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William "Sandy" Schenck: Staff Profile

William "Sandy" Schenck P.G.
Scientist
Professional Geologist
Phone:
302-831-8262
Fax:
302-831-3579
Email:
rockman@udel.edu
 
Expertise

William "Sandy" Schenck joined Delaware Geological Survey in 1981 and has a M.S. degree in Geology. Mr. Schenck's principal research interests are Delaware Piedmont Geology. Mr. Schenck serves as a Professional Board Member on the Delaware Board of Professional Geologists.

Mr. Schenck also serves as President of the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG). He actively participates in ASBOG activities that maintain the ASBOG national geology examinations used for licensure of professional geologists.

Mr. Schenck is the author of over 20 published papers and has conducted many talks and workshops for schools and community organizations. He has been a member of university M.S. committees and has supervised numerous DGS undergraduate assistants.

Mr. Schenck holds a secondary appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.

Education
University of Delaware, 1997, M.S., Geology
University of Delaware, 1980, B.S., Geology
Activities

ASBOG Executive Committee, President 2014-2015
ASBOG Special Committee on Education and Outreach 2013-continuing
ASBOG Examination/COE Committee 2013-continuing
ASBOG Executive Committee, President Elect 2013-2014
ASBOG Executive Committee, Treasurer 2012-2013
NSGIC National Digital Elevation Program Committee 2009-2011
NSGIC Geospatial Maturity Assessment Committee 2008-2011
ASBOG Charter and Bylaws Committee 2006-continuing
ASBOG Uniform Procedures Committee 2006-2011
DGS Publications Committee 2005-2013
DGS Digital Data Coordinator 2005-2013
Delaware State Board of Professional Geologists (Professional
Member and State Geologist Designee) 2003-continuing
Delaware DataMIL 2002-2013
DE GIS Conference Committee 2001-2005
Delaware Implementation Team (I-Team) 2001-2009
Delaware Geographic Names Committee (DGNC) 2001-continuing
DGS Computer Committee 2001-continuing
DGS50th Anniversary Committee 2001-2001
AASG Topographic Mapping Committee 1997-1998
Northeast Geological Society of America Technical Program Committee 1996-1997
Delaware State Board of Professional Geologists (President) 1994-1998
Delaware State Board of Professional Geologists (Professional Member) 1992-1994
DGDC Metadata Committee (SMAC) 1998-1998
DGDC Framework Committee (SMAC) 1998-2000
Earth Science Information Steering Committee (Co-Chairman) 1989-1995
Delaware Geographic Data Committee 1998-continuing
State Mapping and Advisory Committee (SMAC) (Chairman) 1998-2008
DGS Display Committee (Chairman) 1988-2005
DGS Library Committee (Chairman) 1987-2010
Delaware State Names Authority, USGS-USBGN/State of Delaware 1996-continuing
North East Regional Representative for Northeast State ESIC Offices 1986-2000
Representative for Delaware State Boundary Commission 1986-2002
Delaware CAD, CAM, GIS Committee 1989-1993
SMAC Digital Sub-Committee (Chairman) 1988-1989
State Affiliate Board of Direction (Chairman) 1986-1989
North American Cartographic Information Society, Director at Large 1984-1989
State Mapping and Advisory Committee, SMAC (Co-Chairman) 1983-1998

External Publications

2006, Deciphering Igneous and Metamorphic Events in High-Grade Rocks of the Wilmington Complex, Delaware: Morphology, Cathodoluminescence and Backscattered Electron Zoning, and SHRIMP U-Pb Geochronology of Zircon and Monazite: Geological Society of America Bulletin, January/February 2006, v. 118, no. ½, p. 39-64. With J. N. Aleinikoff, M. O. Plank, L. Srogi, C. M. Fanning, S. L. Kamo, and H. Bosbyshell.

2001, Tectonic Synthesis of Recent Geochronological and Geochemical Data in the Central Appalachian Piedmont of SE PA and N DEL: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. , No. (with H. Bosbyshell, L. Srogi, J. N. Aleinikoff, M. O. Plank, M. L. Crawford, and M. Williams).

2001, Morphology and SHRIMP U-Pb Ages of Zircon and Monazite From High-grade Rocks of the Wilmington Complex, Delaware: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol.33, no.1, pp.82-83. With J. Aleinikoff, M. O. Plank, L. Srogi, T. Armstrong, and W. Hodges.

2000, Possible Tectonic Affinities Of Mafic Units In The PA-DE Piedmont Based On New Geochemical Data: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. , No.. (with M. O. Plank and L. Srogi).

1995, Geologic mapping of Piedmont bedrock in Delaware: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 27, No. 1. (with M. O. Plank).

1992, A new Miocene fossil locality in Delaware (Abstract): Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 24, no. 3, p. 69. (with K. W. Ramsey, A. S. Andres, T. E. Pickett, and R. N. Benson).

Abstracts, Lectures and Presentations

2010, National LiDAR Applications and Benefits: Perspectives from the States: Association of American Geographers Abstracts with Programs, 2010 Annual Meeting Program, p. 108.

2009, A New Delaware DataMIL: Digital Mapping Techniques 2009, Morgantown, WV, with J. A. Callahan.

2006, 100 Years Of Wissahickon — What's In A Name?: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, Vol. 38, No. 7, p. 300.

2006, Deciphering Igneous and Metamorphic Events in High-Grade Rocks of the Wilmington Complex, Delaware: Morphology, Cathodoluminescence and Backscattered Electron Zoning, and SHRIMP U-Pb Geochronology of Zircon and Monazite: Geological Society of America Bulletin, January/February 2006, v. 118, no. ½, p. 39-64. With J. N. Aleinikoff, M. O. Plank, L. Srogi, C. M. Fanning, S. L. Kamo, and H. Bosbyshell.

2001, Tectonic Synthesis of Recent Geochronological and Geochemical Data in the Central Appalachian Piedmont of SE PA and N DEL: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol.33, no.6, pp.261-262. With H. Bosbyshell, L. Srogi, J. N. Aleinikoff, M. O. Plank, M. L. Crawford, and M. Williams.

2001, Morphology and SHRIMP U-Pb Ages of Zircon and Monazite From High-grade Rocks of the Wilmington Complex, Delaware: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol.33, no.1, pp.82-83. With J. Aleinikoff, M. O. Plank, L. Srogi, T. Armstrong, and W. Hodges.

2000, Possible Tectonic Affinities of Mafic Units in the PA-DE Piedmont Based on New Geochemical Data: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, Vol.32, No. 1. With M. O. Plank and L. Srogi.

1999, Geochemistry and Tectonic Implications of Early Paleozoic Boninitic and Arc-Related Magmatism in the Wissahickon Formation and Wilmington Complex, Central Appalachian Piedmont: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 32 No. 7, p. A-216. With M. O. Plank, H. Bosbyshell, L. Srogi, and Crawford, M. L.

1995, Geologic mapping of Piedmont bedrock in Delaware: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 27, No.