Dr. Molly Simon is an astronomy education researcher and planetary scientist. She has a PhD in Planetary Sciences from the University of Arizona with a certificate in college teaching.
After receiving her PhD, she began her position as an Education Postdoctoral Researcher for the Zooniverse at the Adler Planetarium. As an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, she utilizes citizen science as a tool to bring authentic research and data-rich experiences to students in both in-person and online astronomy courses. She also develops active learning materials designed to engage students in critical thinking while promoting increased disciplinary fluency.