Research on the geology, tectonics, and mineral resources of southwestern Alaska and Prince William Sound.
2003 - Present Associate Center Director for Geology, USGS Alaska Science Center and Regional Geologic and Mineral Deposit Data for Alaska's Economic Development. This umbrella project focuses on various parts of Alaska where collection and interpretation of new geologic, geochemical, and (or) geophysical data help define undiscovered metallic resources.
1998-2002 Leader, Kuskokwim Mineral Belt Study. Evaluated the lithologic, geochemical, structural, and tectonic controls of mineralization in the 190,000-km2 Kuskokwim Mineral Belt.
1995-1996 Team Leader and Principal Investigator, Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Calista Native Corporation to study the geology and metallic resources of the Stuyahok area, Holy Cross quadrangle.
1993-1995 Team Leader, Sleetmute Quadrangle Mineral/Environmental Study.
1984-1992 Team Leader, Mineral Resource Assessment of the Iditarod quadrangle, west-central Alaska.
Education and Certifications
M.S. 1980 Stanford University, California Geology
B.S. 1976 Stanford University, California
Affiliations and Memberships*
Alaska Geological Society
Alaska Miners Association
American Geophysical Union
Geological Society of America
Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits
Alaskan Geology, Inc., Non-profit, President
Honors and Awards
Star Awards, 1998, 2001, 2002
Special Act Service Award, 199
*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