Curriculum Vitae

 James E.T. Channell



  • B.Sc. Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, 1971.
  • M.Sc. Geophysics, University of Durham, 1972.
  • Ph.D. Geophysics, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1975.


  • M.Sc. Thesis: Analysis of surface wave data from the interstation path between Addis-Ababa and Nairobi
    Advisor: R.E. Long
  • Ph.D Thesis: Paleomagnetic studies in Italy and Greece and the evolution of the Mediterranean Region
    Advisor: D.H. Tarling
    Examiner: F. Vine

Academic Positions

  • 1976-1977 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, ETH Zürich.
  • 1978-1981 “Wissenshaftlicher Mitarbeiter” (Research Scientist), ETH Zürich.
  • 1981-1982 Senior post-doctoral fellow Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University.
  • 1982-1985 Assistant Professor, University of Florida.
  • 1985-1991 Associate Professor, University of Florida.
  • 1991-2008 Professor, University of Florida.
  • 2008-present Distinguished Professor, University of Florida.

Teaching Experience

  • 1972-1975 Laboratory supervision for Physics undergraduates School of Physics, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • 1976-1981 Geophysics Field Courses and Tutorials, ETH Zürich.
  • 1982-present Structural Geology, Tectonics, Stratigraphy and Timescales, University of Florida.

Honors and Awards

  • 1987: Senior Fellow of Japan Society for Promotion of Science.
  • 1987: Visiting Professor, Università di Napoli (Italy).
  • 1995-96, 2000: Visiting Scientist, CEA-CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
  • 1995-96: University of Florida Teaching Improvement Program (TIP) Award.
  • 1998: Fellow of American Geophysical Union (AGU).
  • 1998: University of Florida Professorial Excellence Program (PEP) Award.
  • 1998-99: JOIDES (Joint Oceanographic Institutions) Distinguished Lecturer.
  • 1999-2001: University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professor.
  • 2004: Gastprofessor, Geologisches Institut, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 2004: Co-chief scientist IODP (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program) Expedition 303/306.
  • 2005-2007: University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professor.
  • 2005: William Gilbert Award of American Geophysical Union (AGU).
  • 2007: UF Faculty Achievement Recognition Honoree.
  • 2008: Bullard Lecturer (AGU, San Francisco).
  • 2010: Shackleton Visiting Fellow/Life Member, Clare Hall, Cambridge (UK).
  • 2014: Capellini Medal, Geological Society of Italy.