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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi

Dr. Jennifer Meyer

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Office: 211B Lewis Hall
Phone: (662) 915-2673

Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., 2011,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Planetary Science.


  • Instructional Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Astronomy Minor at the University of Mississippi, 2018 – present.
  • Postdoctoral appointment in Physics at the University of California — Santa Barbara, 2011 – 2018.

Research Interests

I have specialized in the interplay between tides and orbital dynamics. I am interested in planetary dynamics, Enceladus, the Moon, and STEM pedagogy – specifically introductory physics and astronomy.

Why study astronomy at UM?  “The astronomy minor is great for curious people interested in the big questions – how does the universe behave and why? How did the universe begin and how will it end? Is Earth unique in hosting life or is that commonplace? Come look into the sky and learn about your place in the universe.”