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Marc Gagne

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210C Recitation Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Email: FMP Committee Chair
Phone: 610-436-1059


Teaching: I teach astronomy courses at WCU, including general education courses, upper-level major courses, and graduate courses. This year I published an online textbook + printed activity book in support of my Galaxies and Cosmology course.

Research: My research is in the area of X-ray astrophysics. Specifically, I study X-ray, optical and infrared emission from young massive stars in the Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Service: I am the BSED coordinator for the Earth and Space Science and General Science certification programs. I am the department assistant chair, and I serve my community by refereeing papers and reviewing grant proposals.

Interests/Passions Outside of Academe: I live in an old house with my wife and four (soon to be five) kids. I do a lot of carpentry around the house, and we try to live sustainably. I like to volunteer with my church.

Times when I can meet: I’m on campus five days a week.

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  • Name: Marc Gagné
  • Title: Professor
  • Dept: Earth and Space Sciences
  • Started at WCU: 1999
  • Degrees:
    • Ph.D., Physics, University of Georgia
    • B.S., Physics, Université de Montréal

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