United States Geological Survey
Consulting Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University;Scientist Emeritus at the USGS, and President-elect of the Tectonophysics section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).
"Columbia University, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1980-81 Stanford University, California, Ph.D., Geology, 1980 Brown University, Sc.B. Magna Cum Laude and with Honors, Geology, 1975"
"Consulting Professor, Stanford University, Dept. of Geophysics, teaching a course in the Fall 2014 and 2015 quarters. Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey, Earthquake Hazards Team, since 1981. Research on earthquake stress-triggering, blind thrust faulting, earthquake deformation, seismic hazard assessment. Funding by NASA, FEMA, SCEC, OFDA, PG&E and Swiss Re. Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research—Solid Earth & Planets, for Geodesy and Tectonophysics, 1986-1989; 250 manuscripts and 12 Associate Editors. Visiting Professor, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Autumn 1989; Spring 1993; and Spring-Summer 1999; Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg, Summer 2008. Committee Member, U.S. National Research Council: Committee on Geodesy (1988-90), Committee on Seismology & Geodynamics (1998-2000); AGU: Whitten Medal (1996-2000), Publications (2002-2006), Sullivan Journalism Award (2007-2010). Chair, Board of Journal Editors, American Geophysical Union, 2004-2006. Addressed issues common to AGU journals and adjudicated author-editor disputes. Founding Chair, Future Directions Group of the Earthquake Science Center, USGS, 2009-2014. Co-Founder and Chair, Stanford-USGS Graduate Fellowship in the Earth Sciences. 30 Fellows have been named since 1987 supported by alumni gifts; the endowment is now $1M. Co-Founder and Chair of the Science Board, The Global Earthquake Model (GEM Foundation), a public-private partnership building an online seismic risk model to launch in 2015. GEM is now supported by 18 nations and 17 companies."
"• Stanford School of Earth Sciences Winter 2014 Distinguished Lecturer. • Natural Hazards Gilbert F. White Distinguished Lecture Award winner of the American Geophysical Union, 2012. • TEDx Bermuda talk, 'Defeating Earthquakes,' 2012. • Keynote speaker for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, 2005 • Delivered the Andrew C. Lawson Public Lecture of U.C. Berkeley, 2004 • Invited articles in Scientific American: 'Earthquake Conversations' and 'Hidden Earthquakes' • Delivered the Frontiers of Geophysics Lecture of the AGU, Fall Meeting, 2001 • Received the Eugene M. Shoemaker Distinguished Achievement Award, USGS, 2000 • Received the Excellence in Outreach Award of the Southern Calif. Earthquake Center, 1999 • Received the Superior Service Award of the U.S. Department of the Interior, 1999 • Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, 1998 • Delivered the Francis Birch Tectonophysics Lecture of the Amer. Geophys. Union, 1996 • Received the NOAA Award for Outstanding Contributions in Geoscience, NGS, 1991 • Elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America, 1991 • Centennial Medallion Recipient (for fundraising), Stanford University, 1991"