Jeremy Boak started as Director of the Oklahoma Geological Survey in July 2015. He served as the Co-Chair of the Oil Shale Symposia, 2006-2015, a role he started as Director of the Center for Oil Shale Technology and Research (COSTAR) at the Colorado School of Mines.
He was an environmental and nuclear materials project manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and manager for performance assessment of Yucca Mountain at the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Nevada. Dr. Boak was an exploration geologist at ARCO Oil and Gas, Inc., in Anchorage, Denver, and Bakersfield.
He received his doctorate in Geological Sciences from Harvard University, for work on the 3.8-billion-year-old Isua supracrustal suite, West Greenland. He received AB and MS degrees from Harvard and an MS from the University of Washington, all in Geological Sciences.
Dr. Boak is married to Anna Stafford, a petroleum geologist and oil finder, and has a stepson Chris who plans to return to school this year in engineering.