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Nada Al-Haddad BS, 2006, Sanaa University; MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i

Kimberly Aller BA, 2010, University of California, Berkeley; MS, 2012, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2016, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Finding the elusive Substellar Mebers of Young Moving Groups" (Chair: Michael Liu)

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)

Megan Ansdell BA, 2008, University of St. Andrews; MS, 2014, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2017, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Protoplanetary Disk Demographics with ALMA" (Chair: Jonathan Williams)

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)

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)


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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Charles Beerman BS, 1978, University of Connecticut; MS, 1980, University of Hawai‘i

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)

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)

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)

Sandrine Bottinelli BSc, 2001, Imperial College, London; MS, 2003, University of Hawaii; PhD, 2006, University of Hawaii
PhD dissertation: "The chemical complexity in hot Corinos" (Chair: Jonathan Williams)

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)

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)

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)

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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)

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: Esther Hu)

Gerald Cecil BSc, 1977, McGill University; MSc, 1979, McGill University; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Kinematics of Spatially Extended High-Velocity Outflow from the Nucleus of M51" (Chair: Brent Tully)

Chian-Chou Chen BS, 2006, National Taiwan University; MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2013, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Investigations on the Origin of the Submillimeter Extragalactic Background Light" (Chair: Lennox Cowie)

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)

Jun Chen BS, 1990, Beijing University, China; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "A search for Trojan asteroids" (Chair: David Jewitt)

Duncan Chesley BA, 1973, Dartmouth College; MS, 1975, University of Hawai‘i

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)

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

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)

Michael Connelley BS, 2000, Santa Clara University; MS, 2002, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2007, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Evolution of the Multiplicity of Young Stellar Objects" (C0-Chairs: Alan Tokunaga) and Bo Reipurth)

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)

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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Gabriel Dima BA, 2009, Cambridge University MS, 2013, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2017, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: " New Infrared Tools to Measure the Solar Coronal Magnetic Field " (Chair: Jeff Kuhn)

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)

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)

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

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)

 

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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)

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)

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)

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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)

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)

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)

Eliza Fulton BS, 1995, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 1998, University of Hawai‘i

BJ Fulton BS, 2009, UC Santa Barbara MS, 2014, University of Hawaii
PhD dissertation: "APF-50: A Robotic Search for Earth’s Nearest Neighbors" (Chair: Andrew Howard)

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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)

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)

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)

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)

John Good BA, 1976, Western Michigan University; MS, 1979, University of Hawai‘i; 
PhD, 1983, University of Massachusetts. 

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)

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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)

John Hamilton BS, 1977, University of Texas; MS, 1979, University of Hawai‘i

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)

Byron Han BS, 1985, Princeton University, MS (engineering), 1986, Stanford University; MS (astronomy), 1995, University of Hawai‘i 

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)

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)

Linda Hermans-Killam BS, 1981, California State University, Northridge; MS, 1985, University of Hawai‘i

Inge Heyer BA, 1985, Smith College; MS, 1987, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2012, University of Wyoming

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)

I-Ting Ho MS, 2009, National Taiwan University; PhD, 2016, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Shocks and Metallicity Gradients in Normal Star-forming Galaxies" (Chair: Lisa Kewley)

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)

Li-Yen Hsu MS, 2010, National Taiwan University; PhD, 2017, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Characterizing Faint Submillimeter Galaxies with Cluster Lensing"" (Chair: Len Cowie)

Ding Huang BS, 2011, University of California, Los Angeles; MS, 2013, University of Hawai‘i

Jiasheng Huang MS, 1988, Nanjing University, China; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The K-band Wide-field Survey" (Chair: Lennox Cowie)

Chao-Ling Hung MS, 2010, National Tsinghua University, Taiwan; PhD, 2015, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Origin and evolution of high-redshift (U)LIRGs" (Chair: David Sanders)

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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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)

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)

Heather Kaluna BA, 2008, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo; PhD, 2015, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
PhD dissertation: "Evolution of Water in Carbonaceous Main Belt Asteroids" (Chair: Karen Meech)

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)

Alain Khayat MS (Mechanical Engineering), 2006, Lebanese University; PhD, 2015, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: “A Multi-band Search for Volcanic Outgassing in the Tharsis and Syrtis Major Regions on Mars” (Chair: Alan Tokunaga)

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)

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)

Jeremy King BS, 1988, Boston University; PhD, 1993, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Stellar Oxygen Abundances" (Chair: Ann Boesgaard)

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)

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)

Sonali Kolhatkar BA (astronomy), BS (physics), 1996, University of Texas; MS, 1998, University of Hawai‘i

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)

K. D. Kuntz BS, 1985, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 1988, University of Hawai‘i;  PhD, 2000, University of Maryland

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)

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Kirsten Larson BA, 2008, College of Wooster; PhD, 2015, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Distribution of Luminosity, Gas, and Stellar Populations of Local Luminous Infrared Galaxies as a Function of Merger Stage" (Chair: David Sanders)

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)

Nicholas Lee BS, 2007, University of California, Berkeley; MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2015, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Tracing Infrared Galaxies Throughout Cosmic Time" (Chair: David Sanders)

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)

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)

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"

Kelly Lockhart BS, 2007, Rice University; MS, 2013, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2017, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Super Star Clusters and Their Connection to Galactic Winds"" (Chair: Jessica Lu)

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)


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)

John MacKenty BA,1979, Harvard University; PhD, 1986, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Morphologies and Environments of Seyfert Galaxies" (Chair: Alan Stockton)

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)

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)

Deborah Maraziti BS, 1991, Swarthmore College; MS, 1994, University of Hawai‘i

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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Michael Nassir BS, 1993, California Institute of Technology; MS, 1996, University of Hawai‘i

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

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)

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)

Maria Pereira BSc, 2001, Imperial College (London); MS, 2004, University of Hawai‘i

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)

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)

Eric Pilger BA, 1982, Williams College; MS, 1986,University of Hawai‘i

Joseph Piscitelli BS, 1983, University of New Mexico; MS, 1986, University of Hawai‘i

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)

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)

Norman Purves BS, 1976, Portland; MS, 1979, University of Hawaii

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Jia Qi BS, 2015, Wabash College; MS, 2017, University of Hawai‘i

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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)

Jeffrey Rich BS, 2005, University of Southern California; MS, 2007, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 2012, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "An Integral Field Spectroscopic Study of Ultraluminous and Luminous Infrared Galaxies" (Chair: Lisa Kewley)

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

Anna Roussanova BS, 2008, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i

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)

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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Lauren Stephenson (see Lauren Zuckerberg)

Alex Storrs BS, 1982, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "The Evolution of Cometary Activity" (Chair: Dale Cruikshank)

Hyewon Suh MS, 2010, Yonsei University; PhD, 2017, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: " The Co-evolution of Galaxies and Black Holes: Spectroscopic Analysis of X-ray-Selected AGNs " (Chair: Gunther Hasinger)

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)

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)

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Terry Teays BS, 1973, University of California, Santa Cruz; MS, 1976, University of Hawai‘i; PhD, 1986, University of Nebraska

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)

Elizabeth Toller SB, 2014, Massachusetts Institute for Technology; MS, 2016, University of Hawai‘i

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)

Neil Trentham BA, 1991, University of Cambridge; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Dwarf Galaxies in Clusters" (Chair: John Kormendy)

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)

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)

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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 dissertation: "Luminous Infrared Galaxies in the Local Universe: Global Properties, Nuclear Activity, and the Starburst-AGN Connection" (Chair: David Sanders)

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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)

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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)

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)

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

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)

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)

Po-Feng Wu MS, 2010, National Taiwan University; PhD, 2016, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Dissecting the Surface Brightness of Galaxies" (Chair: Brent Tully)

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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)
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)

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H. Jabran Zahid BA, 2005, University of California, Berkeley; PhD, 2014, University of Hawai‘i
PhD dissertation: "Discrepancies in Abundance Measurements and Testing Models of Galaxy Formation and Evolution" (Chair: Lisa Kewley)

Maximilian Zavodny  BS, 2006, California Institute of Technology; MS, 2008, University of Hawai‘i

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

Lauren Zuckerberg BS, 2006, Purdue University; BS, 2011 University of Missouri-St. Louis; MS, 2013, University of Hawai‘i

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