David Garofalo


With diplomas from both a scientific lyceum in Florence Italy and a high school in Miami Beach and college enrollment in places as disparate as the University of California and the University of Bologna, David's academic record is a reflection of multiple interests. Following several years playing soccer in Italy's lower divisions - where as an undergraduate he attended the oldest university in Europe - and in the USA in the USISL, he obtained his PhD in physics from the University of Maryland where he developed interest, and currently conducts research, in black hole astrophysics. After postdoctoral work as a NASA fellow and as a Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena California, and several years of teaching at various California schools including the California State University, he moved to Columbia University in New York where he was a lecturer in the Physics Department and an adjunct at Fordham University in the Bronx.  He is now faculty in the Department of Physics at Kennesaw State University. 

June 2008 PhD Physics                             University of Maryland, College Park 

August 1999 BS Physics & Astronomy      University of Maryland, University of Bologna, University of California 
Work History
2020 -  Present    Kennesaw State University                            Associate Professor of Physics
2014 – 2020           Kennesaw State University                            Assistant Professor of Physics
2013 – 2014            Southern Polytechnic State University       Lecturer of Physics
2012 -  2013            Fordham University                                         Adjunct
2012 -  2013            Columbia University                                        Lecturer in Discipline of Physics
2010 -  2011            NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory                  Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar
2009 – 2012           California State University                              Adjunct
2009 -  2011           Harvey Mudd College                                      Adjunct
2008 -  2010          NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory                  NPP Fellow
Editor at Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences
Editor at Scientific Reports 
Editors at Scientific Reports

 Seminars, Workshops, Colloquia
  • California State University, USA, September 2022, Colloquium
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, November 2021, Seminar
  • Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic, May 2021, Seminar
  • Tsung-Dao Lee Institute and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, March 2021, Workshop on relativistic jets
  • Southwest Institute for Astrophysics Research, China, April 2020, Colloquium
  • GRAM University of Georgia, USA, October 2017, Conference
  • High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society, USA, August 2017, Conference
  • Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, GA Tech, USA, April 2016, Seminar
  • Meierfest, California Institute of Technology, USA, March 2015, Conference
  • Centro de Radioastronomica y Astrofisica, Mexico, August 2014, Seminar
  • California Institute of Technology, USA, June 2011, Seminar
  • American Astronomical Society, USA, January 2010, Conference
  • Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA, October 2009, Seminar
  • University of California Irvine, USA, June 2009, Colloquium
  • American Astronomical Society, USA, January 2009, Conference
  • Cornell University, USA, October 2008, Colloquium