Dr. Nancy A. Levenson
Dr. Nancy A. Levenson has been appointed Deputy Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland. The Institute is the science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Telescope (JWST) that is scheduled to launch in 2018.
Since 2009, Levenson served as Deputy Director and Head of Science at the Gemini Observatory in La Serena, Chile. She also led the Gemini Observatory as Acting Director for several months in 2012. Prior to her Gemini appointment, she served as a professor at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 2002 through 2009. She is the recipient of the Mary Elizabeth Uhl Prize, a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, and a Rhodes Scholarship.
Her research interests include active and star-forming galaxies, dust emission and obscuration, and X-ray astrophysics.
N. Levenson and STScI