Jorden Hayes

Near Surface Geophysics



Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, USA

AGU embraces the global community and welcomes diverse leaders from around the world, representing various identities, voices, and perspectives. List any identities, voices, and perspectives you would bring, including but not limited to nationality, regional representations, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and any other identity you feel comfortable sharing.

I am an early-career female faculty member at an undergraduate liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. I am a first-generation college student who works to develop pathways for greater diversity in geosciences.

Volunteer experience that relates to this position:

My volunteer experience includes: serving as a reviewer for multiple journals including Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, and Geology; sessions convener at multiple AGU Fall Meetings (2018-2021); judge for the Fall Meeting Outstanding Student Presentation Awards (OSPA – 2016-2021); serving on advisory board for Dickinson’s Center on Race and Ethnicity; and serving as faculty representative to the EcoLeague sustainability consortium.


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 strategic plan including its mission and vision?

I am honored to be nominated for secretary of the Near-Surface Geophysics section. It is an exciting time to be a member of this community as our discipline continues to take advantage of new technologies to address some of the most pressing questions and challenges of our day. As secretary, I will work alongside the president and president-elect to develop the inclusive and diverse near-surface geophysics community needed to rise to these challenges. As communication is a primary responsibility of this position, I will work to continue curating effective newsletters that (i) promote interdisciplinarity between sections, (ii) elevate a range of voices and perspectives in our community, and (iii) foster communication between members. I will also work with the appropriate social media representatives and outlets to promote our members and the immense value of their research.

Section affiliations:

Earth and Planetary Surface Processes; Near Surface Geophysics; Seismology; Tectonophysics