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Physics Instructor
Labry Hall
The Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business
A.A.S., New River Community and Technical College
B.A., Bluefield State College
B.S., West Virginia University
M.A., Fisk University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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. She decided not to pursue what she originally planned to as a career and went to work.
She started a job as a tour guide at the Green Bank Observatory in Green Bank, WV and fell in love with

She 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

Ms. McMann teaches physics, physical science, and astronomy.