Helaine Walsh Markewich


Helaine Walsh Markewich has been a geologist and soil scientist with the U. S. Geological Survey since 1976. She currently studies emergent Quaternary near-shore marine and estuarine Atlantic Coastal Plain deposits, in the southeastern United States and in the Chesapeake Bay area, and eolian deposits in the unglaciated eastern United States.



B.S. 1969, Geology, Florida State University, Tallahassee

M.S. 1971, Geology and Soil Science, Montana State University, Bozeman

Ph.D. 1975, Geology, University of Idaho, Moscow


Career Experience

1971-1972 Geologist/soil scientist Federer and Associates, Atlanta.

1972-1973 Instructor (Geomophology, Lithology, Geology 101), University of Idaho, Moscow.

1973-1975 Research Geologist (half time) Idaho Bureau of Mines.

1976-1977 Post-doctoral Research, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado.

1977- present Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.


 Current Professional Memberships

American Quaternary Association

Geological Society of America Fellow

Soil Science Society of America