Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Iowa State University, 2011
B.S. in Physics, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2005
Dr. Peterson joined the Hastings College Faculty in Fall 2018 after teaching for 6 years at the University of Wisconsin – Barron County. He has taught introductory physics and astronomy courses, and will be teaching optics this term.
He is interested in the study of galaxies, particularly galaxy interactions and their effect on star formation. His research projects have used data from the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, and Herschel Space Observatory.