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Opportunities in Science at Lewis & Clark

Speaker Bios


2015 Science Without Limits Symposium


Celebrating a Century of General Relativity



Symposium Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jedidah C. Isler

Jedidah Isler Portrait

Dr. Isler is the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Yale University, where she completed an award-winning study that examines the physics of particle jets emanating from supermassive black holes at the centers of distant galaxies. An advocate for the inclusion and empowerment of students from underrepresented backgrounds in the sciences, she is the Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow in Physics at Syracuse University and participates in the Future Faculty Leader program at Harvard University’s Center for Astrophysics.


Dr. Paul T. Allen Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Lewis & Clark College



Dr. Paul T. Allen earned his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Oregon in 2007.  His research is in partial differential equations, relativity and gravitational theory.  Dr. Allen’s stellar work helping students wrestle with challenging ideas in math and physics earned him the title of “Lewis & Clark’s Professor of the Year” in 2013.