Physics & Astronomy
Lloyd Black has been an Adjunct Professor at Rowan University for nearly 10 years, teaching the Introduction to Astronomy course. Prior to his arrival at Rowan, he did adjunct teaching at West Chester University and Camden County College. Prof. Black spent most of his career as a college science textbook editor working in 14 science, math, and engineering disciplines. He specialized in introductory textbooks for astronomy and physics. During this time as an editor, he edited 130 primary textbooks (including 20 astronomy texts) and 800 supplements. Before leaving publishing, he was an Executive Editor managing a $3.5 million physical sciences list and a staff of five editors. LB has been interested in astronomy since he received his first telescope at the age of seven. He has been an avid observer for many years. He counts as his most significant observational achievement being able to observe successfully the pair of rare Venus transits that occurred in 2004 and 2012. LB is a past president of the Willingboro Astronomical Society and is a member of the South Jersey Astronomy Club. Other than teaching, his primary focus at Rowan is to perform public outreach and promote science education through astronomy. LB holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware and a masters from West Chester University.