Ph.D. University of California at Santa Cruz: Astrophysics, 2010
M.S. University of California at Santa Cruz: Astrophysics, 2006
B.A. University of Colorado at Boulder: Physics and Astronomy, 2004
Kretke, Katherine A.; Lin, D. N. C. "Structure of Magnetorotational Instability Active Protoplanetary Disks" 2010 ApJ Volume 721, Issue 2, pp. 1585-1592.
Kretke, K. A.; Lin, D. N. C.; Garaud, P.; Turner, N. J. "Assembling the Building Blocks of Giant Planets Around Intermediate-Mass Stars." 2009. ApJ Volume 690, Issue 1, pp. 407-415.
Kretke, Katherine A.; Lin, D. N. C. "Grain Retention and Formation of Planetesimals near the Snow Line in MRI-driven Turbulent Protoplanetary Disks" 2007. ApJ Letters Volume 664, Issue 1, pp. L55-L58.
Robinson, Sarah E.; Ammons, S. Mark; Kretke, Katherine A.; Strader, Jay; Wertheimer, Jeremy G.; Fischer, Debra A.; Laughlin, Gregory. "The N2K Consortium. VII. Atmospheric Parameters of 1907 Metal-Rich Stars: Finding Planet-Search Targets" 2007. ApJ Supplements Volume 169, Issue 2, pp. 430-438.
Putzig, Nathaniel E., Mellon, Michael T., Kretke, Katherine A., Arvidson, Raymond E. "Global thermal inertia and surface properties of Mars from the MGS mapping mission" 2005. Icarus. 173. 325-341.
Kretke, Katherine A., Kim, Sora., & Bresler M. "Resonant Pendulums: An Inquiry Based Physics Lab" to appear in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series 436, Learning from Inquiry in Practice, eds. L. Hunter & A. J. Metevier (San Francisco, CA: ASP), in press.
Rafelski, M., Foley M., Graves, G. J., Kretke, K. A., Mills, E., Nassir, M., and Patel S. "Teaching Astronomy with an Inquiry Activity on Stellar Populations" to appear in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series 436, Learning from Inquiry in Practice, eds. L. Hunter & A. J. Metevier (San Francisco, CA: ASP), in press.
Kretke, K. A., D.N.C. Lin, N. J. Turner. “Planet formation around intermediate mass
stars” Exoplanets: Detection, Formation and Dynamics, Proceedings of the International
Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium, Volume 249, p. 293300
Zhang, Xiaojia, Kretke, K. A., Lin, D. N. C. “Retention of protoplanetary cores near the
snowline.” Exoplanets: Detection, Formation and Dynamics, Proceedings of the
International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium, Volume 249, p. 309312
Education and Public Outreach
Algebra Instructor for the Prison Inmate Education (PIE) program at Santa Cruz County Main Jail (Summer 2010, Spring 2009)
Participated in the NSF Center for Adaptive Optics Professional Development program, attending three Professional Development Workshops learning to design science courses using inquiry based methods (2007-2009).
Inaugural Lead Instructor at the Prospective Graduate Symposium. Designed a fluid dynamics inquiry and ran workshop for undergraduate students attending the Northern California Diversity Forum. (Fall 2009)
Inaugural Lead Instructor of Workshop for Engineering and Science Transfer Students in the Physical Sciences (PhysWEST). Designed a novel resonant Pendulum Inquiry (see Kretke, Kim & Bresler, 2010). (Summer 2008)
Instructor for the NSF Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO) Summer School. Designed a Stellar Populations Inquiry (see Rafaleski et al, 2010). (Summer 2007)