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Dr. Miles D. Kenney

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Background Information

Employment History

San Diego Association of Geologists

Consulting Geologist

Kenney GeoScience

Geology Lecturer

San Diego State University

Staff Consultant

Earth Consultants International , Inc.


Bachelors in Science degree


San Diego State University

doctorate degree

University of Oregon

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Miles Kenney, PhD, PG

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About Miles Kenney, Ph.D.
Dr. Kenney has over 20 years professional experience in the geotechnical engineering and environmental industry with an emphasis on evaluating seismic hazards, desert Geomorphology, stratigraphy, and structural Geology.
Areas of expertise include fault hazard evaluation (paleoseismology), desert landscapes (alluvial fans, aeolian systems-dunes), basin scale stratigraphy (assists in groundwater studies), structural geology, igneous and sedimentary petrology and formational processes, and neotectonics.
His experience includes fault trenching, field mapping, drilling (geotechnical, groundwater, gas probes), surveying, structural geology, age dating, stratigraphy, soil profile evaluations, fault slip vector determinations, aeolian sand providence and migration studies, estimates of anticipated moment magnitude and slip per event, and aerial photograph interpretation.
Dr. Kenney has conducted research and projects in fields requiring an understanding of the Geologic history of California. Some of these include an understanding of Basin and Range extension, Paleozoic platform deposits, igneous rocks and emplacement, and the development of the San Andreas Fault System to name a few.
Dr. Kenney's geotechnical experience includes slope stability evaluations and mitigation, large to small scale diameter drilling, geologic mapping, cross-sections, drafting, report preparation, and rough and post grading observation and testing.
From 1999 to 2005 Dr. Kenney was a Geology lecturer at San Diego State University in addition to numerous State of California community colleges in the San Diego area.
Dr. Kenney has conducted numerous large-scale fault studies and stratigraphic evaluations which most recently were in the eastern Coachella Valley.
Other large scale projects include the principle investigator to provide the current fault hazard map utilized by Riverside County, California, fault evaluation study on the Santa Monica Fault related to the proposed Los Angeles Metro line extension, numerous aeolian (dune) studies for solar energy facilities, an alluvial fan drainage evaluation on the Whitewater Wash in Banning Pass, detailed geologic mapping (eastern San Gabriel Mountains - Morton and Miller, 2006, and recently in the Marble and Ship Mountains - Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery, and Storage Project).
Dr. Kenney is familiar with California desert soils and stratigraphy sufficient to provide approximate minimum numerical ages based on local geomorphology and soil development.
Specific client experience has included residential, commercial, educational, transportation, solar energy, groundwater basin storage and recharge, wind turbine energy, legal, and municipal projects. Dr. Kenney has shown the ability on numerous projects within complex geologic areas to provide reasonable hypothesis and geologic solutions utilizing geologic fundamentals. Dr. Kenney has also shown the ability to work well with relatively large projects utilizing a wide range of environmental professionals and legal services associated with the project entitlement process typically involving the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and subsequent public review.

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Dr. Miles Kenney, PG, Consultant Geologist, will be presenting on the Late Quaternary stratigraphic and structural development of the Cheviot Hills / Century City area.

Topic: "Late Quaternary stratigraphic and structural development of the Cheviot Hills / Century City area"
Speaker: Miles Kenney
Dr. Kenney has over 20 years of professional experience working as a Geologist in the southwestern United States. Areas of expertise include fault hazard evaluation (paleoseismology), desert landscapes (alluvial fans, aeolian systems - dunes), basin scale stratigraphy (assists in groundwater studies), structural geology, stratigraphy, and neotectonics.
Miles Kenney earned a Bachelors in Science degree from San Diego State University in 1989 with a Geology Major and minor in Chemistry. He then worked for Leighton and associates for 5 years as a geotechnical geologist primarily involving numerous fault investigations of the Elsinore Fault Zone working with Dr. Tom Rockwell and taking a million sand cone density tests on various grading projects! From 1994 to 1999 Miles completed his doctorate degree at the University of Oregon working with Dr. Ray Weldon.
After receiving his PhD, Miles then worked for Earth Consultants for over a year then began teaching at San Diego State University and various community colleges in San Diego County. From 2002 to 2009 Dr. Kenney worked at Petra Geotechnical as their fault hazard specialist managing numerous fault investigation studies in southern California. From 2009 to the present time he has worked as an independent Geologic consultant via Kenney GeoScience. Recent projects have involved structural evaluation of Basin and Range structure in the Mojave Desert for groundwater storage projects (Cadiz Groundwater and Storage Project), fault and stratigraphic evaluation of the Cheviot Hills, evaluation of sand dune systems regarding dust emissions and preservation of habitat (numerous solar energy projects and the Los Angeles Department of Energy and Power).

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