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Geophysics Division

Submit your nominations for the George P. Woollard Award by 15 February. [ more details ]

Officers - 2015-2016

Management Board
4 Members Chair 2 years; Vice-Chair 2 years; Secretary-Treasurer 2 years; Past Chair 2 years.
First year of a 2-year term

Nicholas C. Schmerr
Dept of Geology
University of Maryland
Geology Building #237
College Park, MD 20742-4211


First year of a 2-year term

Lisa Tauxe
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Geosciences Research Division
La Jolla, CA 92093-0220


First year of a 2-year term

Benjamin Drenth
US Geological Survey
MS 964, Federal Center
PO Box 25046
Denver, CO 80225-0046


Past Chair:

Samantha Elizabeth Hansen
University of Alabama
Geological Sciences Department
201 7th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001


The nominating committee of the division shall nominate candidates every two years for chair, vice-chair and secretary-treasurer. If no candidates are nominated other than those nominated by the nominating committee, the secretary-treasurer will declare the candidates elected by affirmation. Terms of office begin immediately following the annual business meeting at which their election is announced and extend through the annual business meeting two years hence.

424 Division affiliates as of 11 January 2016


1. GEORGE P. WOOLLARD AWARD (Consists of a certificate.)
2. ALLAN V. COX STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD (Consists of a certificate)

GSA Councilor/Division Liaison Representative
(Appointed by the President)

Anke M. Friedrich
Universitšt München
Earth & Environmental Sciences

+49 89 2180 6512

Newsletter Editor:

Benjamin Drenth
US Geological Survey - Denver


Web Manager:

Benjamin Drenth
US Geological Survey - Denver



The annual business meeting of the Division is held during the annual meeting of the Society.

2016 JTPC Representative:

Nicholas C. Schmerr
University of Maryland