Award. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University in 1974.
Hope A. Seligson is technical manager at ABS Consulting (formerly EQE International, Inc.), specializing in the area of seismic risk assessment, regional loss estimation, earthquake engineering, seismic hazard mapping, application of geographic information systems, software design and development, and emergency preparedness. She received her B.S. in civil engineering and M.S. in structural engineering, specializing in earthquake engineering, from Stanford University.
Paul G. Somerville is a strong motion seismologist at URS Group, Inc., where he has been involved in the development of seismological methods for specifying seismic design ground motions in earthquake engineering practice and has applied them in the design and analysis of major buildings, bridges, dams, and power generation facilities in many countries, especially the United States, Japan, and New Zealand. He has performed research for National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Science Foundation, and United States Geological Survey. He is involved in the development of seismic provisions of building codes and in the activities of professional research and practice organizations including the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, Pacific Earthquake Research Center, Southern California Earthquake Center, and the Seismological Society of America.
David A. Feary is a senior program officer with the National Research Council’s Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. His research activities have focused on the geological and geophysical evolution of continental margins, particularly the factors controlling carbonate deposition and reef development in different climatic regimes. He has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Auckland and a Ph.D. from the Australian National University.