James L. Davis

Curriculum Vitae

Present position and address:Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964

e-mail: jdavis AT ldeo.columbia.edu

Education:1986Ph.D., Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1981B.S., Physics (with honors), Michigan State University

Positions held:2010–Lamont Research Professor, LDEO, Columbia University
2018–2021Hasselblad Visiting Professor (Affilierad Professor) in Space Geodesy and Geodynamics,
Onsala Space Observatory, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
1998–2010Lecturer on Earthand Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
1989–2010Geodesist and Senior Geodesist, Astrophysical Observatory, Smithsonian Institution
1987–89U.S. Geological Survey, NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate

Service and professional activities:2013–15NASA Space Geodetic Working Group
2013–14Chair, AGU Meetings Committee
2012–14GGOS Science Panel
2010–12Chair, AGU Bylaws Committee
2008–10NRC Committee on National Requirements for Precision Geodetic Infrastructure
2008–10President, Geodesy Section, AGU
2008–10EarthScope Steering Committee
2008–10Chair, EarthScope Education and Outreach Subcommittee
2007–09Chair, IAG Subcommission 3.4 (Crustal Deformation and Cryospheric Change)
2006–12NRC Committee on Seismology and Geodynamics (COSG)
2006–10AGU Council
2006–10AGU Statutes and Bylaws Committee
2006–08President-Elect, Geodesy Section, AGU
2005–06Chair, PBO Data Analysis Working Group
2003–08Stable North American Reference Frame Work\-ing Group
2003–NASA GRACE Mission Science Team
2001–02Founding President, UNAVCO, Inc.
1997–2000UNAVCO Steering Committee
1996–98IAG Special Study Group (SSG) 1.159 (Use of GPS Positioning for Atmospheric Monitoring)
1995–98IAG SSG 1.158 (GPS Antennas and Site Effects)
1992–94IAG SSG 1.128 (The Wet Propagation Delay)
1992–International Union of Radio Science (URSI)
1991–03Associate Editor, J. Geophys. Res.
1988–90IAG SSG 4.93 (Wave Propagation in Refractive Media)
1984–American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Awards and honors:2011Fellow of IAG
2006Fellow, American Geophysical Union
2000Bowie Lecturer, Fall Meeting, AGU
1993NASA Group Achievement Award
1989Editor's Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, J. Geophys. Res.
1987National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Assoc.
1986NASA Group Achievement Award
1985NASA Graduate Student Researcher's Fellowship
1981Thomas H. Osgood Undergraduate Physics Award, Michigan State University
1978William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize, University of Michigan

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