Christopher Liner is a member of SEG, AAPG, AGU, an Honorary Member of the Geophysical Society of Houston, and a corresponding member of the European Academy of Sciences. He is currently 2013/4 SEG President-Elect, and has previously served SEG as Geophysics Editor (1999-2001), and SEG Distinguished Instructor (2012 DISC presented at 30 locations worldwide). He is known to many through the long-standing occasional column "Seismos" in The Leading Edge, the Seismos blog, and as author of the book Elements of 3D Seismology. He has authored many technical papers and scientific meeting abstracts, and the "What's New in Exploration" column in World Oil Magazine (2010).
Liner's background is both academic and industrial. Eleven years of business experience includes Western Geophysical, Conoco, Golden Geophysical, and Saudi Aramco. He has held faculty positions at the universities of Tulsa (1990-2004), Houston (2008-2012), and, currently, Arkansas. He now serves as the inaugural Maurice F. Storm Endowed Chair in Petroleum Geology in the Department of Geosciences, with research interest in carbonate outcrop and near-surface characterization, advanced seismic interpretation methods, seismic data analysis and processing, anisotropy, and seismic-wave propagation. His education includes the University of Arkansas (BS in Geology), University of Tulsa (MS in Geophysics), and a PhD in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines working with the Center for Wave Phenomena.