Keane is AGI's Director of Communications and Technology. 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. Keane also is editor of the monthly newsmagazine EARTH, previously known as Geotimes, and edits the annual Directory of Geoscience Departments published by AGI and was AGI’s Executive Producer on the Discovery Communications television series Faces of Earth.