Bill Hammond




Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA

Volunteer experience that relates to this position:

Reviewer of numerous manuscripts for AGU Journals, e.g., Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Earth Space Science, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Tectonics; session chair, program committee for many conferences including AGU; past AGU Geodesy section secretary; Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth; AGU Whitten Medal Committee; National Academy of Sciences, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources; National Science Foundation (NSF) EarthScope Speaker Series speaker; associate Editor Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America; NSF Plate Boundary Observatory past advisory committee chair.


As one of the elected leaders of your section, how will you partner with your president and president-elect to communicate with and engage your members to help implement AGU’s new strategic plan including its mission and vision?

The strategic plan of AGU emphasizes the support of scientific innovation while promoting strong ethics for the profession. As Geodesy section secretary I will positively, collaboratively and efficiently promote the ethics of rigor, integrity and inclusiveness in our scientific enterprise. Working at the section level provides opportunities to broaden the diversity base by paying attention to the balance of nominees for awards, medals, honorees and committee memberships and reflecting on how well we are doing across the section leadership.

Section affiliations:

Geodesy; Tectonophysics; Seismology