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African American Scientists

Julian M. Earls (b.1942)

Dr. Julian Earls

Image Credit: “Julian M. Earls.” NASA, 2023, Accessed 3 Oct 2023.

  • American physicist and champion for equal opportunity who retired as director of NASA Glenn Research Center in 2005
  • Began working with NASA in 1965 as a health physicist following graduation from Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry with a master's degree in radiation biology
  • Dr. Earl authored numerous technical papers and NASA’s first health-physics guides among dozens of other publications
  • Dr. Earls is the founder of the Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology
  • Co-chaired the Science and Mathematics Education Policy Advisory Council (SAMEPAC) for the State of Ohio
  • Currently serves as Executive in Residence at the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University in Ohio