1002 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
After receiving a B.A. in physics and applied mathematics from Rice University in 1996, Bryan Dunne worked at Los Alamos National Lab on the ALEXIS satellite project. He joined the Department of Astronomy at the University of Illinois in 1997 as a graduate student. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2007, Dr. Dunne stayed on at Illinois as Assistant Chair of Astronomy, leading the department business office and teaching astronomy courses. In 2018, he was named a Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence Award winner for his service to the University. In 2019, he transitioned to Teaching Assistant Professor and Director of the Campus Observatory, taking a more teaching and advising role in the department.
- Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
- M.S., Astronomy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999
- B.A., Physics and Applied Mathematics, Rice University, 1996
Awards and Honors
- 2018 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence Award
- Named to the “List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent”: Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018*, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2010, Spring 2008, Spring 2007, Fall 2006, Summer 2006*, Spring 2006* (*ranked in the top 10% of instructors in elective courses)
- Faculty Appreciation Award, Greek Councils of the University of Illinois, October 2010
- Honorary Coach, Fighting Illini Football Team (Nominated by student-athletes), November 2007
- Astronomy Department Outstanding Teacher Award, May 2007