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Your Instructor - Dr. Reggie L. Hudson

Dr. Reggie Hudson's Photograph


By way of background, I double-majored in mathematics and chemistry at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina and earned my Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Tennessee. I taught chemistry, astrobiology, and introductory astronomy courses at Eckerd College (Florida) for thirty years. For about twenty-five of those years I also collaborated with scientists in the Astrochemistry Branch of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center on research into solar system and interstellar chemistry. At present I am privileged to work with the Goddard Center for Astrobiology. Finally, I have been an amateur astronomer for about fifty years, so that one of my favorite teaching activities is participation in courses like this one.

Contact Information

Dr. Reggie L. Hudson
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 691, Astrochemistry Laboratory
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Instructor's webpage at NASA

UMD Contact Info


Phone: (301) 405-8360
Office: Atlantic 1245

E-mail: rlhudson0723@gmail.com

Office Hours

I plan to be in room Atlantic 1245 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM each Tuesday and Thursday. Feel free to stop by if you need help.

Teaching Assistant

Elizabeth Tarantino
E-Mail: ejtino@astro.umd.edu
Office: PSC 1238
Hours: TBA