Professor of Physics
Larry Gladney is the Phyllis A. Wallace Dean of Diversity and Faculty Development and Professor of Physics at Yale University. He was formerly at the University of Pennsylvania, serving as the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He is also the FAS (Faculty of Arts and Sciences) Dean of Science at Yale University. At Penn, he served as Department Chair, Chair of the Penn Faculty Senate, Director and Principal Investigator of the NSF-supported Penn Science Teacher Institute, and Associate Dean for Natural Sciences.
After two decades and more than 600 publications as an experimental particle physicist, he turned to experimental cosmology. He worked first with the Supernova/Acceleration Probe team in charge of ground-based telescope simulations. Then LSST, on mission planning, focused on using Type Ia supernovae as standard candles for cosmological parameter measurements. His personal interests center around broadening participation throughout STEM, particularly through the LSST project of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory.