The William B. Joyner Memorial Lectures were established by the Seismological Society of America (SSA) in cooperation with the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) to honor Bill Joyner’s distinguished career at the U.S. Geological Survey and his abiding commitment to the exchange of information at the interface of earthquake science and earthquake engineering, so as to keep society safer from earthquakes.
Intent of the Joyner Lecturer Award
Joyner Lecturers are chosen on the basis of their work at this interface, whether it involves contributions from earthquake science to earthquake engineering, or from earthquake engineering to earthquake science.
Joyner Lectures are normally presented at the Annual Meetings of the SSA and EERI.
Nominations can be made by any current member of EERI or SSA. The sponsor of the nominee, with the help from others, must clearly document the accomplishments of the nominee that foster and enhance communication at the earthquake-science/earthquake-engineering interface and why that person’s work makes a difference.
The sponsor must prepare a written proposal providing a brief summary of the candidate’s professional history. It may include honors, awards, professional affiliations, lectures and publications, and professional service and experience that address the intent of the Joyner Award.
The Joyner Lecturer will be selected by the Joyner Committee by 1 October each year. Each Joyner Lecturer will provide a written version of the lecture suitable for publication in Earthquake Spectra and Seismological Research Letters. EERI and SSA will waive meeting registration fees for the Joyner Lecturer and provide travel funds to attend the annual meeting of each organization.
The deadline for nominations is 31 July. Please submit nominations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.