Keane is AGI's Director of Communications and Technology and Editor of EARTH Magazine.
He earned a PhD in 1997 from the University of Maryland's Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Science Program. His background is in geology with a focus on quantitative terrain-analysis methods. Prior to his graduate work, he worked for the Industrial Minerals Branch of the US Bureau of Mines.
Recent responsibilities have included, since 1999, the ongoing surveying and analysis efforts of AGI’s Geoscience Workforce Program, as well as liaison with geoscience departments and AGI’s geoscience industry partners. He was AGI’s Executive Producer on the Discovery Communications television series Faces of Earth.