Mark D. Myers, Ph.D., was confirmed as director of the United States Geological Survey by the Senate on 15 September 2006. Dr. Myers has over twenty years of experience in the geological science field as a state geologist and head of Alaska's Geological Survey. He has also served as a petroleum geologist and director of the State of Alaska's Division of Oil and Gas and has served as sedimentologist for multiple North Slope field programs. Myers has also been a geologist for ARCO Alaska Inc. and Phillips Alaska Inc. Myers earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.
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