Dr. Dean Keiswetter is the Chief Scientist and Division Manager at Acorn Science & Innovation, Inc. (AcornSI) in Cary, North Carolina. He has worked for AcornSI since 2014. Dean is the program manager and technical project lead for the research and application of detection and classification technologies for unexploded ordnance (UXO). His group provides geophysical investigations designed to quantitatively classify hazardous UXO from non-hazardous clutter while simultaneously documenting the decisions via data products, quality control procedures, quality assurance plans, and standard operating procedures. Previously, Dean worked for Leidos for a year and for Science Applications International Corporation for 7 years. He is an active member of the ITRC Geophysical Classification for Munitions Response (GCMR) team and was the 2012 and 2014 ITRC Industry Recognition Award Winner from GCMR team. Dean earned a bachelor's degree in Geology/Earth Science from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas in 1989, a master's degree in Geophysics from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas in 1991, a doctoral degree in Geophysics from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas in 1995, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School in 2001.