C. Dianne Phillips - aka

C. Dianne Phillips – aka “Sciencegranny”

Hi, I am the Sciencegranny. I have advanced degrees in Physics and Geology and I teach at a local community college.

I am a full professor with many years of teaching experience, ranging from middle school band, grades six-twelve science (NSF funded Visiting Scientist in the K-12 Program), to 2Y and 4Y college-level classes in Geology, Environmental Geology, Field Geology, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Undergraduate Research in STEM.

My research areas include andrological modeling with specific emphasis on the science of learning in the physical sciences.

In addition to teaching science, I am also the director of music at a large, diverse Catholic Church.

I write about issues that are of current interest to people, whether it be science, education, politics, social justice, human and civil rights, women’s issues or religion and spirituality.

Every day is a new experience to have and I praise God for each and every one. Most of all I praise God for the gift of music. Heaven for me would be to be able to sing God’s praises in four-part harmonies.



“Every failure, every triumph, every experience only serves to make me who I am.” “I need my pain. I need my joy. Experiencing life means having both.”

In May, 2021, I published my first novel, “Stillwater 1.”  It is a work of fiction and is one woman scientist’s journey to self actualization. Because I am already published in the geosciences as a professor, I used my grandmother’s name and dedicated this book to her.  She was a strong woman who greatly influenced me as I grew up.  She taught me about hard work, perseverance, pride in a job well done, and how to be kind and generous in a hard world.  Thank you, Annie.


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