James Buell

James Buell

James F Buell
Position Title
Professor 10 Months
Mathematics and Physics
Office Location
Hunter Student Development Center
Office Phone
  • Ph.D Physics with emphasis in Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 1997
  • M.S. Physics University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 1992
  • B.S. Physics Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 1983
Teaching Overview
  • Physics 1024 General Physics I
  • Physics 2023 General Physics II
  • NASC 1043 Physical Science Survey 
  • NASC 1001 Astronomy I Lab
  • NASC 1003 Astronomy I


Professional Experience
  • 2004-present Assistant Professor Alfred State College
  • 2000-2004 Assistant Professor Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
  • 1999-2000 Visiting Assistant Professor Black Hills State College, Spearfish, SD
  • 1998-1999 Visiting Assistant Professor Texas A&M - Commerce, Commerce, TX
  • 1997-1998 Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

I am currently doing research on the evolution of late type stars (red giants), the origin of elements, and the chemical evolution of the galaxy.

Publications and Events
  • Low and intermediate mass star yields.II: The evolution of nitrogen abundances, M. Gavilán1, J. F. Buell2 and M. Molla,
  • Low and intermediate mass star yields: The evolution of carbon abundances, M. Gavilán1, J. F. Buell2 and M. Molla, A&A 432, 861-877 (2005)
  • On the Origin of Planetary Nebula K648 in Globular Cluster M15, J. F. Buell, R. B. C. Henry, E. Baron, and K. B. Kwitter, ApJ 483, 837-842 (1997)
  • Currently CDR committee member
  • 2005-2006 Faculty Workload Committee


Honors and Awards
  • 2001 Alfred State Intentional Learner Grant