University of Wisconsin–Madison

M. Carol McCartney

Outreach Manager, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
MS 1975
PhD 1979
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My fellow graduate students and I were the first students to occupy Weeks Hall, after the department moved out of Science Hall. I have a BA in Geology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and my MS and PhD from UW-Madison, studying with (Emeritus Professor) Dave Mickelson, when the Friends of the Pleistocene was a musical group, as well as a field trip organization.

I manage and coordinate WGNHS public information and outreach activities, including those related to traditional paper publications, digital publications and products, and web-based information.

I am a registered geologist in seven states and have nearly 30 years of environmental consulting experience. I was member and co-chair of the Wisconsin Groundwater Advisory Committee, created by 2003 WI Act 310 to make recommendations to the State Legislature regarding future groundwater management needs in Wisconsin.