Suzanne Hawley, Divisional Dean for the Natural Sciences and Professor of Astronomy, University of Washington
Dr. Suzanne Hawley is a Professor in the Astronomy Department and Divisional Dean of the Natural Sciences Division in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington. Her research is primarily in stellar astrophysics, particularly in the areas of magnetic activity, flares, low mass stars, brown dwarfs, variable stars, star clusters and galactic structure. She is co-author of a graduate textbook with Neill Reid (STScI) entitled "New Light on Dark Stars" (Springer-Praxis). Dr. Hawley has been the director of the ARC 3.5-m Telescope at Apache Point Observatory since 2005, and serves on several national committees devoted to the construction and oversight of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, the major NSF Astronomy project designed to image the night sky every few days for ten years.