Geology and Public Policy Committee


The Geology and Public Policy Committee is charged with providing advice on public policy matters to Council and GSA Leadership, particularly GSA's Director for Geoscience Policy. To address this charge, the committee:

  • monitors and assesses international, national, and regional science policy;
  • formulates and recommends position statements, and sponsors topical white papers;
  • encourages active engagement of GSA members in geoscience policy;
  • facilitates the dissemination of information to GSA members, sections, and divisions, to the public, and to the government officials at all levels;
  • maintains a close working relationship with the Geology and Society Division;
  • facilitates and supports member-initiated science and policy initiatives;
  • promotes participation in Congressional visits, works with coalitions and government affairs programs of other societies; and
  • provides guidance on the Congressional Science Fellowship program.

Name Position
Paul K. Doss Chair, North-Central Section Representative
Johan (Joop) C. Varekamp Chair-Elect, Northeastern Section Representative
Susan Gail Stover Past Chair, South-Central Section Representative
Todd Bianco Past Past Congressional Science Fellow
Maeve A. Boland American Geosciences Institute - conferee/non-voting
Scott Burns Member-at-Large
John A. Chermak Member-at-Large
Robert D. Dietz Student Representative
Monica E. Gowan Cordilleran Section Representative
Skip Hobbs Member-at-Large
George M. Hornberger Member-at-Large
Kelly Kyrc Past Past Congressional Science Fellow
Anna Mebust Immediate Past Congressional Science Fellow
Elizabeth Landau American Geophysical Union - conferee/non-voting
Sospeter Mwijarubi Muhongo International Representative
Jonathan G. Price Council Liaison, GSA President
James M. Robertson Association of American State Geologists - conferee/non-voting
Arthur W. Snoke Rocky Mountain Section Representative
David B. Spears Member-at-Large
Robert Kelly Vance Southeastern Section Representative
David R. Wunsch Geology & Society Division Representative

GSA Liaison (ex officio, non-voting)
Kasey S. White
GSA Director for Geoscience Policy
GSA Primary Contacts
Susan Lofton
Executive Administrative Assistant

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