Brian Sherrod

Photo of Brian Sherrod in foregroundBrian Sherrod is Project Chief and PNW Regional Coordinator for the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program and is based out of the University of Washington in Seattle.

He received a BS in Geology from James Madison University in Virginia, a MS in Geology from the University of Pittsburgh, and a PhD in Geological Sciences from the University of Washington.

His main area of research is paleoseismology – finding evidence of past earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest using the geologic record. Most of his work employs airborne laser surveys. 

He currently is working on evidence for surface rupture along faults in central and western Washington, coastal uplift and subsidence along faults in northern Puget Sound, and uplift along the coast of southeast Alaska.