Ph.D. Degree Alumni

Ohio State's first Ph.D. in Astronomy was awarded in 1955 to Dr. William Protheroe.  Prior to that OSU only had a Master's program. For each Ph.D. recipient, we list the dissertation title, their advisor, and their current (or last) professional position (where known to us). Starting with 1997 graduates, we also list the first post-graduate position they held (where none is listed, their current position is their first post-grad position).

Dissertations from 2002 forward are available in electronic form through the OhioLink Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Center website.

William M. Protheroe, Ph.D. 1955
    A Study of Stellar Scintillation
    Advisor: J.A. Hynek
    Current Position: Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University
    Deceased 2012.

J. Patrick Harrington, Ph.D. 1967
    Model Planetary Nebulae: Electron Temperatures and Ionization Stratification
    Advisor: E. Capriotti
    Current Position: Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland Department of Astronomy
 
Simon Christian Simonson, III, Ph.D. 1967
    A Spectroscopic and Photometric Investigation of the Stellar Association Cepheus OB2
    Advisor: A. Slettebak
    Current Position: Retired from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
 
David D. Meisel, Ph.D. 1967
    A Study of Multiple Star Systems Involving Components of Special Astrophysical Interest
    Advisor: A. Slettebak
    Current Position: Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, SUNY-Geneseo.
 
Paul F. Buerger, Ph.D. 1968
    Theoretical Continuous and Line Spectra of Stars in a Close Binary System
    Advisor: G. Collins II
    Current Position: Retired
 
Philip A. Ianna, Ph.D. 1968
    An Astrometric & Spectroscopic Study of the Galactic Cluster NGC 1039
    Advisor: G. Collins, II
    Current Position: Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia, Department of Astronomy
 
Kenneth E. Kissell, Ph.D. 1969
    An Application of the Infrared Image Tube to Astronomical Spectroscopy
    Advisor: A. Slettebak
    Last Position: Senior Research Associate, Astro-Metrology Group, Dept. of Physics, University of Maryland
    Current Position: Retired and living in Omaha, NE .
 
Allan H. Markowitz, Ph.D. 1969
    A Study of Stars Exhibiting Composite Spectra
    Advisor: A. Slettebak
    Current Position: Retired
 
Robert L. Bottemiller, Ph.D. 1970
    A Study of Intrinsic Polarization in Be Stars
    Advisor: G. Collins, II
    Current Position: Boeing Computer Services, Inc.
 
Frank L. Damm, Ph.D. 1970
    Silicon I gf-Values
    Advisor: S. Czyzak
    Current Position: Title IX Coordinator, Chaminade University, Kaimuki, HI.
 
Synnove V. Morris, Ph.D. 1970
    Observed and Predicted Intensities of Absorption Lines in Mira Variables
    Advisor: P. Keenan
    Current Position: Norsk Data, Oslo
 
William S. Kovach, Ph.D. 1970
    The Effects of Dust and Lyman Alpha Radiation on the Dynamical Evolution of Planetary Nebulae
    Advisor: E. Capriotti
    Current Position: Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Astronomy, San Diego State University.
 
Stephan D. Price, Ph.D. 1970
    Quantitative Interpretation of the Infrared Spectra of Late-Type Stars
    Advisor: R. Wing
    Last Position: Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate.
    Deceased 2012
 
Roger B. Culver, Ph.D. 1971
    An Analysis of the Spectrum of the Irregular Variable CY Cygni in the Wavelength Region 5000-6700A
    Advisor: P. Keenan
    Current Position: Professor, Dept. of Physics, Colorado State University
 
Arthur E. Greene, Ph.D. 1971
    A Study of SC Stars
    Advisor: R. Wing
    Last Position: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Deceased 1993
 
Edith G. Buerger, Ph.D. 1971
    Abundances and Ionization Structure in Low Ionization Planetary Nebulae
    Advisor: S. Czyzak
    Now living in Columbus, Ohio
 
Nathanial M. White, Ph.D. 1971
    Near Infrared Photoelectric Photometry of M-type Supergiants
    Advisor: R. Wing
    Current Position: Astronomer, Lowell Observatory
 
Warren M. Young, Ph.D. 1971
    A Photometric Study of Stars with Composite Spectra
    Advisor: T. Roark
    Current Position: Professor, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Youngstown State University.
 
Kenrick L. Day, Ph.D. 1972
    The Thermal Accommodation Coefficient of Graphite for Several Gases of Astrophysical Interest
    Advisor: T. Roark
 
John H. Baumert, Ph.D. 1972
    Near Infrared Photometry and Absolute Magnitudes of Carbon Stars
    Advisor: R. Wing
    Current Position: Computer Sciences Corporation
 
Gregory O. Boeshaar, Ph.D. 1972
    Filamentary Structure in Planetary Nebulae
    Advisor: S. Czyzak
    Current Position: Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), NASA Langley Research Center.
 
John W. Warner, II, Ph.D. 1972
    A Spectroscopic Study of Galactic Nuclei
    Advisor: E. Capriotti and J. Kraus
    Current Position: Northwestern University (last known)
 
Eric R. Craine, Ph.D. 1973
    A Comparison of Core and Shell Spectra of Eta Carinae and Scattering Mechanisms in the Shell
    Advisor: S. Czyzak
    Current Position: VP, Western Research Co., Tucson, AZ.
 
Ray N. Moses, Jr., Ph.D. 1974
    The Evolution of Solar Active Regions
    Advisor: G. Newsom
    Current Position: retired
 
Philip E. Barnhart, Ph.D. 1974
    Photoelectric Solar Limb Scans for Determining Mean Chromospheric Structure
    Advisor: W. Mitchell
    Current Position: NAAPO
 
David G. Price, Ph.D. 1975
    A Method for the Solution of the Equation of Radiative Transfer for Resonance Lines
    Advisor: E. Capriotti and G. Collins, II
    Last Position: Senior Fiscal Analyst, State of Ohio Legislative Service Commission.
    Current Position: Retired
 
Catherine L. Imhoff, Ph.D. 1976
    Characteristics of the Red Spectra of Late-Type Supergiants
    Advisor: P. Keenan
    Current Position: Computer Sciences Corp., National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
 
Ronald G. Tabak, Ph.D. 1976
    The Catalytic Production of Interstellar Molecular Hydrogen
    Advisor: S. Czyzak
    Last Position: Professor, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Youngstown State University.
    Deceased 2013
 
Patricia C. Boeshaar, Ph.D. 1976
    The Spectral Classification of M-Dwarf Stars
    Advisor: P. Keenan
    Current Position: Senior Lecturer Dept of Physics, UC Davis
 
Craig Foltz, Ph.D. 1979
    Calculations of Resonance Fluorescence Excitation of FeII in Seyfert 1 Galaxies
    Advisor: E. Capriotti
    Current Position: NSF Program Director for NOAO, NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences.
 
Robert C. Reynolds, Ph.D. 1979
    Evolution of Supermassive Object Accreting Mass
    Advisor: E. Capriotti
    Current Position: Lockheed Martin
 
Ronald E. Pitts, Ph.D. 1979
    Oscillator Strengths for Neutral Iron and Silicon
    Advisor: G. Newsom
    Last Position: Computer Sciences Corp., Space Telescope Science Institute
    Deceased 2008
 
Curtis P. Rinsland, Ph.D. 1980
    Spectra of Late-Type Stars in the One to Four Micron Region
    Advisor: R. Wing
    Current Position: NASA Langley Research Center
    Deceased 2011
 
Raymond C. McNeil, Ph.D. 1980
    The Distribution of G5-K5 Stars in a Region at the South Galactic Pole
    Advisor: A. Slettebak
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics & Geology, Northern Kentucky University.
 
Wayne J. Carlson, Ph.D. 1980
    A Theoretical Investigation into the Existence of Molecules in Planetary Nebulae
    Advisor: E. Capriotti
    Deceased 2011
 
Erich Pacht, Ph.D. 1980
    Radio Spectral Characteristics of Extragalactic Objects
    Advisor: J. Kraus
    Deceased 2017
 
Leon G. Palmer, Ph.D. 1980
    A Search for Carbon and M-Type Stars in Eight Globular Clusters
    Advisor: R. Wing
    Current Position: TRW
    Founder, Rigel Systems
 
George Sonneborn, Jr., Ph.D. 1980
    A Stability Analysis of the Equatorial Regions of Rapidly Rotating B Stars
    Advisor: G. Collins, II
    Current Position: Laboratory for Astronomy & Solar Physics, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
 
Gunther L. Lange, Ph.D. 1981
    Carbon and Nitrogen Abundances in G and K Stars: A Photometric Approach
    Advisor: R. Wing
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics & Engineering Technology, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
 
Sandra B. Yorka, Ph.D. 1981
    An Investigation of Warm Carbon Stars
    Advisor: R. Wing
    Current Position: Associate Professor Emerita of Physics & Astronomy, Denison University.
 
Sean J. McKenna, Ph.D. 1981
    The Transfer of Polarized Radiation in Spectral Lines from Rotationally Distorted Stars
    Advisor: G. Collins, II
    Current Position: Mitre Corp.
 
Thomas J. Kuzma, Ph.D. 1981
    On Some Aspects of the Radiative Interaction in a Close Binary System
    Advisor: G. Collins, II
    Last Position: Research Scientist, Battelle Memorial Institute
    Deceased 1999
 
Terry D. Oswalt, Ph.D. 1981
    A Spectroscopic Study of Common Proper Motion Binaries which Contain Degenerate Components
    Advisor: T. Roark
    Current Position: Professor and Vice Provost for Research Florida Institute of Technology.
 
Paul C. Schmidtke, Ph.D. 1981
    Classification of Composite Spectra by Means of Photoelectric Scanner Indices
    Advisor: R. Wing
    Current Position: Affiliate Faculty, Arizona State University, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy.
 
Kenneth G. Carpenter, Ph.D. 1983
    A Study of Magnetic, Line-Blanketed Model Atmospheres
    Advisor: G. Collins, II
    Current Position: HST Operations Project Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
 
R. Mark Wagner, Ph.D. 1984
    A Spectrophotometric Study of Temporal Variations in the Optical Spectrum of SS 433
    Advisor: G. Newsom
    Current Position: OSU Research Scientist, and Head of Science Operations for the LBT Observatory
 
Kenneth S. Rumstay, Ph.D. 1984
    The Correlation Between Excitation Parameter and Nebular Luminosity for Galactic HII Regions, with Application to Regions of Star Formation in M83
    Advisor: E. Capriotti
    Current Position: Professor, Department of Physics, Astronomy, & Geosciences, Valdosta State University.
 
D. Michael Crenshaw, Ph.D. 1985
    An Analysis of Broad Emission-Line Profiles of Seyfert 1 Galaxies
    Advisor: B. Peterson
    Current Position: Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Georgia State University.
 
Craig L. Joseph, Ph.D. 1985
    Q-Nucleosynthesis: Implications for Stellar Evolution
    Advisor: G. Collins, II
    Current Position: Director and Resident Astronomer, St. Petersburg College Planetarium & Observatory
 
Michael P. Merilan, Ph.D. 1985
    Supermassive Star Formation - The Early Phases
    Advisor: E. Capriotti
    Last Position: Associate Professor of Physics and Dean of the Division of Science & Social Science, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, State University of New York College at Oneonta.
    Deceased 2010
 
Glenn M. Wahlgren, Ph.D. 1986
    A Spectral Analysis of RV Tauri Variables
    Advisor: R. Wing
    Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Catholic University of America
 
Steve A. Cota, Ph.D. 1987
    The Astrophysics of Nebulae and Active Galactic Nuclear Emission-Line Regions: New Methods and Applications
    Advisor: G. Ferland
    Current Position: Senior Project Leader, The Aerospace Corporation
 
John Scott, Ph.D. 1987
    Theoretical Atmosphere of Stars in the Broad-Line Regions of Active Galaxies
    Advisor: E. Capriotti
    Current Position: Space Telescope Science Institute
 
Panagiotis P. Hantzios, Ph.D. 1988
    S-Waves in the Spectrum of Cataclysmic Binaries
    Advisor: R. Kaitchuck
    Current Position: Associate Researcher and Head of the Helmos Observatory, Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics, National Observatory of Athens, Greece.
 
Cathy S. Mansperger, Ph.D. 1990
    A Spectroscopic Investigation of Dwarf Novae During the Early Rise of Outburst
    Advisor: R. Kaitchuck
    Currently living in Bowie, MD.
 
Phillip J. Martell, Ph.D. 1990
    Optical Emission Line Variability in the Intermediate Polars FO Aquarii, V1223 Sagittarii, and AO Piscium
    Advisor: R. Kaitchuck
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Physical Sciences Department, Ferris State University.
 
Kirk T. Korista, Ph.D. 1990
    The Nature of Emission-Line Profile Variability and the Structure of the Line-Emitting Regions in Active Galactic Nuclei
    Advisor: B. Peterson
    Current Position: Professor, Department of Physics, Western Michigan University.
 
Michael L. Fisher, Ph.D. 1990
    Theoretical Studies of QSO Absorption Lines & the Inter-Galactic Medium
    Advisor: G. Ferland
    Current Position: Senior Research Scientist, Battelle.
 
Michael R. Corbin, Ph.D. 1991
    The Emission Line Properties of Quasars
    Advisor: J. Baldwin
    Current Position: U.S. Naval Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ
 
Tereasa Brainerd, Ph.D. 1992
    A Study of Properties of Dark Galaxy Halos in a CDM Universe Using N-body Computer Simulations
    Advisor: J. Villumsen
    Current Position: Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Astronomy, Boston University
 
John E. Beaver, Ph.D. 1992
    The Cold Ionized Shell Around the Old Nova DQ Herculis
    Advisor: G. Ferland
    Current Position: Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley
 
Pedro Saizar, Ph.D. 1992
    Multiwavelength Studies of Classical Nova Shells
    Advisor: G. Ferland
    Current Position: High School Teacher, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 
James B. Kingdon, Ph.D. 1993
    The Effects of Embedded Grains on Ionized Plasmas
    Advisor: G. Ferland
    Current Position: unknown
 
William F. Welsh, Ph.D. 1993
    An Optical Study of the Flickering, Flaring, and Oscillations in the Unusual Cataclysmic Variable AE Aquarii
    Advisors: K. Horne (STScI) and B. Peterson
    Current Position: Professor, Department of Astronomy, San Diego State University.
 
Robert Blum, Ph.D. 1995
    The Stellar Population at the Galactic Center and the Mass Distribution in the Inner Galaxy
    Advisor: K. Sellgren
    Current Position: Astronomer and Deputy Director, National Optical Astronomy Observatories, Tucson, AZ
 
Mark L. Houdasheldt, Ph.D. 1995
    The Cool Stellar Populations of Early-Type Galaxies & the Galactic Bulge
    Advisor: J. Frogel
    Last Known Position: Associate Research Scientist Johns Hopkins University, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy.
 
Nancy Jo Lame, Ph.D. 1995
    Imaging Spectrophotometry of Planetary Nebulae
    Advisor: R. Pogge
    Last Known Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Maryland.
    Current Position: J.K. Associates, Columbia, MD
 
Babar Ali, Ph.D. 1996
    Infrared Imaging and Spectroscopy of Young Stars
    Advisor: D. DePoy
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Rochester
    Current Position: Associate Staff Scientist, Caltech, IPAC
 
Cheongho Han, Ph.D. 1996
    Information from the Gravitational Microlensing
    Advisor: A. Gould
    First Post-Graduate Position: Full-time Lecturer, Chungbuk National University.
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Chungbuk National University, South Korea.
 
J. Michael Owen, Ph.D. 1997
    Studying Cosmological Structure Formation with Numerical Hydrodynamic Simulations
    Advisor: D. Weinberg
    First & Current Post-Graduate Position: Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
 
Ani Thakar, Ph.D. 1997
    A Numerical Study of Counterrotating Disks in Spiral Galaxies
    Advisor: B. Ryden
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Johns Hopkins University
    Current Position: Research Scientist, Center for Astronomical Sciences, Johns Hopkins University.
 
Manuel A. Bautista, Ph.D. 1997
    Emission Spectra and Ionization Structure of Iron in Gaseous Nebulae and Partially Ionized Zones.
    Advisor: A. Pradhan
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, NASA Goddard
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Western Michigan University
 
Leslie Kuchinski, Ph.D. 1997
    A Study of Attenuation Effects in Highly Inclined Spiral Galaxies
    Advisor: D. Terndrup
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, IPAC, Caltech
    Last Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, IPAC, Caltech. Now living in Braine L'Alleud, Belgium.
 
Glenn Tiede, Ph.D. 1997
    Metallicities, Distances, and Kinematics of the Stellar Populations of the Bulge and Inner Disk of the Milky Way Galaxy
    Advisor: D. Terndrup
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, NOAO Tucson
    Current Position: Lecturer, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Bowling Green State University
 
Anita Krishnamurthi, Ph.D. 1997
    Angular momentum evolution of low-mass stars
    Advisor: M. Pinsonneault
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Colorado
    Current Position: Vice President for STEM Policy, Afterschool Alliance, Washington DC.
 
Mark E. Everett, Ph.D. 1997
    A Study of H2 Excitation in Young Stellar Outflows
    Advisor: R. Pogge
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wyoming
    Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, NOAO, Tucson, AZ.
 
Piotr Popowski, Ph.D. 1998
    RR Lyrae Stars as Distance Indicators
    Advisor: A. Gould
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Current Position: Consultant, McKinsey & Company.
 
Vijay Krishna Narayanan, Ph.D. 1999
    Reconstruction Analysis of Galaxy Redshift Surveys
    Advisor: D. Weinberg
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton University
    Current Position: Lead Scientist, Algorithms & Data Science, Cloud Machine Learning Group, Microsoft
 
Solange V. Rami­rez S., Ph.D. 2000
    Stellar Abundances in the Inner Bulge and Galactic Center
    Advisor: K. Sellgren
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Caltech
    Current Position: Astronomer, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, Caltech, IPAC
 
B. Scott Gaudi, Ph.D. 2000
    Microlensing and the Search for Extrasolar Planets
    Advisor: A. Gould
    First Post-Graduate Position: Hubble Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study
    Current Position: Thomas Jefferson Professor for Discovery and Space Exploration, The Ohio State University
 
Paul Martini, Ph.D. 2000
    The Structure and Evolution of Galaxies
    Advisor: D. DePoy
    First Post-Graduate Position: Carnegie Fellow, Carnegie Observatories
    Current Position: Professor and Vice Chair, The Ohio State University
 
Alberto Conti, Ph.D. 2000
    Interpreting the Properties of Galaxies
    Advisors: B. Ryden & P. Osmer
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pittsburgh
    Current Position: Innovation Manager for Civil Air & Space, Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems
 
Andrew Stephens, Ph.D. 2001
    The Stellar Populations of Nearby Galaxies
    Advisor: J. Frogel
    First Post-Graduate Position: Princeton/Catolica Fellow
    Current Position: NIRI Instrument Scientist, Gemini Observatory, Hilo
 
Andreas Berlind, Ph.D. 2001
    Biased Galaxy Formation and Large Scale Structure
    Advisor: D. Weinberg
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Chicago
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University
 
Jin-Hyeok An, Ph.D. 2002
    Astrophysics from Binary-lens Microlensing
    Advisor: A. Gould
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Astronomy. University of Cambridge, UK.
    Current Position: Postdoc, Dark Cosmology Center, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen.
 
Patrizia Romano, Ph.D. 2002
    Multi-Wavelength Study of Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies
    Advisor: B. Peterson
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Brera Astronomical Observatory, Italy
    Current Position: Staff Researcher, INAF-IASF, Palermo, Italy.
 
Samir Salim, Ph.D. 2002
    Applications of High-Resolution Astrometry to Galactic Studies
    Advisor: A. Gould
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Astronomy & Astrophysics, UCLA.
    Current Position: Research Scientist, Indiana University, Department of Astronomy.
 
Guo-Xin Chen, Ph.D. 2004
    Relativistic Close Coupling Calculations for Fundamental Atomic Processes in Astrophysics
    Advisor: A. Pradhan
    First Post-Graduate Position: ITAMP Fellow, ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
    Current Position: Physicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
 
Zheng Zheng, Ph.D. 2004
    Constraining Galaxy Bias and Cosmology Using Galaxy Clustering Data
    Advisor: D. Weinberg
    First Post-Graduate Position: Hubble Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Utah Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
 
Susan Kassin, Ph.D. 2004
    Luminous and Dark Matter in Bright Spiral Galaxies
    Advisor: R. Pogge
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Santa Cruz (DEEP2 Team)
    Current Position: Tenure-Track Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute
 
Jeremy Tinker, Ph.D. 2005
    Constraining Cosmology with the Halo Occupation Distribution
    Advisor: D. Weinberg
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago.
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Center for Cosmology & Particle Physics, New York University Department of Physics.
 
Franck Delahaye, Ph.D. 2005
    From accurate atomic data to elaborate stellar modeling: Structure and collisional data, opacities, radiative accelerations
    Advisor: A. Pradhan
    First Post-Graduate Position: Researcher, Observatoire de Paris.
    Current Position: Astronome-Adjoint, Observatoire de Paris - LERMA (Laboratoire d'Etude du Rayonnement et de la Matiare en Astrophysique)
 
Nikolay Andronov, Ph.D. 2005
    Evolution of close binary stars with application to cataclysmic variables and Blue Stragglers
    Advisor: M. Pinsonneault
    First Post-Graduate Position: Private Sector
 
Julio Chaname, Ph.D. 2005
    Topics of Galactic Structure and Chemical Evolution
    Advisor: A. Gould
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Space Telescope Science Institute
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
 
Christopher Onken, Ph.D. 2005
    Measurement of Black Hole Masses in Active Galactic Nuclei
    Advisor: B. Peterson
    First Post-Graduate Position: Plaskett Fellow, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Victoria, BC.
    Current Position: Research Fellow, Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Australian National University.
 
Christopher Burke, Ph.D. 2006
    Survey For Transiting Extrasolar Planets In Stellar Systems: Stellar and Planetary Content of the Open Cluster NGC 1245
    Advisor: D. DePoy
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Space Telescope Science Institute.
    Current Position: Support Scientist, Kepler Project, NASA Ames Research Center
 
Juna A. Kollmeier, Ph.D. 2006
    The Intergalactic Medium: Absorption, Emission, Disruption
    Advisor: D. Weinberg
    First Post-Graduate Position: Princeton-Carnegie-Hubble Fellow, Carnegie Observatories
    Current Position: Staff Member, The Carnegie Observatories
 
Jennifer Marshall, Ph.D. 2006
    Mapping the Local Galactic Halo and An Image Motion Compensation System for the Multi-Object Double Spectrograph
    Advisor: D. DePoy
    First Post-Graduate Position: Carnegie Fellow, Observatories of the Carnegie Institute of Washington
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
 
Rik Williams, Ph.D. 2006
    The Warm-Hot Environment of the Milky Way
    Advisor: S. Mathur
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Leiden
    Current Position: Data Scientist, Policy Research at Uber
 
James Pizagno, Ph.D. 2006
    The Tully-Fisher Relation, Its Residuals, and a Comparison to Theoretical Predictions for a Broadly Selected Sample of Galaxies
    Advisors: D. Weinberg & R. Pogge
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, SUNY Stony Brook
    Current Position: Research Scientist, University of Washington, Department of Astronomy
 
Dale Fields, Ph.D. 2006
    Absorption-Line Measurements of AGN Outflows
    Advisor: S. Mathur
    First Post-Graduate Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics & Planetary Science, Pierce College
    Current Position: Professor of Astronomy, Dept. of Physics & Planetary Science, Pierce College
 
Joshua Pepper, Ph.D. 2007
    KELT: The Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescop
    Advisor: R. Pogge
    First Post-Graduate Position: VIDA Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University.
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Lehigh University, Department of Physics
 
Misty Bentz, Ph.D. 2007
    Black Hole Scaling Relationships: New Results from Reverberation Mapping and Hubble Space Telescope Imaging
    Advisor: B. Peterson
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Irvine.
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Georgia State University Department of Astronomy
 
Jaiyul Yoo, Ph.D. 2007
    From Galaxy Clustering to Dark Matter Clustering
    Advisor: D. Weinberg
    First Post-Graduate Position: Menzel Fellow, Harvard CfA
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Science, Universität Zürich
 
Grant Newsham, Ph.D. 2007
    The Horizontal Branch as a Probe of Stellar Population History
    Advisor: D. Terndrup
 
Christopher Morgan, Ph.D. 2008
    Quasar Structure from Microlensing in Gravitationally Lensed Quasars
    Advisor: C. Kochanek
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Physics Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
 
Jiang Guangfei, Ph.D. 2008
    Dark and Luminous Matter in Galaxies and Large Scale Structure
    Advisor: D. Weinberg
 
Deokkeun An, Ph.D. 2008
    Improving the Local Distance Scale from Empirically Calibrated Stellar Isochrones
    Advisor: D. Terndrup
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Reseacher, Caltech, IPAC
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea.
 
Stephan Frank, Ph.D. 2008
    OVI Absorbers in SDSS Spectra
    Advisor: S. Mathur
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Reseacher, Observatoire de Marseilles, France
    Current Position: Visiting Postdoc, Ohio State University
 
Jose-Luis Prieto, Ph.D. 2009
    Massive Stars: Life and Death
    Advisor: K. Stanek
    First Post-Graduate Position: Hubble Fellow and Princeton-Carnegie Fellow, Carnegie Observatories
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile
 
Subo Dong, Ph.D. 2009
    Astrophysical Applications of Gravitational Microlensing
    Advisor: A. Gould
    First Post-Graduate Position: Carl Sagan Fellow, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
    Current Position: Faculty Member, Kavli Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Peking University, Beijing, China
 
Himel Ghosh, Ph.D. 2009
    A Search for the Smallest Supermassive Black Holes
    Advisor: S. Mathur
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, CNRS/CEA, Saclay, France
 

Shawn Poindexter, Ph.D. 2009
    Sharpening the Tools of Gravitational Microlensing
    Advisor: C. Kochanek
    First Post-Graduate Position: Visiting Instructor, OSU Astronomy Dept.
    Current Position: Director of Development, Gravity Jack Software, Spokane, WA

Kelly Denney, Ph.D. 2010
    Black Hole Masses in Active Galactic Nuclei
    Advisor: B. Peterson
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dark Cosmology Center, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Current Position: Data Analyst, Illumination Works, LLC, Columbus, OH
 
Molly Peeples, Ph.D. 2010
    From Galaxies to the Intergalactic Medium
    Advisor: D. Weinberg
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Southern California Center for Galaxy Evolution, UCLA.
    Current Position: AURA Assistant Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute
 
Roberto Assef, Ph.D. 2010
    Properties of Active Galactic Nuclei and Galaxies: Spectral Energy Distributions, Luminosity Functions, and Black Hole Masses
    Advisor: C. Kochanek
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile
 
Jason Eastman, Ph.D. 2011
    DEMONEX: The DEdicated MONitor of EXotransits
    Advisor: S. Gaudi
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Las Cumbres Global Telescope Observatory, Santa Barbara, CA.
    Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
 
Katherine Schlesinger, Ph.D. 2011
    Dissertation: The Metallicity Distribution Functions of Cool Stars in the SEGUE Survey: Clues to Understanding Milky Way Formation and Evolution.
    Advisor: J. Johnson
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Current Position: Fellow, Insight Data Science, Palo Alto, CA
  
Vimal Simha, Ph.D. 2011
    Dissertation: Dark Matter Substructures and Galaxy Assembly
    Advisor: D. Weinberg
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Durham, UK.
 
Brian Lacki, Ph.D. 2011
    Dissertation: Cosmic Rays in Star-Forming Galaxies
    Advisor: T. Thompson
    First Post-Graduate Position: Jansky Fellow, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ.
 

David Atlee, Ph.D. 2011
    Dissertation: A Multiwavelength Comparison of the Growth of Supermassive Black Holes and Their Hosts in Galaxy Clusters
    Advisor: P. Martini
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, NOAO, Tucson, AZ

Linda Watson, Ph.D. 2011
    Dissertation: Star Formation and Secular Evolution in Bulgeless Galaxies
    Advisor: P. Martini
    First Post-Graduate Position: Submillimeter Array Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Smithsonian CfA
    Current Position: ESO Postdoctoral Fellow, ALMA Observatory, Santiago, Chile
 
Jon Bird, Ph.D. 2012
    Dissertation: The Formation and Evolution of Disk Galaxies
    Advisor: D. Weinberg
    First Post-Graduate Position: VITA Postdoc, Vanderbilt University
 
David Nataf, Ph.D. 2012
    Dissertation: The Galactic Bulge Stellar Population
    Advisor: A. Gould
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Australian National University
 
Jennifer Yee, Ph.D. 2013
    Exploring the Extremes of Exoplanet Detection & Characterization in High-Magnification Microlensing Events
    Advisor: A. Gould
    First Post-Graduate Position: Carl Sagan Fellow, Harvard University
 
Catherine Grier, Ph.D. 2013
    Active Galactic Nuclei: Masses & Dynamics
    Advisor: B. Peterson
    First Post-Graduate Position: Director, The Ohio State University Planetarium
    Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Penn State University
 
Rebecca Stoll, Ph.D. 2013
    Measuring and Extrapolating the Chemical Abundances of Normal and Superluminous Core-Collapse Supernovae
    Advisor: R. Pogge
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Yale University
 
Ondrej Pejcha, Ph.D. 2013
    The Neutrino Mechanism of Core-Collapse Supernovae
    Advisor: T. Thompson
    First Post-Graduate Position: Hubble Fellow, Princeton University
    Current Position: Academic Scientific Worker 2 (aka Assistant Professor), Charles University, Prague
 
Ying Zu, Ph.D. 2013
    Cross Correlation Cluster Cosmology
    Advisor: D. Weinberg
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
 
Benjamin Shappee, Ph.D. 2014
    The Transient Universe
    Advisor: K. Stanek
    First Post-Graduate Position: Hubble and Carnegie Fellow
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, IfA, University of Hawai'i
 
Courtney Epstein, Ph.D. 2014
    Stellar Ages from Rotation and Asteroseismology
    Advisor: J. Johnson
    First Post-Graduate Position: Data Scientist, Zocdoc
 
Jennifer VanSaders, Ph.D. 2014
    Using Modern Stellar Observables to Constrain Stellar Parameters and the Physics of the Stellar Interior
    Advisor: M. Pinsonneault
    First Post-Graduate Position: Carnegie Fellow
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, IfA, University of Hawai'i
 
Rubab Khan, Ph.D. 2014
    Massive Star Geriatrics
    Advisor: K. Stanek
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
 
Brett Andrews, Ph.D. 2014
    Decoding Galaxy Evolution with Gas-phase and Stellar Elemental Abundances
    Advisor: D. Weinberg
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pittsburgh
 
Jill Gerke, Ph.D. 2014
    A Search for Failed Supernovae with the Large Binocular Telescope
    Advisor: C. Kochanek
    First Post-Graduate Position: American Museum of Natural History, New York
 
Thomas Beatty, Ph.D. 2014
    Extrasolar Planet Detection and Characterization with the KELT-North Transit Survey
    Advisor: S. Gaudi
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Penn State University
 
Calen Henderson, Ph.D. 2015
    The Korean Microlensing Telescope Network: Expectactions for a Cold Exoplanet Census through a Global Microlensing Survey
    Advisor: S. Gaudi
    First Post-Graduate Position: NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
 
Dong Zhang, Ph.D. 2015
    Hot Galactic Winds Constrained by the X-Ray Luminosities of Galaxies and Ram Pressure Acceleration of Cold Clouds
    Advisor: T. Thompson
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Virginia
 

Joseph Antognini, Ph.D. 2015
    Adventures in the Kozai-Lidov Mechanism
    Advisor: T. Thompson
    First Post-Graduate Position: Lead Computational Scientist at Persyst

Christian Clanton, Ph.D. 2016
    The Demographics of Exoplanetary Companions to M Dwarfs
    Advisor: S. Gaudi
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Ames Research Center

Garrett Somers, Ph.D. 2016
    Exploring Non-Standard Stellar Physics With Lithium Depletion
    Advisor: M. Pinsonneault
    First Post-Graduate Position: VIDA Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University

Scott Adams, Ph.D. 2016
    Stellar Death by Weak or Failed Supernovae
    Advisor: C. Kochanek
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech

Michael Fausnaugh, Ph.D. 2017
    Reverberation Mapping of the Continuum Source in Active Galactic Nuclei
    Advisor: B. Peterson
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, MIT (TESS Mission)

Wei Zhu, Ph.D. 2017
    Microlens Mass Determinations from Space-based Parallax
    Advisor: A. Gould
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)

Thomas Holoien, Ph.D. 2017
    Stellar Death in the Nearby Universe
    Advisor: K. Stanek
    First Post-Graduate Position: Carnegie Fellow, Carnegie Observatory

Carl Coker, Ph.D. 2017
    The Frequency of Binary Companions aroudn KELT Planet Host Stars
    Advisors: S. Gaudi & R. Pogge
    First Post-Graduate Position: NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dale Mudd, Ph.D. 2017
    Understanding Supermassive Black Holes Using the Dark Energy Survey and OzDES
    Advisor: P. Martini
    First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Irvine

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