Geological Engineering

Industry Advisory Board (IAB)

The Montana Tech Geological Engineering IAB mission is to support the department's program to provide students a quality education that presents accepted engineering theory and historical standards as well as current industry best practices. The IAB will provide the department guidance and technical expertise from current industry representatives and will support the GeoE Program through specific objectives.

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The current members of the IAB are listed below.

View the Geological Engineering IAB member biographies »

Russ J. Sheets, PE, IAB Chair, Barr Engineering, Bismarck, ND

Christina Isakson and Steve Bundrock, IAB past co-chairs


Dr. Chris Gammons, Professor

Dr. Mary McLaughlin, Professor

Dr. Mohammadhossein Sadeghiamirshahidi, Assistant Professor

Dr. Larry N. Smith, Professor

Dr. Glenn D. Shaw, Professor

Student Members

April Degel (2020)


Additional Members

Whit Adams, Hecla Mining Company's Greens Creek Mine

Brock Bolin, Newmont Mining Corporation

Steve Bundrock

John Connors, P.E., Montana DNRC Water Resource Division, Helena, MT

Renee Doyle, Rio Tinto-Goron Operations Mine

Brian Erickson, Hecla Mining Company's Greens Creek Mine

David J. Erickson, PG, CPG, Water & Environmental Technologies, Butte, MT

Jane Fillmore, Tronox Alkalai

Leigh Freeman, Leigh Freeman Consultancy and Blue Sun Energy

Dr. Ennis P. Geraghty, Stillwater Mining Company, Absarokee, MT

Lauren Gordon, ENGEO Inc., San Ramon, CA

Mike Hatten

Bill Henne, Pioneer Technical Services, Butte, MT

Christina Isakson

Radford Langston

Greg Lorenson, P.E., Hydrometrics, Helena, MT

Duane Matt, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Dr. John J. Metesh, Director and State Geologist Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Butte, MT

Lica Milodragovich, Quigg Brothers, Inc.

David Musselman, Day & Zimmermann

Ericka Sholey Bartlett, Imerys Talc Yellowstone Mine

Scott Steinberg, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

John Trudnowski, Water & Environmental Technologies, Butte, MT