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Christopher S Swezey, Ph.D.

Christopher Swezey is the Program Coordinator of the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program. He leads strategic planning and coordination to meet Program requirements, including implementation and funding of FEDMAP, STATEMAP, EDMAP, and the National Geologic Map Database. This work is done in collaboration with State Geological Surveys, federal scientists, and academic partners.


2024-Present: Program Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP), Reston, Virginia

April 2022-January 2023: Acting Associate Program Coordinator (Science Lead for EDMAP, Earth MRI, and Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition), USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, Reston, Virginia

2018-2023: Research Geologist, USGS Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Reston, Virginia

            - Project Lead, Glaciated Regions Geologic Mapping Project (2022-2023)

            - Project Lead, Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Project (2019-2022)

            - Project Lead, Geology of the Appalachian and Illinois Basins (2018-2019)

2009-2018: Research Geologist, USGS Eastern Geology & Paleoclimate Science Center, Reston, Virginia

            - Project Lead, Eastern Coastal Plain Geologic Mapping Project (2017-2018)

            - Associate Project Lead, Eastern Coastal Plain Studies Project (2015-2017)

            - Geologist, Geology of Atlantic Watersheds Project (2009-2015)

2000-2009: Research Geologist, USGS Eastern Energy Resources Team, Reston, Virginia

            - Task Lead, Eastern Oil Shale Assessment (2007-2009)

            - Task Lead, Illinois Basin Oil and Gas Assessment (2005-2009)

            - Task Lead, Michigan Basin Oil and Gas Assessment (2002-2005)

            - Geologist, Appalachian Basin Oil and Gas Assessment (2000-2002)

1997-2000: Geologist, BP Exploration (Gulf of Mexico), Houston, Texas

1996-1997: Research Assistant, Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, Texas

1988-1992: Teaching Assistant, Department of Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

1987-1988: Physical Science Technician, USGS Branch of Paleontology & Stratigraphy, Menlo Park, California