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Brittany Brand

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. | Arizona State University
    Geology, 2008
  • M.S.  | Boise State University
    Geology, 2004
  • B.S.   | Wright State University
    Geology, 2002


Research interests include eruption dynamics, sediment transport in volcanic flows and volcanic hazard assessment.  The foundation of Brand’s research is field-based observation and measurements, which are used for development and validation of experimental and numerical models.  Establishing relationships between depositional characteristics and eruptive processes is a fundamental first step toward answering outstanding questions regarding the controls on eruption dynamics, mechanisms of sediment transport and hazards associated with sediment gravity flows, and the local and global consequences of volcanism on Earth and other planets.

Brand also works to bridge the gap between science and society through outreach and education. She is active in research projects that investigates ways to motivate preparedness actions for natural hazards.


Volcanology; Advance Volcanic Processes; Geoscience Communication; Pyroclastic Density Currents (seminar series); Volcanology Field Methods; Volcanoes and Society; Natural Hazards, Vulnerability and Risk


Be sure to check out our other excellent faculty members with interests in igneous processes, including Dr. Dorsey Wanless, Dr. Mark Schmitz, Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, and Dr. Dylan Mikesell, and .  Please email if you have interest in joining us at Boise State University!

Contact Information

Office: ERB 5163
Phone: 208-426-4154
Fax: 208-426-4061