Dr. Dan Bruton is a professor of Physics at Stephen F. Austin State University. He teaches courses in engineering, physics, and astronomy and conducts research at the SFA Observatory. He is an Associate Dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics and recently developed a new Engineering Physics degree program for SFA Students. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Texas A&M University and has a bachelors and masters degree in physics from Stephen F. Austin State University.
With the help of many students Dr. Dan Bruton has discovered eleven asteroids wandering through our solar system. Three of these minor planets have now been officially named and three others are now ready to be named. Several master's theses and over 60 publications in the Minor Planet Electronic Circulars have resulted from minor planet research at SFA to date. He teaches Foundations in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Digital Systems, and Observational Astronomy at SFA. A complete list of research and scholarly activities can be found at