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Gregory Walsh

I am a Project Leader and a Supervisory Research Geologist with the Florence Bascom Geoscience Center. I manage bedrock geologic mapping activities for the USGS in the northeastern United States. I managed two international mapping projects in Morocco, the completion of the new bedrock geologic map of Vermont, and I conducted mapping Madagascar.

I have expertise in geologic mapping, structural geology, geochronology, tectonics, digital cartography, and GIS. I specialize in the mapping, structure, and tectonics of complexly deformed rocks, the integration of geologic data with hydrogeologic and mineral resource assessment studies, and the use of GIS as a mapping and analysis tool. I have trained students and geologists in geologic mapping, GIS, GPS, digital mapping, and U-Pb geochronology by SHRIMP. The Publications listed on the tab below is automatically generated and incomplete. Please contact me if you would like a copy of my current CV.

Professional Experience

  • 1992-Present, Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia and Montpelier, Vermont

  • 1990-1992, Consulting Geologist, Heindel and Noyes, Inc., Burlington, Vermont

  • 1988-1990, Contractor, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Waterbury, Vermont

  • 1986-1988, Teaching Assistant, University of Vermont, Department of Geology, Burlington, Vermont

  • 1986, NAGT Intern Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. in Geology / University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont USA, 1989

  • B.S. in Geology / University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1986

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • 2013-Present, Fellow, Geological Society of America

  • 1988-2013, Member, Geological Society of America

  • 2013-2014, Elected Vice-Chair, Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section Management Board

  • 2014-2015, Chair, Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section Management Board

  • 2015-2016, Past-Chair, Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section Management Board

  • 2012-Present, Member, Connecticut Geological Society

  • 1998-Present, Member, New Hampshire Geological Society

  • 1992-Present, Member, Vermont Geological Society

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s List five semesters (1982-1986)

  • Amoco Geophysics Award (1985)

  • NAGT – USGS Student Internship (1985)

  • L.R. Wilson Award, UMASS Amherst (1986)

  • Charles G. Doll Award, Vermont Geological Society (1988)

  • Twenty-one USGS performance awards (1997-2021)

  • Elected GSA Fellow (2013)

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government