Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jay Gregg for reaching the milestone of retirement. Dr. Gregg has many ties with OSU, starting with his M.S. degree in Geology under the advisement of Professor Emeritus Gary Stewart. He returned to OSU to become the Head of our School in 2005. Dr. Gregg has been an outstanding teacher and advisor, a strong advocate and leader, and a gracious donor for our School. He will continue to be involved with the School and the Advisory Board.
Dr. Gregg's abbreviated bio:
Jay M. Gregg served as Professor of Geology and V. Brown Monnett Chair of Petroleum Geology at the Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, Oklahoma from August 2005 until February 2021. He served as Head of the Boone Pickens School of Geology from 2005 to 2013. Gregg transitioned to Professor Emeritus of Geology on February 1, 2021.
Gregg completed his B.S degree in 1974 at Bowling Green State University with majors in Geology and Biology. He received his M.S. degree in Geology from Oklahoma State University (1976) and his Ph.D. degree in Geology from Michigan State University (1982).
Prior to his service at Oklahoma State, Gregg worked in the petroleum industry for Sun Production Company in Midland, Texas (1976 to 1978), in the minerals industry for St. Joe Minerals Corporation, first in Viburnum, Missouri and then in Tucson, Arizona (1982 to 1987), and on the national nuclear waste repository project for Westinghouse Hanford Co. (1987 to 1988). Previous academic appointments held by Gregg include assistant, associate and full professor and later, Gulf Oil Foundation Professor and Chair of the Department of Geology and Geophysics and later the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, now Missouri University of Science and Technology (1988 to 2005).
Gregg has taught a wide range of university courses including introductory physical and historical geology and other professional undergraduate level courses including mineralogy, petrology, paleontology, stratigraphy, and sedimentology. At the graduate level Gregg has taught courses in carbonate sedimentology, petrology and geochemistry as well as courses in basin evolution. Gregg has mentored two postdoctoral associates, 8 Ph.D. students, 15 M.S. students, and 9 undergraduate research students.
In 1996 Gregg was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research at University College Dublin, Ireland. He was a visiting professor at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa in 1998. In 2005 Gregg was a member of the scientific team on IODP Expedition 307 to the Porcupine Basin in the North Atlantic Ocean. In 2012 Gregg joined the Shell Global Solutions Carbonate Research Team in Rijswijk, The Netherlands on a one-year sabbatical leave from Oklahoma State.
Gregg's professional expertise is in the fields of sedimentary petrology and geochemistry and he is widely recognized as a specialist on the sedimentology, diagenesis, and mineralogy of dolomite. He also is known for his research on the diagenetic history of sedimentary basins, the origin and distribution of sediment-hosted base metal deposits, and the diagenesis of carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs. Gregg has conducted research on carbonate rocks ranging in age from Archean to Holocene throughout North America, the Caribbean region, South Africa, northern Europe, South America, and the Middle East. Gregg has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 100 scholarly publications.
Virtual drop-in social event to celebrate Dr. Jay Gregg's retirement this Friday (February 5th) at 5:00pm-6:00pm CST via Zoom: