School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University

660 S Mill Ave ,  STE 312                                                                                                                   

Tempe,   Arizona,   85281   USA                                                                                                     


Current Position      Associate Professor of Astrophysics at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, 2015 - present

Previous Position    Tenure-Track Assistant Astronomer at Lowell Observatory, 2011 - 2015

Previous Position    Carnegie Fellow at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science, 2008 - 2011

Previous Position    NRC/NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2005-2008   


Current Research Activities

Star-planet interactions as a probe of planetary and stellar magnetospheres.

Effects of stellar radiation on the formation, evolution, and habitability of planets.

            The search for and characterization of disks and planets around young M dwarfs.

            Gas emission from planetary atmospheres and debris disks.

SmallSats and CubeSats for Astrophysics



Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of British Columbia, 2004                                                    

Chromospheric Activity Induced by Short-Period Planets; A Search for Modulation of Ca II H & K Emission.

Under the supervision of Prof. Gordon A.H. Walker


M.Sc. in Astronomy, University of British Columbia, 2000                                                        

Evolutionary and Pulsational Models of Metal-Poor Subdwarfs.

Under the supervision of Prof. Jaymie M. Matthews


First-class Combined Honors B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics, Dalhousie University, 1998    

Modeling the Evolution and Stellar Seismology of 51 Pegasi: Does the Planetary Companion Exist?

Under the supervision of Prof. David B. Guenther



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