IDCommitteeCodePositionFromDateThruDateRankTitlePositionCodeFullNameEmailCompanyPhone
9104838CORDILLERANC5/16/20235/31/20241ChairCDr. JAY Chapmanjbchapmanv@utep.eduUniversity of Texas at El Paso(520) 429-9713
9077828CORDILLERANPC5/19/20235/31/20246Past ChairPCScott E.K. Bennettsekbennett@usgs.govU.S. Geological Survey 
1932678CORDILLERANVC5/16/20235/31/202412Vice-ChairVCDr. John Wakabayashijohnwako@sbcglobal.netCalifornia State University, Fresno5592786459
1043940CORDILLERANS7/1/20176/30/202516SecretarySDr. Calvin G. Barnescal.barnes@ttu.eduTexas Tech 
1334566NORTH-CENTRALC5/8/20235/1/20241ChairCDouglas R. Gouzie, PGdouglasgouzie@missouristate.eduMissouri State University- Geology(417) 836-5228
9066839NORTH-CENTRALPC5/8/20235/1/20246Past ChairPCTara A. Kneeshawkneeshta@gvsu.eduGrand Valley State University(616) 331-8996
1600278NORTH-CENTRALVC5/8/20235/1/202412Vice-ChairVCDr. Kevin Lee Mickuskevinmickus@missouristate.eduMissouri State Univ Geology(417) 836-6375
1694000NORTH-CENTRALPVC5/8/20235/1/202413Past Vice-ChairPVCDr. Virginia L. Petersonpetersvi@gvsu.eduGrand Valley State University(616) 331-2811
9077957NORTH-CENTRALS4/20/20215/1/202516SecretarySDr. Tandis S. Bidgolitandis.bidgoli@csusb.eduCal. State Univ. San Bernardino 
9224849NORTH-CENTRALSR5/8/20235/30/202581Student RepresentativeSRMr. Ezekiel King Phillipskingphej@mail.uc.eduUniversity of Cincinnati, Department of Geosciences 
9141424NORTH-CENTRALML5/8/20235/30/2026126Member-at-LargeMLDr. Stuart Michael Kenderesskenderes@gmail.com  
9085814NORTH-CENTRALML5/8/20235/30/2026126Member-at-LargeMLDr. James Joseph Zambito, IVzambitoj@beloit.eduBeloit College, Department of Geology(608) 363-2223
2004214NORTH-CENTRALML6/1/20216/1/2024126Member-at-LargeMLDr. William S. Elliott, Jr.wselliott@usi.eduUniv Southern Indiana, Dept Geology, Physics, & Env Science(812) 228-5053
2001605NORTHEASTERNPC7/1/20236/30/20246Past ChairPCDr. Howell Bosbyshellhbosbyshell@wcupa.eduWest Chester University(610) 436-2805
1954624NORTHEASTERNS-T3/21/20136/30/202617Secretary-TreasurerS-TDr. David P. West, Jr.dwest@middlebury.eduMiddlebury College(802) 443-3476
2002643NORTHEASTERNML7/1/20226/30/2024126Member-at-LargeMLMs. Michelle J. Markleymmarkley@mtholyoke.eduMount Holyoke College Geology & Geogra 
9100751ROCKY_MTNC6/1/20235/31/20241ChairCDr. David M. Pearsonpeardavi@isu.eduIdaho State University(208) 282-3486
9116526ROCKY_MTNPC8/1/20237/31/20246Past ChairPCDr. Elizabeth Balgordelizabethbalgord@weber.eduWeber State University, Earth & Environmental Sciences(801) 626-6225
9131751ROCKY_MTNCE8/23/20235/31/202411Chair-electCEEmily J. Kleberekleber@utah.govUtah Geological Survey(801) 537-3380
9127396ROCKY_MTNS7/30/20227/29/202616SecretarySShannon Mahanfiftyisntold@gmail.comUS Geological Survey(303) 236-7928
9309302ROCKY_MTNGRADSTU8/10/20235/30/202581Graduate Student RepresentativeGRADSTUMrs. Kristen Elizabeth Smithkrstnwolf92@gmail.comBrigham Young University- Provo 
9318775ROCKY_MTNUNGDSTREP8/14/20235/30/202581Undergraduate Student RepresentativeUNGDSTREPMichael Tiago Heebnermichaeltiagoheebn@isu.eduIdaho State Univ, Geology(208) 236-3111
9082735ROCKY_MTNML7/30/20227/29/2026126Member-at-LargeMLDr. Alexis Katherine Aultalexis.ault@usu.eduUtah State University(757) 784-6452
9050462ROCKY_MTNML6/1/20235/31/2024126Member-at-LargeMLDr. Benjamin J. C. Laabsbenjamin.laabs@ndsu.eduNorth Dakota State University(303) 579-2174
9309186SOUTH-CENTRALC4/1/20235/1/20241ChairCProf. Mohamed Aly, Ph.D.aly@uark.eduDepartment of Geosciences, University of Arkansas(479) 575-3185
2006222SOUTH-CENTRALPC7/1/20234/1/20246Past ChairPCDr. Todd HalihanTODD.HALIHAN@OKSTATE.EDUOklahoma State University(405) 744-6358
2009963SOUTH-CENTRALVC4/1/20235/1/202412Vice-ChairVCMr. Scott Marvin Ausbrooksscott.ausbrooks@arkansas.govArkansas Geological SurveyDepartment of Energy & Environment(501) 296-1882
9116880SOUTH-CENTRALVC4/1/20235/1/202412Vice-ChairVCAngela Chandlerangela.chandler@arkansas.govArkansas Geological Survey(501) 683-0111
9082526SOUTH-CENTRALS10/13/202110/21/202516SecretarySMichael T. DeAngelismtdeangelis@ualr.eduUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock(501) 916-5761
9309186SOUTH-CENTRALML4/1/20224/30/2026126Member-at-LargeMLProf. Mohamed Aly, Ph.D.aly@uark.eduDepartment of Geosciences, University of Arkansas(479) 575-3185
1990011SOUTH-CENTRALML10/1/20184/30/2026126Member-at-LargeMLDr. Wendi J. W. Williamswwilliam@southtexascollege.eduSouth Texas College(956) 872-8319
1089419SOUTH-CENTRALML4/1/20215/1/2025126Member-at-LargeMLDr. Stephen K. Bosssboss@uark.eduUniversity of Arkansas(479) 409-9857
1825403SOUTH-CENTRALML4/1/20225/30/2026126Member-at-LargeMLProf. Jay B. Sims, IIIwmjaysims@gmail.comUALR(501) 413-9363
9055777SOUTHEASTERNC3/22/20234/22/20241ChairCBill Hameshameswe@auburn.eduAuburn University, Dept of Geology(334) 844-4890
9129125SOUTHEASTERNPC3/22/20234/22/20246Past ChairPCKatherine Lucianolucianok@dnr.sc.govSouth Carolina Geological Survey843-953-6843
9131752SOUTHEASTERNCE3/22/20234/22/202411Chair-electCEDr. Rebecca Freemanrebecca.freeman@uky.eduUniversity of Kentucky Earth & Environ(859) 257-6376
2006661SOUTHEASTERNVC3/22/20234/22/202412Vice-ChairVCMr. Blair R. Tormeybtormey@wcu.eduWestern Carolina University(828) 227-2536
9054599SOUTHEASTERNPVC9/15/20234/22/202413Past Vice-ChairPVCDr. Arthur James Merschatamerschat@usgs.govUSGS(865) 207-2857
9129125SOUTHEASTERNS-T3/22/20234/22/202417Secretary-TreasurerS-TKatherine Lucianolucianok@dnr.sc.govSouth Carolina Geological Survey843-953-6843

About the Rocky Mountain Section

Rocky Mountain Section

The Rocky Mountain Section has been a thriving part of The Geological Society of America since 1948. Please explore the links at right and below to learn more about the benefits we offer our Section members.

2023-2024 Section Officers

Terms: Chair, Past Chair, Chair-elect, and Vice-Chair—1 year; Secretary—4 years


 

Management Board

Includes the section officers and one voting member appointed by the chair.



GPPC Representatives

Sylvia Nicovich
US Geological Survey
+1-805-458-2528
snicovich@usgs.gov


Graduate Student Representative

Kristen Smith
Brigham Young University (Utah)
krstnwolf92@gmail.com


Undergraduate Student Representative

Michael Tiago Heebner
Idaho State University (Idaho)
michaeltiagoheebn@isu.edu


 

Membership

4,124 voting members of the Section as of 31 December 2022.

Region

In the United States:

The states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and that part of Arizona north of 35 degrees North Latitude.

In Canada:

The provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

In Mexico:

The state of Chihuahua.