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.
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
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.
"The Sputnik Moment - Then and Now."
Presented at the
Association of American Colleges and Universities's
SHARED FUTURES / DIFFICULT CHOICES,
Committee Member for NAS Curriculum Committee, 2009 - Present
Course Coordinator for NAS Outreach, 2006 - Present
Committee Member for Bentley University Faculty Senate, 2015 - Present
Committee Member for Academic Performance Committee, 1995 - 2015
Committee Member for Academic Advising Advisory Committee, 2008 - 2012