IGS Staff
  

Administration
Steinmetz, John C
phone:
(812)855-5067

email:

specialties:
Indiana geology, biostratigraphy, micropaleontology
As the Director of the Indiana Geological Survey and State Geologist of Indiana, John Steinmetz serves as chief executive of the institution, providing overall leadership in the fulfillment of its mission in directed research, information, service, and education. He is the institution’s chief spokesperson, serving as the primary liaison between the IGS and federal and state agencies, university, business, municipalities, and citizens. He is also the final reviewer of all proposals, publications, and major deliverables to ensure high standards of objectivity, quality, and content.
John received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Geology from the University of Illinois and his doctorate in Marine Geology and Geophysics from the University of Miami.
Staff

Director and State Geologist


Center for Geospatial Data Analysis
Naylor, Shawn
phone:
(812)855-2504

email:

specialties:
Physical hydrology of reclaimed coal mines, glacial aquifer systems, geographic information systems (GIS), digital elevation model (DEM) analysis
Shawn Naylor is a Research Hydrogeologist and Director of the Center for Geospatial Data Analysis (CGDA), a research group that bridges the IGS and IU Department of Geological Sciences. Prior to joining the CGDA, Naylor gained professional experience in both the private and public sectors while working on projects ranging from contaminated aquifer characterization/remediation to mapping irrigated agricultural lands using geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. He earned an MS degree in geology from the University of Montana where he studied alpine glacial geology and landscape evolution. His current research interests include characterizing glacial aquifers in three-dimensions, assessing the effects of coal combustion residues used in mine reclamation, and developing spatial databases to facilitate geothermal energy exploitation in Indiana.
Staff

Director,
CGDA and Research Hydrogeologist


Coal and Industrial Minerals
Thompson, Todd A
phone:
(812)855-4400

email:

specialties:
clastic and carbonate sedimentology, lake level, shoreline behavior, Indiana Dunes, HTML coding, VB programming, climate change, ground penetrating radar, carbonate systems, lake levels, geologic education
Todd Thompson was appointed the Assistant Director for Research in 2010. He has worked at the Indiana Geological Survey for more than 25 years in numerous capacities and several sections. Todd has worked on various topics from the architecture of ancient carbonate shoals and its relevance on recoverable dimension stone, to the impact of seismicity on Wabash River drainage behavior, and stratigraphy of middle Mississippian sediments in south-central Indiana. Most of his research, however, has been on past lake-level change in the upper Great Lakes and concomitant shoreline behavior. Todd received his undergraduate degree from Allegheny College and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University.
Staff

Assistant Director for Research\Senior Scientist


Geologic Mapping
Hasenmueller, Nancy R
phone:
(812)855-1360

email:

specialties:
environmental geology, karst, organic-rich shales (Devonian), radon, subsurface mapping, stratigraphy
Nancy Hasenmueller earned her Masters of Science degree in geology from The Ohio State University. She headed the Environmental Geology Section of the Indiana Geological Survey (IGS) from 2003-2010 and in 2011 became the head of the Geologic Mapping Section. She has served as a member of the Indiana Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists and held offices in other professional geological organizations. As head of the IGS Geologic Names Committee she is making updated stratigraphic information for Indiana available on the Web.
Staff

Section Head Geologic Mapping


Subsurface Geology
Zuppann, Charles W
phone:
(812)855-9199

email:

specialties:
subsurface stratigraphy, reservoir studies, carbonate depositional systems
Charly earned a Master’s Degree in geology from Vanderbilt University. He found significant quantities of oil and gas during 13 years of employment with major and independent petroleum producers. Since joining the IGS in 1988, he has written more than 100 petroleum-related articles and papers and worked with colleagues to design the IGS’s online Petroleum Database Management System (PDMS)—the Survey’s main method for distributing petroleum data to the public.
Staff

Section Head\Petroleum Geologist


Information Technology
Hill, Richard T
phone:
(812)855-9583

email:

specialties:
GIS, databases, map production, publication production, graphic design
Rick Hill is the Assistant Director for Technical Services, Chief Information Officer, and Head of the Information Technology Section. He has served the Geological Survey in previous roles as Cartographer, Head Cartographer, Publications Manager, and Head of Information Technology Services. Rick offers his unique knowledge and experiences in mapping, publication production, geographic information systems, information technology, and management. In 2010 Rick was elected to serve the At-Large seat on the Indiana Geographic Information Council Board of Directors.
Staff

Assistant Director for Technical Services and Section Head,
Information Technology


Photography and Imaging
Hill, Barbara T
phone:
(812)855-1919

email:

specialties:
Photography, digital photography/photomicrography, digital imaging, publication production, and digital pre-press
Barb Hill currently heads up the Photography and Imaging Section of the IGS, serving in that capacity for the past 25 years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Geology and a Master’s Degree in Geography from the University of Akron in Ohio. Barb has been responsible for many types of photography over the years, including 35mm, large format, photomicrography, graphic arts, aerial photos, and slide making and copying. She introduced digital processes into the Photography Section as early as 1990, when the IGS owned one of the first slide scanners in the state of Indiana. Digital photography has now replaced most of the traditional film photography at the IGS. Barb has been a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals since 1999.
Staff

Section Head,
Photography and Imaging




 
 
 
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