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Alumni Career Profiles

Below are a few examples of WVU Physics & Astronomy Department alum whose degrees launched them into successful careers. For broader statistics on post-Physics & Astronomy degree career trajectories, be sure to visit the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center.
  • James E. Galford

    B.S. 1974; Chief Scientific Advisor at Halliburton

    "The skills I developed while earning a physics degree at WVU enabled me to have a successful and rewarding applied science career."

  • Dr. Ratna Naik

    Ph.D. 1982; Associate Dean and Professor of Physics, Wayne State University

    "It is an honor to be part of WVU physics."

  • Kimberly A. Weaver

    B.S. 1987; Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center