Former Director of the Oklahoma Geological Survey to Give 14th Annual Olan Kruse Lecture at A&M-Kingsville

Peacock Auditorium - 04/04/18 - 04/05/18

Contact: Naissa Lopez
or 361-593-4572


Dr. G. Randy Keller is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma, and former Director of the Oklahoma Geological Survey. His lecture, The Geologic Structure and Tectonic History of the Gulf Coast Region: Open Questions, Impact on Natural Resources, and Potential Hazards, will take place on Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Peacock Auditorium.

Keller’s research interests detail the importance of the geological applications of geophysics, and include a variety of techniques on different scales. His most recent research focuses on the structure and tectonic evolution of southern North America, China, and Central Europe. He has published 292 scientific papers and book chapters, and has also co-edited four books. In addition to giving presentations at universities and scientific meetings across the country, Keller has also helped organize many large geographical research efforts around the world. He has directed more than 35 doctoral dissertations, 74 master’s theses, and has advised numerous undergraduate students and visiting scholars.

The Olan Kruse Lecture Series Endowment Fund was established in 2003, with the goal of bringing notable physicists to Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Lectures include presentations to students and faculty pertaining to current events in physics and astronomy, and are supported by private contributions. For more information on the endowment, contact the Physics program at 361-593-2618.