Timothy Dixon

Distinguished University Professor & Director, USF Natural Hazards Network


Office: SCA 220
Phone: 813.974.0152
Lab: SCA 212
Fax: 813.974.2654


1979­ - 1992 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

1992 - ­2010 University of Miami, co-­founder of the Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS)

2011 - Present USF Department of Geology, then USF School of Geosciences.

Distinguished Lecturer for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2006-­2007), is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America (GSA), received a GSA “Best Paper” award in 2006, and received GSA’s Woollard award in 2010.


B.Sc. 1974 University of Western Ontario in London, Canada

Ph.D. 1979 Scripps Institution of Oceanography,University of California, San Diego


My research uses satellite geodesy and remote sensing data (GPS, InSAR) to study Earth surface and sub­surface processes, including earthquakes and volcano deformation, mountain building, coastal subsidence, ground water extraction and glacier motion.

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Graduate Students

Mahsa Afra
Mitchell Hastings
Nicholas (Nick) Voss
Robert Van Alphen

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