Prof. Curewitz, Research Associate in the Earth Sciences Department in the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences, completed his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and his Ph.D. at Duke University in North Carolina.

While his primary role in the department is in research, Curewitz also teaches undergraduate courses in the department, including EAR 117 (Oceanography) and EAR 225 (Volcanoes and Earthquakes).

Curewitz’s research involves the small, medium, and large-scale processes along active crustal plate margins, including fault formation and distribution, earthquake generation, and magmatic intrusion. This research has led him to locations around the world, including the southwest and central Indian Ocean, the eastern Pacific Ocean near Japan, the western Pacific near the Galapagos Islands, and the far northern Atlantic Ocean between Greenland and Svalbard.