Western Washington University
516 High Street — MS-9080
Bellingham, WA 98225
- University of Oregon
- Ph.D.: Geological Sciences, 2018.
- Dissertation: “Geodynamic Origin of the Columbia River Flood Basalts”
- Advanced Certificate of Completion:
Graduate Teaching Initiative, 2018.
- Lewis & Clark College
- B.A.: Physics with honors, 2011.
- Honors Thesis: “Gravitational Charge Separation in Low-Altitude Volcanic Plumes”.
- Minor: Computer Science
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Geology Department, Western Washington University. 2019–present.
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon. 2019.
- Graduate Employee, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon. 2012–2018.
- Student Assistant, National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. 2009–2012.
- REU Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Mathematics, Lewis & Clark College. Summer 2008.
- Software Development
- Active contributor, Advanced Solver for Problems in Earth’s ConvecTion (ASPECT) project.
- Original author, user interface to Berkeley Lab’s spin-polarized electron microscope (SPLEEM).
- Occasional contributor, ParaView scientific visualization tool.
- Earthquakes (GEOL 308) Fall, 2019.
- *Introduction to Geophysics (GEOL 352) Winter, 2020.
- *Earth Materials (GEOL 311) Winter, 2020.
- Field Camp (GEOL 406): Diverse mapping projects in stratified and non-stratified rocks, Montana Summer, 2017.
- Fluid Dynamics (GEOL 410/510) Spring, 2017.
- Earth Physics (GEOL 315) Winter, 2017.
- Field Methods (GEOL 318) Fall, 2016.
- Field Camp (GEOL 406): Green Mountain, Newberry Volcano, Wallowa Mountains, and Grand Ronde river rafting Summer, 2016.
- Evolving Earth (GEOL 103) (Science Literacy Program fellow) Spring, 2016.
- People, Rocks, Fire (GEOL 110) (Science Literacy Program fellow) Winter, 2016.
- Geocommunication (GEOL 420/520) Fall, 2015.
- Field Camp (GEOL 406): Frying Pan & Block Mountain, Montana Summer, 2015.
- Earthquakes (Clark Honors College) Spring, 2015.
- Western U.S. Tectonics (GEOL 410/510) Spring, 2015.
- Field Camp (GEOL 406): Block Mountain, Montana Summer, 2014.
- Mechanical Earth (GEOL 455/555) Winter, 2014.
Graduate Teaching Initiative
- “Floods of Change: the Vanport Floods, Stereotype Threat, and 2YC-4YC Transfer”
- “Establishing and Sustaining an Undergraduate Research Program”
- “Allies in the Classroom: Gender-Inclusive Teaching”
- “Engaging student resistance”
- “Teaching for the first time as the sole instructor”
- “Getting to know your students”
- Courses on College Teaching
Science Literacy Program
- Participant, SLP Journal Club, 2013–2018
- Graduate Fellow, Science Literacy Program Graduate Fellowship Program, GEOL 103, 110.
- J. Castellanos, J. Perry-Houts, R. Clayton, Y. Kim, A. C. Stanciu, W. Niday,
E. Humphreys “Seismic Anisotropy Reveals Crustal Flow Driven by Mantle Vertical
Loading in the Pacific NW” Nature Geoscience (in revision).
- J. Perry-Houts, L. Karlstrom “Anisotropic viscosity and time-evolving
lithospheric instabilities due to aligned igneous intrusions”
Geophysical Journal International 216.2 (2019).
- J. Perry-Houts, E. Humphreys “Eclogite-driven subsidence of the
Columbia Basin (Washington State, USA) caused by deposition of Columbia
River Basalt.” Geology 46.7 (2018).
- E. Humphreys, B. Schmandt, M. Bezada, J. Perry-Houts
“Recent craton growth by slab stacking beneath Wyoming.” Earth and Planetary
Science Letters 429 (2015): 170–180.
- (Author acknowledgement) Gong Chen, and Andreas K. Schmid. “Imaging
and Tailoring the Chirality of Domain Walls in Magnetic Films.”
Advanced Materials 27.38 (2015): 5738–5743.
- J. Mache, S.W. Bock, J. Elwell, D.P. Gosnell, T. Mandel, and
J. Perry-Houts “Sensor Network Security: Elliptic
Curve Cryptography on SunSPOTs.” Proceedings of the International
Conference on Wireless Networks (2008): 687–692.
Presentations and Abstracts
- J. Perry-Houts, E. Humphreys, A. Duvall, N. Mitchell, P. Schoettle-Greene,
S. Williams, B. Yanites “Yellowstone’s tectonic parabola and lower-crustal
flow: Application of the waterbed model for ductile lower crust” AGU Fall
Meeting Abstracts. 2019.
- E. Humphreys, J. Perry-Houts, K. Nicolaysen. “Origin of the
Culumbia River Flood Basalts.” GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting, 2019.
- J. Perry-Houts, and E. Humphreys. “Lower-crustal metamorphism
caused subsidence in Pasco Basin, Washington State.” AGU Fall
Meeting Abstracts. Vol. 1. 2017.
- K. Harvey, J. Perry-Houts, J. Domino, M. Muth, S. Carruthers,
A. J. Kotowski, K. DeGrandpre, U. Faul, A. Kent, G. Abers,
M. Krawczynski, G. Gaetani. “The ins and outs of mélange diapirs:
a multidisciplinary approach to formation, ascent, and observation.”
AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2017.
- J. Perry-Houts, and L. Karlstrom. “Modeling Geodynamic
Mobility of Anisotropic Lithosphere.” AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.
Vol. 1. 2016.
- J. Perry-Houts, and E. Humphreys. “Melt-Enabled
Lithospheric Delamination in the Western US.” AGU Fall Meeting
Abstracts. Vol. 1. 2014.
- J. Perry-Houts, M. Calo, C. L. Eddy, Mattia Guerri, A.
Holt, E. Hopper, Andrea Tesoniero, B. A. Romanowicz, T. W. Becker,
and L. S. Wagner. “Deep vs. shallow expressions of continental
cratons: Can cratonic roots be destroyed by subduction?.” AGU Fall
Meeting Abstracts. Vol. 1. 2013.
- (Invited) J. Perry-Houts, B. Barton, A. K. Schmid, N.
Andresen, and C. Kisielowski. “Novel Long-Lived Electrostatic Work
Function Phase Plates for TEM.” Microscopy and Microanalysis 18, no.
S2 (2012): 476–477.
- Judge: Outstanding Student Presentation Awards, AGU Fall Meeting, 2019.
- Graduate Student Representative University of Oregon Department of Earth Sciences, 2017–2018.
- Volunteer presenter at the University of Oregon Science Open House, 2016.
- Science panelist for the Academy of Arts and Academics high school, Springfield, OR, 2016.
- Union Steward Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation, 2013–2017.
Awards & Grants
- Collaborative Research: An integrated mantle to surface study
of the causes and consequences of high topography in the Northern
US Cordillera. NSF EAR-1727046/1727139/1727451, 2017.
- Outstanding TA Award, Department of Earth Sciences,
University of Oregon, 2017.
- Departmental Honors, Department of Physics,
Lewis & Clark College, 2011.
- Feynman Prize, Department of Physics,
Lewis & Clark College, 2009.
- Member, National Association of Geoscience Teachers, 2018–present.
- Member, Union of Concerned Scientists, 2017–present.
- Member, Free Software Foundation, 2013–present.
- Member, American Geophysical Union, 2012–present.
- Member, Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honors Society, 2009–2011.
- Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness Medicine Institute, NOLS, 2010—2016.
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