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Steven Wesnousky, Ph.D.

Foundation Professor & Director, Center for Neotectonic Studies

Steve Wesnousky

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. 1982, Columbia University in the City of New York
  • B.A. 1975, University of California at Santa Barbara

Research Areas:

Geologically recent motions of the Earth's crust, particularly those produced by earthquakes, with the goals of understanding the physics of earthquake recurrence, the growth of mountains, and the seismic hazard embodied in these processes.

Relevant past experience:

  • Foundation Professor UNR, 2008
  • UNR Tibbets Award for Most Outstanding Teacher, 2008
  • Lemay UNR College of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2007
  • Scientific Review Panel, Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities, 2006-7
  • UNAVCO-GeoEarthscope LIDAR Working Group, 2006.
  • Fulbright Scholar to Venezuela, 2005
  • Professeur Invite a Jussieu, Paris VII, France, 2004
  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Nuclear and Geological Sciences, New Zealand, 2004-2005
  • Southern California Integrated Geodetic Network Coordinating Board, 1999-2002
  • Otto Glogau Award, New Zealand Soc. for Earthquake Engineering, 2000
  • CIRES Visiting Scholar Research Fellowship, 1998
  • Fulbright Foreign Scholar Award in India, 1997-1998
  • Seismological Society of America
  • President of Seismological Society of America, 1995-1997
  • Board of Directors, Seismological Society of America, 1993-1995
  • Associate Editor, Bull. of Seismological Soc. of America, 1988-1993
  • Southern Calif. Earthquake Center, Participating Member. 1991-2001, 2007-
  • Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, 1994
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, Mackay School of Mines, UNR, 1992
  • Outstanding Young Researcher Award, Memphis State University, 1989

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