AASCU Graduates: The Difference We Make
Graduation Year: 1977, 1987, 1995
Degree Earned: B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Geosciences
Institution: The University of Texas at Dallas
Jim Reilly, named as the UT Dallas distinguished alumnus in 2002, logged 850 hours in space with five spacewalks on three space shuttle missions. Through affiliations with the American Public University System, the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, he develops curriculum and technical training. Before joining NASA, Reilly spent 17 years as a petroleum geologist in Dallas.