ment of Marine Science, University of South Florida; adjunct professor of Geology, University of Montana; and senior research geologist for Marathon Oil Company in Littleton, Colorado. He is currently the treasurer of the Association of American State Geologists and secretary to the Executive Committee of the American Geological Institute (AGI). He is a member of the GeoRef Advisory Board for the AGI, the Board of Trustees of the Paleontological Research Institution, and the Advisory Board of Micropaleontology Press. His research interests include biostratigraphy, micropaleontology, and the geology of Indiana. Dr. Steinmetz received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in geology from the University of Illinois; he earned his Ph.D. in marine geology and geophysics from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami.

Sally Zinke is a geophysical consultant in Denver, Colorado, involved in a number of U.S. and international projects. Ms. Zinke joined Mobil in 1973 and held a number of technical and managerial positions in exploration and production. Ms. Zinke also handled geophysical applications for the Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, for several reservoir characterization and technology transfer integration projects. She was a geophysical coordinator for development and implementation of relational database software for a consortium of 15 major international upstream petroleum companies. Her main interests are technology integration at the reservoir level, and high resolution seismic and reservoir characterization. Ms. Zinke has served as chair for a number of Society of Exploration Geophysicists committees and formerly held the office of president. She is an active member of American Association Petroleum Geologists, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, Denver Geophysical Society, and the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists.

NRC Staff

Paul Cutler, study director, is a program officer at the NRC Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Manchester University, England, a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the NRC, Dr. Cutler was an assistant scientist and lecturer in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research is in surficial processes, specifically glaciology, hydrology, and Quaternary science. In addition to numerical modeling and GIS-based research, he has conducted field studies in Alaska, Antarctica, Arctic Sweden, the Swiss Alps, Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountains, the midwestern United States, and the Canadian Rockies. He is a member of the Geological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, and the Geological Society of Washington, and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Monica Lipscomb is a research assistant for the NRC Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. She is completing a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Previously, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Côte d’Ivoire and has worked as a biologist at the National Cancer Institute. She holds a B.S. in environmental and forest biology from the State University of New York—Syracuse.



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