise, he was named Teacher of the Year by Colorado State University from 1977 to 1978 and has been highlighted in the 64th through 69th editions of Who’s Who in America. Looking toward the future, he intends to expand upon his research in astronomy.

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