Photo of James McNeil in front of research poster.

James C. McNeil

Ph.D. student, Neotectonics


I am working on active tectonics in Nevada specifically looking to constrain the timing and frequency of ancient earthquakes and their role in our understanding of tectonics and seismic hazard for the region.

Research interests

Neotectonics, structural geology, paleoseismology, geomorphology


  • B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara, Geology, 2014
  • M.S., California State University, Northridge - Geology (Neotectonics), 2018