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About Harold Connolly

Dr. Connolly is the Founding Chair of the Department of Geology in the School of Earth and Environment. He is also Mission Sample Scientist and Co-Investigator on NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission, OSIRIS-REx, and Co-Investigator on JAXA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission, Hayabusa2. His research focuses on constraining the formation of earth-like planets through the study of meteorites and asteroids.

Positions

2016 - Present Professor and Chair, Geology, Rowan University School of Earth & Environment
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2001 - 2016 Professor, CUNY ‐ Kingsborough Community College and The Graduate Center
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2015 Special Visiting Professor, Hokkaido University ‐ Department of Natural History Sciences
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



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Honors and Awards

  • Asteroid 6761 Haroldconnolly
  • Antarctic Service Medal
  • Fellow of the Meteoritical Society
  • Co-Discover of the mineral Krotite

Education

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1996 PhD, Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway ‐ Department of Geological Sciences
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1991 MS, Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway ‐ Department of Geological Sciences
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1988 BA, Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway ‐ Department of Geological Sciences
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