Charles Keeton, Faculty Director, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. After earning a B.A. from Cornell University and Ph.D. from Harvard University, Professor Keeton did research at the University of Arizona and the University of Chicago before joining the faculty of Rutgers University in 2004. He studies how gravity bends light to investigate dark matter and black holes, using the Hubble Space Telescope as well as observatories around the world. Chuck Keeton's research has been featured on National Public Radio, MSNBC.com, and in New Scientist magazine. In 2010 he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Obama for his innovative work in the integration of research and education.