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College of Arts & Sciences
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment


James H. Knapp

Professor

Phone Number: 803-777-6886
Email: knapp@geol.sc.edu
Office: EWS 204
Research Areas: Climate Change
Energy Resources
Geophysics & Seismology
Society, Policy & Environment
Tectonics
Research Summary:

Analysis of the structural and geodynamic evolution of the continental lithosphere through integration of seismic reflection and refraction data, structural analysis, and geologic data. Application of geological and geophysical analysis to exploration and production of hydrocarbons. 

James H. Knapp

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Analysis of the structural and geodynamic evolution of the continental lithosphere through integration of seismic reflection and refraction data, structural analysis, and geologic data. Application of geological and geophysical analysis to exploration and production of hydrocarbons.

EDUCATION

1989 - Ph.D., M.I.T. (Structural geology and tectonics) 
1983 - B.S., Stanford University (Geology, graduation with distinction) 


EMPLOYMENT

8/04 – present    University of South Carolina – Professor

6/98 – 7/04          University of South Carolina – Associate Professor 
                              Cornell University – Adjunct Associate Professor

12/97 – 5/98       Cornell University - Senior Research Associate

11/91 – 12/97     Cornell University - Research Associate

12/90 – 9/91       Shell Offshore Inc. - Exploration geologist

12/88 – 12/90    Shell Development Co. - Research geologist

 8/83 – 6/84        U.S. Geological Survey - Physical Science Technician 


SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

Geological Society of America - member since 1984 
American Geophysical Union - member since 1983 
Geological Society of Houston - member since 1988 
New Orleans Geological Society - member since 1991 
American Association of Petroleum Geologists - member since 1991 
European Geophysical Society - member since 1996 


EXTRACURRICULAR INTERESTS

Language (Spanish, German, and Russian), mountain climbing, business and finance; Stanford University men's volleyball team member, 1980-81