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The Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research is part of the Penn State Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) and is supported by the colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn State Outreach and by the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE) and the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI).
Thomas Murphy, extension associate and member of the Marcellus Education Team serves as Director of the Marcellus Center.
Dave Yoxtheimer, P.G., EMS Extension Associate, investigates water-treatment, water-quality and environmental issues related to natural resource development and specifically to the Marcellus shale. He is an outreach liaison between the University, natural gas industry, environmental organizations, local government and the public to advise stakeholders on key environmental issues.
James Ladlee, Associate Director, MCOR; Director of Special Initiatives, ShaleTEC. His primary program responsibilities include oil and gas shale research, community education, and natural gas economic and workforce development.
The Marcellus Center's goals are three-fold: