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Dr. Shari Kelley

Dr. Shari Kelley
Sr. Geophysicist, Field Geologist
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro NM 87801-4796
(575) 835-6333 fax


Research Interests

  • Building and maintaining New Mexico's part of the National Geothermal Database
  • Geothermal exploration in New Mexico
  • Application of apatite fission-track thermochronology to tectonic and landscape evolution problems in the High Plains-Rio Grande rift-Rocky Mountain-Colorado Plateau region.
  • Tectonic and landscape evolution of the Jemez Mountain volcanic field and the Gallinas Mountains, New Mexico

Honors & Awards

  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon Tarr Award, 1979
  • Roy M. Huffington Fellowship, 1982-1983
  • New Mexico Geological Society Honorary Membership, 2010
  • New Mexico State University Geological Sciences Alumni Hall of Fame, 2011
  • Geological Society of America Fellow, 2013

Professional & Other Organizations

  • Geothermal Resources Council, Secretary-Treasurer, DFW Section, 1984-85
  • President, Los Alamos Geological Society, 1998-2000.
  • New Mexico Geological Society, Executive Committee, 2006-2009.
  • President, New Mexico Geological Society, 2008.
  • Chair, Rocky Mountain Section, Geological Society of America, 2010-2012.
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory Energy Executive Leadership Program Alumni, 2015