Shannon Clardy

Shannon Clardy, a native of The Colony, Texas, is Associate Professor of Physics and Adjunct Professor of Oboe at Henderson State University where she has taught since 2005.  She holds a Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Southern Methodist University.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in Applied Science with research in astrophysics.

Shannon performs as the principal oboist with the Little Rock Wind Symphony and enjoys performing chamber music with her friends and colleagues.  Outside of her musical activities, Shannon is an active researcher in astrophysics, aerodynamics, and physics outreach with projects ranging from the construction of a wind tunnel to building and launching rockets. Additionally, Dr. Clardy has a number of students assisting her in research in science education and learning, aerodynamics and laminar flow, rocketry, and instrumental acoustics.