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John Anderson, Ph.D.


John Anderson

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. 1976, Columbia University, New York City, New York; Geophysics
  • B. S. 1970, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; Physics

Research Areas:

All aspects of engineering seismology, including applications of geological and seismological information to estimate seismicity and seismic hazards; recording strong ground motions; understanding the physics of near-source ground motions; and applications to engineering problems. Dr. Anderson is an author or coauthor on over 180 publications, mostly related to some field of engineering seismology.

Relevant Past Experience:

  • Nevada Seismic Safety Council
  • Chairman, November 1992 - November, 1997
  • Member, May 1992 - present
  • Seismological Society of America
  • Board of Directors, January 2004- present (expires December 2009)
  • 2005 Annual National Meeting Co-chair (with David VonSeggern)
  • Government Affairs Committee, 2004-present
  • Associate Editor, Bulletin, Sept 1992 - 1994
  • Consortium of Organizations for Strong Motion Operating Systems
  • Program Committee -1998-2001
  • Board of Directors -2001
  • Secretary -2002
  • Co-chair with Polat Gulkan of the meeting: Future Directions in Instrumentation for Strong Motion and Engineering Seismology, Workshop under NATO SfP Project 977484, May 17-21, 2004, Kuşadası, Turkey.
  • General Chair of Great Break: Preparing for EarthScope in the Great Basin, NSF Workshop, June 20, 2004, Tahoe City, Nevada.

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