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Barbara J. Anthony-Twarog

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2058B Malott Hall

Research Focus: Astronomy


  • Professor, KU, 1994-present
  • Associate Professor, KU, 1988-1994 
  • Assistant Professor, KU, 1982-1988
  • Visiting Instructor, 1980 - 1982, University of Texas, Austin


  • 1981: Ph.D., Astronomy, Yale University
  • 1977: M.S., Astronomy, Yale University
  • 1975: B.S., Physics, University of Notre Dame

Honors Awards

  • 2011 - one of 150 Kansas scientists chosen by Ad Astra Kansas to celebrate "Science in Kansas: 150 years and counting" 2004  University of Kansas Kemper Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2004-2005 University of Kansas Woman of Distinction
  • 1995 Kansas Women's Hall of Fame 
  • 1995 University of Notre Dame Alumni Award: Woman of Distinction
  • 1993 KU Department of Physics & Astronomy Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • Member, Sigma Pi Sigma
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member, International Astronomical Union
  • Member, American Astronomical Society
  • Member, Astronomical Society of the Pacific

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