Jared T Gooley

Jared Gooley is a Research Geologist with the USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center in Reston, VA.



Jared's research investigates sedimentary basins using field and subsurface mapping, sediment provenance, and geochronology to reconstruct paleolandscapes and understand changing tectonic conditions. Jared received a Ph.D. in Geological & Environmental Sciences from Stanford University (2020), M.S. degree in Geology from the University of Utah (2010), and B.S. degree in Geology from Miami University (2008). Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked for Chevron as a Development and Exploration Geologist.


  • Ph.D. Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 2020
  • M.S. Geology, University of Utah, 2010
  • B.S. Geology, Miami University, 2008

Work Experience

  • 2020–present: USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals Science Center, Reston, VA
  • 2014–2020: Graduate Fellow, Teaching, & Research Assistant, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • 2012–2014: Exploration Geologist, Chevron, Eastern Gulf of Mexico Exploration, Houston, TX
  • 2010–2012: Development Geologist, Chevron, East Texas Asset Development,  Houston, TX
  • 2008–2010: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2009: Earth Science Intern, Chevron, Permian Basin Asset Development, Houston, TX

Professional Affiliations

  • Alaska Geological Society (AGS), 2020–present
  • Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), 2015–present
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2014–present
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), 2008–present   
  • Geological Society of America (GSA), 2005–present