geoscientist and volcano hazards program coordinator, USGS
Dr. John Eichelberger is the program coordinator for the USGS Volcano Hazards Program. He has more than 34 years of experience as a volcano expert and was previously the chair of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Department of Geology and Geophysics, professor of volcanology, coordinating scientist with the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO), and leader of research and teaching projects on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Federation, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Russian Academy of Science. Over the last few years, he has worked with Russian colleagues to develop joint projects and opportunities for Russian and American students on volcanoes in Kamchatka and Alaska. Eichelberger graduated in 1974 with a doctorate in geology from Stanford University and in 1971 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with bachelor's and master's degrees in earth sciences.