John Eichelberger’s career spans volcanology, scientific drilling, and international Arctic education. Educated at MIT and Stanford, he was on the research staff at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories from 1974 and 1979, respectively. In 1991 he became Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he led the Alaska Volcano Observatory. During that time he initiated cooperative volcano monitoring, research, and educational programs with the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Kamchatka, Russian Academy of Sciences. He then served as Program Coordinator for Volcano Hazards at the USGS, and continued to work on Russian- US collaborations but returned to UAF in 2012 as Graduate School Dean. The European Geosciences Union awarded him the Soloviev Medal in Natural Hazards and the Geological Society of America designated him Distinguished Lecturer for Continental Scientific Drilling.