George Fishman

  • Senior Lecturer, Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Senior Lecturer of Astronomy ,
  • Space Science Teacher Liaison Officer, The Space Foundation
  • MA Boston University
  • Bachelor of Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Bio

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.

Professional Memberships

  • The Space Foundation 2011 - Present
  • 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
  • Publications

    Conference Proceedings


  • 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)

  • 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 SHARED FUTURES / DIFFICULT CHOICES Washington, D.C.
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Member for NAS Curriculum Committee 2009 - Present
  • Course Coordinator for NAS Outreach 2006 - Present
  • University Service


  • Academic Advisor for Faculty Advisor to the Men's Ice Hockey Team 2016 - Present
  • Committee Member for Faculty Evaluation Procedures Committee 2020 - 2021
  • Committee Member for Bentley University Faculty Senate 2015 - 2021
  • 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