Associate Director for Natural Hazards

U.S. Geological Survey

Speaking At:
Policies for Risk Reduction
June 25, 2013 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 147A
Topic: Hazards

David Applegate is Associate Director for Natural Hazards at the U.S. Geological Survey. In that role, he leads USGS hazards planning and response activities and oversees the Coastal & Marine Geology, Earthquake Hazards, Global Seismographic Network, Geomagnetism, Landslide Hazards, and Volcano Hazards Programs. He co-chairs the National Science and Technology Council’s interagency Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction and co-leads the Department of the Interior’s Strategic Sciences Group. Prior to joining USGS in 2004, he worked on science policy at the American Geological Institute for 8 years and before that served with the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources as the American Geophysical Union’s Congressional Science Fellow and as a professional staff member. Born and raised in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Applegate holds a B.S. in geology from Yale University and a Ph.D., also in geology, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.