Center for Geoscience & Society: About Us

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Mission Statement

The mission of AGI’s Center for Geoscience and Society is to enhance geoscience awareness across all sectors of society. The Center accomplishes this by generating new approaches to building geoscience knowledge, engaging the widest possible range of stakeholders, and creatively promoting existing and new resources and programs.


Edward C. Robeck
Director, Center for Geoscience and Society

Maeve Boland
Director, Critical Issues Program

Cassaundra Rose
Program Associate, Critical Issues Program

Ben Mandler
AGI/Schlumberger Fellow in Geoscience Communication, Critical Issues Program

Leila Gonzales
Senior Researcher, Center Webmaster

General Center Inquires:

Advisory Committees

Critical Issues Program Advisory Committee

Jana Davis, Chair
Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Trust
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Member Society Representative

Member Society Representatives
Gail Ashley - Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) - Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University
Karen Berry - Association of American State Geologists (AASG) - State Geologist/Director Colorado Geological Survey
Don Clarke - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) - Geological consultant, Los Angeles, CA
Kerry Klein - Freelance journalist
Darrel Schmitz - Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) - Professor, Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University
David Szymanski - Geological Society of America (GSA) - Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences, Bentley College
Richard O'Grady (ex-officio member) - American Institute of Biological Sciences - Executive Director, American Institute of Biological Sciences