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Dr. Kevin Grazier

Assistant Professor
DoD Civilian
Army Branch:

Contact Information:
Office Location: Thayer Hall, Rm 117
Phone: 845.938.4155

Dr. Kevin Grazier earned his Ph.D. at UCLA performing large-scale long-term computational simulations of early Solar System dynamics and evolution--research which he continues today. For fifteen years, Grazier worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Cassini/Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan as both a science planning engineer and Investigation Scientist on the imaging science subsystem instrument. Grazier wrote mission plannning and analysis software that won both JPL- and NASA-wide awards. Dr. Grazier has also consulted in the entertainment industry, and was the science advisor on the films "Gravity" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", as well as the television series "Eureka", "Falling Skies", "Defiance", and the Peabody-Award-winning "Battlestar Galactica." Also, an author, Grazier just finished co-authoring the second of the "Hollyweird Science" trilogy of books that examine the onscreen portrayal of science and scientists in television and film.

Recent Positions:
  • 2016-Present: Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, United States Military Academy
  • 1999-2016: Adjunct Professor of Astronomy, Santa Monica College
  • 2015-2016: Adjunct Professor of Astronomy, Los Angeles Pierce College
  • 2011-2015: Technical Consultant, "Defiance", Syfy Channel
  • 1995-2011: Research Scientist, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory