Department Alumni

Name Year Degree Title Advisor
Caitlin Doughty 2021 PhD Implications of z>5 metal absorption for the sources and progression of hydrogen reionization. K. Finlator
Jeremy Emmett 2021 PhD Dependence Upon Obliquity of the Formation of Martian PLD Vertical Structure. J. Murphy
Jodi Berdis 2021 PhD Implications for Surface Processes Through the Investigation of Crystalline and Amorphous Water Ice on Europa. J. Mruphy
Drew Chojnowski 2020 PhD H-Band Spectroscopy of Exotic, Massive Stars J. Holtzman
Jeremy Emmett 2020 PhD Dependence upon Obliquity of the Formation of Martian PLD Vertical Structure J. Murphy
Lauren Kahre 2019 PhD Extinction Mapping and Dust-to-Gas Ratios of Nearby Galaxies R. Walterbos
Alexander Thelen 2018 PhD The Chemical Composition and Dyamics of Titan's Atmosphere AS Revealed by ALMA N. Chanover
Kathryn Steakley 2018 PhD Impact Heating of the Early Martian Climate J. Murphy
Sten Hasselquist 2018 PhD Chemical Abundances of the Milky Way and Safittarius Using APOGE J. Holtzman
Ethan Dederick 2018 PhD Seismic Inferences of Gas Giant Planets: Excitation & Interiors J. Jackiewicz
Carlos Vargas 2018 PhD The Relationship Between Star Formation and Matter in GAlaxy Halos R. Walterbos
Gordon MacDonald 2018 PhD Validating the Next Generation of Data-Assimilative Space Weather Models J. McAteer
Jean McKeever 2017 PhD Astroseismology of Red Giants: The Detailed Modeling of Red Fiants in Eclipsing Binary Systems J. Jackiewicz
Nigel Mathes 2017 PhD The Vulture Survey of MgII and CIV Asbsorbers: Feasting on the Bones of Spectra Left to Die C. Churchill
Laura Mayorga 2017 PhD The Orbital and Planetary Phase Variations of Jupiter-Sized Planets: Characterizing Present and Future Giants J. Jackiwicz
Jacob Vander Vilet 2017 PhD Observing the Baryon Cycle in Hydrodynamic Cosmological Simulations C. Churchill
Sean Markert 2017 PhD The Signal of Weak Gravitational Lensing from Galaxy Groups and Clusters A. Klypin
Kyle Uckert 2016 PhD Characterization of Biosignatures within Geologic Samples Analyzed using a Suite of the situ Techniques N. Chanover
Kenz Arraki 2016 PhD Evolution of Dwarf Galaxy Properties in Local Group Environments A. Klypin
Meredith Rawls 2016 PhD Red Giants in Eclipsing Binaries as a Benchmark for Asteroseismology J. Jackiewicz
Diane Feuillet 2016 PhD Ages and Abundance of Local Galactic Stellar Populations J. Holtzman
Candace Gray 2015 PhD The Effect of Solar Flares, Coronal Mass Ejections, and Co-rotating Interaction Regions on the Venusian 5577 Angstrom Oxygen Green Line N. Chanover
Michael Hayden 2015 PhD Chemical Cartography of the Milky Way with SDSS-III/APOGEE J. Holtzman
Kyle Degrave 2015 PhD Time-Distance Helioseismology: Testing the State-of-the-Art for Investigating the Structure of Sunspots and Supergranulation J. Jackiewicz
Teresa Ross 2015 PhD Exploring Dwarf Galaxy Evolution through Metallicity Distributions J. Holtzman
Nikki Nielsen 2015 PhD Tracing Galaxy Evolution Through Spatial and Kinematic Probes of the MgII Circumgalactic Medium C. Churchill
Nick Ule 2015 PhD Quantifying Differential Rotation Across the Stellar Main Sequence T. Harrison
Audrey Oravetz 2015 PhD The Fate of Ionizing Photons in Two Different Star Formation Complexes in the SMC J. Holtzman
Daniel Oravetz 2015 PhD Searching for Metallicity Spread in Five Galactic Star Clusters J. Holtzman
Cat Wu 2014 PhD The Kinematics of Ionized Gas in Nearby, Edge-on Galaxies from Multi-long-slit Spectroscopy R. Walterbos
Robert Edmonds 2014 PhD Examination of Two Martian Atmosphere Dust Phenomena: Dust Devil Acoustics and Gravity Wave Forcing of Dust Storm Development J. Murphy
Gregory Taylor 2014 PhD Development and Operation of an Off-Limb Solar AO system J. McAteer
Sebastian Trujillo-Gomez 2014 PhD The Interplay Between Baryons and DM in the Process of Galaxy Formation A. Klypin
Adam McKay 2013 PhD The Volatile Composition of Comets as Inferred from Gas Production N. Chanover
Malynda Chizek 2013 PhD Data and Model Investigation of Martian Methane and Other Trace Gases J. Murphy
Maria Patterson 2013 PhD Properties of Star Formation and the Interstellar Medium in Galaxy Outskirts R. Walterbos
Ryan Hamilton 2013 PhD Constraining Photospheric Abundances of Donor Stars in Cataclysmic Variables T. Harrison
Michael Kirk 2013 PhD The Anatomy of Chromospheric Flares and Associated Ephemeral Brightenings J. Jackiewicz
Chas Miller 2013 PhD Methods for Constraining Surface Properties and Volatile Migration on Phoebe, Triton, Pluto, and the Moon N. Chanover
Jeff Coughlin 2012 PhD Fundamental Parameters of Exoplanets and their Host Stars T. Harrison
Jillian Bornak 2012 PhD A New Approach to Modeling Dust Emission in Classical Novae T. Harrison
Leland Wehland 2012 MS The Selection, Mounting, and Integration of an Infrared Photon-Counting APD Module for J-Band Astronomical Photometry on the NMSU HSP T. Harrison
Sean Lindsay 2012 PhD Discrete Dipole Approximation Model of Crystalline Forsterite J. Murphy
Mark Gleed 2012 MS Merging Rates of Large Galactic Halos: Comparing Observations and Cosmological Simulations A. Klypin
James Stockton 2011 PhD Pamela: Results on Electron and Positron Spectra in Cosmic Rays

S. Stochaj


Mike Sussman 2011 PhD Modeling Seasonal Change on Uranus with the EPIC GCM N. Chanover
Paul Strycker 2011 PhD Studies of Jovian Atmospheric Structure and Coloring Agents using Hyperspectral Imaging N. Chanover
Jessica Evans 2011 PhD MgII Quasar Absorption Line Systems as a Probe of Galaxy Structural and Kinematic Evolution C. Churchill
Jacqueline McCleary 2011 PhD Kinematic and Photometric Decompositions of Observed and Simulated Disk Galaxies: Theoretical and Observational Predictions A. Klypin
David Teal 2011 MS Martian Middle-Latitude Stationary Waves as Manifested in MRO MCS Retrieved Temperature Data J. Murphy
Randy Carlson 2010 PhD Spatial and Seasonal Variations in Saturn's Haze and Vertical Phosphine Distribution at 3 microns from 2005 to 2010 N. Chanover
Jim Norwood 2010 PhD The Vertical Structure of the Uranian Atmosphere Near Equinox as Modeled with Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Observations N. Chanover
Mary Jo Clark 2010 MS The Search for Orphan Optical Afterglows from Gamma-ray Bursts in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey II: Supernova Survey J. Holtzman
Douglas Hoffman 2009 PhD Automated Variable Star Classification Using the Northern Sky Variability Survey T. Harrison
Ashley Ruiter 2009 PhD White Dwarfs in Close Binaries: Gravitational Waves, X-rays, and Type Ia Supernova Progenitors T. Harrison
Roberto Avila 2009 MS Metallicity Gradients in the Stellar Populations of M33 J. Holtzman
Jiehae Choi 2009 MS Multi-Longslit Spectroscopy for Kinematic Studies R. Walterbos
Ryan Campbell 2008 PhD Phase-Resolved Cyclotron Spectroscopy of Polars

T. Harrison

Daniel Caverino-Rodriquez 2008 PhD Numerical Models of the Formation of Galaxies in an Expanding Universe A.Klypin
Glenn Kacprzak 2008 PhD The Morphological, Kinematic, and Halo Gas Properties of MgII Absorption Selected Galaxies at Intermediate Redshift C. Churchill
Brandon 2008 PhD Diffuse Interstellar Bands in Damped Lyman-Alpha and Starburst Galaxies C. Churchill
Alison Widhalm 2008 MS Gas Dynamics in the Milky Way Galaxy C. Churchill
Linghong Hu 2008 MS Numerical Models of Galaxy Formation A. Klypin
Carrie Anderson 2006 PhD Aerosol Vertical Structure in Earth-Analog Atmospheres N. Chanover
Steven Nelli 2006 PhD Sensitivities of a Coupled Dust and Water Cycle on Mars J. Murphy
Erica Voges 2006 PhD The Ionization Sources of the Diffuse Ionized Gas in Nearby Disk Galaxies R. Walterbos
Bhasker Moorthy 2006 PhD Bulges of Spiral Galaxies: Stellar Populations, Structure, Kinematics, and Dynamics J. Holtzman
Don Lubowich 2006 PhD The Galactic Deuterium Distribution C. Churchill
Tanya Tavenner 2006 PhD Cloud Tracking of Venus' Lower Cloud Deck J. Murphy
Pey-Lian Lim 2006 MS Hi-Res Spectroscopy of a Hipparcos Sample within 100 parsecs J. Holtzman
Melinda Kahre 2005 PhD The Martian Dust Cycle and the Evolution of Surface Dust Resevoirs J. Murphy
Joe Helmboldt 2005 PhD Star Formation at the Extreme Ends of the Hubble Sequence J. Holtzman
Peregrine McGehee 2005 PhD Magnetospheric Accretion in Substellar Objects K. Anderson
Sarah Giandoni 2005 MS Absorption Lines and Galaxies toward PKS 0312-77 C. Churchill
Sarah Bates  2005 MS New M31 Globular Clusters derived from the SDSS J. Holtzman
Takafumi Temma 2004 PhD Vertical Structure Modeling of Saturn with High-Spectral Resolution Imaging N. Chanover
Carla Adams 2004 MS Extremes of Galaxy Evolution: Tracing Star Formation in Local Spiral Galaxies N. Vogt
Octavio Valenzuela 2003 PhD The Dynamics of Disk Galaxies as a Test for the Structure of Dark Matter Halos A. Klypin
Bob Zavala 2003 PhD A View through Faraday's Fog: Parsec Scale Rotation Measures in AGN B. McNamara
Tom Stephens 2003 PhD Design and Operation of the Wide-Angle Air Cherenkov Telescope Array S. Stochaj
Jason Peterson 2003 PhD Characteristics of Radio Halos, Cosmic Ray Electron Propagation, and the Warm Ionized Medium as determined through Observations of Radio Synchrotron Emission from the Milky Way and Edge-on Spiral Galaxies W. Webber
Heather Bogue 2003 MS Determining the Component Masses of Cataclysmic Variables T. Harrison
Mayrita Vitviska 2003 MS The Origin of Angular Momentum in Dark Matter Halos A. Klypin
Mark Blackmon 2003 MS Seasonal Variations in Dust Flux in the Martian Polar Regions J. Murphy
Hector Noriega 2003 MS Population gradients in WLM J. Holtzman
Denise Stephens 2002 PhD 1 to 4 micron Photometry and the Near-Infrared Classification of L and T Dwarfs M. Marley
Chris Gelino 2002 PhD A Multi-Wavelength Search for Photometric Variability in L Dwarfs M. Marley
Neal Miller 2001 PhD A Radio Perspective on Galaxy Evolution in the Cluster Environment K. Anderson
Salman Hameed 2001 PhD Massive Star Formation in Early-Type Spirals J. Holtzman
Dawn Gelino 2001 PhD Modeling Infrared Ellipsoidal Variations: Determining the Masses of Black Holes T. Harrison
Christopher Garasi 2001 PhD Magnetic Fields and the Cluster Cooling Flow Hypothesis J. Holtzman
Matthew Templeton 2000 PhD An Observational and Theoretical Study of High-Amplitude Delta Scuti Stars B. McNamara
Elizabeth Rizza 2000 PhD The Environments of Rich, Intermediate Redshift Abell Clusters: A Multi-Wavelength Approach R. Walterbos
Andrey Kravtsov 2000 PhD High-Resolution Simulations of Structure Formation in the Universe A. Klypin
Nichole King 2000 PhD Luminous Blue Variables and Related High Mass Evolved Stars in M31 and Their Surprising Environments R. Walterbos
Charles Hoopes 2000 PhD The Properties and Ionization Sources of Diffuse Ionized Gas in Spiral Galaxies R. Walterbos
Mark Bliton 2000 PhD The Environments of Poor Clusters of Galaxies K. Anderson
Nathniel Paust 2000 MS The Star Formation History of the Local Milky Way J. Holtzman
David Thilker 1999 PhD Massive Stars and Expanding Shells within the Violent Interstellar Medium R. Walterbos
Matthew Carlson 1999 PhD Young Globular Clusters in Interacting Galaxies J. Holtzman
Vanessa Galarza 1999 MS Spectrophotometry of HII Regions, Diffuse Ionized Gas, and Supernova Remnants in M31: The Transition from Photoionization to Shock Ionization R. Walterbos
Amy Simon 1998 PhD The Time-Dependent Nature of Winds, Reflectivity and Weather Systems on Jupiter R. Beebe
Bruce Greenawalt 1998 PhD Diffuse Ionized Gas in Nearby Spiral Galaxies R. Walterbos
Marla Geha 1998 MS HST/WFPC2 Observations of Stellar Populations in the LMC Field J. Holtzman
Charles Walter 1997 PhD Properties of the Uranian Atmosphere as Revealed by Optical and Infrared Imaging M. Marley
Percy Gomez 1997 PhD A Study of the Dynamics and Substructure of a Sample of Nearby Abell Clusters of Galaxies J. Burns
Nancy Chanover 1997 PhD Temporal Variations in the Vertical Structure of Jupiter's Atmosphere R. Beebe
Kevin Marvel 1996 PhD The Circumstellar Environment of Evolved Stars as Revealed by Studies of Circumstellar Water Masers J. Burns
Kurt Roettiger 1995 PhD Numerical Simulations and the Observational Consequences of Merging Clusters of Galaxies J. Burns
Jason Pinckney 1995 PhD The Dynamics of Galaxy Clusters Containing Wide-Angle Tailed Radio Sources J. Burns
Susan Lederer 1995 MS Consequences of Albedo Feature Pseudoperiodicities for Jovian Seismology M. Marley
Lyle Huber 1995 MS Zonal (East-West) Winds and Cloud Morphology in Jupiter's Atmosphere R. Beebe
Christina Heikkila 1995 MS Optical Studies of Sco X-1 B. McNamara
Bryant Heikkila 1995 MS Far-Infrared and Radio Continuum Spatial Correlations in Ten Nearby Spiral Galaxies W. Webber
Stephen Doe 1994 MS ROSAT Observations of Five Poor Galaxy Clusters with Extended Radio Sources J. Burns
Pedro Sada 1993 PhD Temporal Variations in the Circumstellar Shell IRC+10216 H. Beebe
Tamara Payne 1993 PhD A Multiwavelength Study of Solar Ellerman Bombs K. Anderson
Robert Donahue 1993 PhD Surface Differential Rotation in a Sample of Cool Dwarf Stars Sanders
Sylvia Baggett 1993 PhD The Box/Peanut Phenomenon in Disk Galaxies K. Anderson
Brian Koolman 1993 MS Two-Point Angular Correlation Function for the Green Bank 4.85 Ghz Radio Sky Survey J. Burns
Jason Kendall 1993 MS The Effect of Time-Varying Density Fields on Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation: A New Formulation K. Anderson
James Dean 1993 MS A Study of Box and Peanut Galaxies in the Infrared K. Anderson
Alan Hale 1992 PhD Orbital Coplanarity in Solar-Type Binary Systems: Implications for Planetary System Formation and Detection B. Mcnamara
Warren hack 1992 MS Stellar Internal Motions Within the Orion Nebula Region B. McNamara
David Brown 1992 MS An Investigation of the Radio and X-ray Properties of Southern Rich Clusters of Galaxies J. Burns
Kenneth Swanson 1991 MS Spatial and High Speed Characteristics of the Los Alamos Ranicon Detector B. Mcnamara
William McDaid 1991 MS A Chemical Analysis of the HR1614 Group: Is it a Supercluster? McWilliam
Thomas Little 1990 PhD Search for Regularities in the Atmosphere of Jupiter R. Beebe
David Kuehn 1990 PhD A Study of the Temporal Behavior of the Vertical Structure of Jupiter's Atmosphere R. Beebe
Chris barnet 1990 PhD Saturn's Seasonal Winds and Temperature: The Effect of the Ring System on the Troposphere and Stratosphere R. Beebe
Steve Berrick 1990 MS
Tom Hockey 1988 PhD A Historical Interpretation of the Study of the Visible Cloud Morphology on the Planet Jupiter: 1610 - 1878 R. Beebe
Anrea Dobson 1987 PhD Activity-Rotation Relations for Lower Main Sequence Stars H. Beebe
Wayne Baggett 1987 PhD A Study of Environmental Influences on the Structure of Spiral Galaxy Disks K. Anderson
Kaz Sekiguhi 1986 PhD The Initial Mass Function of Starburst Galaxies K. Anderson
John Hakkila 1986 PhD Statistical Properties of Barium Stars B. McNamara
John Crain 1956 MS Positions of 127 Hyads and 6-cm Observations of 320 Hyads W. Sanders
Randy Olson 1985 PhD The Morphology of the Planetary Nebula NGC3242 Reitmeyer
John Lambert 1985 PhD Occultation and Lightcurve Analysis: The Figure of 2 Pallas R. Beebe
Julian Christou 1985 PhD Seeing Effects and Their Calibration for Astronomical Speckle Interferometry Observations K. Anderson
Dan Boice 1985 PhD The Neutral Sodium D_2 Line in Late-Type Stars H. Beebe
Hunt Guitar 1984 PhD Analysis of Motions of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and White Ovals R. Beebe
Rob Suggs 1983 PhD Temporal Albedo Variations in Saturn's Atmosphere R. Beebe
Roger Davis 1983 PhD A High Dispersion Spectral Analysis of Three Pre-Main Sequence Stars H. Beebe
John Keady 1982 PhD The Circumstellar Envelope of IRC+10216 R. Beebe
Dave Bruning 1981 PhD The Applicability of the Fourier Convolution Theorem to the Analysis of Late-Type Stellar Spectra H. Beebe
Suzanne Hammond-Jacobi 1981 MS
William Ryan 1985 MS Considerations of the Effects of Quantum Gravity on Friedmann-Robertson-Walker-Type Universes K. Anderson
Elieen Ryan 1985 MS Interstellar Extinction and the Assumption of Heterogeneous Dust Grains K. Anderson
Barry Rishei 1985 MS
Scarlet Ayres 1985 MS
Jack Drummond 1980 PhD A Photometric Investigation of Possible Binary Occurrence in the Central Stars of Seventeen Planetary Nebula Reitmeyer
Ed Tedesco 1979 PhD A Photometric Investigation of the Colors, Shapes, and Spin Rates of Hirayama Family Asteroids R. Beebe
Pete Brewton 1979 MS
Gary Garwood 1979 MS
Robert Hill 1979 MS An Investigation of the Blue Straggler Problem
Steve Horan 1979 MS A Survey of the Hyades for Delta Scuti Variables B. McNamara
Steven Solmon 1979 MS The Development of an Automated PDS Photographic Photometry System and its Application to the Galactic Cluster M11 B. McNamara
Tim Schneeberger 1977 PhD Balmer Emission Lines in T Tauri-like Decelerating Flows H. Beebe
Harold Reitsma 1977 PhD Quantitative Spectral Classification of Solar-type Stars and the Sun H. Beebe
Adrian Herzog 1977 PhD An Analysis of Numerical Integration Techniques for the Modeling of Open Galactic Clusters Sanders
Dennis Dawson 1977 PhD A Photoelectric Investigation of the Physical Nature of RV Tauri Variables K. Anderson
Dennis Hollars 1975 PhD An Observational and Theoretical Investigation of Calcium II H and K Emission in Yellow Supergiants and Classical Cepheids H. Beebe
Tom Pauls 1974 PhD Radio Observations of HII Regions in the Galactic Center Reitmeyer
Brad Smith 1972 PhD Observations of Atmospheric Limb Darkening in the Visual Continuum and an Analysis of Multiple Scattering in the Atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn H. Beebe
Name Year Degree Title Advisor