U.S. Geological Survey
Regional Director, Northwest, USGS
Dr. Ethridge is Regional Director for the USGS Northwest Region. He is responsible for the executive leadership of the USGS science activities in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, and for the Geologic Hazards Science Center in Golden, CO. He also serves as the senior USGS representative to Federal, State, and local government agencies, academia, and NGOs in the Northwest.Career History and Highlights
Dr. Ethridge has been with the USGS since 1990, and has held several positions at USGS headquarters and in the field. Some of these include: Regional Executive for the South Central Area, (2009-12), Regional Executive for the North Central Area (2007-2009), Acting Central Region Director (2010), Central Region Geographer (2000-2007), Acting Director of the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, Acting Director of the EROS Data Center, Chief of the Mid-Continent Mapping Center (1995-2000), Acting Senior Program Advisor for the Mapping Data, Collection, and Integration Program (1999), Acting Chief, Office of USGS Program Operations (1993-95), Staff Assistant to the Director, USGS (1993), and Chief, Office of Strategic Analysis in USGS' National Mapping Division (1990-92). Prior to joining USGS, Max served as a Commissioned Officer in NOAA Corps, where he attained the rank of Captain (0-6), and served in various assignments including Chief of the National Geodetic Survey, and Executive Officer of the NOAA Ship WHITING.Education
Dr. Ethridge holds a PhD in photogrammetry and remote sensing from Purdue University, a MS in civil engineering (surveying and mapping) also from Purdue, a master of public administration degree from Golden Gate University, and a BS in civil engineering from the University of Missouri?Rolla. He is also a graduate of the DOI SES Candidate Development Program.