Philip Sakimoto

Director of the Minor in Sustainability
Professor of the Practice, Physics

Professor of the Practice, Physics
746 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Dr. Phil Sakimoto is Director of the Minor in Sustainability with responsibilities that include overseeing student progress and senior capstone projects, developing campus-wide sustainability-related curricula, teaching sustainability courses, engaging in related public outreach, and developing community partnerships. He was formerly the Program Manager and Acting Director of NASA’s Space Science Education and Public Outreach Program as well as the manager of a wide variety of NASA student development and diversity programs. At Notre Dame he has been the Director of the Program for Academic Excellence in the Center for University Advising and a diversity and outreach specialist for the Department of Physics. Dr. Sakimoto received his B.A. in physics from Pomona College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in astronomy from UCLA.

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