Dr. Matthew P. Krynicki is currently the physics, engineering mechanics and astronomy instructor at Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI with a major in physics and minors in mathematics and English literature in May of 1993. He then went on to pursue his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, graduating in May of 2006. His graduate research focused on ground-based measurements of upper-atmospheric vertical winds and temperatures at altitudes of ~100 – 300 kilometers and on space-based measurements of upper-atmospheric composition disturbances associated with these vertical winds. Essentially, he is an expert on the Aurora Borealis, that is, the Northern Lights. He has been teaching physics at Bay since August of 2006.