Dr. Jeannette M. Myers

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Dr. Jeannette M. Myers

Professor of Astronomy
Coordinator of Astronomy Program
Director of Dooley Planetarium

Office: LSF 103F
Phone: 843-661-1441


  • Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, 2003.
  • M.S. in Physics, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, 1999.
  • B.S. in Astronomy and Physics, Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota, 1996.

Research Interests

Galaxy Halo Formation
Galaxy Collisions
Star Formation
Helium Flash

Teaching Interests

I have been an astronomy professor at FMU since 2003 and am actively involved in teaching all of the astronomy courses in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. I have taught the Physics 216 (General Physics II) course during the summer sessions as well as classes for Middle School Science teachers. I have developed courses and laboratories for the Astronomy program at Francis Marion University.

Recent Conferences

SuperComputing SC11, Seattle, WA 2011
SuperComputing SC10, New Orleans, LA 2010
American Physical Society, SE Section, Atlanta, GA 2009
American Physical Society, SE Section, Nashville, TN 2007
American Physical Society, SE Section, Williamsburg, VA 2006
American Physical Society, SE Section, Gainesville, FL 2005
American Astronomical Society, Minneapolis, MN 2005
South Carolina Academy of Sciences, Rock Hill 2005
American Physical Society, SE Section, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 2004
American Astronomical Society, Atlanta, GA 2004

Professional Memberships and Honors

Member, American Astronomical Society
Member, Phi Kappa Phi
Member, American Physical Society
Member, Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society
Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society
Member, South Carolina Academy of Science


FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’ve developed an array of professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

The University keeps class sizes small because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and a student enrollment of 4,000 provides the perfect balance to enhance learning and still promote a diverse selection of programs.


Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in about 30-45 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this beautiful, you want to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.


Francis Marion University has been recognized for six straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university. Read more here.

Francis Marion University is ranked among Washington Monthly’s “Best Masters Universities” in the magazine’s latest ranking.

  • FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Francis Marion University is listed as the Best Ethnically Diverse University in the South by U.S. News and World Report.


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