Professor Amy Keesee joined the Department in the 2018 Fall semester. She received her B.S. in Mathematics from Davidson College in 2010. She received her Ph.D. in Plasma Physics in 2006 from West Virginia University, where she studied laboratory plasma physic with an emphasis on laser-based diagnostics. After receiving her Ph.D., she stayed at WVU but switched focus to magetospheric physics as a postdoc. She became a research professor at WVU in 2010. She now studies ion dynamics in the magnetosphere, focusing on the plasma sheet and magnetotail regions, especially during magnetospheric storms and substorms. She also works on instrument development.