2019 Tribute to Donna Jurdy at her retirement ceremony
2017 Talk to Geology Club: Dealing with the media – Some things I learned from ~30 years experience that I wish I’d known when I started.
Click here to watch the short presention at the 2012 UNAVCO science workshop: “Bad assumptions or bad luck: Tohoku’s embarrassing lessons for earthquake hazard mapping”
Keynote lecture from the 2011 ESF conference on Extreme Geohazards: “Why natural hazard maps (forecasts, warnings, etc) often fail and what to do about it.” Click here to watch lecture or click here for powerpoint.
2011 Geoprisms meeting presentation:
2011 Mineral, Virginia earthquake illustrates the seismicity of a passive-aggressive continental margin (ppt)
2011 GSA meeting presentation in 40th anniversary of the Geophysics Division session:
Bad maps or bad luck: Tohoku’s embarassing lessons for earthquake hazard mapping (ppt) discussing why earthquake hazard maps often fail and what to do about it
2011 GSA meeting talk:
Learning from failure: new insights into continental rifting from North America’s failed Mid-Continent Rift (ppt)
2011 Conference on mathematics in the geosciences presentation:
Predicting earthquakes and earthquake hazards: why so little success?
2011 Illinois Earthscope teachers’ workshop:
Lecture series and activities about New Madrid earthquake science and hazards
2009 Geological Society of America George Woollard Award lecture:
New view of New Madrid: little motion, complex faults, small hazard (pdf)
Lectures (large pdf) for IRIS summer intern orientation:
Lectures for China Earthquake Authority delegation:
Using earthquake science to predict earthquake hazards and reduce earthquake risks: using what we know and recognizing what we don’t (powerpoints)
Two day series of lectures “Studying neotectonics with plate motion, seismological & GPS data” for the Netherlands Research Centre for Integrated Solid Earth Science.
These are large power point files, largely covering material in chapters 4 and 5 of Stein and Wysession.
A presentation with examples about using space geodetic data in teaching about earthquakes, tectonics, & geologic hazards: Using space geodetic data to teach about tectonics, earthquakes, and hazards (ppt)
A presentation with examples about issues in teaching introductory geohysics: Teaching introductory geophysics: what our students don’t know, need to, and what we can do (ppt)
A presentation for the IRIS annual meeting summarizing some issues about the supply and demand for PhD earth scientists and the role of education & outreach efforts in seismology: Chasing the 100: the student pipeline, future of seismology, and what E&O might do (ppt)
A presentation for beginning geophysics class summarizing some initial information about the 12/26/04 Sumatra trench earthquake and Indian Ocean tsunami
A presentation discussing the ultra-long period slip in the 12/26/04 Sumatra trench earthquake inferred from normal modes and implications for the Indian Ocean tsunami