Back to Homepage

George Fishman

Senior Lecturer, Natural and Applied Sciences
Senior Lecturer of Astronomy
Space Science Teacher Liaison Officer, The Space Foundation
MA, Boston University, 1993
Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990
Office: Jennison Hall 109 | 781.891._2721 |

Expand All
Collapse All


I teach introductory courses in solar system and stellar/universe astronomy, planetary exploration, and just introduced a new course on the space program. Also involved in academic advising.

Teaching Interests

Discoveries of Exoplanets; Mars/Jupiter/Saturn NASA Missions; Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence; Stellar and Planetary Formation and Evolution; NASA Directorates, Missions, and Spinoff Technologies; NASA-Business-Corporate Connections; United States Space Exploration Policy

Awards and Honors

2012, "Innovation in Teaching" Award, Bentley University
2011, Space Science Teacher Liaison, The Space Foundation
2009, Gregory H. Adamian Award for Excellence in Teaching, Bentley University
2009, Faculty Advisor for "NASA Means Business" National Championship Team, NASA Means Business
2008, "Student Appreciation Award for Encouraging Academic Integrity" , Academic Integrity Council
2005, "Most Outstanding Faculty Member" , Greek Council
2003, "Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year", Greek Council
2002, "Who's Who Among American Teachers"
2001, Joseph M. Cronin Award for Excellence in Academic Advising, Bentley College


Conference Proceeding(s)
Fishman, G. P., Ledley, F. D., Launius, R. (2012). The Sputnik Moment - Then and Now. Association of American Colleges and Universities, SHARED FUTURES / DIFFICULT CHOICES.

Conference Presentations

Fishman, G. P., Ledley, F. D., Launius, R. (2012). "The Sputnik Moment - Then and Now." Presented at the Association of American Colleges and Universities's SHARED FUTURES / DIFFICULT CHOICES, Washington, D.C..


Department Service
Committee Member for NAS Curriculum Committee, 2009 - Present
Course Coordinator for NAS Outreach, 2006 - Present

University Service
Committee Member for Faculty Evaluation Procedures Committee, 2020 - Present
Academic Advisor for Faculty Advisor to the Men's Ice Hockey Team, 2016
Committee Member for Bentley University Faculty Senate, 2015 - Present
Committee Member for Board-of-Trustees Physical Facilities, 2019 - 2020
Committee Member for Board-of-Trustees Academic Affairs Committee, 2018 - 2019
Appointed by Faculty Senate to this committee for Student Affairs Commitee, Board of Trustees, 2017 - 2018
Committee Member for Academic Performance Committee, 1995 - 2015
Committee Member for Academic Advising Advisory Committee, 2008 - 2012