Carol Finn

Carol Finn, past president, AGU


Carol Finn has been a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) since 1980, formerly serving as AGU president from 2013 to 2014. Carol has served as a geophysicist for the U.S. Geological Survey since 1978. Her research focuses on the geological interpretation of potential field data, volcano hazards, and tectonics. Carol received her bachelor’s degree in geology from Wellesley College. She has her master’s degree and Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Colorado. She is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and has published more than 133 articles—19 in AGU journals. Carol’s board and committee service includes the AGU Board of Directors, AGU Governance Committee, Thriving Earth Exchange Task Force, AGU Executive Committee, AGU Development Committee, AGU Budget and Finance Committee, University of Colorado Advisory Board, ad hoc committee to recommend Sites of Scientific Excellence to the Science Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board, and National Science Foundation Antarctic Science Strategy Committees.


Past President (2013–2014), American Geophysical Union, and Geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey


Denver, Colo.



Publications from C. Finn