Jeremy M. Shannon





Michigan Tech University       Geology                                  Ph.D. 2006

Michigan Tech University       Geology                                  M.S. 1996

Michigan Tech University       Geological Engineering           B.S. 1994




5/13-present    South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Field Geology Instructor, 5-week summer session

8/09-present    Michigan Technological University, Senior Lecturer and Academic Advisor

8/05-5/09:        Finlandia University, Assistant Professor

9/00-4/06:        Michigan Tech University, Research Assistant

2/01-4/03:        Montserrat Volcano Observatory, Montserrat, Gas Monitoring Specialist

                        (various interim appointments)

2/00-7/00:        ThermoRetec, Billings, MT, Hydrogeologist

7/98-1/00:        Olympus Technical Services, Billings, MT, Hydrogeologist

5/98-7/98:        BHP Minerals, Missoula, MT, Exploration Geologist

9/97-3/98:        Terra Environmental Services, Tampa, FL, Hydrogeologist

2/97-9/97:        U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, FL, Satellite Image Analyst

3/96-5/96:        NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD, Research Intern

6/95-8/95:        Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, Research Intern

6/94-11/96:      Michigan Tech University, Research Assistant




Michigan Tech University: Field Geophysics, Environmental Geology, Understanding the Earth, Depositional Systems, Structural Geology, Special Topics in Geophysics


Finlandia University:  Physical Geology, Integrated Science, Chemistry of Living Systems, Introduction to Environmental Science, Chemistry of Artists’ Materials, Environmental Policy and Law





1. National Association of Geoscience Teachers/On the Cutting Edge, Teaching Environmental Geology, Montana State University, 2012

2.  American Society of Engineering Education,  Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century, University of Minnesota, 2000

3.  American Geophysical Union, Preparing Graduate Students for Teaching: What Departments Can Do,  San Francisco, CA, 2000








Dalton, M.P., I.M. Watson, P. Nadeau, C. Werner, W. Morrow, and J. Shannon, 2009, Assessment of the UV camera sulfur dioxide retrieval for point source plumes, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 188, 358-366.

Bluth, G.J.S., J.M Shannon, I.M. Watson, A.J. Prata and V.J. Realmuto , 2006,

Development of an ultra-violet digital camera for volcanic SO2 imaging, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 161, 47-56.



Shannon, J.M., Bluth, G.J.S., Ryan, G., Jolly, A., Thompson, G., and Edmonds, M., (2004) Short-term Fluctuations in SO2 Emissions from Automated DOAS Measurements on Montserrat, International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior conference, Pucon, Chile..

Shannon, J.M., Bluth G.J.S., Edmonds, M., and Thompson, G., (2003) Volcanic SO2 Emissions vs. Seismicity – July 2002 LP Swarm, Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat,EOS Transactions AGU, 84 (46).

Shannon, J.M., Watson, I.M., Bluth G.J.S., and Carn, S. (2001) Investigating Errors in

       Static COSPEC Measurements of Volcanic SO2 Plumes, EOS Transactions AGU, 82


Shannon, J.M., Bluth G.J.S., and Rose W.I. (2000) Evaluating 3-D Dispersion of Volcanic

          Plumes using TOMS, AVHRR, and Wind Trajectories, EOS Transactions AGU, 81,


Shannon, J.M., Dean, K.G., and Bluth, G.J.S. (1995) A Meteorological Display for

       Evaluating Trajectories and Altitudes of Drifting Volcanic Clouds, EOS Transactions

       AGU, 76, F659.

Shannon, J.M. and G.J.S. Bluth (1994) Volcanic Cloud Dispersion: A Study of SO2

          Emissions from the 1980 Eruptions of Mount St. Helens, EOS Transactions AGU, 75,




Bluth, G.J.S. (PI) and J.M. Shannon (Co-PI), "Merging High Temporal Resolution Data of

   SO2 Emissions and Seismicity at Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat," National Science

   Foundation, $179,945


Watson, M. (PI) and J.M. Shannon (Co-PI), "Development of a Gas Correlation Camera

    for Improved Volcanic SO2 Monitoring," National Science Foundation, $58,000



2004 Graduate Dean's Award for Academic Excellence

2002 DeVlieg Fellowship

2000 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship

1993 NS Mackie Endowed Scholarship