Carey Woodward

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Carey Woodward

Associate Professor

Science Building, Room 117A
(920) 929-1158

Professor Carey Woodward joined the UW-Fond du Lac faculty in the fall of 2006. In addition to regular teaching, committees and academic advising, he teaches various continuing education courses and advises the "Forte Falcons," a student a cappella group.

His previous college teaching experiences include full-time positions at UW-Fox Valley and Edgewood College, and part-time/summer classes at MATC, UW-Madison, UW-Marathon County, UW-Washington County and UW-Waukesha County.  He has also taught at  the Ulysses S. Grant Foundation at Yale University (a summer high school program for gifted & talented inner city high school students) and the Physics Learning Program at UW-Madison (a tutorial program for at-risk students in introductory physics).

In collaboration with the space physics group at UW-Madison, he has done computer-based research on the modeling of geocoronal Balmer-alpha emission and its implication for monitoring global climate change.  He also collaborates with scientists at several institutions to observe and model Jupiter's moon Io and the Io plasma torus.  He has published a number of papers, including one in Science, and has spent many long nights at the telescopes of Kitt Peak in Arizona.

His personal interests include Morris dancing, homebrewing, geocaching, singing and running.  He has run five marathons (including the Boston Marathon this past April), a dozen half marathons, and numerous shorter races.


Roesler, F. L., H. W. Moos, R. J. Oliversen, R. C. Woodward, Jr., K. D. Retherford et al.. "Far Ultraviolet Imaging Spectroscopy of Io's Atmosphere with HST/STIS." Science, 283, 353-357, 1999.

Woodward, Jr., R. C., F. Scherb, and F. L. Roesler. "Variations in Optical S+ Emission from the Io Plasma Torus: Evidence for Quasiperiodicity." Astrophys. J., 479(2), 984-991, 1997.

Woodward, Jr., R. C., F. Scherb, F. L. Roesler, and R. J. Oliversen. "Periodic Intensity Variations in Sulfur Emissions from the Io Plasma Torus." Icarus, 111, 45-64, 1994.



Ph.D. (Physics) 1992 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. (Physics) 1984 from Yale University