James McNeil in the field

James C. McNeil

Ph.D. in Geology


I study active tectonics (neotectonics) and paleoseismology to assess the earthquake history of faults to improve our understanding of seismic hazard.

Research interests

  • Neotectonics
  • Paleoseismology
  • Geomorphology
  • Seismic Hazard
  • Earthquakes
  • Faults
  • Structural Geology


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