Biographical Overview

 

Education    
                               
1996       Ph.D. in Geological Science, Rutgers University.
                Petrology - Geochemistry - Meteoritics - Cosmochemistry
                Thesis advisor:  Prof. Roger H. Hewins
1991       M.S. in Geological Sciences, Rutgers University.
                Thesis advisor:  Prof. Roger H. Hewins
1988       B.A. in Geological Sciences, Rutgers University.
                Honor thesis advisor (Chondrule formation):  Prof. Roger H. Hewins Independent Research advisor (Devonian invertebrates):
                Prof. G. McGhee

Chronology of Professional Experience

City University of New York
2009                       Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Department of Physical Sciences, Kingsborough Community College of the City                                 University of New York, Brooklyn, NY; September, 2009.
2005                       Awarded tenure at the City University of New York
2004-                     Associate Professor (promotion before tenure) - Earth and Planetary Sciences, Department of Physical Sciences,                                                 Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2003-                     Earth and Environmental Sciences Doctoral Faculty, City University of New York.
2001-2004            Assistant Professor - Earth and Planetary Sciences, Department of Physical Sciences, Kingsborough Community College of                                 the City University of New York, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Other appointments and Positions
2006-                     Adjunct Associate Professor of Planetary Science, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona.
2001-                     Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y.
2001-                     Graduate Faculty, Department of Geological Sciences, Rutgers University.
1998-2001            Research Scientist, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences,
                                California Institute of Technology.
1996-1998            Postdoctoral Scholar in Geochemistry, California Institute of Technology.
1993-1995            TEM analyst, EMSL Piscataway, N.J.
1989-1996            Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, Rutgers University.
1988-1989            Field Engineer, Melick and Tully, Inc., Geotechnical Engineers, S. Brook, N.J.

Teaching Experience

2009-                     Open Doors Learning Community, linking Introduction to Astronomy with first-semester English, the overall course entitled                                 Composing Astronomy.
2008-                     Earth System Science I (EES 716), Graduate Center, CUNY
2002-                     Introduction to Astronomy (EPS 35; resurrected the course in Fall 2002 and designed a lab for this course that began in Fall,                                 2003).
2001-                     Introduction to Earth Science (EPS 38; completely revised the curriculum for the lecture and accompanying laboratory for the                                 entire program).

Mentoring

Graduate Level

2007-                     Co-advisor for Devin Schrader, Ph.D. student at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
2007-                     Committee member for Eve Berger, Ph.D. student at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
2008-                     Committee member for Kathryn Gardner, Ph.D. student at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
2008-                     Ph.D. qualification examiner for all candidates in Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Graduate Center of the City                                                 University of New York.

Undergraduate Level

2006-                     REU advisor to Devin Schrader, American Museum of Natural History and the City University of New York (summer program).
2008-                     REU co-advisor to Jacqui Beard, American Museum of Natural History and the City University of New York (summer                                                 program).
2009-                     REU advisor to Stuart A. Sweeney Smith, American Museum of Natural History and the City University of New York (summer                                 program).

Awards and Fellowships

2007-2008            Fellowship (sabbatical) leave from CUNY.
2006                       Asteroid  (6761) Haroldconnolly renamed from Asteroid 1981 EV19
1999                       Antarctic Service Medal, US Congress and Department of Navy.
1991-1994            Graduate Student Researchers Program-NASA.
1988                       Honors in Geological Sciences.
1987                       Helgi Johnson Award for excellent in field geology.

Chronology of Grants Awarded

2009               Co-I: Research Experience for Undergraduates, the National Science Foundation, at the American Museum of Natural History in                         collaboration with the City University of New York. Mentor to Stuart A. Sweeney Smith, an undergraduate at the Carelton College,                         during the summer of 2009.
2008               PI: Evolution of primitive planetary materials in the protoplanetary disk. Awarded from the NASA Cosmochemistry program.                         Awarded $50,000.00 for one year.
2008               PI: Constraining the timing of pre-accretion events in the protoplanetary disk. Awarded from the NASA Origins of Solar Systems                         program. Awarded $156,000.00 over three years.
2007               PI: The complex nature of a CAI from Allende. Awarded from the PSC-CUNY Foundation. Awarded $3990.00 for one year.
2006               Co-I: Acquisition of an electron microprobe for use at a regional facility at Rutgers University. Awarded from the NASA                                                 Cosmochemistry program. Awarded $475,000.
2006               PI: Constraints on Solar System origins from experimental and petrographic investigations of primitive planetary materials.                         Awarded from the NASA Cosmochemistry program. Awarded $166,000 over three years.
2006               Co-I: Scanning electron microscope studies of solar system materials. Awarded from the NASA Cosmochemistry Program.                         Awarded $214,000.
2006               Co-I: Research Experience for Undergraduates, the National Science Foundation, at the American Museum of Natural History in                         collaboration with the City University of New York. Awarded from the National Science Foundation.  Mentor to Devin Schrader, an                         undergraduate at the University of Arizona, during the summer of 2006; now my Ph.D. student at the University of Arizona.
2005               Co-I: Petrologic-geochemical studies of STARDUST commentary materials. Awarded from the NASA Cosmochemistry program.                         Awarded $15,000 for one year.
2005               PI: Towards an Origin of Chondrules: Kinetics of Reactions. Awarded from the PSC-CUNY Foundation. Awarded $3,840 for one                         year.
2004               PI: On the nature and origins of type II chondrules from CR chondrites. Awarded from the PSC-CUNY Foundation. Awarded                         $5,640.00 for one year.
2003               PI: On the origins of Fe, Ni-metal in enstatite chondrites.
Awarded from the PSC-CUNY Foundation. Awarded $4,300.00 for one year.
2001               Co-I: X-ray radiographic and tomographic techniques for maximizing the information extracted from STARDUST and small particle                         data. Awarded from the NASA Cosmochemistry Program.

Professional Activities and Service

2009                       Research Education for Undergraduates (NSF funded) advisor to Stuart A. Sweeney Smith.
2008-                     OSIRIS Rex Science Team (Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security); sample return mission and                                 characterization of an asteroid to be submitted to New Frontiers Program.
2009-                     Council member of the international Meteoritical Society (elected position).
2008                       Research Education for Undergraduates (NSF funded) co-advisor to Jacqui Beard.
2007-2008            Awarded sabbatical leave, one year.
2007                       Gold team review, OSIRIS.
2007                       Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, 70th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting, Tucson, AZ.
2006                       Research Education for Undergraduates (NSF funded) advisor to Devin L. Schrader.
2006-                     Member of the Advisory Board, Southwest Meteorite Center.
2006                       April 2006 Panel Member for ECO Festival 2006, Kingsborough Community College.
2006                       Appointed to the review panel for President’s Faculty Innovation Award, Kingsborough.
2006-                     Elected representative to the College Council, Kingsborough Community College.
2006-                     Appointed member of the Academic Integrity Committee, Kingsborough Community College.
2006-                     Appointed member of the Strategic Planning Committee, Kingsborough Community College.
2006-                     Appointed member of the General Education Committee, Kingsborough Community College.
2005-2006            Appointed Chair of the Pellas-Ryder Student Award Committee, a joint committee of the Planetary Science Divisions of the                                 Geological Society of America and the Meteoritical Society.
2005-2008            Editor of the Meteoritical Bulletin (http://www.meteoriticalsociety.org).
2005-2006            Appointed member of the Meteoritical Society’s Nomenclature Committee – Associate Editor for Oman.
2005-2007            Meteorite Working Group.
2005-                     Program committee for the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
2005-                     Elected to College Council, which is the governing body of Kingsborough Community College.
2004                       Elected to the Faculty Search Committee for President of Kingsborough Community College.
2003-2006            Appointed member of the Pellas-Ryder Student Award Committee. The committee represents both the Meteoritical Society                                 and the Geological Society of America.
2003-2006            Appointed member of the Publications Committee of the Meteoritical Society.
2003                       Scientific organization committee for Chondrites and the Protoplanetary Disk.
2003-                     Advisor  GLABA/AQUA Club, Kingsborough Community College.
2002                       Co-advisor GLABA Club, Kingsborough Community College.
2001                       Advisory Committee for the new Hall of Meteorites, American Museum of Natural History.
2001-2002            Advisory Board - Women’s Center, Kingsborough Community College.
2001                       Editorial Board for Meteorites and the Early Solar System II.
2001                       Panel member- NASA Cosmochemistry Review Panel (Proposal funding panel).
1999-2000            Program committee for the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
1998                       Award committee, GSA Stephen E. Dwornik Student Award (LPSC).
1997-2001            Visitor, Center for Star Formation Studies, NASA-Ames.
1994-1995            Member of the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) expedition.
1991-1994            President of the Graduate Student Association of Rutgers University.

Professional Society Memberships

American Geophysical Union 1990-
American Astronomical Society and its Division of Planetary Sciences 2001-
Geochemical Society 2009-
Geological Society of America, its Planetary Sciences Division and Geosciences Education Division 2001-
Meteoritical Society 1989-
Membership to the International Astronomical Union, pending.

Languages

English – Fluent
French – Some fluency
Irish – Some fluency
Tibetan – Currently, learning spoken and written (both modern and classical)

Published Books

(1) A Lab Manual for Introduction to Earth Science Harold C. Connolly Jr., Cyrena A. Goodrich, and Michael K. Weisberg. (2005) Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa.

Editorship of Professional Publications

(4) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 93. Harold C. Connolly Jr., Jutta Zipfel, Luigi Folco, Caroline Smith, Gretchen K. Benedix, Kevin Righter, Akira Yamaguchi, and Hassnaa Chennaoui-Aoudjehane. (2008) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 43, 571-632.
(3) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 92. Harold C. Connolly Jr., Jutta Zipfel, Luigi Folco, Caroline Smith, Gretchen K. Benedix, Kevin Righter, Akira Yamaguchi, and Hassnaa Chennaoui-Aoudjehane. (2007) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 42, 413-466.
(2) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 91. Harold C. Connolly Jr., Jutta Zipfel, Luigi Folco, Caroline Smith, Rhian H. Jones, Gretchen K. Benedix, Kevin Righter, Akira Yamaguchi, Hassnaa Chennaoui-Aoudjehane and, Jeffery N. Grossman. (2007) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 42, 413-466.
(1) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 90. Harold C. Connolly Jr. (Editor), Jutta Zipfel, Jeffery N. Grossman, Luigi Folco, Caroline Smith, Rhian H. Jones, Kevin Righter, Michael Zolensky, Sara S, Russell, Gretchen K. Benedix, Akira Yamaguchi, and Barbara A. Cohen. (2006) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 41, 1383-1418.

Invited Talks

(19) On the nature, origins and significance of chondrules. Terrestrial Planets: Evolution through time. Physics Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, India. January 2008.
(18) On understanding the formation of chondrules and CAIs, Gordon Research Conference, Origin of Solar Systems, July 2007.
(17) On understanding the formation of chondrules and CAIs, University of Toronto, November 2006.
(16) On understanding the formation of chondrules and CAIs, Natural History Museum, June 2006.
(15) On understanding the formation of chondrules and CAIs, University of Maryland April 2006.
(14) On John Wood and the importance of chondrites in recording solar system formation, Harvard University May 2005. 
(13) Refractory inclusions and chondrules: Insights into a protoplanetary disk and planet formation. Kaua’i, Hawai’i, November 2005.
(12) On chondritic meteorite components: Chondrules and CAIs. Department of Geological Sciences, Arizona State University, February 2004.
(11) On chondritic meteorite components: Chondrules and CAIs.  The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona, February 2004.
(10) Citation for Dr. Steve J. Desch, winner of the 2003 Meteoritical Society Nier Prize.  Citation presented at the 66th annual meeting of the Meteoritical Society in Munster, Germany.
(9) On the formation of chondrules, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory February 2003.
(8) On the formation of meteoritic chondrules and CAIs, UC Berkeley, joint Astronomy and EPS seminar, February 2003.
(7) On the origins of planetary materials: Fe-Ni metal Georgia State, February 2002.
(6) On a recipe for making chondrules, California Institute of Technology, March 2001.
(5) What are Chondrules/CAIs and Why Should Astrophysicists Care?  Institute for Advanced Studies, May 2001.
(4) Distinguish lecturer for the Cultural and Life Program, Furman University, South Carolina. Talk entitled: From Antarctica to the formation of our solar system: Meteorites, February 2000.
(3) On the formation of type B CAI from minor element concentrations in spinels. UCLA, December 1999.
(2) On the formation of chondrules and type B CAI. Center for Star Formation Studies, NASA-Ames, April 1998.
(1) On the thermal histories of chondrules.  NASA-Ames, November 1996.