- Post-Ph.D., Florida International University, Research Associate, 1995
- Ph.D., Michigan Technological University, Geology, 1993
- M.S., Northern Arizona University, Geology, 1989
- B.S., Indiana University, Geology, 1985
- Outreach coordinator – Arizona Mining, Mineral and Natural Resources Museum
- Content editor of AZGS web page (azgs.az.gov)
- Social Media coordinator: AZGS Facebook (~12,500 followers 5/2017); Twitter (~5,000 followers 5/2017)
- Chief organizer and director of the annual Great Arizona Shakeout
- Arizona National Earthquake Program Manager
- Science communication
- Social media & crowdsourcing
- Volcanic systems of Arizona
- Earthquake preparedness
- Image processing of volcanic terrane
- Carter, C.S. and Conway, 2017, Minerals, Mining Artifacts, and Physical Assets of the former Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum. Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR-17-02 v 1.1, 24 p.
- Conway, F.M., and Mar, S., (eds.), 2015, Annual Report of the Arizona Geological Survey: Fiscal Year 2015. Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR-15-07, 53 p.
- Conway, F.M. and Young, J., 2013, Arizona is Earthquake Country. Arizona Geological Survey Down to Earth #21, 44 p., available as PDF download (http://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/1459)
- Connor, C.B. and F.M. Conway, 2000, Basaltic Volcanic Fields, Chapter in: Encyclopedia of Volcanology, Academic Press, 331-343.
I joined the Survey in April 2007 as the section chief of the Geologic Extension. From 1997 to 2007, I was a professor of geosciences at Arizona Western College, Yuma, Arizona. Prior to that I was a research scientist at the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses in San Antonio, Texas.
My training is in physical volcanology with especial emphasis on small-volume basaltic volcanism (re: cinder cones). In pursuit of basaltic lavas I’ve traveled to the Kamchatka Peninsula (Tolbachik system); San Francisco & Mormon Mountain volcanic fields of northern Arizona; the Big Pine volcanic field of Owens Valley, California; the Michoacán volcanic field of Mexico; the Volcanic Highlands of Guatemala; as well as Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Colombia.
Currently, my interests include science communication and Earth science outreach and education.