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For the Media: Penn State Marcellus Expertise

Media looking for expertise on Marcellus Shale-related topics can contact the following Penn State researchers. If the area of interest is not listed, please contact the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR) at 814-865-1587 or marcellus@psu.edu.

Penn State Marcellus Expertise

Michael A. Arthur
Co-Director, MCOR; Geosciences
Phone: 814-863-6054 (office); E-mail: maa6@psu.edu
Expertise: Marcellus and Utica geology, seismic testing, hydraulic fracturing, naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) 
Thomas B. Murphy
Co-Director, MCOR; Extension
Phone: 814-865-1587 (office); E-mail: tbm1@psu.edu
Cell: 570-916-0622
Expertise: Workforce, economic development, community impacts, workforce, agricultural impacts, water disposal 
David Yoxtheimer
Extension Associate, MCOR
Phone: 814-865-1587 (office); E-mail: day122@psu.edu
Expertise: Marcellus geology, water quality and testing, water management, hydraulic fracturing, alternative methods of hydraulic fracturing 
Seth Blumsack
Energy Policy and Economics; Co-Director, Penn State Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy Initiative
Phone: 814-863-7597 (office); E-mail: sethb@psu.edu
Expertise: Resource economics; input-output models for economic development; energy markets
Matt Henderson
Shale Asset Manager, MCOR; Extension
Phone: 570-726-0022 (office); E-mail: mxh454@psu.edu
Expertise:Community education, oil and shale gas research and economic development

Kathy Brasier
Rural Sociology, Extension
Phone: 814-865-7321 (office); E-mail: kbrasier@psu.edu
Expertise: Short- and long-term social impacts of Marcellus Shale development on individuals, families, social institutions and communities; perceptions of risk

Margaret Brittingham
Wildlife Resources
Phone: 814-863-8442 (office); E-mail: mxb21@psu.edu
Expertise:Wildlife, forest fragmentation, land surface and land use change

Terry Engelder
Geosciences
Phone: 814-865-3620 (office); E-mail: jte2@psu.edu
Expertise: Geology of the Appalachian Basin including Marcellus and other gas shales, methods of natural gas extraction, natural gas technologies, seismic testing, resource analysis

Bryan Swistock
Senior Extension Associate, Penn State
Phone: 814-863-0194 (office); E-mail: brs@psu.edu
Expertise: Water quality, water testing strategies, water disposal and processing, private drinking water supplies

James Ladlee
Associate Director, MCOR; Director of Special Initiatives, Marcellus Shale Education and Training Center
Phone: 570-726-0022 (office); E-mail: jladlee@psu.edu
Cell: 814-470-3459
Expertise: Workforce education, training, economic development, community impacts

Jon Laughner
Extension director, Beaver County
Phone: 724-774-3003 (office); E-mail: jblaughner@psu.edu
Cell: 724-333-5765
Expertise: Economic development, community impacts, supply chain, workforce
Diane McLaughlin
Rural Sociology and Demography
Phone: 814-863-8626 (office); E-mail: dkk@psu.edu
Expertise: Socioeconomic effects of Marcellus Shale development on families and communities
Dave Messersmith
Extension educator, Wayne County
Phone: 570-253-5970, ext. 4110 (office); E-mail: dtm101@psu.edu
Expertise: Pipeline siting, regulations; gas leasing and landowner considerations

Ross Pifer
Director, Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center, Penn State, Dickinson School of Law
Phone: 814-863-0194 (office); E-mail: rpifer@psu.edu
Expertise: Leasing, legal issues

   

 

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