JEFFREY S. MARSHALL, Ph.D.
Geological Sciences Department
Cal Poly Pomona University
Pomona, California USA
Neotectonics, Coastal Processes, Paleoseismology, Fault Kinematics, Geologic Hazards, Fluvial Geomorphology, Hydrology, Watershed Restoration
2000 Ph.D., Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University
1991 M.S., Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz
1984 B.A., Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara
2011-present Director, Kellogg FuTURE Undergraduate Research Program
2010-present Professor, Geological Sciences, Cal Poly Pomona
2008-2013 University Coordinator for Undergraduate Research, Cal Poly Pomona
2006-2010 Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, Cal Poly Pomona
2001-2006 Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences, Cal Poly Pomona
2000-2001 Visiting Asst. Professor, Geosciences, Franklin & Marshall College
1998-2000 Visiting Instructor, Geosciences, Franklin & Marshall College
1993-1998 Graduate Research & Teaching Asst., Geosciences, Penn State University
1991-1993 Environmental Geologist, Harding Lawson Associates, Novato, CA
1989-1991 Engineering Geologist, Gary Griggs Associates, Santa Cruz, CA
1988-1991 Graduate Research & Teaching Asst., Earth Sciences, U.C. Santa Cruz
1987-1988 Peace Corps Volunteer, Costa Rica, Central America
1986-1987 Geologic Mapping Assistant, Southeast Alaska, Cal Tech University
PH.D. DISSERTATION & M.S. THESIS
Marshall, J.S., 2000, Active Tectonics and Quaternary Landscape Evolution Across the Western Panama Block, Costa Rica, Central America, [Ph.D. Thesis]: Pennsylvania State University, 304 p. Advisors: Dr. Thomas W. Gardner & Dr. Donald M. Fisher
Marshall, J.S., 1991, Neotectonics of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica: A Look at Forearc Response to Subduction at the Middle America Trench, [M.S. Thesis]: University of California Santa Cruz, 196 p. Advisors: Dr. Robert S. Anderson & Dr. Gary B. Griggs
Spotila, J.A., Marshall, J., DePew, K., Prince, P.S., Kennedy, L., 2015, Potential for geologic records of coseismic uplift and megathrust rupture along the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica: Journal of Coastal Research, 31 (6), doi: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-14-00151.1.
Marshall, J., Barnhart, A., Butcher, A., Freimuth, C., Khaw, F., LaFromboise, E., Landeros, M., Morrish, S., Olson, E., Ritzinger, B., Stewart, D., Utick, J., Wellington, K., Wenceslao, L., Gardner, T., Harbor, D., Osborn, S., 2015, Beachrock horizons of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica: Geomorphology, petrology, and neotectonic significance: Coastal Sediments Proceedings, 8, 2984-3003.
Protti, M., González, V., Newman, A.V., Dixon, T.H., Schwartz, S.Y., Marshall, J.S., Feng, L., Walter, J.I., Malservisi, R., Owen, S.E., 2014, Nicoya earthquake rupture anticipated by geodetic measurement of the locked plate interface: Nature Geoscience, 7,117-121, doi:10.1038/ngeo2038.
Protti, M., González, V., Schwartz, S.Y., Dixon, T.H., Newman, A.V., Feng, L., Marshall, J.S., 2014, El terremoto de Nicoya (Mw=7.6), Costa Rica, del 5 de Septiembre del 2012: Un caso exitoso de anticipación: Revista En Torno a La Prevención, 12, 6-12.
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Montero, W., Lewis, J.C., Marshall, J.S., Kruse, S., Wetmore, P., 2013, Neotectonic faulting and forearc sliver motion along the Atirro-Río Sucio fault system, Costa Rica, Central America: Geological Society of America Bulletin, 125 (5/6), 857-876, doi: 10.1130/B30471.1.
Marshall, J.S., Gardner, T.W., Protti, M., Nourse, J.A., 2009, International geosciences field research with undergraduate students: Three models for experiential learning projects investigating active tectonics of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, in Whitmeyer, S.J., Mogk, D.W., Pyle, E.J., eds, Field Geology Education: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches, Geological Society of America Special Paper 461, doi: 10.1130/2009.2461(08).
Sak, P.B., Fisher, D.M., Gardner, T.W., Marshall, J.S., LaFemina, P.C., 2009, Rough crust subduction, forearc kinematics, and Quaternary uplift rates, Costa Rican segment of the Middle American Trench: Geological Society of America Bulletin, 121 (7/8), 992–1012, doi: 10.1130/B26237.1.
Gardner, T., Webb, J., Pezzia, C., Amborn, T., Tunnell, R., Flanagan, S., Merritts, D., Marshall, J., Fabel, D., Cupper, M.L., 2009, Episodic intraplate deformation of stable continental margins: Evidence from Late Neogene-Quaternary marine terraces, Cape Liptrap, Australia: Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, p. 39-53.
Marshall, J.S., 2008, Megathrust earthquakes, coastal uplift, and emergent marine terraces of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, in Bierman, P., Montgomery, D., eds, Key Concepts in Geomorphology: Vignettes, W.H. Freeman, New York, N.Y., ISBN-10 1429238607.
López, A., Marshall, J.S., Chinchilla, A.L., Sak, P.B., Chiesa, S., Meschede, M., Alvarado, G.E., Calderón, M., Gazel, E., Villegas, A., Barquero, R., 2008, The Sigma Project stress field map of Costa Rica, in Heidbach, O., Tingay, M., Barth, A., Reinecker, J., Kurfess, D., Müller, B., eds, The World Stress Map Database Release 2008, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany, doi:10.1594/GFZ.WSM.Rel2008.
Marshall, J.S., 2007, Geomorphology and Physiographic Provinces of Central America, in Bundschuh, J. and Alvarado, G., eds, Central America: Geology, Hazards, & Resources, Taylor-Francis, London, 75-122.
Marshall, J.S., Idleman, B.D., Gardner, T.W., Fisher, D.M., 2003, Landscape evolution within a retreating volcanic arc, Costa Rica, Central America: Geology, 31, 419-422.
Gardner, T., Marshall, J., Merritts, D., Protti, M., Bee, B., Burgette, R., Burton, E., Cooke, J., Kehrwald, N., Fisher, D., Sak, P., 2001, Holocene forearc block rotation in response to seamount subduction, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica: Geology, 29, 151-154.
Marshall, J., Fisher, D., Gardner, T., 2000, Central Costa Rica deformed belt: Kinematics of faulting across the western Panama block: Tectonics, 19, 468-492.
Fisher, D., Gardner, T., Marshall, J., Sak, P., Protti, M., 1998, Effect of subducting sea-floor roughness on fore-arc kinematics, Costa Rica: Geology, 26, 467-470.
Marshall, J., and Anderson, R., 1995, Quaternary uplift and seismic cycle deformation, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica: Geological Society of America Bulletin, 107, 463-473.
Fisher, D.W., Gardner, T.W., Marshall, J.S., Montero, W., 1994, Kinematics associated with late Cenozoic deformation in central Costa Rica: Western boundary of the Panama microplate: Geology, 22, 263-266.
Griggs, G.B., Marshall, J.S., Rosenbloom, N.A., and Anderson, R.S., 1991, Ground cracking in the Santa Cruz Mountains generated by the October 17, 1989 earthquake, in Baldwin, J.E. and Sitar, N., eds, Loma Prieta earthquake: Engineering geologic perspectives: Association of Engineering Geologists Special Publication 1, 25-41.
Marshall, J., Gardner, T., Protti, M., Morrish, M., 2014, The geomorphic footprint of megathrust earthquakes: Morphotectonics of the 2012 Mw7.6 Nicoya Earthquake, Costa Rica: Proceedings of the Keck Geology Consortium, 27, 251-261.
Schwartz, S., Dixon, T., Marshall, J., Newman, A., Protti, M., González, V., 2014, September 5, 2012 Mw=7.6 Nicoya earthquake occurs at the bull’s eye of a MARGINS Seismogenic Zone Experiment (SEIZE) focus site: NSF GeoPRISMS Newsletter, 32, Spring 2014, 8-10.
Wallace, L., Ellis, S., Kent, A., Litchfield, N., Marsaglia, K., Marshall, J., Saffer, D., Schwartz, S., Wysoczanski, R., 2013, The New Zealand Primary Site Implementation Planning Workshop, Wellington, New Zealand, April 14-16 2013: NSF GeoPRISMS Newsletter, 31, Fall 2013, 5-9.
Marshall, J., 2011, GeoPRISMS Alaska workshop graduate student symposium: NSF GeoPRISMS Newsletter, 27, Fall 2011, p. 17.
Marshall, J., and Spotila, J., 2011, Piedras de fuego and the trembling serpent of Nicoya: On the hunt for ancient shorelines and megathrust earthquakes, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica: NSF GeoPRISMS Newsletter, 26, Spring 2011, 33-36.
Benoit, M., Goodliffe, A., and Marshall, J., 2011, Pop stars: Graduate students sound off at implementation workshops: NSF GeoPRISMS Newsletter, 26, Spring 2011, 24.
Marshall, J., 2008, Geomorphology field research project: Teaching Geomorphology in the 21st Century Topical Resources, NAGT On the Cutting Edge Program Web Site, 23470.
Marshall, J., 2008, Drainage basins field lab: Teaching Geomorphology in the 21st Century Topical Resources, NAGT On the Cutting Edge Program Web Site, 23468.
Nourse, J.A., Marshall, J.S., and Berry, D.R., 2003, Practical Earth Science Exercises, 2nd Edition: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque, IA, 118 p.
DeWet, A.P., Marshall, J., Merritts, D., Weaver, S., 2002, Little Conestoga Creek watershed assessment: Proceedings of the Keck Geology Consortium, 15, 165-169.
Silver, E., Ranero, C., LaFemina, P., Marshall, J., 2002, Central America Town Meeting: NSF MARGINS Newsletter, 8, Spring 2002, 12.
Marshall, J.S., 2001, Natural Hazards and Effects on Local Populations: Applications of NSF MARGINS research to hazards mitigation in Central America: in Silver, E. and Dixon, T., eds, Workshop Report: Central America Seismogenic Zone and Subduction Factory: NSF MARGINS Newsletter, 7, Fall 2001, 7-10.
Marshall, J.S., Gardner, T.W., Fisher, D.M., Sak, P.B., Protti, M., 2001, Quaternary Neotectonics of the Costa Rican Coastal Forearc: Field Guide for the NSF MARGINS Program Central America Focus Site Workshop, Heredia, Costa Rica, July 2001, Palisades, New York, 62 p.
Gardner, T.W., Beutner, E.C., Marshall, J.S., Merritts, D.J., Protti, M., 1999, Effects of seamount subduction on fore arc kinematics and origin of the Nicoya Complex, Costa Rica: Proceedings of the Keck Geology Consortium, 12, 161-167.
Marshall, J.S., and Griggs, G.B., 1991, Ground crack monitoring program, in Keefer, D.K., ed., Geologic hazards in the Summit Ridge area, Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz County, California, evaluated in response to the October 17, 1989, Loma Prieta earthquake: Report of the Technical Advisory Group: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-618, 210-221.
Griggs, G.B., Rosenbloom, N.A., Marshall, J.S., 1990, Investigation and monitoring of ground cracks and landslides initiated by 10/17/89 Loma Prieta earthquake: Final report to Army Corps of Engineers: Santa Cruz, California, Gary Griggs Associates, 216 p.
Marshall, J.S., 1990, History of landsliding and ground cracking in the Santa Cruz Mountains associated with the earthquakes of 1865, 1868, and 1906: Santa Cruz, California, Gary Griggs Associates, 26 p.
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS (Last 5 Years)
Marshall, J., Morrish, S., LaFromboise, E., Butcher, A., Khaw, F., Ritzinger, B., Wellington, K., Utick, J., Gardner, T., Owen, L., 2014, Megathrust earthquakes and morphotectonic evolution of the Nicoya Peninsula forearc, Costa Rica, Central America, Special Session in Honor of George Plafker, Megathrusts: 50 Years after the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 46 (6), Abs. 90-12.
Marshall, J., Gardner, T., Protti, M., Morrish, S., 2014, Investigating megathrust morphotectonics: Keck Geology Consortium undergraduate research on the 2012 Mw7.6 Nicoya Earthquake, Costa Rica, Central America: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 46 (6), Abs. 73-10.
Pearson, D., Moore, C., Marshall, J., Richardson, E., 2014, Accretionary vs. erosional subduction margins: National Science Foundation MARGINS Program Mini-Lesson Workshop, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, September 17-19, 2014.
Marshall, J., 2014, Invited Lecture: Strategies for effective mentoring of independent undergraduate research projects: Council on Undergraduate Research - Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshop for New, Future, and Current Faculty, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2014.
Marshall, J., 2014, Invited Lecture: Forearc morphotectonics and the megathrust earthquake cycle, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica: New Zealand GNS Science, Public Lecture Series, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, March 25, 2014.
Marshall, J.S., Litchfield, N.J., Berryman, K.R., Clark, K., Cochran, U.A., 2013, Segmented coastal uplift along an erosional subduction margin, Northern Hikurangi fore arc, North Island, New Zealand: Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 94, Fall Meeting Supplement 2013, Abs. T43E-2714.
Marshall, J., 2013, Invited Lecture: La deformación tectónica y su relación al ciclo sismico, Península de Nicoya, Costa Rica: Escuela Centroamericana de Geología, Universidad de Costa Rica, Gabriel Dengo Symposium, San José, Costa Rica, 22 July 2013.
Marshall, J., Morrish, M., Newman, A., Protti, M., 2013, Coseismic coastal uplift from the 2012 Mw7.6 Nicoya Earthquake, Costa Rica: Implications of megathrust rupture for fore arc morphotectonics: American Geophysical Union, Meeting of the Americas, 14-17 May 2013, Cancún, México, Abs S44A-01.
Marshall, J., Morrish, S., LaFromboise, E., Butcher, A., Ritzinger, B., Wellington, K., Barnhart, A., Kinder, K., Utick, J., Protti, M., Gardner, T., Fisher, D., Simila, G., Spotila, J., Owen, L., Murari, M., Cupper, M., 2012, Morphotectonic segmentation along the Nicoya Peninsula seismic gap, Costa Rica, Central America: Seismological Research Letters, 83 (2), 374.
Dong, W., and Marshall, J.S., 2012, Transformative undergraduate research engagement: A multi-faceted approach: American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Network for Academic Renewal Conference: Student Success - Pushing Boundaries, Raising Bars, March 22-24, 2012, Seattle, Washington, Program with Abstracts, 2.
Marshall, J., Morrish, S., Butcher, A., Ritzinger, B., Wellington, K., Lafromboise, E., Protti, M., Gardner, T., Spotila, J., 2010, Morphotectonic segmentation along the Nicoya Peninsula seismic gap, Costa Rica: Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 91, Fall Meeting Supplement 2010, Abs. T11D-2138.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
2010-present Member: GeoPRISMS Program Education Advisory Committee (GEAC)
2011-present Co-Convener & Student Symposium Coordinator for NSF GeoPRISMS Workshops: Subduction Cycles & Deformation, 2011; Alaska Primary Site, 2011; New Zealand Primary Site, 2013; Subduction Cycles & Deformation Theoretical & Experimental Institute, 2015
2005-present NSF Panelist and Proposal Reviewer: Tectonics, Geophysics, GeoPRISMS, MARGINS, CCLI, RUI, and PIRE Programs
2012-2014 Co-Lead & Workshop Facilitator: MARGINS Mini-Lesson Project: Bringing NSF Continental Margins Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum
2007 Invited Participant: NSF Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) Planning Meeting and Field Conference for Continental Dynamics Research, San José, Costa Rica
2007 Invited Participant: NSF MARGINS Program, Workshop to Integrate Subduction Factory and Seismogenic Zone Studies in Central America, Heredia, Costa Rica
2001-2006 Co-Chair: NSF MARGINS Cen. America Geologic Hazards Working Group
2002 Co-Convener: NSF MARGINS Central America Focus Site Town Hall Meeting, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco
2001 Invited Participant & Field Trip Leader: NSF MARGINS Central America Focus Site Workshop, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
2004-present CUR Geosciences Councilor (4 elected terms)
2008 & 2011 Cal Poly Pomona Team Leader: CUR-CSU Workshops on Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research, CSU San Bernardino & CSU Los Angeles
2008-2010 CUR Representative, Presenter, & Evaluator: CSU San Marcos Town Hall Meeting on Undergraduate Research and Follow-Up Site Visits
2008 Workshop Facilitator: Southern California Workshop on Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research, CSU Northridge (worked with faculty-administrator teams from CSU San Marcos & Pt. Loma Nazarene College)
2005 & 2014 Workshop Presenter: Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshop for New, Future, and Current Faculty, AGU Meeting, San Francisco
2006-2010 Chair: GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting Undergraduate Research Poster Sessions: Anchorage AK; Bellingham WA; Las Vegas NV; Anaheim CA
Keck Geology Consortium for Undergraduate Research
2013-2014 Project Director: The Geomorphic Footprint of Megathrust Earthquakes: A Field Investigation of Convergent Margin Morphotectonics, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica (Summer 2013, 10 students, 3 faculty, 1 grad T.A.)
2002-2003 Project Advisor: Late Neogene and Quaternary Tectonics and Landscape Evolution along the Southeastern Australian Passive Margin, Cape Liptrap, Australia (Summer 2002, Advised 1 student)
2001-2002 Project Co-Director: Little Conestoga Creek Watershed Assessment, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Summer 2001, 10 students, 4 faculty)
2001-2002 Visiting Faculty: Geomorphology and Watershed Studies of the Cannon River and Tributaries, Minnesota (Summer 2001)
1999-2000 Project Advisor: Watershed Dynamics, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Southwest Florida (Summer 1999, Advised 1 student)
1998-1999 Project Co-Director: The Effects Of Seamount Subduction On Fore Arc Kinematics And Origin Of The Nicoya Complex, Pacific Coast, Costa Rica (Summer 1998, 12 students, 5 faculty)
2004-present Conference Session Chair & Abstract Reviewer: Geological Society of America (GSA); American Geophysical Union (AGU); Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS); Southern California Conferences on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR)
2003-present Research Proposal Reviewer: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP); ACS Petroleum Research Fund (PRF); National Geographic Society (NGS)
1996-present Manuscript & Book Reviewer: Nature Geoscience; Geological Society of America Bulletin; Geology; GSA Books; G-Cubed; Earth and Planetary Science Letters; Geomorphology; American Journal of Science; South American Journal of Earth Sciences; New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics; McGraw-Hill; W.H. Freeman
2011-present Director, Kellogg FuTURE Undergraduate Research Program
2011-present Campus Representative, CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science, and Technology (COAST) & CSU Water Resources Policy Initiative (WRPI)
2010-present Chair, Geological Sciences Retention, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) Committee & Department Chair Review Committee
2014-present Member, Cal Poly Pomona International Center Faculty Advisory Board
2010-present Adjunct Faculty, Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies
2003-present Faculty Fellow, Center for Excellence in Mathematics & Science Teaching
2013-present Earth Sciences Content Expert & Workshop Faculty, Cal Poly Pomona NSF-MSP RESPeCT Program (ReinvigoratIng Elementary Science through Partnership with California Teachers), CPP Center for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (CEMaST) & Pomona Unified School District (PUSD)
2005-present Leadership Team & Research Mentor, NSF S-STEM Scholarship Program, Cal Poly Pomona Science Education Enhancement Services (SEES)
2009-2013 Leadership Team, NSF STEP Program STEM Graduation Initiative, Colleges of Science and Engineering
2008-2013 University Coordinator for Undergraduate Research & Founding Chair, Undergraduate Research Faculty Advisory Council (URFAC)
2011-2013 Member, Science, Technology & Society Program Faculty Advisory Board
2009-2012 Member, University Teacher-Scholar Task Force
2001-2012 Coordinator, Geological Sciences Colloquium
2011-2012 Workshop Faculty, China Natural Disaster Management Workshop, International Training Program, College of the Extended University
2008-2011 Workshop Faculty, NASA Lift Off Program, High School Science Teacher Professional Development, Cal Poly Pomona College of Science
2002-2010 Senator, University Academic Senate & Member, Academic Programs, Faculty Affairs, and General Education Standing Committees
2001-2010 Member, Center for GIS Research Faculty Advisory Board
2001-2010 Director, Cal Poly Pomona Earth Science Education Service Learning Project, Fontana Unified School District
2007-2008 Member, Planning Committee, Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR)
2002-2008 Advisor & Annual Field Trip Leader, Cal Poly Pomona Student Geology Club
2005-2006 Chair, General Education Assessment Committee for Physical Sciences
HONORS & AWARDS
2014 & 2015 Provost Teacher-Scholar Award, Cal Poly Pomona University
2014 Exemplary Online Teaching Activity Award, On the Cutting Edge Program, National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
2007 & 2008 Provost Teacher-Scholar Award, Cal Poly Pomona University
2006 Exemplary Early Career Geoscience Faculty, On the Cutting Edge Program, National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
1996 1st Place Graduate Student Symposium Oral Presentation, Geosciences Department, Pennsylvania State University
1994 Scholten, Williams, Wright Scholarship in Field Geology, Geosciences Department, Pennsylvania State University
1990 Co-Founder, UCSC Earth Sciences Tea Fund for Academic Discussion
GRANTS & PROPOSALS
2016-2020 For Submission 11/2015: Collaborative Research: Controls on Along-Strike Variations in Locked and Creeping Megathrust Behavior at the Hikurangi Convergent Margin, NSF Integrated Earth Studies Program, $336,000
2014-2016 Sustainability for Undergraduate Research Funding: Kellogg Undergraduate Scholars Program & FuTURE Mini-Grants, W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Kellogg Legacy Project Endowment, $70,000
2013-2014 The Geomorphic Footprint of Megathrust Earthquakes: A Field Investigation of Convergent Margin Morphotectonics, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, NSF EAR Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, Sub-Award from Keck Geology Consortium, $61,000
2012-2014 Collaborative Research: Bringing NSF MARGINS/GeoPRISMS Continental Margins Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum, NSF Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science (TUES) Program, $19,500
2012-2013 NSF RAPID: Nicoya Earthquake After-event Response (NEAR) 2012, NSF EAR – GeoPRISMS & Geophysics Programs (RAPID Supplement), $5,000
2011-2015 The Kellogg Fund for Transformative Undergraduate Research Engagement (Kellogg FuTURE Program), W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Kellogg Legacy Project Endowment, $130,000
2010-2012 Collaborative Research: Seismogenesis of the Middle America Trench at the Nicoya Peninsula Over Multiple Seismic Cycles, NSF MARGINS, $90,000
2015 Geomorphology and Mineralogy of Carbonate Beachrock, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, CPP-Citrus College Summer Research Experience, $2,800
2014-2015 Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards of the Hikurangi Subduction Margin, North Island, New Zealand, Cal Poly Pomona Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Program, $10,000
2014-2015 Megathrust Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards of the Hikurangi Subduction Margin, New Zealand, CPP Faculty Center Mini-Grant Program, $1000
2013-2014 Evaluating Earthquake Generated Coastal Uplift Using Holocene Beachrock Horizons: Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, Cal Poly Pomona Faculty Center Mini-Grant Program, $1000
2012 Origin and Morphology of Carbonate Beachrock Deposits of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, CPP-Citrus College Race to STEM Program, $3,400
2011-2012 Paleoseismology and Megathrust Earthquake Hazards of the Nicoya Peninsula Seismic Gap, Costa Rica, Central America, Cal Poly Pomona Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Program, $12,000
2011-2012 Tracking Tectonic Uplift Using Holocene Beachrock Horizons: Nicoya Peninsula Seismic Gap, Costa Rica, Kellogg FuTURE Program, $2,000
2007-2008 College of Science International Field Studies Program, Costa Rica, Central America, Cal Poly Pomona University, DoE Quality Learning Fund, $15,000
2007-2008 Geosciences Research and Education Enhancement: AGU Annual Conference, Cal Poly Pomona Faculty Center Mini-Grant Program, $1300
2006-2007 In Pursuit of an Escaping Sliver: Collisional Tectonics and Earthquake Hazards in Northern Costa Rica, Central America, Cal Poly Pomona Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Program, $5,000
2006-2007 Developing a Geosciences Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Costa Rica, CPP Faculty Center Mini-Grant Program, $900
2005-2006 Undergraduate Research in the Earth and Environmental Sciences: Shaping the Cutting Edge of our Discipline, Faculty Center Mini-Grant Program, $700
2004-2005 Undergraduate Research on Earthquake Hazards in Costa Rica: Presentation of Preliminary Results AGU Meeting, San Francisco, Cal Poly Pomona Faculty Center Mini-Grant Program, $500
2004-2005 Earthquake Hazards and Tectonic Segmentation of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, Cal Poly Pomona Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Program, $5,000
2004-2005 Collaborative Geosciences Field Research and Teaching, Costa Rica, Central America, Cal Poly Pomona International Center, $1800
2002-2003 Active Tectonics and Earthquake Hazards Along the Middle America Convergent Margin, Cal Poly Pomona Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Program, $5,000
2002-2003 GIS Applications for Geomorphic Surface Analysis, Cal Poly Pomona Academic Affairs Professional Development Mini-Grant Program, $5,000
2002-2003 International Research Experience in the Geological Sciences: GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Cal Poly Pomona Faculty Center Mini-Grant Program, $600