Dr. Keith Earnshaw is the Founder and President of Earnshaw
Environmental, Inc., a company specializing in environmental compliance, risk
management, and radiation safety training. He has over 25 years of experience in
radiation safety, waste management, and regulatory compliance, and has worked in
industry, state government, consulting, and national laboratories.
While working at the Knolls Atomic Power National Laboratory,
Dr. Earnshaw was given the opportunity to participate in an undersea mission to
locate a sunken nuclear submarine, the Thresher, and to perform environmental
monitoring and analysis in the wreckage area. Studies in the area were completed
using the deep underwater submersible vehicle, Alvin, which allowed scientists
to dive to a depth of 2 ½ miles and collect soil, water, and fish samples on the
Dr. Earnshaw received his B.S. in Environmental Health and an
M.S. in Health Physics/Environmental Toxicology from Purdue University. He
earned his Ph.D. in Engineering Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
and currently serves as an adjunct professor with North Carolina State
University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Kirksville School
of Osteopathic Medicine.
When Keith is not working, he likes to hike, participate in
triathlons (slowly), and retreat to his treehouse deep in the woods of North
Carolina to read, teach his online classes, and take the occasional siesta.