Curriculum Vitae | Jonathan Perry-Houts
Jonathan Perry-Houts

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Department of Earth Sciences
1272 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
(510) 260.4924


Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistantships

Graduate Teaching Initiative

As part of my graduate studies I am working towards an “advanced certificate of completion” from the Teaching Engagement Program’s “Graduate Teaching Initiative.”

Science Literacy Program

I have worked with the University of Oregon’s Science Literacy Program throughout much of my graduate career. The SLP facilitates a number of initiatives to improve implementation of evidence-based teaching strategies.

Outreach, Volunteer, Community Service


I am interested in long-term tectonics and geodynamic modeling of lithospheric deformation. I mainly focus on physical mechanisms that generate topography by modifying the density of the lithosphere. That includes processes like delamination, foundering, eclogitization, volcanism, etc.


Presentations and Abstracts

Awards & Grants



Interests & Activities

I have a deep appreciation for the outdoors, and back country wilderness. I have been rock climbing and mountaineering, all over the western U.S. since 2003. I participated in national bouldering competitions in the Bay Area during high school. As a result of those interests I have completed the wilderness first responder certification, and basic avalanche rescue courses for mountaineering and back country survival. I have also completed several long-distance bicycle tours on the west coast.

I have developed numerous technical skills over the years including UNIX system administration; software design in many programming languages (see for examples); electronics and robotics; welding; auto,motorcycle,and bicycle mechanics; machining; and woodworking.