Dr. Lawrence Krumenaker wasthe Editor of JRAEO. Dr. Krumenaker has deep roots in the astronomy education community, having been an astronomy and physics instructor since the 1980s at various universities and colleges. His Ph.D. was in science education from the University of Georgia. The 2008 dissertation was entitled “The Status and Makeup of the Modern U.S. High School Astronomy Course in the Era of No Child Left Behind,” which generated three articles in Astronomy Education Review, and others in The Science Educator and The Planetarian. His current research involves astronomy education in other countries.
Krumenaker has worked in journalism since the late 1980s, having started at ABC’s 20/20 show as a researcher of science stories. He has been published in numerous astronomy, science, and computer magazines , and is currently the publisher and editor of The Classroom Astronomer magazine. Krumenaker is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the International Science Writers Association.
As an astronomer, he does stellar spectroscopy, from time to time, of cool and emission-line stars. One of his key research results was the discovery of the Milky Way’s only microquasar, SS433.
In recent years, he has been a Visiting Fellow in Science Education at Seoul National University, a guest lecturer at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) giving talks on science writing, and from Marchc to end of August 2015 was at the Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies, Germany, as a journalist-in-residence.