Josh Feinberg

Josh FeinbergDownload a PDF of my CV here

Educational History

University of California, Berkeley, Department of Earth and Planetary Science Ph.D. Completed 2005.

Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota Bachelor of Arts, Geology, Graduated 1997.

Professional Affiliations

American Geophysical Union

Geological Society of America

Mineralogical Society of America

Editorial Service

•Editor for Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2016-present

•Associate Editor for American Mineralogist, 2005-2010, 2013-2016

•Associate Editor for Frontiers in Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism, 2013-present

•Associate Editor for Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2008-2016

•Guest Editor for Economic Geology, 2011-2013

•Guest Editor for Elements, thematic issue dedicated to Mineral Magnetism, 2008-2009

Pedogical Training

•Early Career Teaching Program at the University of Minnesota Center for Teaching and Learning

•Mid Career Teaching Community at the University of Minnesota Center for Teaching and Learning

Work Experience

Associate Professor, 2013-presentAssistant Professor, 2008-2013, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota 

Associate Director, 2008-present, Institute for Rock Magnetism, University of Minnesota

Adjunct Professor, 2011-present, Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota

Guest Professor, 2010-2011, Department of Earth & Environmental Science, Kumamoto University, Japan

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005-2007 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, 2001-2005

California Coastal Conservancy, 2000-2001 Co-edited 'Restoring the Estuary', a cooperative agreement between 26 non-governmental organizations, businesses, state and federal agencies to address and improve the ecological health of San Francisco Bay.

Montgomery Watson Americas, 1998-2000 Associate Hydrogeologist and Drilling Geologist, Designed and installed groundwater remediation wells and extraction systems, created three dimensional digital stratigraphy models to image contaminant transport through aquifers.

U.S. Geological Survey-National Association of Geoscience Teachers Intern, 1997-1998 Monitored crustal deformation in Long Valley Caldera, CA operating and maintaining 2-color laser network, GPS, tiltmeter, seismometers, & magnetometers.

Professional Service (Last 5 Years)

•Geological Society of America's Academic & Applied Geoscience Relations Committee, 2016-2019. 

•Secretary of the Geological Society of America Karst Division, 2016-2018. 

•Geological Society of America's Research Grants Committee, 2015-2018. 

•Member of Organizing Committee for the First Order Reversal Curve - FORC Workshop, New Orleans, Louisiana October 30, 2016.

•Executive Board Member of the "Anthropological, Ecological, and Geological Interdisciplinary Sciences (AEGIS)" group, which seeks to provide training and professional experiences for graduate students studying the interplay between human and the environment, 2015-present.

•Co-convener of “Fundamental Rock Magnetism” at the American Geophysical Union 2015 Annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California, December 14-18, 2015.

•Lead organizer of the 2015 First Order Reversal Curve (FORC) Workshop. Minneapolis, Minnesota July 23-24, 2015.

•IAGA (International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy) representative for the “Joint Commission for Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials”, 2013-2015.

•Convener of “Environmental Magnetism and the Fundamentals of Sediment Magnetism” at the American Geophysical Union 2014 Annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California, December 14-18.

•Co-organizer (along with the IRM staff) of the 2014 IRM Tenth Santa Fe Conference on Rock Magnetism, New Mexico, June 26-29, 2014.

•Convener of the 2014 Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) session “Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques.” Nov. 3-11, Honolulu, Hawaii.

•Organizer of the 2014 North-Central Regional GSA conference session, “The Midcontinent Rift System and Beyond: New Developments in Central North American Precambrian Geology.” April 24-25, Lincoln NE.

•Co-Leader of 2013-14 Keck Undergraduate Geology Consortium Project “Magnetic and Geochemical Characterization of In Situ Obsidian” along with Steven Shackley (UC Berkeley Emeritus) and Robert Sternberg (Franklin & Marshall) 

•Co-convener of “Resilience and Sustainability: What are we learning from the Maya and other ancient cultures?” an international conference organized through the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Minnesota, November 7-9, 2013.

•Co-convener of “Rock Magnetism: Beyond the State-of-the-Art” at the American Geophysical Union 2013 Annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California, December 9-13, 2013.

•Co-convener of “Caves as Deep Time Repositories of Geological, Biological, and Anthropological Information” at the Geological Society of America 2013 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, October 27-30, 2013.

•Co-organizer of the Second IRM Summer School for Rock Magnetism, Minnesota, 2013.

•Long Range Planning Committee for the Mineralogical Society of America, 2011-2012.

•Co-organizer of the Ninth Santa Fe Conference on Rock Magnetism, New Mexico, 2012.

•Co-convener (along with Jim Miller) of “Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Midcontinent Rift” at the Geological Society of America 2011 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 9-12, 2011.

•Co-convener (along with Richard Reynolds) of “Mineralogy, geochemistry, and physical properties of atmospheric mineral dust: Influences on the atmosphere, the cryosphere, ecosystems, and humans” at the Geological Society of America 2011 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 9-12, 2011.


•McKnight Land-Grant Professor, University of Minnesota, 2012-2014.

•Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2008