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Leslie Wickman, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Engineering & Computer Science
Director, Center for Research in Science
Phone: (626) 815-6480
Fax: (626) 815-5323
Wickman's experience includes promoting and supporting faculty and student research, science education, and integrations of scientific research into the educational process. Investigation of satellite launch and orbital operations. Comparing robotic, biological, and biotechnology capabilities for military operations. She is a trained EVA/IVA test astronaut, pilot, and athlete. Her expertise also includes life and space sciences, and the dialog between science and theology. Additional memberships, activities, and awards include: Lockheed Corporate Astronaut; NASA/Lockheed commendations: Hubble Space Telescope Program; Aerospace Medical Association; American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics.


  • Ph.D., Stanford University
  • M.S., Stanford University
  • B.A., Willamette University


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Physics


  • Foreign Defense Technology
  • History of Spaceflight
  • Living and Working in Space
  • Science and Theology
  • Space and Life Science
  • Spacesuit Technologies

Courses Taught

  • PHYC 140 – Introduction to Astronomy