Dr. Jean Creighton grew up in Athens, Greece, where she got her undergraduate degree in Physics.
Her interest in Astronomy sent her to Halifax, Nova Scotia for a Masters in Astronomy and to Waterloo, Ontario for a Ph.D. in Astrophysics. She had the opportunity to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the California Institute of Technology. She has been teaching formal astronomy courses at UWM since September 1999; she also teaches astronomy as the Director of the UWM Planetarium since January 2007 to a variety of audiences including school groups, birthday parties, and senior groups. She loves sharing her love of the cosmos with everyone.