Jeff Wynn earned degrees in physics and solid-state physics from Cal-Berkeley and the University of Illinois. He earned a PhD in Geoscience (Electrical Engineering thesis director) from the University of Arizona, then worked in private industry for several years. He is currently a Research Geophysicist with the US Geological Survey, where he has published over 300 books, geotechnical maps, and peer-reviewed scientific articles. He also earned 3 patents on ocean geophysics (a 4th is pending). During his time in the USGS he served as Chief of the Office of Geochemistry and Geophysics, and for three years served as the USGS Mission Chief (“Jefe del Grupo Asesor”) to Venezuela. There he lived with his family on the edge of the Amazonas jungle as a US State Department science diplomat (FS-12). He also filled a similar role in Saudi Arabia, and thus speaks French, Spanish, and Arabic. Jeff served five years as USGS Chief Scientist for Volcano Hazards, including managing the most recent eruption of Mount St Helens. He has taught undergraduate and graduate classes as an adjunct full professor of geology at the University of Maryland and The George Washington University.
Jeff manages a number of websites (see also “Books” page) , and is an associate editor for the journal “Exploration Geophysics” (Australia). He is a 7th Dan (Shihan) in Jujitsu and Taiho-Jutsu, and a Sensei teaching at several Washington universities. He is the vice president of the American Jujitsu Association.
Jeff holds a PADI Advanced Open-Water SCUBA license and an FCC General amateur radio license.
In 1998, the IAU named Asteroid 9564 Jeffwynn, a Phocaea Mars-crosser, for him.
Jeff has published over 300 scientific books, maps, and papers in such diverse fields as archaeology, astrophysics, geology, geophysics, hydrology, mineral resource assessments, oceanography, and volcanology. Details here:
patents, science editing, medical training, web
Jeff has earned three patents in ocean geophysics:
Jeff is an associate editor of the journal “Exploration Geophysics” (Australia):
Medical Training: Jeff took and passed the University of Maryland Medical School Advanced Trauma Life Support course. He has also served as a CPR/AED instructor/coordinator for the US Geological Survey.
Jeff manages a number of websites:
Jujitsu and Taiho-Jutsu Sensei
Jeff is the Sensei of the Vancouver Institute of Self Defense in Vancouver, WA (http://vancouverjujitsu.org/instructors/). He holds a 6th degree blackbelt in Taiho-Jutsu, and a 7th degree blackbelt in Budoshin Jujitsu.
Jeff is the vice president of the American Jujitsu Association (https://americanjujitsuassociation.org/about/board-staff/), and teaches quarterly and semester classes in women’s self defense at Clark College and Washington State University in southwestern Washington State.