Dr. Haley completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington in Seattle where he received a B.S. in Physics and a B.S. in Astronomy in 2003. He received his Ph.D. (thesis) from Princeton University in 2009 for his research at the DZero experiment at Fermilab. From 2009 to 2013 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Northeastern University in Boston, working on the DZero experiment and then the CMS experiment at CERN. Dr. Haley joined Oklahoma State University as an Assistant Professor in 2013. His research is now based on the ATLAS experiment at CERN where his team is searching for signs of new fundamental particles. He primary focus has been searching for vector-like quarks -- hypothetical particles that appear in many extensions to the Standard Model and could be the key to understanding why the Higgs boson is so light.