Author

Michael Shea, PhD

Executive Experience Dr. Shea is a proven senior executive, consultant and researcher. Michael was the President and Co-Founder of Phoenix Strategic Advisors and Griffin Strategic Advisors, an EVP at both Grenzebach Glier & Associates and Acosta/AMG Strategic Advisors, and a senior management consultant at the consulting firms Huron and A.T. Kearney. Michael was also a Senior Project Manager at Geosyntec Consultants, the owner of TerraCon, and the Principal Geochemist at Battelle Memorial Institute.

Geologic Expertise Michael has participated in geologic projects across three continents, and has conducted research using stable and radiogenic isotopic analysis, neutron activation, elemental and ionic analysis of rocks, soils and groundwater, as well as other classic geologic techniques. Michael has performed finite element computer modeling and analytical modeling of the mass transport of elements through the pore spaces of rocks. Michael has published numerous scientific papers and books.

Wine Experience Michael started to seriously appreciate and collect wine over 20 years ago. He started his vinicultural journey in the Napa Valley and Santa Cruz Mountains, focusing on zinfandels and cabs. He subsequently added the pinots of Willamette Valley, the syrahs of Ojai Valley and Australia, and the chardonnays and sauvignon blancs of Sonoma Valley and New Zealand. He then turned to the Old World, and discovered the wonders of Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone Valley, German rieslings, Tuscany, Spain, and Portugal. And there is still much more of the world left...

Education Michael holds a PhD in Nuclear Geochemistry from the University of Chicago and is ABD in Isotope Geology from The Ohio State University. He holds an MS in Geochemistry from the University of California at Riverside, a BS in Geology from the New Mexico Institute of Technology, and an AA in Science from Riverside Community College, as well as a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Michael was a Trustee of the Chicago Academy of Science and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and is an Advisory Board Member of VentureDNA.

Michael is also a Certified Mongol Warrior.

Bibliography

PUBLICATIONS:

Email:
docshea@gmail.com

Books:
N.A. Chapman, I.G. McKinley, M.E. Shea, and J.A.T. Smellie (editors), 1993. The Poços de Caldas Project: natural analogues of processes in a radioactive waste repository. Elsevier, 603 pp.

Chapters:
M. Shea and S. Gupta, 2014. "Marketing Mix Modeling: Regression-Based or Agent-Based?" In New Directions in Shopper Technology, Shopper Technology Institute, Chapter 10, pp. 111-117.

Reviewed Papers:
M. Shea and B. Gilleon, 2011. The Powerful Potential of Demand Management. Supply Chain Management Review, May/June, pp. 18-27.

M. Shea, 1992. Isotopic geochemical characterization of selected nepheline syenites and phonolites from the Poços de Caldas alkaline complex, Minas Gerais, Brazil. In: N.A. Chapman, I.G. McKinley, M.E. Shea, and J.A.T. Smellie (Editors), The Poços de Caldas Project: Natural Analogues of Processes in a Radioactive Waste Repository. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 45:173-214.

L. Cathles and M. Shea, 1992. Near-field high temperature transport: Evidence from the genesis of the Osamu Utsumi uranium mine analogue site, Poços de Caldas, Brazil. In: N.A. Chapman, I.G. McKinley, M.E. Shea, and J.A.T. Smellie (Editors), The Poços de Caldas Project: Natural Analogues of Processes in a Radioactive Waste Repository. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 45:565-603.

H. Schorscher and M. Shea, 1992. The regional geology, mineralogy and geochemistry of the Poços de Caldas alkaline complex, Minas Gerais, Brazil. In: N.A. Chapman, I.G. McKinley, M.E. Shea, and J.A.T. Smellie (Editors), The Poços de Caldas Project: Natural Analogues of Processes in a Radioactive Waste Repository. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 45:25-52.

N. Chapman, I. McKinley, E. Penna Franca, M. Shea and J.A.T. Smellie, 1992. The Poços de Caldas Project: An introduction and summary of its implications for radioactive waste management. In: N.A. Chapman, I.G. McKinley, M.E. Shea, and J.A.T. Smellie (Editors), The Poços de Caldas Project: Natural Analogues of Processes in a Radioactive Waste Repository. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 45:1-24.

J.A.T. Smellie, N. Chapman, I. McKinley, E. Penna Franca, and M. Shea, 1988. Testing safety assessment models using natural analogues in high natural-series groundwaters: a progress report on the second year of the Poços de Caldas Project. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings XII, Berlin, pp. 863-870.

M. Shea, 1987. Marysvale natural analog study: feasibility phase analytical results. In Natural Analogs in Radioactive Waste Disposal, B. Come and N. Chapman (Editors), Graham and Trotman, London, pp. 275-285.

M. Shea and K.A. Foland, 1986. The Marysvale natural analog study: preliminary oxygen isotope relations. Chemical Geology, 55:281-295.

M. Shea, 1984. Uranium migration at some hydrothermal veins near Marysvale, Utah: a natural analog for radwaste isolation. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings VII, 26:227-238.

Reports:
N. Chapman, I. McKinley, M. Shea and J. Smellie, 1993. Poços de Caldas: nature’s experiments. NAGRA Bulletin 1/1993.

M. Shea, 1990. Isotopic geochemical characterization of selected nepheline syenites and phonolites from the Poços de Caldas alkaline complex, Minas Gerais, Brazil. SKB TR 90-13/NAGRA NTB 90-22/UK DOE WR 90-044.

L. Cathles and M. Shea, 1990. Near-field high temperature transport: evidence from the genesis of the Osamu Utsumi uranium mine analogue site, Poços de Caldas, Brazil. SKB TR 90-22/NAGRA NTB 90-31/UK DOE WR 90-053.

H. Schorscher and M. Shea, 1990. The regional geology, mineralogy and geochemistry of the Poços de Caldas alkaline complex, Minas Gerais, Brazil. SKB TR 90-10/NAGRA NTB 90-19/UK DOE WR 90-041.

N. Chapman, I. McKinley, M. Shea and J. Smellie, 1990. The Poços de Caldas Project: summary and implications for radioactive waste management. SKB TR 90-24/NAGRA NTB 90-33/UK DOE WR 90-055.

M. Shea, 1989. Marysvale fracture controlled mass transport study. Proceedings of the CEC Natural Analogue Working Group (Snowbird, Utah), CEC Report EUR 11725 EN, pp. 11-25.

M. Shea, 1986. Marysvale Natural Analog Study: results to date. Proceedings of the Natural Analog Working Group (Interlaken, Switzerland), CEC Report EUR 10671 EN, pp. 101-113.

M. Shea, 1985. Performance assessment input: Marysvale Natural Analog Study. Proceedings of the Natural Analog Working Group (Brussels, Belgium), CEC Report EUR 10315 EN-FR, pp. 160-163.

S. Davis, D. Curtis, K. Wolfberg, J. Apps, T. Baillieul, G. Beal, M. Gascoyne, W. Graustein, N. Hubbard, C. Kreitler, R. Meyer, A. Ogard, F. Phillips, R. Rundberg, and M. Shea, 1985. Element migration and fixation. In Workshop on Fundamental Geochemistry Needs for Nuclear Waste Isolation, B. Erdal(Editor), Los Alamos National Laboratory, pp. 47-58.

M. Shea, and K.A. Foland, 1984. Marysvale Natural Analog Study: preliminary oxygen isotope relations. Proceedings of the Natural Analog Working Group (Lake Geneva, USA), SKB Technical Report 84-18, D5: 1-22.

Invited Papers, White Papers, and Presentations:
M. Shea, 2007. "Portfolio Procurement Methodology: Redefining the Supplier Relationship". Huron Consulting Group White Paper, November 2007.

"Supply and Demand Issues for Global Recruiting in the Management Consulting Industry", Invited Panelist, Chazen International Conference, Columbia University, April 8 1998.

"Natural Analogs: What Nature Can Tell Us." Illinois Wesleyan University, October 1 1992.

"The Poços de Caldas International Project: An example of a large-scale radwaste isolation natural analogue study." Proceedings of the Workshop on the Role of Natural Analogs in Performance Assessment for Licensing of High-Level Nuclear Waste Repositories, San Antonio, Texas, June 23-25, 1991.

"Poços de Caldas Project Study Area." Presentations to the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, Reno, Nevada, April 16-17, 1991.

Abstracts:
M. Shea, 1991. Isotopic geochemical characterization of selected nepheline syenites and phonolites from the Poços de Caldas alkaline complex, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Proceedings of the CEC Natural Analog Symposium IV, Pithlochry, Scotland, CEC Report EUR 13014 EN, pp. 171-172.

L. Cathles and M. Shea, 1991. Near-field high temperature transport: evidence from the genesis of the Osamu Utsumi uranium mine analogue site, Poços de Caldas, Brazil. Proceedings of the CEC Natural Analog Symposium IV, Pithlochry, Scotland, CEC Report EUR 13014 EN, pp. 188-189.

H. Schorscher and M. Shea, 1991. The regional geology, mineralogy and geochemistry of the Poços de Caldas alkaline complex, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Proceedings of the CEC Natural Analog Symposium IV, Pithlochry, Scotland, CEC Report EUR 13014 EN, pp. 161-162.

M. Shea and K.A. Foland, 1986. Marysvale Natural Analog Study: results of Phase I. American Chemical Society National Symposium, Anaheim, California.

M. Deyling and M. Shea, 1986. Origin, composition, and evolution of crystalline ground water: repository characterization considerations. American Chemical Society National Symposium, Anaheim, California.

R. A. Levich, E. Patera, M. Shea, K. Yates, and A. Brandstetter, 1986. Natural analog studies: real world answers for nuclear waste question. American Chemical Society National Symposium, Anaheim, California.

D. Melchior and M. Shea, 1986. Field geochemistry in the crystalline repository program: area phase status and future plans. American Chemical Society National Symposium, Anaheim, California.

M. Shea, 1982. Uranium migration associated with some hydrothermal vein deposits near Marysvale, Utah: a natural analog for radwaste isolation. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Western Symposium, Eugene, Oregon.

Academic Dissertation and Thesis:
M. Shea, 1998. Hydrologic, thermal, and chemical processes related to fracture controlled hydrothermal water-rock interaction. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Chicago, IL.

M. Shea, 1992. Uranium migration associated with some hydrothermal veins at Marysvale, Utah: a natural analog for radioactive waste isolation. M.S. Thesis, University of California, Riverside, CA.