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James H. Knapp

Title: Professor
Department: Earth Ocean and Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-6886
Office: EWS, Room 204
Resources: School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment
Dr. James Knapp


  • 1989 - Ph.D., M.I.T. (Structural geology and tectonics)
  • 1983 - B.S., Stanford University (Geology, graduation with distinction)


  • Climate Change
  • Energy Resources
  • Geophysics & Seismology
  • Society, Policy & Environment
  • Tectonics


Analysis of the structural and geodynamic evolution of the continental lithosphere through integration of seismic reflection and refraction data, structural analysis, and geologic data. Application of geological and geophysical analysis to exploration and production of hydrocarbons.