The Seismological Society of America (SSA), in cooperation with EERI, has established the William B. Joyner Memorial Lectures to be given at the annual meetings of SSA and EERI. The lectures honor Joyner’s distinguished career at the U.S. Geological Survey and his abiding commitment to continuing communication and education at the interface between research findings of earthquake science and the practical realities of earthquake engineering. The purpose of the Joyner Lectures is to continue and generalize communication at this interface. The Joyner Lecturer will be chosen annually by the Joyner Committee of the SSA, on the basis of outstanding earth science contributions to the theory and practice of earthquake engineering or outstanding earthquake engineering contributions to the direction and focus of earth science research, together with demonstrated skills of communication at the interface of earthquake science and earthquake engineering. Each Joyner Lecturer will provide a written version of his or her lecture suitable for publication in Earthquake Spectra and Seismological Research Letters. The Joyner Lecturer shall receive an honorarium of $1,000 payable from the William B. Joyner Memorial Fund.
Nomination and Selection Procedures