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Neil Coleman (Class of 1977)

Current Position: Senior Staff Scientist, Federal Advisory Committee - Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Education: B.S., Geology, Pitt-Johnstown (1977); M.S., Geology, University of South Florida (1979).

Professional Licenses and Registrations: Licensed Professional Geologist--Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists.

Notable professional accomplishments: Have given ~25 presentations at AGU, GSA, and other professional meetings; more than 55 published works (journal papers, abstracts, and major reports) in the Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, and Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Geological Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, and the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

Past Employers and Positions: U.S. Navy; Summer intern, U.S. Geological Survey; Geologist, Wapora, Inc.; Geologist, Georgia Geologic Survey; Hydrogeologist and Project Manager, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Personal Statement: "Pitt-Johnstown provided me with an exceptional education in the Earth Sciences and a wonderful introduction to the many sub-disciplines of geology.  Compared with main campus, a big advantage of Pitt-Johnstown is that geology students have smaller classes and lots of quality time with excellent professors. At main campus undergrads have to compete with grad students for resources and teacher time. The key to launching a career in Geology is mobility - to be able to travel on short notice to where the jobs are. Pursuing a graduate degree is highly recommended."

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Last Reviewed: September 11, 2007