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David A. Crown is a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute (PSI) in Tucson, Arizona. David’s professional interests include research in planetary geology, physical volcanology, and remote sensing as well as science education. His NASA-supported research includes geologic mapping investigations of the surfaces of Mars, Venus, Io, and Ceres, use of spacecraft and airborne remote sensing data for geologic analyses of planetary surface features, field investigations of volcanic deposits, and the development and application of models for geologic flows. He recently led and served as an instructor for a series of professional development workshops for middle and elementary school teachers.

David is a 1985 graduate (Magna Cum Laude, Honors) of Brown University, with a B.S. degree in Geology-Physics/Mathematics, and received a Ph.D. in Geology from Arizona State University in 1991. He was formerly a National Research Council Research Associate at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and member of the faculty of the Department of Geology and Planetary Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of 11 geologic maps and more than 40 other scientific publications. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Baker Demonstration School in 1977 and New Trier High School East in 1981.

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