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Gregory T. Connock, Ph.D

Greg joined the U.S. Geological Survey as a Geologist in 2021. His current focus centers on the expansion of the subsidence-monitoring network along the Coastal Plain of Virginia. Other interests include investigating the applicability of organic geochemical techniques to supplement conventional hydrogeologic approaches in groundwater studies.

Greg is currently serving as Project Chief of a multiyear drilling project (2022-2025) in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, which aims to expand the extensometer, chloride monitoring, and climate response networks across Virginia. He also supplements ongoing efforts related to groundwater modeling on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Professional Experience

  • Geologist – Virginia-West Virginia Water Science Center (VA-WV WSC), USGS, Richmond, VA. – 2021 to present

  • Petroleum Geochemist – Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Oklahoma City, OK. – 2015 to 2018

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Geology (2018-2021) – University of Oklahoma

  • M.Sc. Geology (2013-2015) – University of Oklahoma

  • B.Sc. Environmental Sciences (2009-2013) – University of Virginia

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