Graduate Students

Here is a sampling of ICOM Lab graduate students and their research interests:

Post-Doctoral Students

Gale Frazier, Ph.D.

  • Research: 
  • Employment: 

Matthew Colmer, Ph.D.

  • Research: 
  • Employment: U.S. Coast Guard

Doctoral Students

Wendy Tabone, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Research: Ground-Truthing Sargassum in Satellite Imagery: Assessment of Its Effectiveness as an Early Warning System
  • Employment: Environmental Scientist at SWCA Environmental Consultant
Alyson Azzara, Ph.D.
  • Research: Characteristics of the deep scattering layer in the Gulf of Mexico as they relate to sperm whale diving and foraging behavior
  • Employment: Researcher at Marine Program at The International Council on Clean Transportation

Master's Students, Thesis Option

Cari Koelsch, M.S. candidate

  • Research: Application of a Broadened Risk Assessment to Address Wicked Problems: A Case Study on BP’s Risk Assessment Strategies

Alexandria Rivard, M.S. candidate

  • Research: Behavioral Patterns of Common Bottlenose Dolphins in Galveston, Texas and Protection Strategy Development

Emilie Johannes, M.S. candidate

  • Research: The Wicked Problem of Oil and Gas Development in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas: Current Permitting and Evaluation of Marine Spatial Planning as a Potential Management Tool

Cheryl Gilpin, M.S.

  • Research: Oceanography, Dinoflagellate Hot Spot Discovered at Comal Springs, New Braunfels Texas: Implications for algal monitoring protocols and policy priorities and springshed environmental monitoring designs

Jessica Williams, M.S.

  • Research: Assessing the Ecological Integrity of Coastal Wetlands in Galveston Bay and Matagorda Bay: Comparison of the Functions of the Low Marsh and High Marsh to Determine the Long Term Sustainability and Resiliency in Response to Sea Level Rise

Reznichek, M.S.

  • Research:

Nicole Corillo, M.S.

  • Research: Evaluating Management Strategies for Red Snapper

Sarah Norman, M.S.

  • Research: Anglers’ understanding of the federal versus state red snapper regulations, their scientific rationale, and post-Ike impacts on fishery demographics

Rhonda D. Cummins, M.S.

  • Research: Study to Define Demographics, Economics, and Environmental Awareness of Charter Anglers in Galveston, Texas

Master's Students, Non-thesis Option

Meagan Roy, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

K. Willis, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Erin Faulkner, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Robin Adams, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Mary Lee Allen, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Morgan Armstrong, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Miriam Barranco, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Patricia Barron, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

R. Benson, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

R. Buchtien, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Stacy Carter, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Lori Choquette, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Robin Culp, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Gail Davis, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Rohini Drake, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

K. Eshenbaugh, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Toni Estep, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Nina Faulk, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Don Gerry, M.S. in Marine Resources Management  

Joshua Gunn, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Chris Hall, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Jessica Harrell, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Amy Hufton, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Shane Hunt, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Erin Janes, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Kathryn Jones, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Seth Jones, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Marci Kurtz, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Elizabeth Layman, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Ron Lehman, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Stephanie Marsh, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Christina Marinas, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Jeana McDowell, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Tina Marie Mezzatesta, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Lee Ann Mulcahy, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Mara Nery, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

M. Norwood, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Wes Padgett, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

James Perrigo, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Allison Pollock, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Alicia Rea, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Martin Regner, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Ben Rhame, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Karen Salmon, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Emily Seitz, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Haven Smith, in Marine Resources Management

Jacqueline Stauffer, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Jen Stevenot, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Dana Svejkosky, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Jane Vidas, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Patrick Warnick, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Sean Thomas, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Robert Webster, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Liz Wilson, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Lee Anne Wilde, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Kirsten Willis, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Madeline Woods, M.S. in Marine Resources Management

Heather Young, M.S. in Marine Resources Management