J. Taylor Perron

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Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2006
  • A.B., Harvard University, 1999

Employment

  • 2014 - present: Associate Professor of Geology, MIT
  • 2009 - 2014: Assistant Professor of Geology, MIT
  • 2007 - 2008: Daly Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
  • 2000 - 2006: Research/Teaching Assistant, U.C. Berkeley
  • 1999 2000: Intern, United States Geological Survey

Awards and Honors

  • Clint Slatton Award, National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, 2013
  • Robert P. Sharp Lecturer, American Geophysical Union, 2011
  • Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award, American Geophysical Union, 2011
  • Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Chair, 2010-2013
  • Fellow, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, 2010
  • AGU Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, 2009
  • Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, 2007
  • Louderback award in Geology and Geophysics, UC Berkeley, 2003
  • AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award, Planetary Sciences, 2002
  • NSF Graduate Fellowship, 2002 2005

Publications

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Teaching

  • 12.001 Introduction to Geology
  • 12.163/12.463 Geomorphology
  • 12.467 Seminar in Geomorphology
  • 12.021 Earth Science, Energy, and the Environment

External Service

  • Reviewer for roughly 20 scientific journals
  • Reviewer or panelist for NSF, NASA, US Army, European Science Foundation, and Swiss National Science Foundation.
  • Steering committee, NSF-supported National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM), 2009-2012; Chair, 2011-2012
  • Co-convener of sessions at various American Geophysical Union meetings
  • Co-organizer of William Morris Davis lecture series, 2007-present
  • Development of open-source software for terrain analysis and landscape evolution modeling
  • Development of public-domain course content via MIT OpenCourseWare
  • Development of public-domain geology animations in collaboration with MIT OEIT
  • Public lectures at venues including Chabot Space & Science Center (Oakland, CA), Harvard Alumni Association (Cambridge, MA), MIT Museum (Cambridge, MA)

Media Outreach

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