Distinguished Lectureship - Speakers

Dr. Susan Hough

Research Geophysicist
U.S. Geologic Survey Pasadena,
Pasadena, California

The Very Long Reach of Very Large Earthquakes

Curriculum Vitae

Susan Hough graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in geophysics in 1982 and received a PhD in Earth sciences from the University of California, San Diego in 1988. Since 1992 she has worked as a research geophysicist at the US Geological Survey in Pasadena. Her research interests include earthquake ground motions, induced earthquakes, historical earthquakes, and seismic hazard. She led deployments of portable seismometers following a number of damaging earthquakes, including the 1989 Loma Prieta, California, and 2010 Haiti earthquakes. She has co-authored over 120 articles, and was elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2009. She is now serving as President-Elect of the Seismological Society of America. In addition to technical articles, she has a long-standing interest in science communication, having authored five books on earthquake science for a non-specialist audience as well as numerous popular articles. She has further led USAID-supported capacity development projects in a number of countries including Nepal, Haiti, and Myanmar.

Date Venue
Jan 26, 2005 3:00 PM University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California
Feb 04, 2005 3:00 PM Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 28, 2005 4:00 PM SSA Annual Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee
May 17, 2005 4:00 PM Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas
Nov 05, 2005 3:00 PM Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio
Nov 18, 2005 3:00 PM Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, District of Columbia