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Nada Al-Haddad BS, 2006, Sanaa University; MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
Currently, Graduate Student at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Email: nada.alhaddad at student.kuleuven.be     Home Page

Sean Andrews BA, 2001, Northwestern University; MS, 2003, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2007, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Submillimeter Constraints on the Evolution of Circumstellar Disks" (Chair: Jonathan Williams)
Currently Astrophysicist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Email: sandrews at cfa.harvard.edu  Home Page   

James Annis BS, 1986, University of Washington; PhD, 1994, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Evolution of X-ray Selected Clusters of Galaxies" (Chair: J. Patrick Henry)
Currently Scientist, Experimental Astrophysics Group, Fermilab
Email: annis at fnal.gov    Home Page

James Armstrong BS, 1995, Westminster College; MS, 1999, Michigan State University; PhD, 2004 University of Hawai‘i.
PhD dissertation: "MHD Modeling of Flux Tubes" (Chair: Jeffrey Kuhn)
Currently Maui Technology Education & Outreach Specialist, IfA Maui
Email: jd at ifa.hawaii.edu      


Dana Backman BS, 1977, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, 1985, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Epsilon Aurigae: Infrared Photometric and Spectroscopic Studies of the Star and its Dark Companion" (Chair: Eric Becklin)
Currently Manager of Education and Public Outreach programs for SOFIA, NASA-Ames Research Center
Email: dbackman at mail.arc.nasa.gov   Home Page

Elizabeth Barrett BA, 1998, Cornell; M. Eng., 1999, Cornell; MS, 2002, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2006, University of Hawai‘i;
PhD dissertation: "The Assembly of Massive Galaxy Clusters: A Joint X-ray–Optical Study" (Chair: Harald Ebeling)
Currently Engineer II at United Space Alliance

Brian Barris BS, 1998, California Institute of Technology; MS, 2000, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2004 University of Hawai‘i.
PhD dissertation: "Type Ia supernovae at high redshift" (Chair: John Tonry)
Currently Systems Engineer at Northrup Grumman
Email: bbarris at gmail.com

James Bauer  BS, 1991, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 1996, SUNY Stonybrook; PhD, 2003, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Dynamical, physical, and evolutionary relationships of outer solar system bodies" (Chair: Karen Meech)
Currently Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena
Email: James.M.Bauer at jpl.nasa.gov  Home Page

Wendy Hagen Bauer

Christopher Beaumont BS, 2007, Calvin College; MS, 2009, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2013, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Morphological Diagnostics of Star Formation in Molecular Clouds" (Co-Chairs: Jonathan Williams, IfA; Alyssa Goodman, CfA)
Currently Senior Software Engineer, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Email: cbeaumont at cfa.harvard.edu

Charles Beerman BS, 1978, University of Connecticut; MS, 1980, University of Hawai‘i
Currently Staff Software Engineer at Intuit Inc.
Email charles at charlesbeerman.com    

Chas Beichman AB, 1973, Harvard University; PhD, 1979, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Formation of Late O and early B stars within Dense Molecular Clouds" (Chair: Eric Becklin)
Currently Executive Director, Michelson Science Center, California Institute of Technology, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Email: chas at pop.jpl.nasa.gov     Home Page

Jeffrey Bell BS, 1977, University of Michigan; PhD, 1984, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A Search for Ultraprimitive Material in the Solar System" (Chair: Thomas McCord)

George Bendo BS, 1996, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology;  MS, 1999, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2002, University of Hawai‘i 
PhD dissertation: "Star formation in a representative sample of galaxies" (Chair: Robert Joseph)
Currently Postdoctoral Research Associate, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester
Email: george.bendo(at)manchester.ac.uk   Home Page

Kristin Blais BA, 1989, Wellesley College; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A Search for Optical Proxies for High Energy Emissions from Solar Flares" (Chair: Barry LaBonte)
Currently Author at Private Venture and Consultant for IT companies
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Sandrine Bottinelli MSc, 2001, Imperial College, London; MS, 2003, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2006, University of Hawai‘i and Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France
PhD dissertation: "The chemical complexity in hot Corinos" (Chair: Jonathan Williams)
Currently at Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP), Université de Toulouse, France
Email: sbottinelli at irap.omp.eu

Brendan Bowler BA, 2007, Tufts University; MS, 2009, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2013, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A Search for Giant Planets Around Low-Mass Stars: Revealing the Architecture of M Dwarf Planetary Systems" (Chair: Michael Liu)
Currently Prize Postdoctoral Fellow in Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology’s Joint Center for Planetary Astronomy

Douglas Braun BA, 1983, Swarthmore College; PhD, 1988, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Interaction of High-Degree P-Mode Oscillations with Solar Active Regions" (Chair: Barry LaBonte)
Currently at NorthWest Research Associates, Colorado Research Associates (CoRA) Division
Email: dbraun at nwra.com   Home Page

Robert Hamilton Brown BS, 1971, Purdue University;  MS, 1975, Purdue University;  PhD, 1982, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Satellites of Uranus: Spectrophotometric and Radiometric Studies of their Surface Properties and Diameters" (Chair: Thomas McCord)
Professor of Planetary Science and Astronomy, University of Arizona
Email: rhb at lpl.arizona.edu   Home Page

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Gabriela Canalizo BS, 1993, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 1996, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2000, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Age Dating of Interaction-Induced Starbursts in QSO host Galaxies and Companions" (Chair: Alan Stockton)
Currently Associate Professor of Physics at University of California, Riverside
Email gabriela.canalizo at ucr.edu   Home Page

Peter Capak BSc, 1999, University of British Columbia, MS, 2001, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2004, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Probing global star & galaxy formation using deep multi-wavelength surveys" (Chair: Lennox Cowie)
Currently Associate Research Scientist with the NASA/JPL Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology
Email capak at me.com   Home Page

Gerald Cecil BSc, 1977, McGill University; MSc, 1979, McGill University, Canada; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Kinematics of Spatially Extended High-Velocity Outflow from the Nucleus of M51" (Chair: Brent Tully)
Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Email: gerald at thececils.org  Home Page

Chian-Chou Chen BS, 2006, National Taiwan University; MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2013, University of Hawai‘i
PhD topic: "Investigations on the Origin of the Submillimeter Extragalactic Background Light" (Chair: Lennox Cowie)
Currently, Postdoctoral Fellow in Submillimeter Astronomy at the University of Durham

Hua Chen BSc, 1983 Beijing University; MSc, 1985, Beijing University, China; PhD, 1992, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Millimeter and Infrared Studies of Young Stellar Objects in Dark Cloud L1641" (Chair: Alan Tokunaga)
Currently at Nortel Networks, Santa Clara, California
Email: huachen at nortelnetworks.com

Jun Chen BS, 1990, Beijing University, China; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A search for Trojan asteroids" (Chair: David Jewitt)
Currently Senior Software Engineer, Message Systems, Inc.

Duncan Chesley BA, 1973, Dartmouth College; MS, 1975, University of Hawai‘i
Founder, American Image, Inc 
Email: chesley at AmericanImage.com  Home Page

Li-Hsin Chien BS, 2003, National Taiwan University; MS, 2005, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2009, 2005, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertaion: "Star Formation Histories in Merging Galaxies" (Chair: Joshua Barnes)
Currently an Instructor at Northern Arizona University
Email: lisa.chien at nau.edu

Philip Cizdziel BS, 1980, State University of New York at Buffalo; MS (astronomy), 1982, University of Hawai‘i; MS (electrical engineering), 1997, San Jose State University
Currently Senior Product Characterization Engineer, Omnivision Technologies, Sunnyvale, CA.
Email pcizdziel at ovt.com 

Douglas Clowe BS, 1993, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1998, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Redshift Distribution of Distant Galaxies from Weak Lensing Observations" (Chair: Gerard Luppino)
Currently Associate Professor at Ohio University
Email: clowe at phy.ohiou.edu  Home Page

Michael Connelley BS, 2000, Santa Clara University; MS, 2002, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2007, University of Hawai‘i
PhD topic: "The Evolution of the Multiplicity of Young Stellar Objects" (Chair: Klaus Hodapp)
Currently Assistant Astronomer, UH Institute for Astronomy
Email: msc at ifa.hawaii.edu  Home Page

Michael Cushing BS, 1997, Boston University; MS, 2000, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2004 University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A 0.8 - 5.0 Micron Spectroscopic Study of Low-Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs" (Chair: John Rayner)
Currently Assistant Professor/ Director, Ritter Planetarium at the University of Toledo
Email: michael.cushing at utoledo.edu  Home Page

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Håkon Dahle BSc, 1992, Oslo University, Norway; MSc, 1994, Oslo University; PhD, 2000, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Investigation of Dark Matter using Weak Gravitational Lensing" (Chair: Nick Kaiser)
Currently Researcher, University of Oslo, Norway
Email: hdahle at astro.uio.no   Home Page

Scott Dahm  BS, 1991, Louisiana State; MS, 1996, San Diego State; PhD, 2005, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Evolution of Young Clusters" (Chair: George Herbig)
Currently Support Astronomer, W. M. Keck Observatory
Email: sdahm at keck.hawaii.edu   Home Page

James Deane BA, 1990, Swarthmore College; MS, 1995, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2000, University of Hawai‘i; MBA, Cornell, 2002
PhD dissertation: "The Structure of Giant Molecular Clouds" (Chair: David Sanders)
CurrentlyManaging Director, Technology Transfer at Tekcapital, LLC

Darren Depoy BS, 1982, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Nature of Luminous IRAS Galaxies" (Chair: Eric Becklin)
Currently Professor at Texas A&M University
Email: depoy at physics.tamu.edu   Home Page

Nicholas Devereux BSc, 1982, Leicester University, United Kingdom; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Infrared Morphology of Nearby Spiral Galaxies" (Chair: Eric Becklin)
Currently Associate Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Arizona
Email: Nicholas.Devereux at erau.edu    Home Page

David Donovan BA, 1999, Boston University; MS, 2001, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2007, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A Weak Lensing Analysis of Massive Galaxy Clusters at 0.3 < z < 0.7" (Chair: Gerard Luppino)

Cooper Downs BS, 2006, University of California, Santa Cruz; MS, 2008, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2011, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Exploring Dynamic Events in the Solar Corona" (Chair: Illa Roussev)
Currently Research Scientist with Predictive Science, Inc.
Email: cdowns at predsci.com  Home Page

Chris Dudley BA, 1985, Dartmouth College; PhD, 1998, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy of Luminous and Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies" (Chair: Gareth Wynn-Williams)
Currently at Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC
Email: c.christopher.dudley.85 at alum.dartmouth.org

Luke Dundon BS, 2003, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis; MS, 2005, University of Hawai‘i
MS thesis: "The Enigmatic Surface of (3200) Phaethon"

Trent Dupuy BS, 2004, University of Texas; Annapolis; MS, 2006, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Testing Theory with Dynamical Masses and Orbits of Ultracool Binaries" (chair: Michael Liu)
Currently Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Email: tdupuy at cfa.harvard.edu   Home Page

 

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Suzan Edwards BA, 1973, Dartmouth College; PhD, 1980, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Enigma of the YY Orionis Stars" (Chair: Ann Boesgaard)
Currently L. Clark Seelye Professor of Astronomy, Five College Astronomy Department, Smith College
Email: sedwards at smith.edu     Home Page

Eiichi Egami BS, 1988, Kyoto University, Japan; PhD, 1995, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A Deep Survey of Fields Around z > 4 Quasars" (Chair: Esther Hu)
Currently Associate Astronomer, University of Arizona
Email: eegami at as.arizona.edu   Home Page

Aaron Evans BSc, 1990, University of Michigan; PhD, 1996, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Molecular Gas Content and Ionization Processes in Distant Radio and Infrared-Selected Galaxies" (Chair: David Sanders)
Currently Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia and
Associate Astronomer, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Email: aevans at virginia.edu  Home Page

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Yuhong Fan BS, 1989, Beijing University, China; PhD, 1993, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Dynamic Evolution of Emerging Magnetic Flux Tubes in the Solar Convective Envelope" (Chair: George Fisher)
Currently Scientist, High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
Email:  yfan at ucar.edu  Home Page

Tony Farnham BSAE, 1986, University of Southern California; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Modeling Cometary Dust Tails with a Pseudo-Finson-Probstein Technique" (Chair: Karen Meech)
Currently Research Associate at University of Maryland
Email: farnham at astro.umd.edu  Home Page

Hai Fu BS, 2003, Nanjing University, China; MS, 2005, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2008, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Extended Emission-Line Regions: Remnants of Quasar Superwinds?" (Chair: Alan Stockton)
Currently Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa
Email: hai-fu at uiowa.edu   Home Page

Eliza Fulton BS, 1995, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 1998, University of Hawai‘i
Currently a physician in Pennsylvania
Email elizafulton at hotmail.com 

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Jonathan Gardner AB, 1986, Harvard University; PhD, 1995, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A Near-Infrared Faint Galaxy Survey: Evolution and the Cosmological Geometry from K Band Photometry" (Chair: Lennox Cowie)
Currently Chief of the Laboratory for Observational Cosmology and Deputy Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Email: jonathan.p.gardner at nasa.gov  Home Page

Catherine Garland BA, 1999, Colby College; MS, 2001, University of Florida; PhD, 2004, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The neutral interstellar medium in luminous blue compact galaxies" (Chair: Jonathan Williams)
Currently Associate Professor of Physics, Natural Sciences, Department, Castleton State College, Castleton, Vermont
Email catherine.garland at castleton.edu   Home Page

J. Zachary Gazak BS, 2006, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2014, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Red Supergiants as Extragalactic Abundance Probes" (Chair: Rolf-Peter Kudritzki)
Currently Supergiant Stars Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai‘i
Email zgazak at ifa.hawaii.edu

Jeffrey Goldader BS, 1989, University of Washington; PhD, 1995, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of Luminous Infrared Galaxies" (Chair: Robert Joseph)
Currently teaches physics at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

John Good BA, 1976, Western Michigan University; MS, 1979, University of Hawai‘i; 
PhD, 1983, University of Massachusetts. 
Currently Systems Architect for Infrared Science Archive, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology 
Email jcg at ipac.caltech.edu

Benjamin Granett BS, 2004, California Institute of Technology; MS, 2007, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The dark mark of large-scale structure on the cosmic microwave background" (Chair: István Szapudi)
Currently a postdoc at INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy (Merate)
Email: granett at gmail.com

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Wendy Hagen Bauer BA, 1971, Mount Holyoke College; PhD, 1977, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Circumstellar Gas and Dust Shells of Late-Type Supergiants" (Chair: Ann Boesgaard)
Currently Professor of Astronomy, Wellesley College
Email: wbauer at wellesley.edu    Home Page

John Hamilton BS, 1977, University of Texas; MS, 1979, University of Hawai‘i
Instructor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.
Email jch at hawaii.edu  Home Page

Heidi Hammel BS, 1982, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, 1988, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Atmosphere of Neptune Studied with CCD Image at Methane-Band and Continuum Wavelengths" (Chair: Dale Cruikshank)
Currently Co-Director, Research & Senior Research Scientist with the Space Science Institute in Boulder, CO
Email: hbh at alum.mit.edu  Home Page

Byron Han BS, 1985, Princeton University, MS (engineering), 1986, Stanford University; MS (astronomy), 1995, University of Hawai‘i 
Currently Senior Manager, Platform Embedded Drivers Team and Factory Support Team, Apple Computer, Inc. 
Email: han at apple.com   Home Page

David Harrington B.S. 2003, Michigan Technical University; Harrington M.S. 2006, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2008, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Spectropolarimetry of Young Disk Stars at High Resolution: An Inner Disk Probe" (Chair: Haosheng Lin)
Currently Postdoctoral Fellow, UH Institute for Astronomy
Email: dmh at ifa.hawaii.edu  Home Page

William Heacox  AB, 1964, Whitman College; MS, 1972, Washington State University; PhD, 1977, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Composition Characteristics of HgMn Peculiar A Stars" (Chair: Ann Boesgaard)
Currently Professor of Astronomy Emeritus, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
Email: heacox at hawaii.edu  Home Page

Linda Hermans-Killam BS, 1981, California State University, Northridge; MS, 1985, University of Hawai‘i
Currently Senior Engineer/Astronomy Outreach Developer, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology
Email lindahermans at yahoo.com  Home Page

Inge Heyer BA, 1985, Smith College; MS, 1987, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2012, University of Wyoming
Currently Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola University; Deputy Press Officer, American Astronomical Society.
Email inge_heyer at yahoo.com  Home Page

Gary Hill BA, 1983, Oxford University, United Kingdom; PhD, 1988, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Radio Source Population at z~0.5" (Chair: Eric Becklin)
Currently Research Professor and McDonald Observatory Chief Astronomer, University of Texas
Email: hill at astro.as.utexas.edu  Home Page

Henry Hsieh BA, 2000, Harvard University; MS, 2003, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2007, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Comets amongst the Asteroids: Icy Planetisimals in the Inner Solar System" (Chair: David Jewitt)
Currently Hubble Fellow at IfA
Email: hhsieh at asiaa.sinica.edu.tw  Home Page

Ding Huang BS, 2011, University of California, Los Angeles; MS, 2013, University of Hawai‘i
MS thesis: "The Initial Mass Function of the of Westerlund 1 Based on High Spatial Resolution HST Data" (Chair: Jessica Lu)

Jiasheng Huang MS, 1988, Nanjing University, China; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The K-band Wide-field Survey" (Chair: Lennox Cowie)
Currently Astrophysicist with the SIRTF/IRAC team, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Email: jhuang at cfa.harvard.edu 

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Catherine Ishida BS, 1993, Yale University; MS, 1995, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2004, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The link between interactions, infrared emission and the transformation of galaxies: a detailed study of a complete sample of infrared galaxies" (Chair: David Sanders)
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Bradley Jacobs BA, 2004, University of California, Berkeley; MS, 2007, University of Hawai‘; PhD, 2012 University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Matter and Dynamics of the Local Volume Through Tip of the Red Giant Branch Distances" (Chair: Brent Tully)
Email: bjacobs at ifa.hawaii.edu

Sarah Jaeggli BS, 2005, University of Arizona; MS, 2007, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2011, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "An Observational Study of the Formation and Evolution of Sunspots" (Chair: Haosheng Lin)
Currently Solar Postdoctoral Fellow at Montana State University
Email: jaeggli at solar.physics.montana.edu  Home Page

Joseph Jensen BS, 1992, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Infrared Surface Brightness fluctuations and the extragalactic distance scale" (Chair: Gerard Luppino)
Currently Associate Professor of Physics, Utah Valley University and Managing Editor for the ASP Conference Series
Email: Joseph.Jensen at uvu.edu  Home Page

Litao Jiao MS, 1990, Beijing Astronomical Observatory, China: MS, 1995, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 1998, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Solar Coronal Magnetic Field" (Chair: Barry LaBonte)
Currently senior Senior Software Engineer at SS8 Networks

Kevin Jim BA, 1986, Cornell University; MS, 1995, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2001, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Hawai‘i Tip-tilt System and Infrared Gravitational Lensing" (Chair: Gerard Luppino)
Currently heads KJImaging in Honolulu, Hawai‘i
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Terry Jones BA, 1972, Occidental College; PhD, 1977, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Polarimetry of Be Stars at 1.25 and 2.2 Microns" (Chair: Melvin Dyck)
Currently Professor of Astronomy, Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota
Email: tjj at astro.umn.edu  Home Page

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Yuko Kakazu BS, 2001, Tohoku University, Japan; MS, 2003, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2007, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A Wide-field Survey for High-Redshift Quasars" (Chair: Esther Hu)
Currently Public Outreach Specialist at Subaru Telescope
Email: kakazu at naoj.org    Home Page

Paul Kalas BS, 1989, University of Michigan; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A Coronagraphic Survey for Circumstellar Disks around Main Sequence and Pre-main Sequence Stars" (Chair: David Jewitt)
Currently Associate Adjunct Professor at University of California, Berkeley.
Email: kalas at astron.berkeley.edu  Home Page

Jeyhan Kartaltepe BS, 2003, Colgate University; MS, 2005, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2009, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: “A Multiwavelength Study of (Ultra) luminous Infrared Galaxies in the COSMOS Field” (Chair: David Sanders)
Currently Hubble Fellow at National Optical Astronomy Obseervatory in Tucson
Email: jkartaltepe at noao.edu  Home Page

Dong-Chan Kim BA, 1987, Yonsei University, Korea; PhD, 1995, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The IRAS 1-Jansky Survey of Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies" (Chair: David Sanders)
Currently Research Associate, National Radio Astronomy Observatory NAASC
Email: dkim at nrao.edu  Home Page

Tae-Sun Kim MS, 1992, Yonsei University, Korea; PhD, 1999, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Lyman-Alpha Forest at z`>2" (Chair: Esther Hu)
Currently Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Email kim at astro.wisc.edu 

Jeremy King BS, 1988, Boston University; PhD, 1993, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Stellar Oxygen Abundances" (Chair: Ann Boesgaard)
Currently Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University
Email: jking2 at clemson.edu  Home Page

Graham Knopp BS, 1992, University of Wisconsin-Madison; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Imaging polarimetry of High Redshift Radio Galaxies" (Chair: Kenneth Chambers)
Environmental Consultant; Hilo, Hawai‘i 
Email: gpknopp at yahoo.com  Home Page

Dale Kocevski BS, 1999, University of Michigan; MS, 2001, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2006, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Clusters in the Zone of Avoidance" (Chair: Harald Ebeling)
Currently Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
Email kocevski at pa.uky.edu

Sonali Kolhatkar BA (astronomy), BS (physics), 1996, University of Texas; MS, 1998, University of Hawai‘i
Currently Host/Executive Producer of Uprising at KPFK-FM in the Los Angeles area
Email sonali at sonaliandjim.net   Home Page

Robert Knight BS, 2006, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo; MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i

Marni Krismer BSc, 1993, University of Victoria; MS, 1996, University of Hawai‘i 

Thomas Kunkle BS 1972, University of Arizona; PhD, 1979, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A Study of Linear Polarization in Spiral Galaxies" (Chair: Melvin Dyck)
Currently at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Email u091007 at lanl.gov

K. D. Kuntz BS, 1985, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 1988, University of Hawai‘i;  PhD, 2000, University of Maryland
Currently AssociateResearch Scientist, Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University 
Email kuntz at pha.jhu.edu   Home Page

Renate Kupke BS, 1989, University of Arizona; PhD, 1998, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "An Observational Study of the Dynamic Behavior of Flux Tubes" (Chair: Barry LaBonte)
Currently Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Adaptive Optics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Email rkupke at ucolick dot org

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Russell Lavery BS, 1977, University of Massachusetts; PhD, 1988, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Origin of the "Butcher-Oemler Effect at redshifts near 0.2" (Chair: J. Patrick Henry)
Currently teaches at Imperial Valley College California,
Email: russell.lavery at imperial.edu

K. D. Leka BS, 1989, Yale University; PhD, 1995, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Are Solar Emerging Flux Regions Carrying Electric Current?" (Chair: Richard Canfield)
Currently Senior Research Scientist, Northwest Research Associates Inc.
Email: leka at nwra.com   Home Page

Emily Levesque BS, 2006, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 2008, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Exploring the Environments of Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Bursts" (Chair: Lisa Kewley)
Currently Hubble Fellow at the University of Colorado
Email: Emily.Levesque at colorado.edu   Home page

Dennis Lindwall  BA, 1972, University of Missouri; MS, 1982, University of Hawai‘i
Ph.D., 1988, University of Hawai‘i (Geology and Geophysics) 
Ph.D. dissertation: "Deep Crustal Structure Under and Near the Hawaiian Islands"
Currently a staff geophysicist at the Naval Research Lab, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi.
Email: lindwall at nrlssc.navy.mil  

Dagny Looper BS, 2004, California Institute of Technology; MS, 2007, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2011, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The TW Hydrae Association (TWA): New Nearby Accreting Stars and a First Estimate of the IMF" (Chair: John Rayner)
Currently attending New York University (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts
Email: dagny.film at gmail.com  Home Page

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Cheng-Jiun Ma BS, 2000, National Taiwan University; PhD, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Impact of Environment on the Evolution of Galaxies in the Most X-ray Luminous Clusters at z > 0.5" (Chair: Harald Ebeling)
Currently postdoctoral fellow at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
cma at cfa.harvard.edu

John MacKenty BA,1979, Harvard University; PhD, 1986, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Morphologies and Environments of Seyfert Galaxies" (Chair: Alan Stockton)
Currently Operations Scientist for Wide Field Camera 3,  Space Telescope Science Institute
Email: mackenty at stsci.edu 

Andrew Mann BS, 2008, Johns Hopkins University; MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2013, University of Hawai‘i;
PhD dissertation: "Planet-hosting Cool Stars: Constraining M Dwarf Properties with Visible and NIR Spectra" (Chair: Eric Gaidos)
Currently Harlan J. Smith Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin

Rita Mann BSc, 2004, University of Victoria, Canada; MS, 2006, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A Submillimeter Array Survey of Protoplanetary Disks in Orion" (Chair: Jonathan Williams)
Currently Plaskett Fellow at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Victoria, British Columbia
Email: Rita.Mann at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca    Home Page

Deborah Maraziti BS, 1991, Swarthmore College; MS, 1994, University of Hawai‘i
Currently, Science Teacher and Service Coordinator, Friends' Central School, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Email: dmaraziti at friendscentral.org

Terry Martin BS, 1967, University of California, Berkeley; PhD, 1975, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Saturn and Jupiter: A Study of Atmospheric Constituents" (Chair: William Sinton)
Currently retired and living in Oregon
Email: tzmartin at ashlandhome.net  

Geoffrey Mathews BS, 2000, University of Texas, Austin; MS, 2009, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2012, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation:"Circumstellar Disks at 5 Myr: A Multiwavelength Survey for Gas and Dust in Upper Scorpius" (Chair: Jonathan Williams)
Currently Instructor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Email: gmathews at ifa.hawaii.edu    Home Page

Joseph Masiero BS, 2004, Pennsylvania State University; MS, 2006, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2009, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: : "Using Rotation and Polarization to Probe the Composition and Surface Properties of Main Belt Asteroids" (Chair: Robert Jedicke)
Currently NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, JPL
Email: click here    Home Page

Martina McGinn BSc, 1981, University of Melbourne, Australia; PhD, 1988, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Mass Distribution in the Galactic Center" (Chair: Kristen Sellgren)
Currently Managing Director, Feenyx Pty Ltd, a software development and support company based in Canberra, Australia

Elizabeth McGrath BA, 2001, Vassar College; MS, 2004, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2007, University of Hawai‘i;
PhD dissertation: "Origins of the Earliest Galaxies: Probing the Mechanisms of Spheroid and Active Galaxy Formation at High Redshift" (Chair: Alan Stockton)
Currently Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Colby College
Email: emcgrath [at] colby.edu    Home Page

Marco Micheli Laurea Specialistica, 2007, Università di Pisa; PhD, 2013, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Exploring Connections Between NEOs and Meteoroid Streams" (Chair: David Tholen)
Currently working at the NEO Coordination Centre" (NEOCC), located inside ESA's European Space Research Institute, Frascati, Italy
Email: marco.micheli at esa.int

Michael Mongillo BS, 1971,  State University of New York, Stony Brook; MS, 1976, University of Hawai‘i

Jeffrey Morgan BA, 1976, University of California at San Diego; PhD, 1983, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Low Resolution Spectroscopy of the Io Torus" (Chair: Carl Pilcher)
Currently Primary Mirror Systems Lead for Giant Magellan Telescope
Email: jmorgan at gmto.org

Nancy Morrison AB, 1967, Radcliffe College; PhD, 1975, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Observations of Diagnostic Spectral Features in O-type Stars and their Interpretation" (Chair: Sidney Wolff)
Currently Director, Ritter Observatory, The University of Toledo, Ohio
Email: ndm at physics.utoledo.edu   Home Page

Nicholas Moskovitz BS, 2003, U.C. Santa Barbara; MS, 2005, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: “Thermal Histories of Small Bodies in the Solar System” (Chair: David Tholen)
Currently NSF Fellow, Lowell Observatory
Email nmosko at lowell.edu

Christopher Mullis BA, 1994, University of Virginia; MS, 1996, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2001, University of Hawai‘i 
PhD dissertation: "A complete X-ray selected sample of galaxy clusters from the ROSAT North Ecliptic Pole Survey" (Chair: J. Patrick Henry)
Currently working in the financial sector.
Email chrismullis at gmail.com  

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Michael Nassir BS, 1993, California Institute of Technology; MS, 1996, University of Hawai‘i
Currently Instructor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Email nassir at hawaii.edu   Home Page  |  more current information

Megan Novicki BS/AB, 1999, University of Michigan; MS, 2002, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2005, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The rare light elements in very low metallicity halo stars" (Chair: Ann Boesgaard)

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Dan Packman BS, 1974, California Institute of Technology; MS, 1976, University of Hawai‘i
Currently Software Engineer, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Email pack at ucar.edu  Home Page

Brian Patten BS, 1986, Iowa State University; MS, 1989, Iowa State University; PhD, 1995, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Evolution of Rotation and Activity in Young Open Clusters: The Zero-Age Main Sequence" (Chair: Theodore Simon)
Currently Telecommunications Specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce
Email: brian.m.patten<at>gmail<dot>com 

Matthew Penn BS, 1986, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1992, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Source of 5-Minute Period Umbral Oscillations" (Chair: Barry LaBonte)
Currently Associate Astronomer at the National Solar Observatory
Email mpenn at nso.edu   Home Page

Maria Pereira BSc, 2001, Imperial College (London); MS, 2004, University of Hawai‘i
Currently Postdoctoral Researcher at Steward Observatory
Email: mpereira at as.arziona.edu

Michael Pierce BS, 1979, University of Oklahoma; PhD, 1988, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "CCD Photometry of Nearby Galaxies: Global Properties and the Extragalactic Distance Scale" (Chair: Brent Tully)
Currently Associate Professor, University of Wyoming
Email: mpierce at uwyo.edu  Home Page

Catherine Pilachowski BS, 1971, Harvey Mudd College; PhD, 1975, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Luminosities and Compositions of a Group of Mildly Peculiar Late-Type Giant Stars" (Chair: Walter Bonsack)
Currently Professor of Astronomy at Indiana University
Email: catyp at astro.indiana.edu   Home Page

Eric Pilger BA, 1982, Williams College; MS, 1986,University of Hawai‘i
Currently Systems Engineer, MAX Project Manager at Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
Email pilger at higp.hawaii.edu  Home Page

Joseph Piscitelli BS, 1983, University of New Mexico; MS, 1986, University of Hawai‘i
Currently at Proscripts, LLC, Albuquerque
Email office at proscripts.com

Mark Pitts BS, 2003, Ohio State University; MS, 2005, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2011, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Color and Motion: New Low-Mass Members of Nearby Star Clusters" (Chair: Eugene Magnier)
Currently, Lecturer, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Eastern Kentucky University
Email: mark.pitts at eku.edu  Home Page

Daniel Potter BS, 1994, University of Colorado; MS, 2000, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2003, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A search for debris disks with a dual channel adaptive optics imaging polarimeter" (Chair: Alan Tokunaga)
Currently at AOptix Technologies
Email dpotter at aoptix.com

Norman Purves BS, 1976, Portland ‘i
Currently Instructor in Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
Email purves at hawaii.edu  Home Page

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Michael Ressler BS, 1986, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, 1992, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Near-Infrared Imaging of Deeply-Embedded Young Stellar Objects" (Chair: Mark Shure)
Currently MIRI (JWST) Project Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Email: Michael.E.Ressler at jpl.nasa.gov   Home Page

Jeffrey Rich BS, 2005, University of Southern California; MS, 2007, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2012, University of Hawai‘i
PhD topic: "An Integral Field Spectroscopic Study of Ultraluminous and Luminous Infrared Galaxies" (Chair: Lisa Kewley)
Currently Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Observatories, Carnegie Institution for Science, Pasadena, California
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Susan Ridgway BS, 1988, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1995, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Imaging of Complete Samples of Redshift z ~ 1 3C Sources" (Chair: Alan Stockton)
Currently Assistant Astronomer, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, La Serena, Chile
Email: susanr at ctio.noano.edu  Home Page

Michael Rigler BS, 1986, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1992, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Morphologies of Distant Radio Galaxies" (Chair: Simon Lilly)
Currently Technical Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Email: mrigler at microsoft.com  

Steven Rodney BS, 2003, Case Western Reserve University; MS, 2005, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Thermonuclear Supernova Light Curves: Progenitors and Cosmology" (Chair: John Tonry)
Currently,Hubble Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University
Email: rodney at jhu.edu    Home Page

Robert Ronan BS, 1986, Harvard University; PhD, 1992, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Global Solar Intensity Oscillations at Solar Maximum" (Chair: Barry LaBonte)
Currently Physician (radiology) in Massachusetts

Edward Rosenthal BS, 1984, Harvard University; PhD, 1994, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Stellar Population and Mass Distribution at the Galactic Center" (Chair: Lennox Cowie)
Currently Physics & Astronomy Instructor, Chanlder-Gilbert Community College, Arizona
Email: edward.rosenthal at cgc.edu

Barry Rothberg BS, 1997, Tufts University; MS, 2000, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2005, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "An infrared inverstigation into the formation of elliptical galaxies via mergers" (Chair: Robert Joseph)
Currently Support Astronomer at the Large Binocular Telescope in Tucson. Arizona
Email: brothberg at lbto.org

Anna Roussanova BS, 2008, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
Currently Technical Services Engineer at Epic in the Madison, Wisconsin area

Robert Ruotsalainen BS, 1974, University of Washington; PhD, 1982, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Multicolor Photometry of Stars in Dwarf Irregular Galaxies" (Chair: Brent Tully)
Currently Professor of Physics at Eastern Washington University
Email: Robert.Ruotsalainen at mail.ewu.edu    Home Page

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William Schempp BA, 1973, Whitman College; PhD, 1980, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Bar Driven Spiral Density Waves in Galaxies and a Model of the Barred Spiral NGC 1097" (Chair: Brent Tully)
Currnetly Vice President of Research, MedOptics Corporation, Tucson, Arizona
Email: bschemp at azstarnet.com 

Matthew Senay AB, 1983, St. Louis University; MS, 1990, San Diego State University; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Sources of Activity in Distant Comets" (Chair: David Jewitt)

Edward Shaya BA, 1976, Princeton University; MS, 1979, University of Chicago; PhD, 1984, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Dynamics of the Local Supercluster and the Origin of the Differences in Galaxy Morphologies" (Chair: Brent Tully)
Currently Associate Research Scientist, University of Maryland
Email: eshaya at astro.umd.edu   Home Page

Scott Sheppard BS, 1998, Oberlin College; MS, 2001, University of Hawai‘i; Ph D 2004, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Jovian System: from satellites to Trojans to Jupiter family comets" (Chair: David Jewitt)
Currently Faculty Member at Department of Terrrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Email: sheppard at dtm.ciw.edu   Home Page

Hsin Yi Shih BS, 2008, University of California, Los Angeles; MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2014, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Radio Jet Driven Outflows: An Investigation of Extended Emission Line Regions Around Radio Loud AGNs" (Chair: Alan Stockton)
Currently Science Fellow, Gemini North Observatory, Hilo
Email: jshih at gemini.edu

Douglas Simons BS, 1985, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1991, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A Near-Infrared Search for Brown Dwarfs in the Pleiades" (Chair: Eric Becklin)
Currently Executive Director, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
Email: dsimons at cfht.hawaii.edu 

Sarah Sonnett BS, 2006, The College of Charleston; MS, 2009, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2013, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Characterizing Neutral Trans-Neptunian Objects"(Chair: Karen Meech)
Currently NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Email: Sarah.Sonnett at jpl.nasa.gov

Brian Stalder  BS, 2001, California Institute of Technology; MS, 2003, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2007, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "AO Studies of Radio Sources Near Bright Natural Guide Stars" (Chair: Kenneth Chambers)
Currently, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Physics at Harvard University
Email:  stalder at physics.harvard.edu

Alex Stephens BS, 1994, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill); PhD, 2000, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Accretion in the Galactic Halo" (Chair: Ann Boesgaard)
Currently VP, Information Technology Audit at Bank of America, Charlotte, NC
Email  alex_c_stephens at yahoo.com

Lauren Stephenson BS, 2006, Purdue University; BS, 2011 University of Missouri-St. Louis; MS, 2013, University of Hawai‘i
Currently Reliability Engineer at Hawaiian Airlines
Email lauren.stephenson at hawaiianair.com

Alex Storrs BS, 1982, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Evolution of Cometary Activity" (Chair: Dale Cruikshank)
Currently Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, Towson University
Email: astorrs at towson.edu  Home Page

Jason Surace BS, 1992, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1998, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A Multi-Wavelength High Resolution Study of the Evolutionary Link between Ultraluminous IRAS Galaxies and Optical QSOs" (Chair: David Sanders)
Currently Senior Research Astronomer, California Institute of Technology
Email: jason at ipac.caltech.edu  Home Page

Ryan Swindle BS, 2008, Washington University in St. Louis; MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2014, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Towards Improved Diagnostics in Terrestrial and Solar Spectropolarimetry" (Chair: Jeffrey Kuhn)
Currently, Research Physicist with the Air Force Research Laboratory

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Terry Teays BS, 1973, University of California, Santa Cruz; MS, 1976, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 1986, University of Nebraska
Currently Assistant Director, Maryland Space Grant Consortium at Johns Hopkins University
Email  teays at pha.jhu.edu 

Robert Thornton BS, 1995, Lehigh University; MS, 1998, University of Hawai‘i;
PhD, 2002, University of Hawai‘i 
PhD dissertation: "The AEOS Spectrograph: Optomechanical Design and Scientific Capability" (Chair: Klaus Hodapp)
Currently Associate Professor, Department of Physics, West Chester University, Pennsylvania
Email: rthornton at wcupa.edu  Home Page

Eric Tollestrup BA, 1979, University of California at Berkeley; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "High Angular Resolution Imaging with an Infrared Charge Coupled Device: The Galactic Center at Subarcsecond Resolution and Reconstruction of Speckle Interferometric Data" (Chair: Richard Capps)
Currently Senior Development Program Scientist at the Gemini Observatory
Email:etollest at gemini.edu  Home Page

Neil Trentham BA, 1991, University of Cambridge; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Dwarf Galaxies in Clusters" (Chair: John Kormendy)
Currently Research Fellow (retired), University of Cambridge
Email: trentham at ast.cam.ac.uk   Home Page

Michael Tripicco BS, 1982, University of Rochester; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Spectroscopy of Metal-Rich M31 Globular Clusters" (Chair: James Heasley)
Currently Department Manager - SESDA Space Science with Science Systems & Applications, Inc. at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Email: miket at lheamail.gsfc.nasa.gov   Home Page

Chadwick Trujillo BS, 1995, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 1998 University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2000, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Bright Objects in the Outer Solar System" (Chair: David Jewitt)
Currently Astronomer, Gemini Observatory
Email trujillo at gemini.edu  Home Page

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Vivian U BS, 2006, California Institute of Technology; MS, 2008, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2012, University of Hawai‘i

PhD topic: "Luminous Infrared Galaxies in the Local Universe: Global Properties, Nuclear Activity, and the Starburst-AGN Connection" (Chair: David Sanders)
Currently, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Riverside
Email: vivian.u at ucr.edu

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John Varsik BS, 1979, Stanford University; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Properties of stellar activity in F stars" (Chair: James Heasley)
Currently Researcher/Systems Administrator, Big Bear Solar Observatory
Email: varsik at bbso.nijt.edu   Home Page

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Stephen Walton BS, 1977, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1984, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Flux Tube Models of Solar Faculae" (Chair: James Heasley)
Professor, and Planetarium Director,  Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, California State University, Northridge
Died November 11, 2006

Wei-Hao Wang BS, 1996, National Taiwan University; MS, 1998, National
Central University, Taiwan; PhD, 2006, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "High Redshift Star Forming Galaxies in Lensing Cluster Fields" (Chair: Lennox Cowie)
Currently, Assistant Research Fellow, Acadeimia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Taiwan and Adjunct Assistant Fellow, National Taiwan University Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics, Taiwan
Email: whwang at asiaa.sinica.edu.tw  Home Page

Douglas Ward BS, 1984, Brigham Young University; MS, 1986, University of Hawai‘i

Kathryn Whitman BA, 2000, Cornell University; MS, 2004, University of Hawai‘i
Currently Graduate Student, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawai‘i
Email: whitman at ifa.hawaii.edu

Robert Whiteley BS, 1993, California Institute of Technology; MS, 1996, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2001, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A Compositional Survey of Near-Earth Asteroids" (Chair: David Tholen)
Currently Principal Scientist, Civil and Military Space at Innovative Technology Systems

Mark Willman BA, 1977, University of California, Riverside; MA, 1980, University of California, Riverside; PhD, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Space Weathering on S-Complex Asteroids" (Chair: Robert Jedicke)
Currently PS1 Observer at IfA on Maui
Email: willman at ifa.hawaii.edu

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Bin Yang BS, 2000, Beijing Normal University; MS, 2003, National Astronomical Observatories, Beijing; PhD, 2009, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Probing Water in Small Bodies" (Chair: David Jewitt)
Currently Fellow at ESO/Chile
Email: byang at eso.org

 

Tiantian Yuan BS, 2006, Beijing Normal University;MS, 2008, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2012, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Using Strong Lensed Galaxies to Probe the Metallicity History of Galaxies Between Redshift 1 and 3" (Chair: Lisa Kewley)
Currently ANU Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian National University
Email: yuantt at mso.anu.edu.au     Home Page

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H. Jabran Zahid BA, 2005, University of California, Berkeley
PhD dissertation: "Discrepancies in Abundance Measurements and Testing Models of Galaxy Formation and Evolution" (Chair: Lisa Kewley)
Currently Clay Fellow, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Email harus.zahid@cfa.harvard.edu

Maximilian Zavodny  BS, 2006, California Institute of Technology; MS, 2008, University of Hawai‘i
Currently Lead Conrtol System Engineer at eSolar in Pasadena, California
Email: max46145 at gmail.com

Anthony Zenn BS, 2007, University of Michigan; MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i

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