Ms. Natasha McMann received A.A.S. from New River Community and Technical College in West Virginia in 2007. She then went on to obtain a B.A. Social Science from Bluefield State College in Bluefield, West Virginia in 2008. Then, she started a job as a tour guide at the Green Bank Observatory in Green Bank, WV and fell in love with astronomy. Ms. McMann then attended West Virginia University where she earned a B.S. in physics in 2016. She then got into the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD Bridge Program in Nashville. She earned her M.A. in Physics from Fisk University in 2018. She then went on to study for a PhD in Astrophysics from Vanderbilt University. She is taking a leave of absence from Vanderbilt in order to teach at Cumberland. Her research at Vanderbilt concerned searching for companions to millisecond pulsars in large optical surveys.
At Cumberland Ms. McMann teaches physics, physical science, and astronomy.