Stephen B. Mabee
A Massachusetts native, Stephen B. Mabee received his B.S. degree in Geology from Tufts University in 1974 and an M.S. degree in Geology from the University of Colorado in 1978. He worked for nearly 10 years in the private sector as an environmental consultant working for R.V. Lord and Associates in Boulder, Colorado and Sasaki Associates, Inc. in Watertown, MA where he was a senior associate and project manager. He worked on major design and construction projects across the U.S. He received his Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1992 with a focus on hydrogeology, geochemistry, geophysics and structural geology. He was a visiting assistant professor at Amherst College from 1992 to 1995 teaching hydrogeology and environmental geology and an introductory environmental topics course. He joined the faculty in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts in 1995. His research interests and outreach activities include: 1) groundwater resource evaluation in bedrock; 2) application of geophysical techniques to environmental problems; 3) hydrogeological education; and, 4) water resources in ancient cultures. He was appointed State Geologist on September 1, 2002 but continues to serve as adjunct faculty in the Department of Geosciences.
Nicholas L. Venti
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Nick received in B.S. in Geology in 2004, followed by his M.S. in 2006, at U-Mass, Amherst, and his PhD from the University of Delaware in 2011, studying and refining Neogene and Plio-Pleistocene stratigraphy in the North Pacific by studying isotopes in foraminifera. Nick has been with the Survey since 2013 and serves as our chief field logistics manager and scientist, in addition to GIS technician and modeler on many of our projects, including beach profile and sediment surveys of the Massachusetts Coast and fluvial geomorphological assessments of the Deerfield River Watershed.