James and the MSL testbed at JPL during the summer of 2014.
am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, working for Isamu Matsuyama. I am interested in a broad range of topics, including the formation and evolution of solar system planets, planetary satellites, and small bodies. My particular emphasis is on the interaction between rotational dynamics, orbital dynamics and geologic processes of terrestrial and icy bodies. I employ a combination of analytical and numerical methods, and use variety of observational datasets including planetary gravity and topography fields.

Beyond research, I am heavily involved in education and public outreach, including co-organizing The Art of Planetary Science. I am also an artist, with an emphasis in pencil, ink, acrylic paint, and digital media.

Free-air gravity of the Moon
(Data: GRAIL and LOLA, Visualization: J. T. Keane 2015)