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Diane Turnshek


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Masters Degree, Astronomy

Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science, Astronomy



St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Adjunct Faculty, Physics Department, January 2003 - Present

Adjunct Faculty, English Department, Spring term 2009

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Instructor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, August 2001 – Present

Outreach Coordinator, January 1989 – 2005

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Special Lecturer, Department of Physics/Astronomy August 2008 - present

Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Physics and Chemistry, August 2008 - present

Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Adjunct Faculty, January 2002 – present

Squonk Opera Company, Turtle Creek, PA
Outreach Coordinator, September 2007 - October 2008

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Eastern Regional Director, July 2004 – June 2007

Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Planetarium Operator, January 1982 – May 1984

Carlow College, Pittsburgh, PA
Adjunct Faculty, August 1981 - 1982

Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA
Instructor, January 1982



The Triple QSO PG1115+08: Another Probable Gravitational Lens, Nature, June 1980
An Atlas of Digital Spectra of Cool Stars, Western Research Corporation, 1985.
More than a dozen scientific papers in referred journals; magazine articles

“Dancing in the Light,” Analog Magazine, December 1999.
“Hullabaloo,” Analog Magazine, July/August 2000.
“Spark of Hope,” Storyhouse, 2004.
Many other short fiction and poetry pieces

Editor, Triangulation:  Speculative Fiction, PARSEC Ink, 2003.



MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, HTML, printing/publishing software



Delivered dozens of public talks on astronomy
Founder and executor of Alpha, a 12-day, residency writing workshop for young writers age 14-19, at University of Pittsburgh Greensburg since 2002
Creator of the Pyr Street Team, a viral marketing venture in publishing
Founder of the WorD writing/critiquing group, meeting since 1996
Developer of publishing company PARSEC Ink, edited the first volume of its yearly anthology



American Astronomical Society
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America



Available upon request.