• Research Professor Emeritus, Geology & Geophysics

Professional Service

  • Utah Geological Survey & U.S. Geological Survey. Member, Working Group on Utah Earthquake Probabilities (ongoing, multiyear project). 02/2010 - 12/2015

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 Frank Press Public Service Award (for extraordinary public service in modernizing, expanding, and promoting seismic monitoring for public safety in the United States). Seismological Society of America, 04/20/2016
  • Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Medal (for contributions to advancing seismic safety in the United States and in the state of Utah, and for bridging the fields of education, seismology and public policy). Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 04/2015
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Earthquake Risk Reduction. Western States Seismic Policy Council, 04/2008
  • John Wesley Powell Award (for significant contributions in advancing national earthquake monitoring and earthquake safety). U.S. Geological Survey, 03/2007
  • Alumni Award of Excellence for Science. Boston College, 10/2006
  • Outstanding Service Award. Utah Seismic Safety Commission, 07/2001
  • Governor's Medal for Science and Technology. State of Utah, 05/1996
  • Distinguished Faculty Research Award. University of Utah Dept of Geology & Geophysics, 06/1988
  • Three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. New Zealand National Research Advisory Council, 10/1970
  • Hamilton Award (for academic achievement in science). Boston College, 06/1964
  • Scholar of the College and Order of the Cross and Crown (for exceptional academic achievement). Boston College, 09/1963


  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), Associate Member, 01/1990 - present
  • Utah Geological Association (UGA), Member, 01/1984 - present
  • Seismological Society of America (SSA), Member, 01/1974 - present
  • Geological Society of America (GSA), Senior Member, 01/1970 - present
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), Member, 01/1969 - present