I have had the good fortune to work with many students over my career,
both as a graduate student, a postdoctoral fellow, and as a
faculty member. Many of them have gone on to successful careers
in all sorts of fields. I would like to thank my graduate advisor,
Robin Ciardullo, and my post-doctoral advisor, Chris Mihos, for
giving me the opportunity to help supervise some of their students.
||Amanda Lewis - Fall 2010 - present |
Amanda is assisting in astronomy education research, studying
the importance of metacognitive behavior and behavioral changes
in undergraduate students.
||Ashley Skalsky - Fall 2006 - present|
Ashley has presented research at Quest 2007, 2008 and 2009, and is studying
extragalactic planetary nebulae in external galaxies.
||Rebecca Kutsko - Fall 2007 - Summer 2011 |
Rebecca is searching for asteroids in the BOKS survey, and has
presented her research at Quest 2008 and 2009.
||Daniel Nemergut - Spring 2009 - Spring 2011|
Daniel is calibrating [OIII] emission-line standard stars for an
upcoming research project.
||Shane Downing - Summer 2009 - Spring 2011|
Shane is searching for intracluster light in Hickson Compact
Groups of galaxies.
||Frances Rivera - Fall 2008 - Spring 2011|
Frances is an undergraduate student at the University of
Wyoming, working with my colleague, Rajib Ganguly. Frances
is calibrating [OIII] emission-line standard stars for an
upcoming research project.
||Deidra Nuss - Fall 2008 - Fall 2010 |
Deidra assisted in astronomy education research, and studied
the resistance of students to active learning techniques.
||Matthew Boser - Spring 2007 - Summer 2007 |
Matthew assisted in astronomy education research, looking at
how student performance improved with time using interactive learning
techniques. Matthew was also the first student assistant I had
in my introductory astronomy class.
||Zachary Brown- Fall 2006 - Fall 2007|
Zachary was involved in searching for extra-solar planets in
the BOKS survey. He presented his research results at Quest 2007. Zachary has been elected
to the position of Student Government Association president for Youngstown
State University in 2009-2010 .
||Stuart Robbins- Fall 2003 - Spring 2004|
Stuart was an undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University and
he assisted in searching for planetary nebulae in the M81 system.
Stuart is currently an astronomy graduate student in the
Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the
University of Colorado, Boulder
||Cameron McBride- Summer 2002|
Cameron was an undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University and
I helped him with some intracluster star research. Cameron is currently
a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University.
||Nathan Kaib- Spring 2002|
Nathan was an honors undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University.
when I worked with him on some intracluster star research. Nathan is
currently an astronomy graduate student at the University of Washington.
||Kara Krelove - Summer 1999 - Spring 2000|
Kara was a Penn State honors undergraduate when I worked with her.
She did research with Robin Ciardullo and myself on intracluster
planetary nebulae. Kara received a masters degree
in Geosciences in 2005 at Arizona State University.
||Rachel Kuzio de Naray - Summer 1999 - Spring 2000|
Rachel was a Penn State honors undergraduate when I worked with her.
She did research with Robin Ciardullo and myself on extragalactic
planetary nebulae in nearby galaxies. Rachel
is currently a
National Science Foundation Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral
Fellow at UC Irvine.