1986 Holcomb, Katherine Ann, PhD, Thesis title: A Numerical Study of Some Spherically-symmetric and Axisymmetric Cosmological Models. The work was supervised by Richard Matzner. Katherine is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Holcomb and grew up mostly in Tulsa, Oklahoma where her father was a professor of finance at the University of Tulsa. Katherine graduated from Jenks (Oklahoma) High School in 1975, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, the valedictorian and a National Merit Finalist. Katherine Holcomb attended Oklahoma State University at Stillwater, OK where she studied physics and mathematics. She graduated in 1979 and entered the University of Texas at Austin, earning her PhD in 1986. Following a postdoc at Drexel University she returned to UT for a few years as a computational consultant, then took a job as a scientific software developer at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. She later moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, where her husband, John Hawley, is a professor of Astronomy at the University of Virginia. Katherine and John coauthored a textbook on cosmology, Foundations of Modern Cosmology (Oxford University Press, 1997 and 2005). Katherine has worked in academic research computing support and development for most of her career, and has been involved in high-performance computing since graduate school. She is currently a Senior Research Systems Consultant with the University of Virginia Research Computing group.
In the photo album below are pictures from her UT days and later that Katherine scanned and shared. Her help is greatly appreciated.