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Jordan Noret
  • Member for 9 years, 2 months
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Graduate: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

  • M.S. in Geology – 2012 (Ph.D. discontinued in 2014; final GPA: 3.7)
  • Several months of field work in central Ethiopia (surface mapping, stratigraphy, sample collection, etc.)
  • Thesis titled “The Stable Isotope Chemistry of Late Paleogene Material from the Chilga Basin, Ethiopia and its Ecological Implications”

Undergraduate: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

  • B.S. in Geology / Environmental Geoscience (dual major) – 2008 (GPA: 3.5)

  • Senior thesis titled “Global Climatic and Stable Isotope Correlations During the Early Permian (Cisuralian)”

Recent Short courses: Integrated Basin and Play Analysis (ExxonMobil), Basic Well Log Analysis (Dr. George Asquith, Midland College), Basic Open Hole Log Interpretation (Schlumberger), Petrel software (Schlumberger), ArcGIS software (ESRI), and Python programming language (ESRI)


Lab Instructor for Undergraduate Courses (2009 – 2014) Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University

  • Led the overhaul of the oceanography lab course, resulting in a new textbook now used by department
  • Organized and led eight field trips focused on sustainable practices in urban areas (e.g., landfill, power plant)
  • Managed all labs (~100 students), and led instruction for two (~40 students) per semester

Research Assistant for Stable Isotope Laboratory (2013) Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University

  • Conducted stable isotope and elemental analysis of organic, carbonate, and phosphate samples

  • Also performed administrative duties, including maintaining equipment and procuring supplies

Manager and Technician for X-ray Diffraction Laboratory (2007 – 2008) Geology and Geophysics Department, Texas A&M University

  • Prepared thin sections, conducted petrographic and XRD analysis of geologic and soil samples

  • Designed and authored a lab procedures manual, still in use by department (as of August 2014)

Computer Software Proficiency

  • Expert: Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative products; software development of web applications with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, PHP, and MySQL

  • Intermediate: geospatial analysis and map creation with ArcGIS, Google Earth, and Google Maps; statistical analysis with SAS

  • Basic: visualization of geological materials and data with Petrel, Google SketchUp, and Amira, some statistical analysis with R; numerical modeling with MATLAB

Professional Memberships

National: American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Geological Society of America (GSA), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE); Local/Regional: Dallas Geological Society, Dallas Geophysical Society, Houston Geological Society, Houston Geophysical Society

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May 7, 2015