About Heather

Professor of Geophysics
Roy M. Huffington Dept. of Earth Sciences
Southern Methodist University

Contact Information:
PO Box 750395
Dallas, TX 75275-0395
(214) 768-2916 (office)
(214) 768-2701 (fax)

Email: hdeshon at smu.edu

B.S., Geophysics and Mathematics, Southern Methodist University, May 1999
Ph.D., Earth Sciences (Geophysics), University of California Santa Cruz, June 2004
Dissertation title: Seismogenic zone structure along the Middle America subduction zone, Costa Rica (link)

Research Interests
Earthquake generation within subduction zones and intraplate settings
Induced seismicity
Seismogenic zone processes
Local earthquake tomography and waveform cross-correlation
Volcano seismology

Graduate student opportunities:
I am recruiting MS or PhD student to start in Spring 2023 or Fall 2024. Interested students are welcome to apply to the geophysics graduate program at SMU. HRD-Aug. 2023