Robert S. Yeats joined the faculty of Oregon State University as Chair of the Geology Department in 1977. Yeats continued as department chair until 1985; he conducted an active research and teaching program in earthquake geology and active tectonics. Yeats retired in 1998, but maintained an active research program as a Professor Emeritus of Geology.
Laverne D. Kulm was a Professor of Oceanography at Oregon State University from 1964 until his retirement in 1997. Kulm conducted extensive geologic research on the continental margin offshore of Oregon and Washington. He earned his Ph.D. at Oregon State University in 1965 and conducted his dissertation research on the sediments of Yaquina Bay, Oregon.
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