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Justin Hagerty

Justin Hagerty is director of the U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center. He manages ~70 employees including civil service and contractors.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Science Center Director, USGS, Astrogeology Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ- October 2015 - July 2018

  • Assistant Program Coordinator, USGS National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) - October 2013 - September 2016

  • Research Geologist, April 2007 - Present

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate,  Los Alamos National Laboratory,  Los Alamos, NM (David Lawrence, advisor), 2004 - 2007

  • Graduate research assistant and lab technician in the secondary ion mass spectrometer (SIMS) laboratory (Charles Shearer, advisor), The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 2001 - 2004

  • Graduate research assistant and educational outreach assistant (Horton Newsom, advisor), The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1998 - 2001

Education and Certifications

  • B.S., Earth and Planetary Sciences, with Honors, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1998

  • M.S., Earth and Planetary Sciences, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 2001

  • Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 2004

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • ♦ American Geophysical Union

    ♦ Geological Society of America

    ♦ Geochemical Society

     

Honors and Awards

  • NASA Group Achievement Award for Desert RATS Science, 2010

  • USGS STAR Award, 2008, 2009 (2 awards), 2010 (2 awards), 2011 (2 awards)

  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2012

  • USGS Performance Award, 2010, 2011

  • Sagan-Haskin Early Career Fellowship, 2006 - 2009

  • New Mexico Space Grant Fellowship, 1999 - 2001 and 2003 - 2004

  • Sigma Xi Superior Undergraduate Student Award, 1998

  • UNM, Earth and Planetary Sciences Outstanding Junior Award, 1997

  • UNM, Earth and Planetary Sciences Outstanding Senior Award, 1998

  • University of New Mexico Scholars Scholarship, 1993 - 1997

Abstracts and Presentations

  • “Planetary Spatial Data Infrastructure (PSDI): Why We Need It” June, 2017 3rd Planetary Data Workshop 

  • “Flynn Creek Impact Crater: Petrographic and SEM Analyses of Drill Cores from the Central Uplift” March 2017, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

  • “The NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility (RPIF) Network: A globally distributed resource for the planetary science community” March 2016, 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 

  • “Combining sample analysis and numerical modeling to reconstruct the origin and evolution of Flynn Creek crater, Tennessee: Year 1 Status Report” July 2015, 6th Planetary Crater Consortium Meeting.

  • “Compositional and morphologic mapping of the Copernicus quadrangle, the Moon: Year 3 Status” June 2015, Planetary Geologic Mappers Meeting.

  • “Compositional and morphologic mapping of the Copernicus quadrangle, the Moon: New constraints on regional lithologic complexity” March 2015, 46th LPSC

  • “The dark side of the Moon: Why does the Moon look the way it does?” May 2014, Science on Tap, Flagstaff public lecture series

  • “Geologic mapping of the Copernicus lunar quadrangle: Determining the source of the geochemical anomaly at Timocharis crater, November, 2013, GSA Annual Meeting.

  • “Integrating lunar sample and remote sensing data to understand the asymmetry of the Moon,” October, 2013, Museum of Northern Arizona Science Cafe

  • “Current models of lunar formation,” May, 2013, Lowell Observatory Colloquia

  • "Combining compositional and morphologic data to map the Copernicus lunar quadrangle: A case study for new methods in lunar geologic mapping,” November, 2012, GSA Annual Meeting

  • “Integrating lunar sample and remote sensing data to understand the asymmetry of the Moon,” October 2012, Lowell Observatory Colloquia

  • “Integrating lunar sample and remote sensing data to understand the asymmetry of the Moon,” October 2012, USGS 2012 Awards Ceremony

  • “The NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility Network,” Planetary Data Workshop, Northern Arizona University, June, 2012

  • “The NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility Network,” Planetary Geologic Mappers Meeting, USGS Flagstaff Science Center, June, 2012.

  • “The USGS Meteor Crater Sample Collection,” Northern Arizona University, School of Earth Science and Environmental Sustainability, November, 2011

  • "Combining sample and remote sensing data: An integrated approach to lunar science,” Northern Arizona University, School of Earth Science and Environmental Sustainability, April, 2011

  • Thorium abundances of basalt ponds in South Pole-Aitken basin: Insights into the composition and evolution of the far side lunar mantle,” 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, March 2011

  • "Addressing lunar science questions through data integration,” NASA Johnson Space Center Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorate, February, 2011

  • "Combining sample and remote sensing data: An integrated approach to lunar science,” NASA Johnson Space Center, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorate, July, 2009

  • "Integrating lunar sample data with Lunar Prospector thorium data: Insights into the thermal and magmatic evolution of the Moon,” 19th V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, Switzerland, June, 2009

  • "New estimates of thorium abundances for the Rima Bode pyroclastic glass deposit,” 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March, 2009

  • “Thorium abundances on the Aristarchus Plateau: Insights into the composition of the Aristarchus pyroclastic glass deposits,” 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, League City, TX, March, 2008

  • “Dust monitoring on the MER rovers,” MER team meeting, Washington D.C., February, 2008

  • "Hydrothermal alteration at the Lonar Lake impact structure: Implications for impact cratering on Mars," Invited talk at Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, January, 2007.

  • "Forward modeling of thorium data from the Lunar Prospector gamma ray spectrometer: Insights into the lunar crust and mantle," Invited talk at U.S.G.S Astrogeology Research Program, Flagstaff, Arizona, November, 2006.

  • "Forward modeling of thorium data from the Lunar Prospector gamma ray spectrometer," Invited talk at Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, November, 2006.

  • "Heat producing elements in the lunar mantle: Insights from ion microprobe analyses of lunar pyroclastic glasses," Invited colloquium at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, November, 2006.

  • "Understanding planetary processes through a global study of the Moon.s surface composition," 2006 Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoctoral Symposium, Los Alamos, NM, August, 2006.

  • "Hydrogen abundances at the lunar poles as measured with Lunar Prospector Neutron Spectrometer data," American Association of Petroleum Geologists 2006 Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, April, 2006.

  • "Estimating thorium abundances of basalt ponds in South Pole-Aitken Basin: Implications for the composition of the farside lunar mantle," 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, March, 2006.

  • "Thorium abundances at lunar red spots: Implications for geochemically evolved, non-mare volcanism on the Moon," 68th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Gatlinburg, TN, September, 2005.

  • "Reasons for investigating the bulk composition of the Moon," Invited talk at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, United Kingdom, May, 2005.

  • "Forward modeling of thorium abundances at lunar red spots," Invited talk at University College, London, United Kingdom, May, 2005.

  • "Trace element behavior in ancient lunar basalts and volcanic glasses: Implications for the bulk composition of the Moon," Invited talk at Los Alamos National Laboratory (ISR-1 seminar), August, 2004.

  • "Thorium and samarium in the lunar mantle: Insights into the composition of the lunar mantle and basaltic magmatism on the Moon," 35th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, March, 2004.

  • "Trace element characteristics of minerals in the Apollo 14 high-Al basalts: Implications for an igneous versus an impact origin," 34th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, March, 2003.

  • "New evidence for hydrothermal alteration at the Lonar Lake Impact Structure: Implications for impact cratering on Mars," 32nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, March, 2001.

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