Exploring Galaxies in Outer Space and Academic Leadership Through the Journey of a Leading Female Astronomer

August 10, 2016
Hosted by Alise Cortez, PhD

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Outer space - does it allure and call out to you? Does it fascinate you to ponder how the universe and galaxies come into being? How do galaxies grow over time and change dramatically across different regions of outer space? How do they grow their stars, black holes, and dark matter? These are some of the questions that drive the research of this episode's guest, Dr. Shardha Jogee. She will share her early deep fascination with science, how she dared to dream big, and how it all culminated against all odds in her career as an astronomer, professor, and chair of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin. She will discuss some of her exciting research using NASA's Hubble, Spitzer, and Herschel Space Telescopes, McDonald Observatory, and the future Giant Magellan Telescope, and invite young minds to join the journey of scientific exploration. She will also share the excitement of advancing Texas Astronomy in her role as department chair.

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Alise Cortez, PhD

Alise Cortez, PhD

Dr. Alise Cortez is a speaker, consultant, coach, published author, radio show and podcast host, and Development/Engagement Catalyst based in Dallas, Texas. She has dedicated herself to helping people across the globe more meaningfully and productively connect with their work to achieve greater fulfillment, more impactful results, and meaningful work-life integration, and “live with passion, work on purpose.” Alise is particularly called to help organizations synergize the human-technological workforce integration that artificial intelligence and robotics have introduced to enable workforce development that raises the human contribution to work. Her other niche area is working with organizations to integrate the younger millennial and generation Z workforces with their more tenured counterparts to create an engaged, productive culture.

Alise earned a PhD in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. Fascinated with how people choose and experience their careers, she focused her dissertation on meaning in work and its relationship to personal identity. Her post-doc research yielded 15 “modes of engagement,” discovered by interviewing 115 professionals aged 18 to 80 across multiple industries. Her consulting offerings are drawn from this research.

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