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Carol Finn

Board Chair


US Geological Survey

Carol Finn’s major research interests include geological interpretation of potential field data, volcano hazards, and tectonics. Her most significant contributions to the geosciences include magnetic and electromagnetic imaging of collapse-prone, water-saturated, altered portions of several Cascade volcanoes; geophysical mapping of sub-ice geology in Antarctica relevant for ice sheet dynamics and climate change studies; and potential field delineation of modern and ancient subduction systems. Finn received her bachelor’s degree in Geology from Wellesley College in 1978, and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Geophysics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1982 and 1988, respectively. She was a Visiting (Gledden) Fellow at the University of Western Australia in 2002; a Visiting Fellow with the Japan Geological Survey from 1990-1992; a member of the Department of Geological Sciences Advisory Board for the University of Colorado from 2002-2006; and a member of the Advisory board for the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets at the University of Kansas from 2005-present.