Office of the Provost

James E. Quick

Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies

Dr. James E. Quick is the Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies at SMU. His responsibilities include guiding and supporting SMU’s externally funded research initiatives, and serving as Dean for graduate studies at SMU.  To visit the Office of Graduate Studies, click here.

About Dean Quick
Dr. Quick holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the California Institute of Technology, a Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree in geology from UCLA. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, and the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry. Immediately preceding his appointment as SMU’s Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, he was a noted volcano expert at the U.S. Geological Survey, serving as program coordinator of the Volcano Hazards Program at the US Geological Survey. This program researches volcanic processes and monitors all active volcanoes in the United States to provide early warning of eruptions. He also served as chief scientist, project chief, and staff geologist at the United States Geological Survey.

Awards & Recognition
Dean Quick has published widely in numerous scientific journals of the last thirty years and maintains an active research agenda on magmatic processes. He was awarded the Capellini Medal by the Geological Society of Italy for the discovery of a fossil super volcano in the Alps. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and his professional affiliations include the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, and the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior.

Contact Information

Physical Address: Mailing Address:
Southern Methodist University Southern Methodist University
Office of Research and Graduate Studies Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Perkins Administration Building, Suite 101 P.O. Box 750240
6425 Boaz Lane Dallas, Texas 75275-0240
Dallas, Texas 75275  
(214)768-2033  
smugrad@smu.edu  
   
Other Contacts:  
 Karen Wray, Executive Assistant to the Dean  
(214)768-4063