Wendell Minckley (deceased), M.A. (1958) - Fishes of the Big Blue River Basin, Kansas. Advisor: F. B. Cross. (Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky)
W. Jackson Davis, Ph.D. (1958) - Management of channel catfish in Kansas. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
Abdul-Amir Al-Saadi, M.A. (1959) - Comparative osteology of the centrarchid fishes Ambloplites rupestris, Archoplites interruptus, and Pomoxis nigromaculatus. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
James Deacon, Ph.D. (1960) - Fish populations in the Neosho and Marais des Cygnes Rivers, Kansas following drought. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
Leonard Olund, M.A. (1960) - Geographic variation in the North American cyprinid fish Hybopsis gracilis. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
Claude Hastings, M.A. (1961) - Farm ponds in Douglas County, Kansas, with reference to the their use and management for fish production. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
Larry A. Witt, M.A. (1961) - Standing crops of fish in farm ponds and gravel pits in Nebraska. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
Hakim Al-Rawi, M.A. (1962) - Geographic variation in the North American cyprinid fish Hybognathus placitus Girard. Advisor: F. B. Cross. (Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma)
Ya-Ching Lai, M.A. (1963) - Effects of several preservatives on proportional measurements of the fat-head minnow Pimephales promelas. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
Artie Metcalf, Ph.D. (1964) - Fishes of the Kansas River System in relation to zoogeography of the Great Plains; M.A. (1958) - Fishes of Chautaqua, Cowley, and Elk Counties. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
John Vandermeer, M.A. (1964) - Geographic variation of the fathead minnow Pimephales promelas. Advisor: F. B. Cross. (Ph.D. at the University of Michigan)
Don Distler, Ph.D. (1966) - Distribution and variation of Etheostoma spectabile (Agassiz) (Percidae, Teleostei). Advisor: F. B. Cross.
Bill Simco, Ph.D. (1966) - Factors affecting growth and production of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus; M.A. (1962) - Experimental feeding of channel catfish in ponds. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
Douglas W. Albaugh, M.A. (1968) - Sources of variation in growth among individual black bullheads, Ictalurus melas, and channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
M. Duane Chanay, M.A. (1968) - Growth and movements of creek chubs Semotilus atromaculatus in a small stream in eastern Kansas. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
William L. Pflieger, Ph.D. (1969)-A distributional study of the fishes of Missouri. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
William G. Saul, M.A. (1970) - Ecology of the fishes of the Santa Cecilia area in Ecuador. Advisors: G. R. Smith and F. B. Cross.
Lawrence M. Cavin, M.A. (1971) - Natural history of the cyprinid fishes Notropis lutrensis (Baird and Girard) and Notropis camurus (Jordan and Meek). Advisor: F. B. Cross.
John Rickett (deceased), Ph.D. (1973) - Feeding habits and management of largemouth bass and black bullhead. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
Glenn Lessendon, M.A. (1974) - Analysis of habitats and fish distribution in the Neosho and Verdegris Drainage Basins of Kansas. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
James Triplett, Ph.D. (1976) - Seasonal distribution and successional trends of fish in a new cooling reservoir. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
Harold Kerns, M.A. (1981) - Aspects of the life history and feeding habits of the Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka) in Kansas. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
Owen T. Gorman, Ph.D. (1983) - Determinants of habitat segregation among Ozark minnows. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
Randall E. Moss, Ph.D. (1983) - Microhabitat selection in Neosho River riffles. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
Miles H. Stotts, II, M.A. (1983) - Evaluation of an urban fishery by modified creel survey, based on two lakes in demographically different areas of the metropolitan Kansas City, Kansas, Region. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
J. D. Stewart, Ph.D. (1984) - Taxonomy, paleoecology, and stratigraphy of the halecostome-inoceramid associations of the North American Upper Cretaceous epicontinental seaways. Advisor: E. O. Wiley.
Richard L. Mayden, Ph.D. (1985) - Phylogenetic studies of North American minnows with emphasis on the genus Cyprinella (Teleostei: Cypriniformes). Advisor: E. O. Wiley.
Randy Schademann, M.A. (1987) - Food habits, growth, and distribution of walleye in Clinton Reservoir, Kansas. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
Timothy R. Schmidt, M.A. (1989) - Phylogenetic relationships of Hybognathus (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae). Advisor: E. O. Wiley.
Andrew M. Simons, M.A. (1989) - The phylogenetic relationships of the sand darters (Teleostei: Percidae). Advisor: E. O. Wiley. (Ph.D. at the University of Alabama)
Vernon Tabor, M.A. (1992) - Temporal changes in the ichthyofauna of the South Fork of the Cottonwood River and Cedar Creek, Chase County, Kansas 1952-1990. Advisor: F. B. Cross.
Xinyu Chen, Ph.D. (1994) - Morphology, phylogeny, biogeography and systematics of Phoxinus (Pisces: Cyprinidae). Advisors: G. Arratia and E. O. Wiley.
Kathleen A. Moots (nee Shaw), Ph.D. (1995) - Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomy of the Oligocephalus group of darters (Teleostei: Percidae). Advisor: E. O. Wiley.
Peter B. Berendzen, M.S. (1998) - Phylogenetic analysis of the order Pleuronectiformes using molecular and morphological evidence. Advisor: W. W. Dimmick.
Michael J. Ghedotti, Ph.D. (1998) - Systematics and taxonomy of the superfamily Poecilioidea (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes) with emphasis on the family Anablepidae. Advisor: E. O. Wiley.
Christopher Fielitz, Ph.D. (1999) - Phylogenetic analysis of the family Enchodontidae and its relationship to Recent members of the order Aulopiformes. Advisors: H. - P. Schultze and E. O. Wiley.
Anne Michels, Ph.D. (2000) - Population genetic structure and phylogeography of the endangered Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka) and the abundant sand shiner (Notropis ludibundus) using mitochondrial DNA sequence. Advisor: W. W. Dimmick.
Kathryn E. Powers, M.S. (2001) - non-thesis Master's degree. Advisor: E. O. Wiley.
Michael J. Grose, Ph.D. (2001) - Molecular systematics of atherinomorph fishes, with an emphasis on the silverside order Atheriniformes. Advisors: E. O. Wiley and W. W. Dimmick.
Kevin L. Tang, Ph.D. (2003) - The phylogenetic relationships of the family Pomacentridae (Teleostei: Perciformes) and the subfamily Amphiprioninae. Advisor: E. O. Wiley.
Nancy I. Holcroft Benson, Ph.D. (2003) - Order Tetraodontiformes: Molecular systematics, with a test of the hypothesized Caproid-Zeiform-Tetraodontiform relationship. Advisor: E. O. Wiley.
Kristina M. McNyset, Ph.D. (2005) - Predictive Ecological Niche Modeling in Aquatic Systems. Advisor: E.O. Wiley.
Anna Carlson (nee Clarke), Ph.D. (2007) - Population genetic patterns in sister species pairs sharing a single speciation event: A study of two species pairs of freshwater fishes. Advisor: E.O. Wiley.
Pingfu Chen, Ph.D. (2008) - Ecological niche modeling as a predictive tool: Asiatic freshwater fishes in North America. Advisor: E.O. Wiley.
Shannon Devaney, Ph.D. (2008) - Interrelationships of fishes of the order Stomiiformes. Advisor: E.O. Wiley.
Matthew P Davis, Ph.D. (2009) - Integrating Molecular Evolution and Morphology to Study the Evolutionary History of Lizardfishes and Their Allies. Advisor: E.O. Wiley.
Francine Abe, Ph.D. (2010) - The nature of evolutionary radiations with a special focus on Devonian calmoniid trilobites. Advisor: E.O. Wiley.
Kathryn Mickle, Ph.D. (2012) - Unraveling the Systematics of Palaeoniscoid Fishes – Lower Actinopterygians in Need of a Complete Phylogenetic Revision. Advisors: E.O. Wiley and Hans-Peter Schultze.