David Corliss recently joined the Planetarium staff as a part-time Physics and Astronomy faculty member in the Fall of 2013. He is a WSU alum as well, with a Masters in Physics from Wayne State and a PhD from the University of Toledo. His interests combine public outreach and education with a research interest in statistical astrophysics. His full-time job is in private-sector R&D, using the same mathematics needed by astronomers to consult for business customers. is on He often speaks to groups on statistics, at star parties and in educational advocacy.