appointments and education

State Seismologist 2012-present
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Research Associate Professor 2011-present
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Research Assistant Professor 2004-2011
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Post-Doctoral Fellow 2001-2004
New Mexico State University
Focus on magmatic systems and rift tectonics in the Southwest U.S. and Tibet

Ph.D. with Distinction 1998-2001
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
emphasis: seismology, geophysics, structural geology
Thesis: The deep structure of Axial Volcano
Advisor: William Menke

M.S. 1996-1998
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Thesis: Structure of the northern volcanic zone in Iceland from compressional waves, shear waves and gravity
Advisor: William Menke

High school teacher 1993-1996
Cape Cod Academy
Subjects: AP, honors & regular physics, calculus, algebra
extracurriculars: Outdoor programs and cross country skiing

B.A. cum laude, Physics 1989-1993
Colorado College
Major: Physics
Phi Beta Kappa

notable service

Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission, 2013-present
ANSS National Implimentation Committee, 2012-present
IRIS/PASSCAL Standing Committee, 2012-present
Government Relations Committee of the Seismological Society of America, 2009-present
NSF geophysics review panel, 2008

graduate students advised

Laura Hutchinson, M.S., current
Helena Buurman, Ph.D., 2013
Christopher Bruton, M.S., current
Ophelia George, M.S., 2010
Matt Gardine, Ph.D., 2010
Helena Buurman, M.S., 2009

undergraduate students advised

Ayla Heinz Frye, 2012
Qingping Yu, 2011
Matthew Leonawicz, 2008
Tiffany Cox, 2008
Jessica Hawthorne, 2005
Kimberly Genareau, 2003
Derek Adams, 2003-2004
Suzanne Renolds, 2002