JOHN R. (JACK) PELTON

ADDRESS:      Graduate College, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725-1110
VOICE:           
208-426-3647
FAX:                 208-426-2789
EMAIL:            jpelton@boisestate.edu

EDUCATION:
                     
1979                 Ph.D. Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
1973                 B.S. Applied Geophysics, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

CURRENT POSITION:
2001-Present    Dean of the Graduate College and Professor of Geophysics, Boise State University, Boise, ID

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:
1991-2001       Founder and Director, Center for Geophysical Investigation of the Shallow Subsurface, College of Arts and Sciences, Boise State University, Boise, ID
1981-2001       Faculty Member (tenured full professor since 1988), Department of Geosciences,
Boise State University, Boise, ID
1979-1981       Geophysicist, U. S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA

1979-1979
       Visiting Scientist (2 months), Soviet-American Exchange in EarthquakePrediction, Seismological Research Station, Garm, Tadjikistan, USSR
1978-1979      
Assistant Professor of Geology, Department of Geology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
1973-1978       Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

1973-1973       Geophysicist (summer), Shell Oil Company, Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX

1972-1972       Seismic Field Worker (summer), Shell Oil Company, Caro, MI and Alpena, MI

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
American Geophysical Union
Society of Exploration Geophysicists

SCHOLARLY ORGANIZATIONS:
Phi Eta Sigma
Phi Kappa Phi
Tau Beta Pi

MAJOR SERVICE ASSIGNMENTS:

Boise State University

2003-2004            University Representative, Bechtel-Texas A&M Bid for INL Contract
2002-Present        University Program Coordinator, Inland Northwest Research Alliance
2002-2004            Member, Scholarship Strategic Planning Committee
2001-Present        Chair, Research and Clinical Policy Review Committee
1999-2001            University Representative, Inland Northwest Research Alliance
1999-2001            Member, Executive Budget Committee
1999-1999            Contributor, Full University Review, Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges (now Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities)
1999-1999            University Representative, NSF EPSCoR National Meeting
1997-1997            Member, NCAA Compliance Review Steering Committee
1995-1999            University Representative, Partners in Science Program, Research Foundation
1995-1997            Member, Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee, Title IX Compliance Plan

Department of Geosciences, Boise State University

1999-2001            Chair, Graduate Program Committee
1998-1999            Primary Author, Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics Proposal
1987-2001            Coordinator, Geophysics Graduate Program
1986-1987            Primary Author, Master of Science in Geophysics Proposal

Professional Organizations

2004-2004       Member, Consultation Team, Evaluation of Graduate Programs and Strategy, University of Alaska Anchorage (Council of Graduate Schools, Washington, DC)
2002-2004       Associate Editor of Geophysics (Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK)
2001-2004       Chair, Council of Graduate Deans (Inland Northwest Research Alliance, Idaho Falls, ID)
1999-1999       Member, Review Panel, Review of Research Competitiveness in Geosciences, University of Kansas (American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC)
1998-1998       Member, Organizing Committee for Annual Meeting of the Idaho Academy of Sciences (Pocatello, ID)

TEACHING AWARDS:

1998    Boise State University Alumni Association, Distinguished Faculty Member, Top Ten Scholars Program (Douglas Mitchell student scholar)
1997    Finalist, Boise State University Foundation Scholar Award
1985    Boise State University Alumni Association, Distinguished Faculty Member, Top Ten Scholars Program (Daniel Johnson student scholar)

PRESENTATIONS (GRADUATE EDUCATION):

Pelton, J. R., Delivering graduate courses in subsurface science across eight universities and a DOE national laboratory, invited presentation, Panel:  Crossing Institutional and Geographic Boundaries, 46th Annual Meeting of the Western Association of Graduate Schools, Phoenix, AZ, March 2004.

Pelton, J. R., A multidisciplinary course in subsurface science—achieving interdisciplinary research in doctoral programs, invited presentation, 45th Annual Meeting of the Western Association of Graduate Schools, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2003.

Pelton, J. R., Subsurface science graduate program, invited paper presented at the Second Annual Subsurface Science Symposium, Inland Northwest Research Alliance, Boise, ID, October 2002.

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:

Pelton, J. R., Near-surface seismology:  surface-based methods, in Butler, D. (Ed.), Near-Surface Geophysics, Investigations in Geophysics Series, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, Chapter 8 (invited), in press, 2004.

Pelton, J. R., Near-surface seismology:  wave propagation, in Butler, D. (Ed.), Near-Surface Geophysics, Investigations in Geophysics Series, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, Chapter 7 (invited), in press, 2004.

Doser, Diane I., Pelton, John R., and Annette M. Veilleux, Earthquakes in the Pamplona zone, Yakutat block, south central Alaska, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 24,499-24,511, 1997.  

Stephenson, W. J., Smith, R. B., and Pelton, J. R., A high-resolution seismic reflection and gravity survey of quaternary deformation across the Wasatch fault, Utah, Journal of Geophysical Research, 98, 8211-8223, 1993.

Parker, J. C., Jr., Pelton, J. R., and M. E. Dougherty, A versatile shotgun source for engineering and groundwater seismic surveys, Geophysics, 58, 1511-1516, 1993.

Pelton, J. R., Vincent, R. J., and N. J. Anderson, Microearthquakes in the Middle Butte/East Butte area, Eastern Snake River Plain, Idaho, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 80, 209-212, 1990.

Pelton, J. R., Astrue, M. C., Lee, W. H. K., and R. A. Page, A computer-based system for interac­tive processing of earthquake seismograms recorded on microfilm, Bulletin of the Seismolog­ical Society of America, 75, 1209-1210, 1985.

Pelton, J. R., Meissner, C. W., and K. D. Smith, Eyewitness account of normal surface faulting, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 74, 1083-1089, 1984.

Pelton, J. R., and R. B. Smith, Contemporary vertical surface displacements in Yellowstone National Park, Journal of Geophysical Research, 87, 2745-2761, 1982.

Pelton, J. R., and R. B. Smith, Recent crustal uplift in Yellowstone National Park, Science, 206, 1179-1182, 1979.

Smith, R. B., Shuey, R. T., Pelton, J. R., and J. P. Bailey, Yellowstone hot spot:  contemporary tec­tonics and crustal properties from earthquake and aeromagnetic data, Journal of Geophysical Research, 82, 3665-3676, 1977.

Smith, R. B., Pelton, J. R., and J. D. Love, Seismicity and the possibility of earthquake related landslides in the Teton-Gros Ventre-Jackson Hole area, Wyoming, Contributions to Geology, University of Wyoming, 14, 57-64, 1976.