The Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division is led by a management board, consisting of the Division Chair, First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor/Webmaster, Historian, Student Representative, and immediate Past Chair. The management board is assisted by the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Panel, consisting of six members. A brief description of duties of each position and contact information for those currently serving are provided below. 


The Chair shall preside at meetings of the Division and of the Management Board. The Chair shall submit a report to the Management Board of the activities of the Division during his/her term of office and on future plans. The Chair shall serve as the Division’s representative on the GSA Joint Technical Program Committee. The Chair serves for one year.

Karl Wegmann
Dept. of Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences
North Carolina State University

The First Vice Chair shall assume the powers and duties of the Chair in the event of the absence or disability of the Chair. The First Vice Chair shall supervise planning for Division sessions and events to be held at the Annual Meeting of the succeeding year. The First Vice Chair serves one year.

Arjun Heimsath
School of Earth and Space Exploration
Arizona State University

The Second Vice Chair shall assume the position of Chair whenever both the Chair and First Vice Chair are not available. The Second Vice Chair serves for one year.

Mark Sweeney
Department of Sustainability & Environment
University of South Dakota

The Past Chair shall be chair of the election nominating committee. The Past Chair serves for one year.

Julie Brigham-Grette
Department of Geosciences
University of Massachusetts

The Division Secretary shall keep the records of the proceedings of the Division and shall act as secretary of the Management Board. He/she shall maintain liaison with GSA Headquarters, and shall serve, ex officio, as a member of all committees. He/she shall submit semiannual reports to the Council of the Society of the Division. The Secretary shall notify the officers and the members of the committees of their election or appointment and shall arrange for issuance of notices of all Division and Management Board meetings and of election results. The Secretary serves for 2 years.

Lisa Ely
Dept Geological Sciences
Central Western Washington University


The Division Treasurer shall keep informed on the balance of Division funds obtained from membership dues, and shall account for all funds of the Division. The Treasurer serves for 2 years.

Scott Burns
Department of Geology
Portland State University


The Communications Coordinator shall provide information of interest to Division members through the Division newsletter, social media, and maintenance of the division website.  The Communications Coordinator serves a two year term. 

Nicholas A. Sutfin
Washington Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey


The Historian shall provide continuity and institutional memory to the Division, through the compilation and maintenance of Division records, and shall advise the Management Board on aspects of the history of the Division. The Historian is appointed annually by the Management Board.

P. Thompson (Thom) Davis
Department of Natural and Applied Sciences
Bentley University


The Student Representative shall advise the Management Board on affairs of particular interest to student and early career members. The Student Representative is appointed annually by the Management Board.

Joanmarie Del Vecchio
Dartmouth College

The Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Panel shall select the winner of the Kirk Bryan Award from nominations made by the voting affiliates of the Division. The Panel shall also be responsible for other duties as requested by the Chair from time to time. Panelists serve for two years.

2020-2022 Panel

Eric Leonard
Allison Anders
Kristin Cook

2021 - 2023 Panel

Jill Marshall
José Constantine
Avriel Licciardi