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Jeffrey S. Barker

Associate Professor of Geophysics

Professor Emeritus of Geophysics

PhD, 1984

Pennsylvania State University

Office: Science 1, Room G-60C

Telephone: (607) 777-2522

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Research Interests: Seismology

  • Amplification of earthquake ground motion due to 3-D topography and subsurface structure. This involves:
    • Array analysis to identify off-azimuth arrivals, recently applied to data recorded in Mexico City.
    • Boundary Element modeling making use of large matrix inversion techniques and parallel processing.
  • Earthquake source modeling through moment tensor inversion.
  • Regional seismic wave propagation and ground-motion attenuation.
  • Shallow environmental geophysics.



  • GEOL 114 - The Earth's Dynamic Interior
  • GEOL 214 - Interior of the Earth


Other Educational Activities:

  • Faculty Master, Dickinson Community, Binghamton University, 2008-present.
  • Chair, Advising/Mentoring Network Implementation Team, 2011-present.
  • Steering Committee, Institute for Student-Centered Learning (ISCL), Binghamton University. Chair 2005-2008.
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2004.
  • Workshops on Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics for school teachers and college professors, sponsored by IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions in Seismology) and as part of the Big Ideas in Science Institute (BISI).
  • Summer science day camps for school students through the "Kids Explore" program.
  • Co-PI on an NSF GK-12 project placing Graduate Teaching Fellows in elementary classrooms in the Binghamton School District.


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Last Updated: 12/14/17