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My Academic Lineage

 

After reading Jessica's post over at MagmaCumLaude of her academic lineage I have been chomping at the bit to work on my own (this has also been done by Ian at Hypo-thesis a little before Jessica who can trace his lineage back to Newton). Starting at the obvious place, with my advisor, I realized quickly I had a bit of digging to do. My advisor only knew the name of his advisor's advisor (my great-grand advisor) but nothing more. A quick literature search turned up nothing so I had to go on the hunt. Here are the results of my endevors. As with Jessica I focused on the PhD advisor since many people either didn't have Master's advisors or they are difficult to impossible to find.
 


This is me, Jim Lehane (1981-?). I plan on recieved my PhD from the University of Utah in August of 2014.

 

Jim Lehane

Me photo courtesy of my wife

 

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My graduate advisor is Dr. A. A. (Tony) Ekdale who teaches at the University of Utah.

Tony Ekdale

Tony on the shore of the Gulf of California. Photo courtesy of Crystal Hammer.


Tony received his PhD from Rice University in 1974 with a dissertation entitled "Geologic History of the Abyssal Benthos: Evidence from Trace Fossils in Deep Sea Drilling Project Cores". His primary focus of research is ichnology and is well known for coining the phrase "ichnofabric".

 

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Tony's PhD graduate advisor was Dr. John Warme who taught at Rice University and the Colorado School of Mines.

John Warme

John Warme's courtesy of The Colorado School of Mines.

 

John received his PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1966. His primary areas of focus are stratigraphy, paleoecology, and ichnology.

 

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John's PhD graduate advisor was Dr. Clarence A. Hall who is a retired professor for UCLA.

Clarence Hall

Clarence Hall's courtesy of UCLA

 

Clarence received his PhD from Stanford in 1956 with a dissertation entitled "The Geology of the Pleasanton area, Alameda County, California".

 

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Clarence's PhD graduate advisor was Dr. Siemon (Si) Muller (1900-1970) who was a professor at Stanford University.

 

Siemon Muller

Si Muller courtesy of Silberling, 2007

 

Si received his PhD from Stanford in 1930. He is best known for coining the phrase "Permafrost". He was also one of the few people elected to the presidency of The Paleontological Society who never published a description of a fossil.

 

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Si's PhD graduate advisor was Dr. James Perrin Smith (1864-1931) who was a professor at Stanford University.

James Perrin Smith

James Perrin Smith courtesy of The National Academy of Sciences

 

James received with PhD from Goeettingen, Germany in 1892. He is best known for his study of Mesozoic ammonites.

 

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James's PhD graduate advisor was Dr. Adolf Von Koenen (1837-1915) who was a professor in Goeettingen, Germany.

Adolf von Koenen

Adolf Von Koenen courtesy of Wikipedia

 

Adolf received his PhD from Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Berlin (later Humboldt University of Berlin) in 1865. His dissertation is entitled "De stratis helmstaedtiensibus oligocaenis inferioribu".

 

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Adolf's PhD graduate advisor was Heinrich Ernst Beyrich (1815-1896) who was a professor at Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität.

Heinrich Beyrich

Heinrich Ernst Beyrich courtesy of Wikipedia

 

Heinrich recieved his PhD in 1837 at the University of Berlin (UB), with a dissertation entitled: De goniatitis in montibus rhenanis occurrentibus. He is known as one of the founders of the German Geological Society and proposed the term Oligocene.

 

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Heinrich's PhD graduate advisor was most likely Christian Samuel Weiss (1780-1856) from the University of Berlin and Georg August Goldfuss(1782-1848) from the University of Bonn.

 

Christian Samuel Weiss                                                            George Goldfuss

Christian Samuel Weiss courtesy of Humboldt University                                                                                 Georg August Goldfuss courtesy of Wikipedia      

 

Christian received his PhD in 1801 from the University of Leipzig.                           Georg received his PhD in 1804 from the University of                                                                                                               Erlangen. His advisor is unknown.

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Christian's PhD advisor was Abraham Gottlob Werner(1750-1817).                                                                                                   

Abraham Werner                                                                                                       

Abraham Gottlob Werner courtesy of Wikipedia                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Abraham received his PhD in 1774 from the University of Leipzig.                                                                                                   

Abraham is known for advancing the "Neptunian" view of the earth,                                                                                                    

which stated that all rocks had been deposited in a primordial ocean.                                                                                                   

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Abraham's PhD advisor was Johann Carl Gehler (1732-1796). Johann received his PhD in 1758 from the University of Leipzig.

 

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Johann's PhD advisor was Christian Gottlieb Ludwig(1709-1773). Christian received his PhD in 1737 from the University of Leipzig.

 

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Christian's advisor was Augustin Friedrich Walther(1688-1746). Augustin received his PhD in 1712 from the University of Wittenberg.

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Augustin Friedrich Walther courtesy of Wikipedia

 

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Augustin's advisor was Johann Gottfried von Berger 1659-1736) who received his MD in 1682 from the University of Jena.

 

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Johann's advisor was Augustin Heinrich Fasch (1639-1690) who received his MD in 1663 from the University of Jena.

 

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Augustin's advisor was Werner Rolfinck (1599-1673) who received his MD in 1625 from the University of Jena. Werner had 2 advisors.

Werner Rolfinck

Werner Rolfinck courtesy of www.med.uni-jena.de

 

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The first one was Daniel Sennert (1572-1637) who                                               The second one was Adriaan van den

     received his MD in 1599 from Leucorea University                                             Spieghel(1578-1625) who received his MD

                           in Wittenberg.                                                                           in 1603 from the University of Padua.

     Daniel Sennert                                                             Adriaan van den Spieghel

                 Daniel Sennert courtesy of Wikipedia                                                                                                                Adriaan van den Spieghel courtesy of Wikipedia

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Daniel's advisor was Jan Jessenius (1566-1621) who                                                                              

received his MD in 1591 from Leucorea University in Wittenberg.                                                                                        

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Jan Jessenius courtesy of Wikipedia                                                               

 

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Both Jan's and Adriaan's advisor was Girolamo (Hieronymus Fabricius) Fabrici d'Acquapendente (1537-1619) who received his MD in 1559 from the University of Padua. He is known as the Father of Embryology.

 

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Hieronymus Fabricius courtesy of Wikipedia

 

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Girolamo's advisor was Gabriele Falloppio(1523-1562) who received his MD in 1547 from the University of Padua.


Gabriele Falloppio

Gabriele Falloppio courtesy of Wikipedia

 

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Gabriele's advisor was Antonio Musa Brasavola (1500-1555) who received his MD in 1520 from the University of Ferrara.

 

Antonio Musa Brasavola

Antonio Musa Brasavola courtesy of Wikipedia

 

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Antonio's advisor was Niccolo (Leoniceno) da Lonigo(1428-1524) who received his MD in 1453 from the University of Padua.

 

Niccolo Leoniceno

Niccolo da Lonigo courtesy of Wikipedia

 

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Niccolo's advisor was Pietro Roccabonella Veneziano (1427-1491) who received his MD in 1455 from the University of Padua.

 

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Pietro had two advisors. One was Gaetano da Thiene                                              The second was Sigismondo Polcastro.      

(1387-1465) Gaetano received his his degree from the                                            (1397-1473) who recieved his degree from the    

                   University of Padua.                                                                     University of Padua. His advisor is unknown.

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Gaetano's advisor was Paulus (Paul of Venice) Venetus (1368-1428)                                                                                                     

who received his degree from the University of Padua,                                                                                                     

although he likely studied with Pierre d'Ailly at the University of Paris.                                                                                                     

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Paulus' advisor was Pierre d'Ailly (1351-1420) who received his doctorate in theology in 1381 from the University of Paris.

Pierre d'Ailly

Pierre d'Ailley courtesy of Wikipedia

 

Although the Academictree.org website says that the lineage goes on I believe it is tenuous from this point forward. And even further beyond those things get really iffy. Although if you keep following this line, eventually you get to Jesus.

 


Footnotes

 

I was stuck on Clarence Hall for a while and even got a copy of his dissertation to find out his advisor who nobody really seemed sure of. Even the dissertation did not specifically call it out. But upon finding out he was still alive, I just emailed him and my suspicions were immediately proved correct (very fast email response) that it was Si who was his advisor. Further work was easy on the internet, since there are a couple of biographies online that spell out everything I needed to keep going back until I get to Adolf von Koenen. He was a little more of an enigma to crack until I got his dissertation and was able to search for his name along with those mentioned in it (even though it was in Latin). I found a connection with one of the prominent names mentioned in his Vita at the end and found him to be mentioned as a student of Beyrich's.

 

Although Beyrich's dissertation is readily available online (in Latin) it is difficult to make out who his advisor was. He studied under both Weiss (a mineralogist) and Goldfuss (a paleontologist and a zoologist). I would assume it was Goldfuss since he is noted as turning Beyrich onto Paleontology but Beyrich received his degree at Berlin where Weiss taught while Goldfuss taught at Bonn. This is why I put them both down.

 

This is where I hit the goldmine. While searching for Christian Samuel Weiss I stumbled upon the Mathematics Genealogy Project and the Academictree.org which allowed me to follow my family tree back to the 1400's. I used both of these sources and when they agreed I followed that line further back.

 

Once you hit a certain point back it appeared that several people along my lineage received MD's as if they were PhD's with advisors. This is contrary to today where the MD is quite distinct from a PhD. And even further back from that most scholars were theologians and philosophers so it is no wonder that my lineage could be traced back to Jesus, even if I do find that a bit tenuous.