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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Ralph A. Stephen

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Curriculum Vitae


Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, June 1978 - May 1982
Associate Scientist, June 1982 to May 1986
Associate Scientist with tenure, June 1986 to November 1990
Senior Scientist, November 1990 to present

Professional Societies:
Acoustical Society of America, 1987-present
American Geophysical Union, 1977-present
Royal Astronomical Society, 1980-present
Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1977-present
Seismological Society of America, 1983-present

Awards:
Roy Jarvis Henry Admission Scholarship, 1970
Ontario Scholarship, 1970
Samuel Beatty Scholarship in Mathematics, 1970
Don Salt Memorial Fellowship, 1973
Shell Canada Postgraduate Scholarship, 1974-1978
Mellon Independent Study Awards, 1995, 1998, 2001

Committees:
JOIDES Ocean Crust Panel, November 1979 to August 1983
Ocean Margin Drilling Program, Downhole Measurements Committee
Ocean Margin Drilling Program, Ships Space Committee
Associate Editor, Reviews of Geophysics - June 1985 - December 1988
JOIDES Downhole Measurements Panel - June 1986 - December 1988
JOIDES East Pacific Rise Working Group - February 1988 - August 1990
ASA Technical Committee - Acoustical Oceanography - May 1997 - April 2000
ASA Technical Committee - Underwater Acoustics - May 1993 - April 1996, May 1997 - April 2003
ASA Committee on Education in Acoustics - May 1999 - April 2005
ASA Specialty Subcommittee on Integrated Acoustic Systems for Ocean Observatories (IASOO) - December 2002 - present
Ocean Seismic Network Steering Committee - December 1995 - present
International Ocean Networks (ION - participant) - June 1993 - present
IRIS Board of Directors - February 1996 - present
LDEO-Borehole Research Group Board - December 1998 - October 2003
AGU Meetings Committee - July 2000 - June 2004
Associate Editor, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, January 2002 - June 2005

Cruises:
R/V ATLANTIS II - September 1975 - Leg 92A - Visiting Scientist - OBH deployment in the Western Atlantic
R/V KNORR - March 1976 - Visiting Scientist - Aborted borehole seismic experiment
RRS JOHN MURRAY - May 1976 - Assistant Scientist - PUSS deployment in North Sea
D/V GLOMAR CHALLENGER - February/April 1977 - DSDP Leg 52 - Geophysicist - First deep sea borehole seismic experiment (at Site 417)
D/V GLOMAR CHALLENGER - March 1979 - DSDP Leg 65 - Geophysicist - Borehole seismic experiment (at Site 483)
R/V GILLISS - December 1979 - (in conjunction with D/V GLOMAR CHALLENGER, DSDP Leg 70) - Chief Scientist - Borehole seismic experiment (at Site 504)
R/V OCEANUS - June 1981 - Assistant Scientist - Multi-ship multi-channel seismics (Large Aperture Seismic Experiment - LASE)
D/V GLOMAR CHALLENGER - August - September 1982 - DSDP Leg 88 - Co-Chief Scientist - MSS and OSS borehole seismic experiments (at Site 584)
R/V ELLEN B. SCRIPPS - April 1983 - (in conjunction with D/V GLOMAR CHALLENGER, DSDP Leg 92) - Chief Scientist - Borehole seismic experiment (at Site 504)
R/V FRED H. MOORE - March/April 1985 - (in conjunction with D/V SEDCO/BP 471 - ODP Leg 102) - Chief Scientist - Borehole seismic experiment (at Site 418)
NADIR - July/August 1988 - Visiting Scientist - Submersible re-entry at DSDP Hole 395
R/V MELVILLE - May 1989 - Visiting Scientist - Attempted wireline re-entry at DSDP Holes 417 and 418
R/V MELVILLE - August 1989 - Co-chief Scientist - LFASE deployment (at Site 534)
R/V MELVILLE - September 1989 - Co-chief Scientist - LFASE recovery (at Site 534)
R/V CORY CHOEST - July 1993 - Scientist - ARSRP Acoustics Cruise
R/V ROGER REVELLE - August 1997 - Chief Scientist - Survey of Hawaii-2 cable
D/V JOIDES RESOLUTION - October/December 1997 - ODP Leg 176 - VSP and Physical Properties Specialist - Southwest Indian Ridge (at Site 735)
R/V THOMAS THOMPSON - January/February 1998 - Chief Scientist - OSN Pilot Experiment Deployment Cruise
R/V MELVILLE - June 1998 - Chief Scientist - OSN Pilot Experiment Recovery Cruise
D/V JOIDES RESOLUTION - December 2001/January 2002 - ODP Leg 200 - Co-Chief Scientist - Nuuanu Landslide (Site 1223) and Hawaii-2 Observatory (Site 1224)
KAIREI - October 2002 - Visiting Scientist - Data recovery cruise to WP-1 (Philippine Sea)

In-House Activities:
Journal Club - member - January, 1981 - September 1983, Chairman - July, 1981 - September 1982
MIT-WHOI Joint Program Admissions Committee - January 1981 - December 1982
MIT-WHOI Joint Committee for Marine Geology and Geophysics, September 1983 - March 1986
Chairman, Promotion Committee for Dr. J. Lynch - July 1985 - January 1986
RSVP Computer Committee - July 1985 - December 1986
Chairman, Promotion Committee for Dr. J. Jaffe - October 1987 - January 1988
G & G ad Hoc Space Committee - July 1987 - December 1988
G & G ad Hoc Recruitment Committee - June 1988 - August 1990
Henry Bryant Bigelow Award Committee - January - May, 1992
Chairman, Promotion Committee for Dr. S. Rajan - September 1992 - February 1993
Computer Revolutionary Committee - May - August 1993
Science Advisory Committee for Computer Services and Advisory Committee for Computing - September 1993 - August 1996
Chairman, Promotion Committee for Dr. D.J. Tang - March - April 1996
Web Advisory Committee - February 1996 - August 1996
Retirement Plan Task Force - February 1997 - November 1998
Chairman, CIS Director Search Committee - January 1999 - June 1999
Senior/Tenured Scientist Executive Committee - August 1998 - October 2001, Chair - October 2000 - October 2001
Associate Scientist Review Committee for John Collins - May 2001
Partnerships Program - 1995 - 2001
Retirement Committee - August 2000 - March 2004
Information Technology Advisory Committee - Chair - January 2001 - present
Ad Hoc Task Force on Alternatives for Medical Coverage for 2002 - October 2001

Educational Program:
Advisor for Joint Program Students: W. Loy, N. Bird, G. Duckworth, M. Dougherty, R. Fricke, C. Bradley and R. Greaves
Examination Committee Member for: A. Merab, F. Pardo-Casis (MIT), D. Burns (MIT), H. Kawahara, P. Dahl, J. Snow, N. Cheng (MIT), M. Imhof (MIT), V. Lupien (MIT) and L. Souza (MIT)
Supervised papers for: S. Little, L. Kong, A. Gunstensen (MIT), L. Li and C. Williams
Supervised Summer Student Fellows: W. Schmidt, A. Harding, M. Burton, S. Childress and M. Holzrichter
Supervised Summer Guest Students: I. Zeldenrust, S. Buenz

Courses Taught (MIT-WHOI Joint Program):
12.77 Marine Geophysics, Spring 1980 (with C. Denham and other geophysics staff)
12.78 Marine Geophysics II, Fall 1982 (with C. Bowin and M. Purdy)
12.77 Introduction to Marine Geophysics, Fall 1983 (with T. Brocher)
12.712 Advanced Marine Seismology, Fall 1984 (with T. Brocher), Spring 1989 (with P. Shaw), Fall 1991, Fall 1992 and Spring 1995 (with R. Detrick), Spring 1997, Spring 2000
12.711 Introduction to Marine Geophysics, Fall 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989 (with R. Von Herzen), Spring 1992 (with M.Tivey)
12.504/711 Introduction to Marine Geophysics, Spring 1993 (with M. McNutt)
12.710/711 Marine Geology and Geophysics, Fall 1993/Spring 1994 (with R. Detrick, N. Shimizu and W. Curry), Fall 1994/Spring 1995
12.710 Marine Geology and Geophysics, Fall 1995 (with R. Detrick, G. Giese and M. Raymo), Fall 1996 (with G. Giese and M. Raymo)
12.571 Seismology Seminar: Numerical Wave Propagation, Fall 2000 (with N. Toksoz and V. Cormier)

Sabbatical Leave:
Hawaii Institute of Geophysics, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 1984 to February 1985
SACLANT Undersea Research Center, La Spezia, Italy, September 1990 to August 1991
Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, October 2002 to March 2003

Author or co-author of over one hundred and fifty scientific papers.

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