Board of Directors

David Wunsch
David Wunsch

David R. Wunsch

President

Dr. David R. Wunsch is the State Geologist and Director of the Delaware Geological Survey. Previously was the State Geologist of New Hampshire (2000-2010), and Director of Science & Technology (2010-2011) for the National Groundwater Association (NGWA). He has held leadership positions with the Association of American State Geologists (President 2009-2010), NGWA (Division Director 2002-2005), and AGI (Secretary 2002-2004). Dr. Wunsch was AGI's first Congressional Science Fellow (1988-1999), where he advised the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy & Minerals. He has served on National Academy of Science committees, and federal advisory committees for the U.S. Geological Survey. He holds an affiliated faculty position with the University of Delaware Department of Earth Sciences. His areas of interest include hydrogeology and geochemistry, and science and policy.

Paul Weimer
Paul Weimer

Paul Weimer

President Elect

Paul Weimer holds the Paul Rady Chair in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. In his career, he has researched the evolution of sedimentary basins, including stratigraphy, sedimentology, structure, tectonics, and fluid movement, with emphasis on deepwater continental margins. He has published extensively on these topics, having written three books, more than 170 papers, and co-edited 11 volumes. His recent efforts have focused on creating high resolution, scientifically accurate geo-animations for K-12 Education and Public outreach. He has served extensively with many local and international geosocieties, with emphasis on integration of disciplines and inter-society cooperation including SEG, SEPM, EAGE, and is Former President of AAPG. He has major efforts in professional continuing education, having taught publicly available short courses in 35 countries and consulted extensively globally. He holds a BA (Pomona College), MS (University of Colorado), and PhD (University of Texas at Austin).

Carolyn Olson
Carolyn Olson

Carolyn Olson

Past President

Carolyn Olson has had a distinguished career in government with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Geological Survey specializing in soil geomorphology, hydrology, and paleoclimate. She is Past-President and Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America, and was a senior policy scientist in the Office of the Chief Economist at USDA where she worked on science policy and guidance in climate change. She is a Coordinating Lead Author for the Fourth National Climate Assessment and served on numerous federal interagency committees and on the boards of several AGI member organizations. Dr. Olson is active in several geoscience societies including the American Geophysical Union and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She holds degrees from Syracuse University, Indiana University, and Harvard University. Dr. Olson is currently Scientist Emerita at the U.S. Geological Survey where she continues her work in Quaternary geology and hydrology.

Dennis Anderson
Dennis Anderson

Dennis J. Anderson

Treasurer

Dennis Anderson is the Operations Manager for the Omaha, Nebraska location of Tetra Tech, providing consulting and engineering services to government and commercial clients. Prior to Tetra Tech, he was President of DJA Geotech, an independent engineering/geotechnical consulting company. He has dual professional licensure as both a Professional Geologist and Professional Engineer. He has accumulated over 30 years’ experience in the private consulting industry conducting geotechnical engineering and environmental consulting projects. He has been intimately involved with the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG), serving in several positions on their Executive Committee and attending over 24 Council of Examiners Workshops. He also served ten years on the Nebraska State Board of Geologists, three of which were as Chairman.

Nancy House
Nancy House

Nancy J. House

Secretary

Nancy J. House has served as principal scientist in geophysics at her own corporation, Integrated Geophysical Interpretation since 2015. As an interpretation geophysicist with 35 years of experience with multinational oil companies and small independents including Exxon, Phillips Petroleum, Mobil, and Chevron, House has knowledgably acquired, processed, and interpreted geophysical data for reservoir characterization, reserve calculation, and exploration evaluation.She has served as Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) President, SEG Secretary-Treasurer, and General Chair of the SEG Annual Meeting, as well as Denver Geophysical President and Association of Women Geoscientists Board Member. House holds a Masters in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines, where she was a PhD student 2000-2003.

Keri Nutter
Keri Nutter

Keri A. Nutter

Member at Large

Keri A. Nutter is a Geoscience Manager at DOWL, a firm specializing in planning, surveying, engineering, environmental, and related services. A Certified Professional Geologist, Nutter is a firm owner and manager of a team of engineers and geologists. Nutter has served on the American Institute of Professional Geologists’ National Executive Committee since 2014, progressing from Advisory Board Representative to President. She previously served as Secretary on the AGI Executive Committee as well as on the dues restructuring committee and the Wallace Scholarship committee. Since earning her Bachelor’s in Geology at Washington State University in 2004, Nutter has gained over 16 years of experience in service and leadership for professional groups, including two national geoscience organizations and the University of Alaska Anchorage Geological Sciences Community Advisory Board.

Gordon E. Brown Jr.
Gordon E. Brown Jr.

Gordon E. Brown Jr.

Member at Large

Dr. Gordon E. Brown Jr. is the D.W. Kirby Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences at Stanford University and Professor Emeritus of Photon Science at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The recipient of AGI's Ian Campbell Medal for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, Dr. Brown has served the geosciences in a variety of professional capacities including multiple leadership roles at Stanford University as well as significant advisory committee work for the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, Los Alamos National Lab, Argonne National Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Pacific Northwest National Lab, the National Research Council, the Gemological Institute of America, the Carnegie Institution for Science, and various geoscience societies including the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, the Geochemical Society, and the Mineralogical Society of America. Dr. Brown earned his Ph.D. in Mineralogy and Crystallography from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in 1970.

Susan Sullivan
Susan Sullivan

Susan M. Sullivan

Member at Large

Susan M. Sullivan holds a PhD in atmospheric chemistry from the University of Colorado for work conducted with NOAA. Since 1996, Dr. Sullivan has engaged geoscientists in education and outreach in her roles with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Education and Outreach group at the University of Colorado Boulder. As Interim Director and then Director of the group since 2000, she has recruited and trained many geoscientists to work in public outreach roles and been Principal Investigator for more than 36 geoscience education and evaluation projects. Her work has focused primarily on teacher professional development, digital libraries, evaluation and climate literacy. She served as President of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers in 2013. Currently, Dr. Sullivan is Director of Diversity and Inclusion at CIRES, focused on talent pool and workplace inclusion.