Dr. Michael Kelley - Planetary Science Division Scientist

Dr. Michael S. Kelley - Planetary Science Division Scientist

Dr. Michael S. Kelley, formerly of the Department of Geology & Geography at Georgia Southern University, has joined the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters. In addition to more than twenty years of geological research, teaching, and field experience, Mike brings to the Division private sector corporate experience and many years of service to the planetary science community.

He is a long-time Visiting Astronomer at the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility, and served as chair of the Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America and its award committees. He participated in the Antarctic Search for Meteorites Program, and conducted postdoctoral research at NASA Johnson Space Center. Along with other assignments, Mike will be assuming duties as Program Scientist for the Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program and the Planetary Data System. He will also serve as Program Scientist for the EPOXI and Stardust-NExT Discovery Spacecraft Missions. Mike looks forward to serving the planetary science community in this new capacity.