Caroline Cox is a PhD astronomer, educator, and astronomy education consultant. She was a research assistant professor of astronomy at the University of Virginia, where she studied galaxies and clusters of galaxies and taught introductory astronomy classes. Then she was an astronomy education specialist at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where she helped develop educational materials for the "Explore the Universe" exhibit. She currently teaches high school physics, astrophysics, environmental science, and calculus. She has co-written a number of science humor articles for the Annals of Improbable Research.