Department of Geological Sciences

University of Oregon

Education and Employment

2002-present: Professor, University of Oregon

1997-2002: Head, Computational Sciences Institute, University of Oregon

1996-2002: Associate Professor, University of Oregon

1990-1996: Assistant Professor, University of Oregon

1987-1990: Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1987: Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

1981: B.S. Geology/Geophysics, Pennsylvania State University

Service to IRIS and the Seismological Community

Team Leader, Cascadia Initiative Expedition Team (CIET)1

Co-Convener, NSF Cascadia Initiative Workshop, Portland, OR, 20102

Chair, Oversight Committee of Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool, 2006-2012

Member, Amphibious Array Steering Committee, 2009 – 2012

Member, IRIS DMS Standing Committee, 2007-2009

Member, Oversight Committee of Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool, 2004-2006

Co-Convener, Experiments with Portable Ocean Bottom Seismometers, Snow Bird, Utah, 20103

Associate Editor, Journal Geophysical Research, 2005-2012

Distinguished Lecturer, RIDGE 2000 Program, 2007


IRIS facilitates the research and educational activities of an increasingly broad seismological community. While terrestrial seismology is where IRIS began, it has recently embraced marine seismology; particularly through it’s successful management of the Ocean Bottom Seismology Instrumentation Pool ( and its logistical support of the Cascadia Initiative. As our community and IRIS look ahead to framing “The Next Big Thing” that follows EarthScope, I would be an advocate for addressing seismological grand challenges that employ both terrestrial and marine seismology and that provide a younger generation of scientists and




educators with ready access to data and field-going experiences. The margins of our continents and Earth’s ocean remain a frontier for seismological research that is relevant to society and rich with opportunities for discovery and adventure. It would be a privilege to serve the community through IRIS.