Katharine Cashman - Curriculum Vitae#

  • 2014- Axa Endowed Chair of Volcanology, University of Bristol
  • 2011-2014 Axa Research Chair, University of Bristol, UK
  • 2007 Philip H. Knight Distinguished Professor of Natural Sciences
  • 2007-2010 Head, Department of Geological Sciences
Research interests: Volcanology, igneous petrology, crystallization and vesiculation kinetics, lava flow emplacement, geologic hazards
Teaching interests: geologic hazards, volcanology, and development of courses that cross the science-humanities divide

  • 2003 Distinguished Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 1997 Professor of Geological Sciences
  • 1991-1997 Associate Professor of Geological Sciences, UO
  • 1986-1991 Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences, Princeton University

  • 1982-1986 Ph.D. Geological Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University
  • 1977-1979 M.Sc. 1st class honors, Victoria University, New Zealand
  • 1972-1976 B.A. Geology/Biology, Middlebury College, VT

  • 2013 Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award
  • 2012 Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2009 Elected Fellow, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • 2008 Honorary Doctor of Science, Middlebury College
  • 2007 APEX Awards Grand Award for Writing [awarded to an issue of the Phi Kappa Phi Forum to which I was a contributor]
  • 2006 AGU Volcanology, Geochemistry, Petrology Division Bowen Award
  • 1987 Elected to Sigma Xi
  • 1982 USGS Group Award, Mount St. Helens observation and monitoring
  • 1976 Phi Beta Kappa, Middlebury College
  • 1976 Fulbright Scholarship for study in New Zealand
  • 1976 Charles B. Allen Award for scholarship and athletics

  • Mineralogical Society Distinguished Lecturer, 2014
  • Shell Lecture, Geological Society of London, 2012
  • Keynote speaker, meeting on Magmatic Rifting and Active Volcanism, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2012
  • Keynote speaker, William Smith meeting, Geological Society of London, 2011
  • Keynote speaker, Chapman Conference on the Galapagos, 2011
  • Keynote speaker, Geoscience Society of New Zealand Annual Meeting, 2010
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Mineralogical Society of America, 2010
  • Woodford-Eckis Lecturer, Pomona College, 2010
  • American Geophysical Union Bowen Lecture, 2006
  • Union speaker, International Union of Geology and Geophysics, Sapporo, Japan, 2003
  • Keynote speaker, 100th Anniversary of Mont Pelee eruption, Martinique, 2002
  • Keynote speaker, Geoscience 2000, Manchester, UK, 2000
  • Invited speaker, Royal Society workshop on the “Causes and Consequences of Andesitic Volcanism”, London, 1999
  • Keynote speaker, European Union of Geosciences, 1999
  • Visiting professorship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, 1993
  • Visiting professorship, Queens University, Kingston CA, 1991

  • Guest Editor, Bulletin of Volcanology, special issue on Cerro Galan, Argentina (published online, 2011)
  • Governance Committee, American Geophysical Union, 2011-present
  • Nominating Committee, American Geophysical Union, 2009-2010
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, special issue on Volcanoes and Human History (published 2008)
  • Advisory Board, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2007- 2008
  • Scientific Advisory Committee for Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat, 2006 – 2011
  • Chair, Committee to review the Earth and Environmental Science Program, Wesleyan University, 2002
  • President VGP section of American Geophysical Union 2000-2004
  • Committee of Public Affairs, American Geophysical Union 2000-2002
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research, special issue on Long Lava Flows (published, 1998)
  • Associate editor, Journal of Geophysical Research, 1994 - 1996
  • Meetings Committee, American Geophysical Union,1994-1998 (chair, 1996-1998)
  • Nominating Committee, Geochemical Society, 1992-1995 (chair, 1995)
  • Secretary, Volcanology, Geochemistry, Petrology section, American Geophysical Union 1992-1994
  • Editorial Board, Geology, 1990-1992
  • Advisory Board, Earth in Space, 1991- 1993
  • Middlebury College, Science Advisory Committee, 1988
  • Outside advisor, American Museum of Natural History hiring committee, 1988


Cashman KV (2006) Chicken Little Was Right – Sometimes the Sky Does Fall. Phi Kappa Phi Forum 86:26-31

Tech Club Interview – NSF project on gender equity in the Sciences; WAMC Northeast Public Radio, 2003

Seismic Seconds – A National Geographic Channel (UK) special on The Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1999

Mount St. Helens Public Information Scientist, US Geological Survey, 1980-1982
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