coal geology division
Coal Geology Division, Geological Society of America


(4 Members; Chair, 1 year; First Vice-Chair, 1 year; Second Vice-Chair, 1 year; Secretary, 3 years)

Management Board             
(6 Members; consists of the Division officers, the Chair of the preceding year, and one Member-at-Large elected to serve a 3-year term)

Jen O’Keefe
606 783 2349 (phone)
606 783 5002 (fax)
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
404-A Lappin Hall, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY 40351

First Vice-Chair:
Brett Valentine

Second Vice Chair
J. Fred McLaughlin
University of Wyoming-Laramie
Carbon Management Institute
2020 E Grand Ave Ste 500, Laramie WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6855

Ed Heffern
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (retired)

Past Chair:
Mark Engle 

Lois Yoksoulian
Illinois State Geological Survey
615 E. Peabody
Champaign, IL 61820
Ed Heffern
Student Member
Trent Garrison
Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506

Meetings (The annual business meeting of the Division is held during the annual meeting of the Society.)

JTPC Representative:
(Division First Vice-Chair)
Brett Valentine

(Official permanent repository of Division records)
University of Illinois – Archives
William J. Maher
(217) 333-0798 (voice)
(217) 333-2868 (fax)
19 Main Library, MC 522, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL  61801

A web-based description of the Division Archives is at:


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