APPOINTMENT OF DR. WILLIAM A. GUTSCH, JR. AS DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Posted by: Frances Salvo
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. William A. Gutsch, Jr. as Distinguished Professor
of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Peter’s College.
Dr. Gutsch began his distinguished career when he graduated from Saint Peter's College with a Bachelor
of Science degree in Mathematics. He went on to receive his Masters in Astrophysics and a Ph.D. in
Education from the University of Virginia.
An astronomer, writer, producer, director, designer, inventor, and international consultant, Dr. Gutsch
has served as Chairman of The American Museum – Hayden Planetarium, science correspondent for
ABC’s Good Morning America and World News This Morning, and President & CEO of the Challenger
Center for space science education. He has written, produced, and/or appeared in programs for PBS,
NBC, CNN, The Learning Channel, and NASA-TV and was nominated for an Emmy in 1986.
Dr. Gutsch has also written for and directed numerous Hollywood legends and worked with such well
known production companies as Paramount, Lucasfilm Ltd., and The Children’s Television Workshop.
Since 1995, he has been President of Great Ideas, providing services for NASA, Educational Television,
various local and national governments, and major universities and science museums around the world.
Saint Peter's College awarded Dr. Gutsch an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters in 1995 in recognition
of his life long achievements in science education and communication.
We are thrilled that Dr. Gutsch will be joining the faculty at Saint Peter’s College. As a distinguished professor
of the College of Arts and Sciences he will enrich the academic community. Dr. Gutsch will be teaching courses
in the natural sciences, communications and education departments. Our students will benefit from his breadth
and depth of knowledge and experience.