Patrick Leahy, Ph.D.


American Geosciences Institute







Dr. P. Patrick Leahy is the Executive Director of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) of Alexandria, Virginia, a nonprofit federation founded in 1948 of 50 geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than quarter of a million geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists. Prior to his current position, Dr. Leahy served as Associate Director for Geology of the U.S. Geological Survey where he had responsibility for Federal basic earth science programs, which include worldwide earthquake hazards monitoring and research, geologic mapping of land and seafloor resources, volcano and landslide hazards, and assessments of energy and mineral resources. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in geology (1968) and geophysics (1970) from Boston College. He received his doctorate in geology (1979) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he specialized in regional ground-water studies.