9 January 2018— The Seismological Society of America held its election on 5 January 2018. Election America, Inc., tabulated and validated the votes of current members that were received by the deadline, 12 noon PST on 5 January.
The following nominees for Director were elected to a three-year term beginning in May 2018, at the the 2018 Seismology of Americas joint meeting in Miami:
Margaret Boettcher, Associate Professor, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of New Hampshire
Dr. Boettcher’s principal fields of research are earthquake source physics, fault mechanics and statistical seismology. Her goals as a new member of the SSA Board include promoting seismology education programs at all levels, encouraging student involvement in SSA, and supporting collaboration within the international and interdisciplinary community.
Xyoli Pérez-Campos, Professor and Head of the National Seismological Service, Institute of Geophysics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Dr. Pérez-Campos’ principal fields of research are earthquake sources, structural seismology and seismic networks. Her focus as a new member of the SSA Board will include engaging the next generation and the international community of seismology, particularly from Latin America.
Douglas Scott Dreger, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Dreger’s principal fields of research are earthquake source physics, seismic wave propagation, seismic hazards, nuclear monitoring and real-time seismology. His goals as a returning SSA Board Member include supporting the collaborative community fostered by SSA through its meetings and journals.
William R. Walter, Head of Geophysical Monitoring Programs, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Dr. Walter’s principal fields of research include earthquake and other seismic source physics, nuclear explosion monitoring, lithospheric structure and local/regional distance seismology. His goals as a returning SSA Board Member include promoting new interactions between international and multidisciplinary geoscientists, and supporting SSA as a venue of vetted knowledge to the policy community, media and other professional societies.