James Knapp 

 

 

 

 

Dr. James Knapp 

BOONE PICKENS DISTINGUISHED CHAIR OF GEOLOGY

Phone: (405)-744-9247

Fax: (405)-744-9247

Email: james.knapp@okstate.edu  

Education: 

  • 1989- Ph.D.  M.I.T. (Structural geology and tectonics)
  • 1984- B.S., Stanford University (Geology, graduation with distinction) 

Research:

Structural and geodynamic evolution of the continental lithosphere through integration of surface geological and active and passive-source seismological data. Application of geological and geophysical analysis to hydrocarbon exploration, using both 2-D and 3-D seismic reflection data. Design, acquisition, processing and interpretation of seismic experiments from shallow to lithospheric scale to solve structural and tectonic problems. Integration of research activities with course instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate level. 

Experience: 

  • 8/18 – present Oklahoma State University – Boone Pickens Distinguished Chair of Geoscience
  • 8/04 – 8/18 Univ. of South Carolina – Professor
  • 6/98 – 8/04 Univ. of South Carolina – Associate Professor 
  • Cornell University – Adjunct Associate Professor
  • 12/97 – 5/98 Cornell University – Senior Research Associate
  • 11/91 – 12/97 Cornell University – Research Associate 
  • 12/88 – 12/90 Shell Development Co. – Research Geologist
  • 8/83 – 6/84 U.S. Geological Survey – Physical Science Technician  

Awards and Fellowships:

  • Breakthrough Leadership in Research, University of South Carolina (2014)
  • Golden Key International Honor Society Honorary Member (2012)
  • Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award (2012-2013)