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Ralph Haugerud is a research geologist in the Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Center. He is a structural geologist and geologic mapper interested in the evolution of the Pacific Northwest.
Ralph received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology from Western Washington University and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the University of Washington. Since joining the USGS in 1986, he has worked in the North Cascades Range, the Salish Lowland, and the Columbia Plateau. From 1990 to 2014 he was technical lead for the Puget Sound Lidar Consortium, and he has been instrumental in developing the GeMS standard for representing geologic maps in a Geographic Information System (GIS). His current efforts focus on the structure of Eocene strata in central Washington, features formed by glacial Lake Missoula outburst floods, and regional map compilation.
1986-present, Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey. Reston, VA, Menlo Park, CA, Seattle, WA
1985-1986, Post-doctoral Research Associate, National Research Council. Reston, VA
Teaching Assistant, University of Washington. Seattle, WA 1980-1982
Research Assistant, University of Washington. Seattle, WA 1980
Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey. Darrington, WA 1979-1980
Geologist, GeothermEx, Inc. Berkeley, CA 1979
Independent contractor (geologic mapping). Marblemount, WA 1977-1979
Teaching Assistant, Western Washington University. Bellingham, WA
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Washington, 1985
M.S., Geology, Western Washington University, 1980
B.S., Geology, Western Washington University, 1976
Geological Society of America (Fellow)
American Geophysical Union
University of Washington