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					                              David Graham Whelan
                                          Curriculum Vitae
Department of Astronomy                                    Voice: (315) 521-1407 (cell)
University of Virginia                                            (434) 924-7933 (office)
PO Box 400325                                               E-mail: dww7v@virginia.edu
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325            Webpage: http://www.astro.virginia.edu/~dww7v/
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Education
May 2013, expected PhD in Astronomy, University of Virginia
May 2009           M.S. in Astronomy, University of Virginia
2005               B.A. in Physics with a concentration in astronomy, Ithaca College, Magna cum
                          Laude

Research

Aug. 2007-present     Graduate Research Assistant, University of Virginia. Advisor: Kelsey E. Johnson.
                      Modeling embedded super star clusters, observations of clustered star formation.

Jun. 2011-Apr.2012 Independent Researcher, Canada France Hawaii Telescope Corporation. Advisor:
                      Daniel Devost. Analysis of ground- and space-based telescope data, extragalactic star forming
                      regions.

Jan. 2005-Jul. 2007   Research Assistant, Cornell University. Analysis of astrophysical data under the direction
                      of IRS Team Research Associate, Daniel Devost. Software programmer for the IRS Team's
                      reduction software package, SMART.

Sep. 2003-2005        Astronomical research on planet formation. With Professor Luke D. Keller.
                      Includes data reduction and analysis of ground-based observations.

Summer, 2004          Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Cornell University under the direction
                      of Professor James Houck.


Teaching
Summer 2011           Instructor, ASTR 1220 (Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe). 4-week
                      course that met for three hours daily.

Sep. 2009-Dec. 2011 Physics and Astronomy tutor, UVa Athletics Department. Tutor to student-athletes
                      taking courses in introductory- and intermediate-level physics and astronomy courses.

Aug. 2007-Dec. 2008 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia. Teaching Assistant to
                      introductory- and intermediate-level undergraduate courses in astronomy, including introductory
                      courses in planets; stars, galaxies, and the Universe; and unsolved mysteries in the Universe;
                      junior-level observational astronomy courses that included numerous laboratories at manual and
                      digitally controlled telescope facilities; night labs in constellation and sky orientation and basic
                      telescope use.

2004-2005             Physics tutor, Ithaca College.
2003-2005              Teacher's Assistant, Ithaca College Physics and Mathematics Departments.

1999-2005              Cello Teacher, Suzuki method. Includes both private and group lesson teaching.

Leadership
Apr. 2009-present      Graduate student representative on the internal Telescope Allocation Committee,
                       in charge of internal TAC website.
Sep. 2009-Jan. 2012 Graduate Student Representative to the Faculty, acting as a liaison between faculty and
                       students.
Sep. 2004-May 2005 President, Ithaca College Chapter of the Society of Physics Students.

Outreach
Sep. 2009-present      Volunteer, Dark Skies, Bright Kids! Outreach club to local rural elementary schools. A
                       club lasts typically for ten weeks per semester, and two schools are visited yearly.

Sep. 2009-present      Volunteer, the CLUSTER program. A program to loan small telescopes to area high
                       school teachers. Assisting with telescope training.

Sep. 2007-present      Volunteer, public nights at UVa's observatories. One service per semester at the semi-
                       monthly McCormick Observatory public night, and usually service at the semesterly Fan
                       Mountain open house.

Technical skills:      Computer programming abilities in IDL, C, C++, Fortran, HTML, Matlab, and
                       Mathematica. Working knowledge of the operation of digitally-controlled
                       telescope systems. Knowledge of digital and analog electronics hardware.


Honors and Awards
Research/travel grants:
Robert J. Huskey Travel Fellowship: January 2013: in support of a trip to the Long Beach AAS
Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid-of-Research: December 2012: in support of an observing run
Stichting Het Leids Kerkhoven-Bosscha Fonds: 24 June – 8 July 2008: a travel fund to visit Leiden
       Observatory, the Netherlands, to pursue collaborative research
Student Scholarship: 8-21 August, 2006: to visit Leiden Observatory for collaborative research
Student Research Grant from the Ithaca College Student Research Fund, awarded to visit the NASA IRTF on
       Mauna Kea, 2005
Student Research Grant from the Dean of Humanities and Sciences, Ithaca College, awarded to visit the Mt.
       Palomar 200” Hale Telescope, 2004
National Science Foundation Research Grant, Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Cornell
       University, 2004

Teaching awards:
Laurence W. Fredrick Graduate Assistant Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008-2009.
Program that Works, awarded by the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition to Dark Skies,
      Bright Kids! for outreach efforts in central Virginia, 2011.
Telescope proposals:
SDSS-III Ancillary Proposal, co-Investigator, accepted: An Investigation of B[e]-type Emission Line Stars
        via SDSS-III/APOGEE: Near-IR Properties, Binarity, and Variability.
NRAO, Principle Investigator, accepted for Group B:
      GBT/09B-011: HI Mass Determination of Compact Groups of Galaxies
Research Support Agreement from JPL, awarded, Co-Investigator:
      Spitzer Proposal #50318: Dust Properties in the Starburst Galaxy IC 10
      Spitzer Proposal #50282: Extreme Star-Formation in LMC-N157B
      Spitzer Proposal #40050: Abundance gradients in NGC 6052
      Spitzer Proposal #30510: NeV and OIV in Wolf-Rayet Galaxies
UVa internal tack, awarded, Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator:
      Apache Point Observatory: Investigation of T Tauri Stars during Outburst (PI)
      Apache Point Observatory: Age Determination of Star Forming Clusters in NGC 4490 (PI)
      Bok 90" Telescope: Dwarf-Dwarf Mergers (CoI)
      Apache Point Observatory: Monitoring of broad emission lines in SDSS emission-line galaxies (CoI)
      Apache Point Observatory: Spectroscopic Observations of NGC 4449: Looking for Extended Red
              Emission (CoI)

Memberships
American Astronomical Society
Sigma Xi, national scientific research honor society
Sigma Pi Sigma, national physics honor society

Publications and Presentations

Papers:
Whelan, D. G., Lebouteiller, V., Galliano, F., Peeters, E., Johnson, K. E., Indebetouw, R., Bernard-
     Salas, J., & Brandl, B. R. An In-Depth View of the Mid-Infrared Properties of Point Sources
     and Diffuse ISM in the Giant HII Region, N66. 2013, ApJ, submitted.

Lebouteiller, V., Sloan, G. C., Groenewegen, M., Matsuura, M., Riebel, D., Bernard-Salas, J., Whelan,
      D. G., Bayet, E., & Massey, P. Oxygen-rich Dust Production in IC10. 2012, A&A, accepted,
      arXiv:1209.1023.

Whelan, D. G., Johnson, K. E., Whitney, B. A., Indebetouw, R., & Wood, K. The Infrared Properties
     of Embedded Super Star Clusters: Predictions from Three-Dimensional Radiative Transfer
     Models. 2011, ApJ, 729, 111.

Lebouteiller, V., Bernard-Salas, J., Whelan, D. G., Brandl, B., Galliano, F., Charmandaris, V.,
      Madden, S., & Kunth, D. Influence of the Environment on PAH Emission in Star-Forming
      Regions. 2011, ApJ, 728, 45.

Reines, A. E., Nidever, D. L., Whelan, D. G., & Johnson, K. E. The Importance of Nebular
       Continuum and Line Emission in Observations of Young Massive Clusters. 2010, ApJ, 708,
       26.

Brandl, B. R., Snijders, L., den Brok, M., Whelan, D. G., et al. Spitzer-IRS Study of the Antennae
       Galaxies NGC 4038/39. 2009, ApJ, 699, 1982.
Privon, G. C., Beaton, R. L., Whelan, D. G., Yang, A., Johnson, K. E., & Condon, J. The Importance
       of Hands-on Experience with Telescopes for Students. Astro2010 Decadal Survey, Position
       Paper 45.

Lebouteiller, V., Bernard-Salas, J., Brandl, B., Whelan, D.G., Wu, Y., Charmandaris, V., Devost, D.,
      Houck, J. R. Chemical Composition and Mixing in Giant HII Regions: NGC 3603, 30 Doradus
      and N66. 2008, ApJ, 680, 398.

Whelan, D.G., Devost, D., Charmandaris, V., Marshall, J, & Houck, J.R. Spitzer/IRS Spectroscopy
     of the luminous infrared galaxy NGC 6052 (Mrk 297). 2007, ApJ, 666, 896.

Berthoud, M.G., Keller, L.D., Herter, T.L, Richter, M.J., & Whelan, D.G. Near IR CO overtone
      emission in 51 Oph. 2007, ApJ, 660, 461.

In the acknowledgments: 2008, ApJ, 687, 133; 2009, ApJ, 690, 1797.

Invited Talks:
- Ithaca College: The Formation and Early Evolution of Super Star Clusters, April 2012
- Colgate University: The Formation and Early Evolution of Super Star Clusters: The Biggest Star
        Formation Events in the Universe, April, 2012
- Rochester Institute of Technology: Predictions of Embedded Super Star Cluster Geometries using
        Radiative Transfer Codes, April, 2012
- Canada France Hawai'i Telescope Corp: The Early Evolution of Super Star Clusters: Predictions
        Using Dust and Molecular Line Radiative Transfer Models, June, 2011
- Mary Baldwin College: Studying Star Formation with Large Aperture Telescopes, March, 2011

Contributed Talks:
- 221st American Astronomical Society Meeting, Dissertation Talk, January 2013
- Annual UVa Astronomy Graduate Student Symposia, January 2010-2012

Lunch/Informal Talks:
- University of Rochester: Predictions of Embedded Super Star Cluster Geometries using Radiative
       Transfer Codes, April 2012
- Cornell University, April, 2012
- Steward Observatory, May 2012

Posters:
"220th AAS", Anchorage, 2012
       Johnson, K. E., Indebetouw, R., Whelan, D. G., & Reines, A. The ISM Around Natal Cluster
             in NGC 4490
"219th AAS", Austin, 2012
       Whelan, D. G., Johnson, K. E., & Indebetouw, R. Molecular Line Predictions of Embedded
             Super Star Cluster Envelopes
"219th AAS", Austin, 2012
       Whelan, D. G., Johnson, K. E., et al. Dark Skies, Bright Kids! Year 3
“217th AAS”, Seattle, 2011
        Whelan, D. G., Johnson, K. E., Whitney, B. A., Indebetouw, R., & Wood, K. The Infrared
              Properties of Embedded Super Star Clusters: Predictions from Three-Dimensional
              Radiative Transfer Models
“Stormy Cosmos: The Evolving ISM from Spitzer to Herschel and Beyond” Pasadena, 2010
        Whelan, D.G., Johnson, K.E., Whitney, B.A., Indebetouw, R., & Wood, K. Modeling
              Embedded Super Star Cluster SEDs in the Post-Spitzer Era
“Molecules in Galaxies”, Oxford, 2010
        Whelan, D. G., Lebouteiller, V., Bernard-Salas, J., Brandl, B., & Johnson, K.E. A Spitzer/IRS
              Study of N66 in the SMC
“From First Light to Newborn Stars”, Tucson, 2010
        Whelan, D. G., Johnson, K. E., Whitney, B. A., Indebetouw, R., & Wood, K. Breaking
              Degeneracies in Radiative Transfer Codes
“Infrared Emission, ISM, and Star Formation”, Heidelberg, 2010
        Whelan, D. G., Johnson, K. E., Whitney, B. A., Indebetouw, R., & Wood, K. Breaking
              Degeneracies in Radiative Transfer Codes
     th
“215 AAS”, Washington, 2010
        Whelan, D. G., Johnson, K. E., Whitney, B., Indebetouw, R., & Wood, K. Studying
              PAHs/VSGs in Radiative Transfer Codes
     th
“214 AAS”, Pasadena, 2009
        Whelan, D. G., Johnson, K. E., Whitney, B., Indebetouw, R., & Wood, K. Interpreting Three-
              Dimensional Radiative Transfer Models of Super Star Clusters
“Chemistry in the Universe”, Green Bank, 2009
        Whelan, D. G., Johnson, K. E., Whitney, B., Indebetouw, R., & Wood, K. Interpreting Three-
              Dimensional Radiative Transfer Models of Super Star Clusters
“Hot Massive Stars...A Lifetime of Influence,” Lowell Observatory, 2008
        Whelan, D. G., Johnson, K. E., Whitney, B., Indebetouw, R., & Wood, K. Three-
              Dimensional Radiative Transfer Models of Star Clutser: a Tool to Gain Insight into
              their Early Evolution
“Chemical Evolution of Dwarf Galaxies and Stellar Clusters,” MPIA, 2008
        Whelan, D. G., Johnson, K. E., Whitney, B., Indebetouw, R., & Wood, K. Three-
              Dimensional Radiative Transfer Models of Star Clutser: a Tool to Gain Insight into
              their Early Evolution
“12 Questions on Star Formation and Massive Star Cluster Formation,” ESO, 2007 (no proceedings)
        Whelan, D. G., Devost, D., Lebouteiller, V., Charmandaris, V., & Marshall, J.
              Comparing/contrasting dust features in starburst galaxy NGC 6052 to
              galactic/extragalactic HII regions
“The Spitzer Science Center 2005 Conference: Infrared Diagnostics of Galaxy Evolution,” SSC, 2005
        Proceedings: 2008, ASPC, vol. 381
              Whelan, D. G., Devost, D., Charmandaris, V., & Houck, J. R. Detection of a Buried
                      Source of NGC 6052 (not in proceedings)
              Devost, D., Guiles, S., Whelan, D. G., et al. High Ionization in Starburst Galaxies p.
                      279 of the proceedings.
References:
Kelsey Johnson, Associate Professor, Dept. of Astronomy, P.O. Box 400325, University of Virginia,
       Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325. kej7a@virginia.edu

Aaron Evans, Associate Professor, Dept. of Astronomy, P.O. Box, 400325, University of Virginia,
      Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325. ae3f@virginia.edu

Luke D. Keller, Associate Professor, Ithaca College, Department of Physics, Center for Natural
      Sciences 264, Ithaca, NY 14850. lkeller@ithaca.edu

Trinh X. Thuan, Professor, Dept. of Astronomy, P.O. Box 400325, University of Virginia,
       Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325. txt@virginia.edu

James R. Houck, Kenneth A. Wallace Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University, 220 Space Sciences
      Building, Ithaca, NY 14853. jrh13@cornell.edu

Daniel Devost, Director of Science Operation, Canada France Hawaii Telescope.
       devost@cfht.hawaii.edu

Beth Clark Joseph, Associate Professor and Chair, Ithaca College Department of Physics, Center for
       Natural Sciences 267, Ithaca, NY 14850. bclark@ithaca.edu

				
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