Lesli J. Wood is the Robert Weimer Endowed Chair in Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology at the Colorado School of Mines, where she also directs the Sedimentary Analogs Database and Research Program (SAND). She holds a Ph.D. from Colorado State University. Dr. Wood specializes in quantitative seismic geomorphology of clastic basins, structural and sedimentary systems interactions, submarine mass failures, petroleum geology, mobile shales and geomorphology of Mars. Prior to joining the CSM faculty, Dr. Wood held positions at the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Amoco and Arco. She has served as SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology national Secretary-Treasurer, the GCSSEPM President and is active in the Geological Society of America, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Geological Society of Trinidad and Tobago. She also served as the 2012 Technical Program Committee Chairman for the 2012 GCAGS Annual Convention, as a member of the Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee for the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Energy and serves as an Associate Editor at Geosphere. Dr. Wood has published widely on the nature of modern and ancient deep- to shallow-water systems around the world and has won numerous best paper and poster awards, including AAPG’s Sproule Award, and most recently the 2014 EAGE Norman Falcon Award as co-author of the Best Paper in Petroleum Geosciences.
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO