Jesuit Seismological Association Award

Eastern Section SSA logoThe Eastern Section of the Seismological Society of America honors outstanding contributions to observational seismology with the Jesuit Seismological Association Award. The award may be given for one specific contribution or for contributions through the years.

ES-SSA requests nominations for the 30th Annual Jesuit Seismological Association (JSA) Award for Contributions to Observational Seismology. The award honors outstanding contributions to observational seismology and may be given for one specific contribution or for contributions through the years. There are no restrictions on the recipients or achievements that can be nominated, but preference will be given to:

  • Members of the Eastern Section
  • Members of the Seismological Society of America
  • Contributions to the understanding of seismology and/or seismotectonics in eastern North America

The recipient will be selected by an awards committee established by the Eastern Section and nominations must be made by a member of the Eastern Section. Nominees who do not receive the award will automatically be reconsidered once for the following year’s award. Nominators are also welcome to submit an updated nomination in any subsequent year.

Nominate a member

If you wish to nominate someone, please complete this form, which includes the nominee’s name, a one-page rationale for the nomination along with your name, your agency/institute and its location, your telephone number and your e-mail address.

A signed nominator disclosure form submitted by the chief nominator must be included with every submission. Click here to complete the Ethics Disclosure Form for Nominators.

Last year’s JSA award winner was Christine Goulet at the U.S. Geological Survey. The citation, written by Yousef Bozorgnia, David Boore, Robert Youngs, and Jonathan Stewart, and Christine’s response can be found in the 2023 ES-SSA Annual Meeting report.

Nominations received up to 15 May 2024 will be considered for this year’s award.


Former recipients:
Christine Goulet (2023)
John Adams (2022)
Susan E. Hough (2021)
Alan Kafka (2020)
Robert Wetmiller (2019)
Chris Cramer (2018)
Art Frankel (2017)
Christine Powell (2016)
Martin Chapman (2015)
Russell Wheeler (2014)
Kenneth B.S. Burke (2013)
Robert Youngs (2012)
Charles Langston (2011)
Martitia Tuttle (2010)
Maurice Lamontagne (2009)
Won-Young Kim (2008)
Henry Hasegawa (2007)
Timothy Long (2006)
Gabriel Leblanc (2005)
Robert Mereu (2004)
John E. Ebel (2003)
Gail M. Atkinson (2002)
John Filson (2001)
Pradeep Talwani (2000)
Arch C. Johnston (1999)
Robert Herrmann (1998)
Fr. William Stauder, S.J. (1997)
Waverly Person (1996)
Gilbert A. Bollinger (1995)