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Dr. Randy Keller : Introduction

My name is Randy Keller.  I’m a geologist and an assistant professor at the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.  I live in Corvallis, Oregon.  Here in western Oregon, we have spectacular landscapes, beautiful geology. Like many geologists, I love the natural world, and I love coming out here and treating this as my natural lab. 

In my job, I do a variety of things.  That’s one of the things I really like about it.  When I’m teaching, I spend a lot of time interacting with the students in the classroom.  They often come by my office to talk about oceanography or geology.  And I also quite a bit of work in the laboratory, trying to understand the chemical composition of the rocks I collect, and determine their ages. 

I think what I enjoy most about working at sea is the scenery.  The horizon is always there with beautiful could formations.  You see a lot of marine life that you wouldn’t see on land.  The other thing is working with interesting groups of people who do different things.  When you work together as a team to solve problems, it develops a kind of camaraderie that you don’t get when you are in your office at home.


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