Professional Service


Honors and Awards

Elected Fellow, Geological Society of America, 2007

Best Educational Exhibit by an Institution, Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, 2011

Distinguished Alumni Award, Chadron State College, NE,  2009

Distinguished Achievement, Honorary Award, 2006-2007, South Central Federation of Mineralogical Societies,

     American Federation Scholarship Foundation.

Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, Spring 2005, Fall, 2006; College of Basic Sciences, LSU.

Distinguished Faculty Member, University-wide award, LSU, 2002

Adolphe G. Gueymard Professorship of Geology &  Geophysics , 2002-present

Faculty Honor Roll, LSU, Spring 2001. Nominated by graduating students, for contributions to student life Distinguished Young Alumni Award, Chadron State College, NE,  1997

Nontenured Faculty Award for Natural and Physical Sciences, Phi Kappa Phi, LSU, 1995.

Elected as Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America, 1995

Nontenured Faculty Research Award, College of Basic Sciences, LSU, 1994.

Outstanding Service Award, Mineralogical Society of America, 1993.

Distinguished Lecturer, Mineralogical Society of America, 1993.

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany, 1985-1987.

Chair, Executive Committee, Elements; 2009-2015.

   MSA Representative to the Elements Executive Committee, 2008 - present.

Board Member, Geological Society of America Foundation, 2014 - 2019.

Member, Policy Committee, IEDA (Integrated Earth Data Applications), 2013 - present

Associate Editor,  American Journal of Science, 2003-2016

President,  Mineralogical Society of America; 2007. Vice-President, 2006; Past-President, 2008-2009;

     Chair, Executive Committee; Chair, Committee on Committees; Chair, Publications Committee;

     Board of Directors, Edward Kraus Family Trust Fund

Councillor, Geological Society of America; 2010-2014

     Chair, Penrose Committee (2013,2014); Chair, Day Medal Committee (2012); Chair, Nominating Committee

     (2012, member 2013); Member, OutstanMember, Outstanding Woman in Geoscience Committee (2012,

      2013); Member, External Awards Committee (2012, 2013)

Councillor,  Mineralogical Society of America; 2002-2005

     Chair, Benefactors Committee 1999-present; Chair, Nominating Committee for Officers, 2003

     Chair, Roebling Medal Committee, 2004;  Chair, Dana Medal Committee, 2005.

Executive Committee, Geological Society of America; 2011-2012

Chair, Geochemical Society, Fellowship committee, 2009-2010;

Member, Ten-year Review, Committee for Department of Mineral Sciences, The Natural History Museum

     (London),  2008-2009

Member, University of Minnesota, Duluth, review of the Department of Geology, 2005

Panelist, NAS/National Research Council Study, Principles and Design Strategies of a Staged Repository System,

    Board on Radioactive Waste Management, June 2001 - Dec. 2002.

Member, National Research Council, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, 1999-2002

Secretary and Board of Directors,  Mineralogical Society of America, 1995-1999

     Executive Committee; Management Committee; Committee on Committees; Board of Directors, Edward

     Kraus Family Trust Fund; 1995-1999

Chair, F.D. Clarke Award Committee,  Geochemical Society, 1996; Committee member, 1995-1998

External Reviewer,  Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Los Alamos National Lab, 1995.

Chair,  Arts Council, Mineralogical Society of America, 1992-1995

Panelist for NSF, DoE - Geothermal Energy, Environmental Management, Hydrology, Civilian Radioactive Waste Management

Professional Service - Leadership positions, Panels, Editorships

Lecturer, American Women in Geosciences, 1992-present.

Sigma Xi National Lecturer, 1996-1998

Distinguished Lecturer,  Mineralogical Society of America, 1991- 1992.

120+ invited lectures - Research and Public Lectures

Member, International Commission for Tourmaline Nomenclature, International Mineralogical Association, 2002-present

Member, Benefactors Committee, MSA, 2014 - present

Member, Kuno Award Committee, VGP section, American Geophysical Union, 2010-2014

Member, Geochemical Society, Committee on the Future of Publications, 2012 - 2014.

Member, MSA Nominating Committee for Officers, 2012, 2013

Member, Nominating Committee for Officers, VGP section, American Geophysical Union, 2008-2012

Member, IMA Award Committee (career award), International Mineralogical Association, 2007-2011.

Member, Fellows Selection Committee, Geochemical Society, 2007-2009, Chair - 2009;

Member, Cyberinfrastructure for Integrated Solid Earth Sciences, NSF, Metamorphic Petrology Databases, 2003-2010.

International Program Committee, 2010 Goldschimdt Conference, Knoxville, TN, USA (convene overarching sessions for Metamorphic Processes); 2005 Goldschmidt Conference, Moscow, ID, USA (convenor for sessions on Fluid Flow and Metamorphic Petrology); 1998 International Mineralogical Association meeting, Toronto, Canada (Fluids and Metamorphic).

Member, Geological Society of America Ad-Hoc Committee for Overarching Themes, 2009

Member, Annual Program Committee, Geological Society of America, 2005-2009;

Member, Advisory Committee, 2009 Gemological Research Conference, Gemological Institute of America (2008-2009)

Ad-hoc Committee Member,  NAS/NRC Committee on Research Priorities in Earth Science and Public Health, 2004

Invited Participant,  Integrated Solid Earth Sciences, NSF workshop for Earthscope,  2003-2007

Associate Editor,  Reviews of Geophysics, 1995-2001

Associate Editor,  American Mineralogist, 1992-1996;

     Guest AE for Special Issue in honor of M.J. Holdaway, 2001-2002.

Professional Service - Committee Appointments

Presenting the 2007 Dana Medal of MSA to Frank Spear, Cambridge, England at the “Frontiers in Mineral Sciences” Meeting.

  National Lectureships