Jonathan Fink

Moeur Bldg, Room 134D
Box 875402
TEMPE
Emeritus Professor
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Biography

Director, Center for
Environmental Science Applications

Foundation Professor,
School of Earth and Space
Exploration
, College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences
and School of Sustainability

Bio: Dr. Fink's primary scientific expertise is on the physics and
chemistry of volcanic eruptions on earth and other planets. His
current research and policy interests also concern problems of urban
sustainability, conservation biology, natural hazards, renewable
energy, and transboundary water conflicts.

Dr. Fink has had a long record of administrative service at ASU. From
2007-2009 he was Director of ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability
(GIOS) and University Sustainability Officer in the office of the
president. In these roles, he was lead strategist for developing a
comprehensive, university-wide approach to issues of global
sustainability. Prior to taking over ASU's sustainability portfolio,
Dr. Fink served for a decade as the University's senior research
officer (five years as Vice Provost for Research and five as Vice
President for Research and Economic Affairs). As VP for Research, he
oversaw interdisciplinary institutes and centers in environmental
studies, sustainability, biodesign, religion and conflict,
nanotechnology, and decision sciences, as well as an externally-funded
research enterprise whose budget increased from $75M to $220M, largely
on the basis of innovative interdisciplinary programs across the
university. Working with President Michael Crow and Provost Milton
Glick, Fink helped recruit dozens of key faculty members and
administrators to ASU. Before becoming VP, Fink was Chair of ASU's
Geology Department (now part of the School of Earth and Space
Exploration), where he has been a faculty member since 1982. In
1992-93 he was Director of the National Science Foundation's
Geochemistry and Petrology Program, and a visiting scientist at the
Smithsonian Institution.

Dr. Fink received a B.A. in geology and biology from Colby College in
1973, a Ph.D. in geology from Stanford University in 1979, and has
held post-doctoral appointments in the Applied Math Department at the
Weizmann Institute (Israel) in 1979 and in the Planetary Geology group
at ASU from 1980-82. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of
America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a
Trustee of the Arizona
Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
, a member of the Board of
Advisors of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural
History
, and a member of the National Board of Advisors for KB Home.

Publications

  • Jonathan Fink
    Patricia Gober. Using stakeholder engagement and visualization to aid decision-making about water use in the Middle East. "The Jordan River and Dead Sea Basin: Cooperation Amid Conflict" (2009).

Research Activity

  • Fink,Jonathan*, Koenig,Elissa I. ANALYSIS OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL VOLCANISM FROM LAVA FLOW-SCALE TO EDIFICE-SCALE PROCESSES. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(2/15/2002 - 6/30/2004).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. EXPLOSIVE BEHAVIOR OF LAVA DOMES. NSF-GEO(7/1/2000 - 6/30/2006).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. MONITORING THE HAZARDS OF SILICIC VOLCANOES WITH REMOTE SENSING. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(3/1/2000 - 8/31/2004).
  • Holloway,John Requa*, Holloway,John Requa*, Fink,Jonathan. GROWTH & COALESCENCE OF BUBBLES IN SILICATE MELTS. US-ISRAEL BINATL SCIENCE FDN(10/1/1999 - 9/30/2002).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. MONITORING THE HAZARDS OF SILICIC VOLCANOES WITH REMOTE SENSING. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(7/1/1998 - 9/30/1999).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. LAVA/ICE INTERACTIONS. NSF-GEO(1/1/1997 - 6/30/2000).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. EXTRATERRESTRIAL LAVA FLOW EMPLACEMENT. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(1/1/1997 - 6/30/2002).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. Modeling Submarine Volcanoes. NSF-GEO(11/1/1996 - 10/31/2000).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. SILICA LAVA FLOWS & DOMES. NSF-GEO(1/15/1994 - 6/30/1998).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. INTERGOVERNMENTAL PERSONNEL ACT ASSIGNMENT-SNYDER. NSF-GEO(10/1/1992 - 8/1/1993).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. INTERGOVERNMENTAL PERSONNEL ACT ASSIGNMENT FINK. NSF-GEO(8/21/1992 - 8/7/1993).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. QUANTATIVE STUDIES OF SUBMARINE LAVA FLOW MORPHOLOGY. NSF-GEO(7/1/1992 - 6/30/1997).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. EMPLACEMENT OF SILICIC LAVA FLOWS & DOMES. NSF-GEO(1/1/1991 - 12/31/1993).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. ELECTRON-BEAM ANALYSIS OF INDIVIDUAL PARTICLES:APPLICATION T. NSF(7/1/1990 - 8/31/1994).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. VOLCANIC DEBRIS AVALANCHES IN EAST-CENTRAL MEXICO. JPL(4/3/1989 - 12/31/1992).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. VOLATILE MIGRATION IN SILICCIC LAVAS. NSF-GEO(1/1/1989 - 12/31/1991).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. RHEOLOGY & COMPOSITION OF MARTIAN MASS MOVEMENT DEPOSITS. NASA(2/1/1988 - 12/31/1990).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. MARS OBSERVER CAMERA-MARS BALOON RELAY SUBACCOUNT. JPL(4/1/1987 - 5/31/1991).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. MARS OBSERVER CAMERA. JPL(7/7/1986 - 5/31/1991).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. MARS OBSERVER CAMERA - CORNELL SUBCONTRACT. JPL(7/7/1986 - 5/31/1991).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. MARS OBSERVER CAMERA - USGS SUBCONTRACT (FLAGSTAFF). JPL(7/7/1986 - 5/31/1991).
  • Fink,Jonathan*. DETERMINING LAVA FLOW COMPOSITION FROM MORPHOLOGIC & STRUCT. NASA(3/1/1984 - 12/31/1996).