Dr. Anders received a PhD from UC Berkeley, a MS from the University of Michigan and BA from the University of Colorado. He worked as a research scientist for the US Bureau of Mines in the Rock Mechanics Section and for the US Bureau of Reclamation in their Seismotectonics Section. He has been on the faculty of George Mason University and the US Military Academy at West Point. For 26 years he was on the faculty of Columbia University and a Senior Research Scientist at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. His has published 65 scientific articles on such topics as fault deformation and fault mechanics as well as studies of earthquakes and the growth of fault systems. He also published on such topics as the history of the Yellowstone hotspot, assessing sedimentation rates, landslide mechanics, geologic hazards and the causes of some of the Earth’s major mass extinctions.