Dr. Stephen T. Hasiotis
Professor


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Contact Information
E-mail: hasiotis@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-4941
Fax: 785-864-5276
Office: 115 Lindley Hall
Mailing Address: University of Kansas, Department of Geology, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd., 120 Lindley Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045-7613
Home Address: 3912 W. 8th St., Lawrence, KS 66042
Home Phone: 785-842-6545


Vital Statistics
Born December 12, 1962, Rochester, New York (U.S. Citizen); married, three children


Research Interests
I study organism-media interactions and their implications for paleontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleoenvironments, paleoecology, paleopedology, paleohydrology, and paleoclimate. My main research focuses on interactions in the continental realm, where organism activity relates to the history of the soil formation and the record of paleobiodiversity not recorded by body fossils in deposits where they are lacking. My interests include the distribution of trace fossils in the continental realm, evolution of organism behavior, evolution of continental ecosystems, the interpretation of past climates from paleosols, and effects of extinctions on soil biota and their recovery. My research has led to me to study a wide variety of organisms and their behavior, from microorganisms to dinosaurs and mammals. Past research I have conducted has extended the fossil record of several organisms, including crayfish, ants, termites, bees and wasps, mammals, and dermestids. Check the current research page for more information regarding specific research projects. I lead the multidisciplinary research group IBGS (IchnoBioGeoSciences), which works with several different departments here at KU and at other universities around the globe. I am also currently the co-editor of the journal PALAIOS, an international peer-reviewed journal with an emphasis on the impact of life on Earth History, published by SEPM and hosted here at KU.


Fields of Specialization
1) Paleo- and neoichnology, paleobiology, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, and evolution of invertebrates in continental depositional systems; marine ichnology
2) Invertebrate paleobiology; Decapoda: Astacoidea, crayfish; and Arthropoda: Insecta
3) Mesozoic paleoecology, paleohydrology, and paleoclimatology
4) Triassic and Jurassic, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleontology of the Colorado Plateau area
5) Evolution of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems
6) Sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, and biostratigraphy


Classes Taught

Geol 105/304 History of the Earth; course taken by majors and non-majors, consisting of freshman and upper-level undergraduates (~155 to 195 students)
Geol 521/BIOL 622 Paleontology; course taken by geology and biology majors, consisting of upper-level undergraduates (~22 to 30 students)
Geol 560 Field Camp I; 3 week summer course with 1-day mapping exercises, detailed section measuring and correlation exercises, paleoenvironmental and paleoecological interpretations, and other exercises.
Geol 723 Paleosols; graduate level course comprised of lectures, readings and discussions, guest speakers, and a term project with student presentations.
Geol 729 Ichnology; graduate level course comprised of lectures, readings and discussions, guest speakers, field trips, and a term project with presentations.
Geol 791 IchnoBioGeoScience Seminar; graduate level course comprised of readings, writing exercises, discussions, and guest speakers.


Current Status and Service
1) Professor in the Department of Geology, University of Kansas, appointed 8/05; Assistant Professor from 8/01-7/05.
2) Adjunct Senior Research Fellow (status level B), Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, appointed 8/05; Assistant Professor from 12/01/08-12/01/11
3) Coeditor of
PALAIOS, an international peer-reviewed journal published by SEPM (Society of Sedimentary Geologists); appointment from 4/06 to 4/12.
4) Editorial Board member for the professional, peer-reviewed journal
University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions, New Series, published by the Paleontological Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
5) Editorial Board member for the professional, peer-reviewed journal
Geologia Croatica, Journal of the Croatian Geological Survey; appointment from 2008 to 2012.
6) Board member of the SEPM Foundation, Lawrence, Kansas, 2008 to 2012.
7) Cochair of the Academic Liaison Committee for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).
8) Curatorial Affiliate, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT. 5-year appointment with the Invertebrate Paleontology Section
9) Member of the Geological Society of America’s Research Grant Committee, appointment from 2004 to 2006.
10) Member of the Paleontological Society’s Nominating Committee, appointment from 2004 to 2006.
11) Editorial Board member for the professional, peer-reviewed journal
Geology, published by GSA (Geological Society of America) 2004 to 2006.
12) Courtesy Appointment to the University of Kansas Natural History Museum and Center for Biodiversity Research, 2002 to 2007.


Research Collaborators at KU

Dr. Bob Goldstein, Department of Geology
Dr. Luis Gonzalez, Department of Geology, Multidisciplinary Research Facility
Dr. Dan Hirmas, Department of Geography
Dr. Bill Johnson, Department of Geography
Dr. Larry Martin, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Natural History Museum
Dr. Gene Rankey, Department of Geology
Dr. Jennifer Roberts, Department of Geology
Dr. Paul Selden, Department of Geology, Paleontological Institute
Dr. Jon Smith, Kansas Geological Survey
Dr. Edith Taylor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Co-editor of PALAIOS
Dr. Tony Walton, Department of Geology


Education
PhD, Geological Science, granted 5/97, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Thesis Advisors Erle G. Kauffman and Mary J. Kraus
Thesis Title:
Redefining Continental Ichnology and the Scoyenia Ichnofacies
Defended April, 1997

MS, Geology, granted 2/91, University of Buffalo, NY
Thesis Advisor Charles E. Mitchell
Thesis Title:
Paleontology, Sedimentology, and Paleoecology of the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation in the Canyonlands Area, southeastern Utah
Defended December, 1990

BS, Geology, granted 5/85, University of Buffalo, NY

Certification, Teacher Education (Earth Science, General Science, Chemistry), granted 5/85, University of Buffalo, NY



Awards, Honors, and Grants

2010:
Project/Proposal Title: Paleoenvironmental and Paleoclimatic Analysis of the Beacon Supergroup, Beardmore Glacier area, Central Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica Source of Support: National Science Foundation Total Award Amount: $399,868 Total Award Period Covered: 09/01/10 – 08/31/2013

2009:
Elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA) for a distinguished research and international reputation in Ichnology and recognized leading expertise in Continental Ichnology. Confirmed July 1, 2009, and recognized at the GSA national meeting in Portland, Oregon, on October 18, 2009.

2008:
Featured in the NOVA Documentary Arctic Dinosaurs for PBS for research on invertebrate and vertebrate trace fossils and trackways in Denali National Park, Alaska. Premiere on October 7, 8 p.m. EST.

2008-2009—Project participant on the grant to Dr. Ervin Mrinjek, Facies Architecture and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Promina Formation in Dalmatia, Croatian Ministry of Science, Education, and Sports.

PALAIOS 2007 Honorable Mention for Best Paper: Hembree, Daniel I., and Hasiotis, Stephen T., 2007, Paleosols and ichnofossils of the White River Formation of Colorado: Insight into soil ecosystems of the North American Midcontinent during the Eocene-Oligocene transition: PALAIOS, v. 22, no. 2, p. 123–142.

2003–2007—Most Cited Author in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Elsevier, Netherlands. Award bestowed on January 18, 2008.


2007:
SEPM Best Poster Honorable Mention for “Counts, J. W. and Hasiotis, S. T., Neoichnologic experiments with modern scarabaeid beetle larvae: implications for backfilled trace fossils in Permian continental deposits, Hugoton Gas Field, western Kansas,” AAPG Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California.

Panelist for Internal Research Grants Initiative for the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Panel held in January in Chicago, Illinois.


2005:
Recipient of the Jan F. and Mary van Sant Geology Excellence Award, Department of Geology, University of Kansas, for excellence in research, teaching, and service.


2004:
University of Kansas Graduate Research Fund for the Physical Sciences; Project Title:
Using the distribution of bottom-dwelling organisms in modern lakes as an analog to understanding organism-substrate interactions in ancient lake deposits. Research conducted in Lake Tanganyika and adjoining rivers, Tanzania, Africa. Internal award; award period: 07/01/04 – 6/30/05. ($8,232)

2003:
NSF DBI-3046452; Project Title:
Archiving the History of Life: High-Density Storage to Solve Space Needs for an Invertebrate Paleontology Research and Teaching Collection. Award Period: 07/01/04 – 12/31/06. ($251,708)

2002:
NSF EAR02-29300; Project Title:
Collaborative Research: Integrated Study Linking Paleosol Biotic Communities and Ancient Alluvial Landscapes. Award Period: 06/01/03 – 05/31/06. ($186,955)

NSF EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) First Award,
Linking Soils, Soil Biota, Soil Water Budget for the Identification of Ichnologic Signatures of Modern and Ancient Climates (#KAN29505). Award Period: 6/10/02-6/09/03. ($50,000)

New Faculty General Research Fund Award,
Linking Soils, Soil Biota, Soil Water Budget, and Climate in the Simpson Desert near Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. Research conducted with Mary Bourke, Oxford University, England. Award Period: 6/01/02-5/31/03. ($9984)

2001:
Ribbon-cutting Ceremony, Guest Speaker, and Keynote address for the Grand Opening of “Sue, the Dinosaur” in Science City at Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri, October, 13. I delivered also a 1 hour presentation to a class on evolution sponsored by KU Center for Science Education and KanCRN Collaborative Research Network. The event was sponsored by National and Mid-America McDonald’s Corporations and Union Station.

2000:
Induction into Strathmore’s WHO’S WHO 2000, for the Recognition of Contributions to the Scientific Field and the Highest Standards of Excellence; Member ID# 64701

ExxonMobil Corporation Research Contracts with the Upstream Research Company and Upstream Production Company, Houston, Texas, to (1) study the paleoenvironmental significance and distribution of trace fossils in deep-water reservoir and non-reservoir rocks in core from West Africa, and (2) evaluate the distribution of trace fossils in nearshore and deltaic deposits in Western Interior sediments ($30,000)

Shell Exploration and Production Company (United Kingdom) Field Seminar, “Redbeds Field Seminar to New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado”. The field seminar with guidebook covered 7days of following Triassic and Jurassic continental depositional systems from their updip source to downdip terminations, as well as examples of applications of sequence stratigraphy in wholly continental basins ($12,000)

Carl O. Dunbar Visiting Scholar Award, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Research award to study the trace fossils in the invertebrate and vertebrate collections in the Peabody Museum ($500)

News story in Discover Magazine, "Beneath the Toes of T. rex", June issue; story highlights
the discovery of relatively complex, large-diameter burrow systems in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation that are interpreted as the earliest evidence of burrowing mammals, p. 22.

News story in Scholastic News, "Ancient mammal burrows", November/December issue; story is written for first and second graders, relating modern gopher burrows and their uses with burrow examples from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation; the 1-page story and short test for the students comes with a large poster fold-out for teachers

1999:
Charles Schuchert Grant-in-Aid Award, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Research award to study the trace fossils in the invertebrate and vertebrate collections of the Invertebrate and Stratigraphic Sections in Peabody Museum ($500)

1998:
Recognition in national and international newspapers and magazines for the discovery of the earliest known vertebrate nests in alluvial deposits of the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.

Carl O. Dunbar Visiting Scholar Award, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Research award to study the trace fossils in the invertebrate and vertebrate collections in the Peabody Museum ($1000)

Feature story in Discover Magazine, "A Secret History of Life on Land", February issue; story highlights the diversity and innovation of the use of trace fossils in evolutionary and environmental interpretations, p. 76-83.

Petrified Forest National Park and Petrified Forest Museum Association Research Fellowship Award for a compilation (for the public) on ichnofossil discoveries and significance to evolutionary biology and earth science ($8,000)

1997:
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship with Exxon Production and Research Company, Houston, Texas, for one to two years with the Fluvial/Tidal Group for the development of continental ichnology and paleopedology in petroleum exploration and production. Also part of the research team for the development of continental sequence stratigraphy and its application to exploration and production in new and proven fields ($55,000-$110,000)

NSF Post-Doctoral Research Award - "Collaborative investigation of earliest crayfish: paleobiologic, paleoecologic, and paleoclimatic implications" National Science Foundation Antarctic Program, OPP-9614709 ($54,949) with Drs. Molly Miller, Loren Babcock, John Isbell, Jim Collinson

University of Colorado Graduate Student Research and Creative Works Awards; University-wide competition for excellence and creativity in research of the highest standard ($1000)

Department of Geological Sciences W. O. Thompson Research Scholarship for Graduate Student Research for the Recognition of Outstanding Performance in the Earth Sciences ($700)

Recognition in Earth Magazine for innovative research on the earliest known fossil evidence of ant nests in the Jurassic Morrison Formation, and their significance in paleoecosystems. April Issue.

Recognition in the popular children's science magazine Dinosaurus for discoveries involving ants and bees nests in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation and Upper Triassic Formation, respectively

University of Colorado Graduate School Travel Grant ($150), Department of Geological Sciences; Geological Sciences Department Travel Grant ($350)

1996:
Recognition in the University of Colorado's "Summit Magazine" for innovation in the earth sciences, new discoveries in the field of Paleontology - Winter 1995-1996: "Encore" - Earliest known fossil Bee Nests in the World

PFMA Research Grants ($6,000)-Hymenopterous nesting behavior and evolutionary significance, Petrified Forest National Park; part of the Ichnofacies and Sedimentology Study of Triassic ecosystems in Petrified Forest National Park

Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain Section Student Travel Grant ($200), Rapid City, South Dakota

North American Paleontological Conference, Student Travel Grant ($500), Washington, DC, June 9-13, awarded for the paper "The ichnofossil record of hymenopteran nesting behavior from Mesozoic and Cenozoic pedogenic and xylic substrates: Example of relative stasis"

U. S. National Park Service Research Grant ($5,500)-Jurassic Morrison Ichnology, Rocky Mountain Region

U. S. National Park Service Research Grant ($8,000)-Jurassic Morrison Project Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Region, Final year Project

University of Colorado Graduate School Dissertation Grant ($200), Department of Geological Sciences; Geological Sciences Department Travel Grant ($340)

Paleontological Society Grants-In-Aid Student Research Grant ($500)-Biodiversity represented by trace fossils in Mesozoic and Cenozoic continental deposits

1995:
Rocky Mountain Paleontological Society Award, Best Student Paper in Paleontology, "Triassic Hymenopterous nests: Insect eusociality predates Angiosperm plants", Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Bozeman, Montana

U. S. Geological Survey, Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy, Best Paper of the Year Award, "Termite (Insecta: Isoptera) nest ichnofossils from the Triassic Chinle Formation, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona" (Ichnos, 4:1-12)

Filming of "Life in Triassic Park", an educational film made by Partridge Films for the Public Broadcasting System of public television networks; filmed in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain Section Student Travel Grant, Bozeman, Montana ($250)

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies Scholarship Foundation, Inc. ($4,000) - Dr. William Cobban Invertebrate Paleontologist Honorary Award

Recognition in the University of Colorado's "Summit Magazine" for innovation in the earth sciences, new discoveries in the field of Paleontology - Winter 1994-1995

AAPG Grants-in-Aid Award ($2,000) - Fluvial and marginal-marine ichnology, Blackhawk Fm. and Castlegate Sandstone, Utah

U. S. National Park Service Research Grant ($5,500)-Jurassic Morrison Ichnology, Rocky Mountain Region

U. S. Department of the Interior Human Resource Initiative Grant ($5,000- shared with Russell Dubiel, USGS), K-12 Teachers Hands-on-Geology for the Navajo Nation, Shiprock Community College

PFMA Research Grants ($1,362)-Ichnofacies and sedimentology, Petrified Forest National Park

University of Colorado Graduate School, Student Travel Grant ($125), GSA National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana

Department of Geological Sciences Graduate Student Travel Grant ($300), GSA National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana

Energy & Minerals Applied Research Center (EMARC) Grant ($450), Recognition of research importance and quality related to energy and mineral sciences

1994:
Discover Magazine's Top 75 Scientific Discoveries in 1994 - Triassic Crayfish fossils and burrows, southeastern Utah

Geological Society of America, Recognition of Excellence in Research Award, 1994

University of Colorado, Dept. Geological Sciences Travel Honorarium ($200) Student Travel Grant, University of Colorado ($125)-GSA National Meeting, Seattle, WA

U. S. National Park Service Research Grant ($5,500)-Jurassic Morrison Ichnology

Colorado Scientific Society Grant ($700)-Cretaceous and Paleocene, Utah and Colorado

SEPM Fluvial Sedimentology Scholarship ($1,000)-Mesozoic Ichnology and Sedimentology

GSA Grants-In-Aid Award ($1,900)-Mesozoic strata and ichnofacies, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona

GSA Rocky Mountain Section Student Travel Grant ($250)-RMS GSA Durango Meeting

PFMA Research Grants ($1,600)-Ichnofacies and sedimentology, Petrified Forest National Park

University of Colorado/Chevron Research Grant ($450)-Ichnofacies of Book Cliffs, Utah and Colorado.

1993:
Colorado Scientific Society's Best Paper of the Year, "Crayfish and their burrows: The antiquity of behavior"

University of Colorado: Dean's Small Grants Award-Cretaceous of Utah ($250), University of Colorado/Dept. Geological Sciences Student Travel Grant- International Nonmarine Triassic Symposium, ($325)

Colorado Scientific Society Grant ($900)-Cretaceous of Utah

Petrified Forest National Park Research Grant ($500)-Triassic continental ichnofossils, Arizona

Sigma Xi Grants in Aid ($450)-Cretaceous of Utah, continental ichnology

Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Grant ($400)-Colorado crayfish and insect behavior

GSA Student Travel Grant ($250)-Reno RMS/GSA

1992:
1992 Deans Small Grants CU ($225)-Cretaceous paleoenvironments

AAPG Grants-in-Aid ($1,860)-Cretaceous Book Cliffs of Utah

GSA Grants-in-Aid ($1,500)-Eocene/Oligocene Terrestrial Traces of Egypt

Shell Oil/University of Colorado Field Grant ($500)-Cretaceous Utah

Colorado Mountain Club ($600)-Colorado crayfishes

Wyoming Geological Association ($800)-Cretaceous Utah

Petrified Forest National Park Grant ($200)-Triassic Chinle trace fossils

1991:
Student Appointment, Physical Science Technician, U. S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO.


Invited Symposia and Talks

2011:
Field trip leader (with Mark Reilly and Ian Moffat) for Ancient Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Ichnology, and Sequence Stratigraphy of Coastal and Delta Plain Deposystems in Permian-Cretaceous Units, Surrat and Bown Basins, Queensland, Australia, June 11-18, 2011.

Invited Lecture (by Steve Sonneberg) for the Rocky Mountain Section SEPM Luncheon Seminar Series, “Continental Ichnology––Interpreting Paleoenvironments, Sedimentation Rates, Paleosol Formation, Paleohydrology, and Paleoclimate”. Denver, Colorado, May 31, 2011.

Invited Lecture (by AAPG Student Chapter) for the University of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, Continental and Marine Ichnology 2-day short course. Austin, Texas, April 28–29, 2011.

Invited Lecture (by Peter Flaig and Lesli Wood) for the University of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, “Ichnology for the 21st Century: Implications of Continental and Marine trace fossils to interpreting depositional environments and significant surfaces”. Austin, Texas, April 27, 2011.

Invited Lecture (by Mona Sirbescu) for the Central Michigan University, Department of Geology and Meterology, “Ichnology and the Last Frontier––Trace fossilevidence of life in Antarctica during the Permian and Triassic”. Mt Pleasant, Michigan, April 5, 2011.

2010:
Field trip leader (with Mark Reilly and Ian Moffat) for Ancient Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Ichnology, and Seqeunce Stratigraphy of Coastal and Delta Plain Deposystems in Permian-Cretaceous Units, Surrat and Bown Basins, Queensland, Australia, October 10-17, 2010.

Field trip leader (with Simon Lang, Mark Reilly, Ian Moffat) for Modern and Ancient Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Ichnology, and Seqeunce Stratigraphy of Coastal and Delta Plain Deposystems, Morten Bay Queensland, and Permo-Triassic Units, Surrat Basin, Queensland, Australia, August 10-17, 2010.

Invited Lecture (by Joan Esterle) for the Natural Resources Lecture, School of Earth Sciences, University of Queendsland, “Using Ichnology to Understand Diversity, Abundance, and Distribution of Organisms in Continental Deposits in Deep Time”. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, August 8, 2010.

Invited Lecture (by Kathryn Amos) for the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide, “Traces of Life on Land: Using Ichnology to understand the diversity, abundance, and distribution of organisms in continental strata”. Adelaide, South Australia, March 22, 2010.

Invited Lecture (by Emily Jattef and Ian Moffat) for the Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, “Traces of Life on Land: Using Ichnology to understand the diversity, abundance, and distribution of organisms in continental strata”. Adelaide, South Australia, March 22, 2010.

Invited Lecture (by Mark Clementz) for the University of Wyoming, “Ichnology for the 21st Century: Continental trace fossils and their implications to interpreting depositional environments and significant surfaces”. Laramie, Wyoming, March 1, 2010.

2009:
Invited Lecture (by Robert Cowdery) for the Kansas Geological Society on “Continental trace fossils and their implications to interpreting depositional environments and significant surfaces: Ichnology for the 21st Century”. Wichita, Kansas, December 22, 2009.

Invited Lecture (by Michael Kowaleski) for Virginia Tech Department of Geological Sciences; Traces of Life on Land: Using Ichnology to understand the diversity, abundance, and distribution of organisms in continental strata. Blacksberg, Virginia, September 4.

Invited 4-day Trace Fossil and Core Workshop (by Clive Jones) for Imperial Oil Company, held at the downtown Calgary office and the Economic Recourses of Canada Board and Geological Survey of Canada, August 2-3. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Invited 2-day Trace Fossil and Core Workshop (by Penny Paterson) for ExxonMobil Production Company, held at the Greenspoint Houston Hilton North Hotel and Suites, August 17-18. Houston, Texas.

Invited 5-day Trace Fossil and Core Workshop (by Andrew Kulpecz) for Chevron Oil Company, held at the downtown Houston office and at the offsite Chevron core facility, June 15-19. Houston, Texas.

SEPM Short Course #51 Continental Trace Fossils given at the AAPG Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, Two-day short course, held in the Downtown Marriott, June 11–12; 15 attendees.

SEPM Strategy and Planning Meeting in Tioga, Texas, from February 16. Planning session to ensure that SEPM will be a fit and vibrant society for the 21st century in a time when membership to any society is on the decline due to free access to journals through libraries, and social and professional networking through websites, cell phones, and PDAs.

Keynote Address for the ES-SEPM Reception at Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America Meeting, March 22-24, “Understanding the differences between continental and marine trace fossils and their implications: Ichnology for the 21st Century". Portland, Maine, March 22.

Invited Lecture (by Jared Morrow) for San Diego State University (SDSU), Department of Geology; Traces of Life on Land: Using Ichnology to understand the diversity, abundance, and distribution of organisms in continental strata. San Diego, CA, February 4.

Invited 2-day Trace Fossil Workshop (by Jared Morrow and AAPG Student Chapter) for San Diego State University (SDSU), Department of Geology; held at SDSU, San Diego, CA, February 2-3.

Invited Speaker (by Stephanie Davidson, Sophia Leleu, and Colin North) for the special session “ An examination of the problems involved I transferring modern geomorphological knowledge to the sedimentary record, or What not to do”; presenting a paper on “Ichnopedologic characteristics of fluvial and floodplain deposits: A comparison of modern and ancient deposits.” From River to Rock Record—The Preservation of Fluvial Sediments and their Subsequent Interpretation, 12-14 January 2009, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Invited Poster Presenter (by Stephanie Davidson, Sophia Leleu, and Colin North) “Continental traces in tidal deposits in an intracratonic playa lake: An example of how sedimentary facies might sway Ichnologic interpretations.” From River to Rock Record—The Preservation of Fluvial Sediments and their Subsequent Interpretation, 12-14 January 2009, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

2008:
Cochairman (with Julie Retrum) for the Thursday Morning Oral Session T43 “Field and Quantitative Paleontology, Micropaleontology, and Taxonomy: A Memorial to Roger L. Kaesler” on October 9, 2008 for Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America in Houston, Texas.

Invited Speaker (by K.L. Cunningham and H.A. Curran) for Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America in Houston, Texas, T48 “Exploring the Role of Endobenthic Organisms in Enhancing Porosity and Permeability of Sedimentary Aquifers and Reservoirs.” Oral presentation: HYPERLINK "http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2008AM/finalprogram/abstract_147607.htm" Field and Laboratory Studies on the Effects of Bioturbation on Porosity and Permeability in the Vadose Zone in Continental Settings: How Ichnopedologic Fabric Shapes and Modifies Aquitards, Aquicludes, Aquifers, and Tomorrow's Reservoirs and Seals.

Invited Speaker (by S.G. Driese and L.C. Nordt) for Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America in Houston, Texas, Pardee Session P2. “Critical Zone Studies of Soils and Weathering: Implications for Interpreting Climate and Landscapes of the Past” Oral presentation: HYPERLINK "http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2008AM/finalprogram/abstract_147603.htm" Linking Ichnology and Paleopedology to Infer Landscape Evolution, Paleoenvironments, Paleohydrology, and Paleoclimate: Future Directions of Integrated Soil and Trace-Fossil Studies.


Continental Trace Fossil Workshop for Woodside Energy Company and Chevron Australia, Perth, Western, Australia; June 21-23.

Cochairman (with J-P Zonneveld and Murray Gingras) for the Tuesday Morning Poster Session “Ichnological Applications to Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy” on April 22, 2008 for Annual Meeting of American Association of Petroleum Geologist in San Antonio, Texas.

Invited Trace Fossil Workshop (by John Holbrook) for the University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Geology; held at the University of Texas at Arlington, March 28.

Invited Lecture (by John Holbrook) for the University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Geology; Traces of Life on Land: Using Ichnology to understand the diversity, abundance, and distribution of organisms in continental strata. Arlington, Texas, March 27.

Invited Lecture (by Michael Kuykendall) for the Tulsa Geological Society, Monthly Luncheon Speaker Series, Using continental trace fossils to differentiate between alluvial, lacustrine, eolian, and marine paleoenvironments. Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 11.

Invited Lecture (by Nora Murphy) for middle school students at Central Middle School, Lawrence, Kansas, “New Evidence of Dinosaurs and Ecosystems at High Paleolatitudes: Denali National Park, Alaska,” March 25.

Invited Lecture and hands-on activity (by Krin Bowmen) for the morning and afternoon kindergarten class of Quail Run Elementary School, Lawrence, Kansas; “Dinosaurs: Plant Eaters, Insect Eaters, and Meat Eaters,” March 7.

Invited Trace Fossil Workshop (by Vice Chancellor Karen Havholm) for the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Department of Geology, and Macalester College, Department of Geology, St. Paul, Minnesota. Held at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, February 2.

Invited Lecture (by Vice Chancellor Karen Havholm) for the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Department of Geology; Traces of Life on Land: Using Ichnology to understand the diversity and abundance of organisms in continental strata. Eau Claire, Wisconsin, February 1.

2007:
Session Cochair (with Jared Morrow) Topical Session 97: Trace Fossils, Mass Extinctions, and Event Boundaries: Endobenthic and Fossorial Responses to Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Perturbations. Geological Society of America National Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 29 October.

Invited Lecture by the University of Zagreb, Croatian Academy of Science, and the Croatian Geological Institute: Using Field and Experimental Neoichnology to Interpret Behavior as Preserved in Continental Trace Fossils. Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Zagreb, Croatia, October 12.

Invited Trace Fossil Workshop by the University of Zagreb, Croatian Academy of Science, and the Croatian Geological Institute: Trace fossils in Facies and Sequence Stratigraphic Interpretation. Croatian coleaders: Ervin Mrinjek and Vili Pencinger. Northern Dalmatia, Croatia, October 8-11.

Invited Workshop Co-leader (by Carmen Krapf and Toby Payenberg) for the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide Field Workshop on Lake Eyre Dryland River Systems. Northwestern shore of Lake Eyre, July 21-27.

Invited Lecture (by Robyn Hannigan) for Arkansas State University, Department of Environmental Sciences; Ichnology: expanding its definition and application to problems and frontiers in the Geosciences. Jonesboro, Arkansas, April 25.

Invited Lecture (by Graduate Student Committee) for Northern Illinois University, Department of Geology; Expanding the definition and application of Ichnology to problems and frontiers in the Geosciences. DeKalb, Illinois, February 16.

2006
Invited Workshop Co-leader (by Simon Lang and Robert Seggie) for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists International Postmeeting Core Workshop: Giant Gas Fields of the North West Shelf, Australia; Perth, Australia, November 16-17.

Invited Speaker (by Simon Lang) for Woodside Oil Company, Limited, Perth, Australia; Using traces fossils as proxies to interpret paleoenvironments and interpret better reservoir and seals; Perth, November 10.

Invited Speaker (by Fiona Burns) for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists International Meeting, Perth, Australia; Using traces fossils in deep-water deposits to interpret paleoenvironments and facies distributions: examples from the continental slope, West Africa. November 14.

Invited Keynote Address (by David Brown, Director of the Tate Museum) for 2006 Annual Symposium on Geology and Paleontology—Trackways and Trace fossils, June 2-4. Closing Keynote Address: Traces of Life and the Morrison Formation: how ichnofossils reveal details of the late Jurassic landscapes of the Western Interior. Casper, Wyoming, June 3.

Invited Lecture (by Anne Foster) for the Haskell Indian Nations University, Department of General Sciences Critical Thinking in Sciences course; Traces of Life: the Shape of Biodiversity as Recorded by Organism Behavior. Lawrence, Kansas, April 5.

Invited Short Course (by Hernan Santos) for the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Department of Geology in cooperation through the Visiting Scholar’s Program at the University of Kansas; A Trace Fossil Workshop on Continental Ichnology. This is a two-day course with lectures, discussions, hands-on activities, and fieldtrip to Mayaguez coast, Puerto Rico, on the Atlantic Ocean. February 5-6;

Invited Speaker (by Hernan Santos) for the University of Puerto Rico, Department of Geology Colloquium Series; Using organism behavior to interpret ancient biodiversity, environments, soils, hydrology, and climates. Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, February 5.

2005:
Invited Speaker (by Robert Gastaldo) for the Colby College, Department of Geology Colloquium Series; Continental ichnology: a better understanding of ancient terrestrial and aquatic environments, ecosystems, and climates. Waterville, Maine, November 4.

Geological Society of America post-meeting field trip co-leader (with T. Demko, K. Nicoll. J. Beer, and L. Park); Mesozoic Lakes of the Colorado Plateau. From Moab, Utah, to the four corners area, October 19-22.

Workshop Co-leader (with Robert Goldstein and Roger Kaesler) for the Geological Society of America National Meeting for Writing Successful Grants-in-Aid proposals, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 18.

Geological Society of America Topical Session co-organizer and co-convener (with J. Roberts); Traces of Life: Micro- to Macroscopic Evidence for Life in the Geologic Record. Oral and poster session, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 18.

Invited 2-day short course (by Igor Vlahovic and INA-Croatian Oil Company) on Continental Trace Fossils and their use for paleoenvironmental and paleoclimate interpretation. Zagreb, Croatia, October 3-4.

Invited Keynote Speaker (by Igor Vlahovic) for 2005 Croatian Geological Congress, Opatija, Croatia; Continental Ichnology: trace fossils as indicators of hidden biodiversity, environments, ecological relationships, and climate. Opatija, Croatia, September 30.

Invited Speaker (by Mike Blum) for the Louisiana State University, Department of Geology Colloquium Series; Mesozoic and Cenozoic terrestrial and freshwater trace fossils: indicators of hidden biodiversity, environments, ecological relationships, and climate. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 17.

Guest Lecturer (by Mike Blum) for Advance Sedimentology class, Louisiana State University, Department of Geology; Using trace fossils to differentiate continental from marine environments in transitional settings. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 17.

Field trip co-leader (with Tim Demko) for the University of Minnesota Duluth Geology Department; Looking for ichnofossils in late Neoproterozoic shallow marine and continental deposits. Duluth area, Minnesota, April 29.

Invited Speaker (by Tom Johnson) for the University of Minnesota Duluth, Department of Geology Colloquium Series; Modern organism behavior of Lake Tanganyika and their comparison to ichnofossils: interpreting ancient environment, hydrology, and ecology from organism-substrate interactions. Duluth, Minnesota, April 28.

Invited Speaker (by Bob Scott) for the Tulsa University, Department of Geosciences Seminar Series; A new Look at Ichnofossils and Bioturbation Patterns in the Early Cambrian—Seki Formation, Northwest Territories, Canada. Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 12.

Invited Speaker (by David Barbeau) for the University of South Carolina, Department of Geology Colloquium Series; Using organism behavior to interpret ancient biodiversity, environments, soils, hydrology, and climates. Columbia, South Carolina, April 4.

Invited Workshop (by David Barbeau) through the Visiting Scholar’s Program in the University of South Carolina, Department of Geology, Columbia, South Carolina, April 2-3; A Trace Fossil Workshop on Marine and Continental Ichnology. This is a two-day course with lectures, discussions, hands-on activities, and fieldtrip to Edisto Island, South Carolina, on the Atlantic Ocean.

Invited Speaker (by Bruce Rubidge) for the Bernard Price Institute of Paleontology, University of Witwatersrand; Modern organism behavior of Lake Tanganyika and their comparison to ichnofossils: interpreting ancient environment, hydrology, and ecology. Johannesburg, South Africa, February 18.

Co-field trip leader (with Adam Bumby) for the University of Pretoria, Department of Earth Sciences; Finding and interpreting the significance of trace fossils in eolian deposits of the Lower Jurassic Clarens Formation. Bushveld region, South Africa, February 17.

Invited Speaker (by Adam Bumby) for the University of Pretoria, Department of Earth Sciences; Behavior of modern organisms, Lake Tanganyika: using ichnofossils to interpret paleoenvironment and paleoecology. Pretoria, South Africa, February 17.

Invited Speaker (by Dennis J. Brothers, University of KwaZulu-Natal) for Fossils X3, International Meeting of Palaeoarthropodology, Palaeoentomology, and Fossil Amber; Preservation of ichnofossils and body fossils in continental environments: understanding the depositional conditions, soil forming processes, and the taphonomic filter. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria, South Africa, February 10.

Invited Speaker (by Dennis J. Brothers, University of KwaZulu-Natal) for Fossils X3, International Meeting of Paleoarthropodology, Paleoentomology, and Fossil Amber; Insect trace fossils—their use as proxies for biodiversity, and indicators of palaeoenvironment, palaeoecology, palaeohydrology, and palaeoclimate. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria, South Africa, February 10.

2004:
Short Course (with T. M Demko, University of Minnesota Duluth), The Study of Continental Trace Fossils; this is a two-day course with lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities for students from the University of Kansas, University of Minnesota Duluth, and Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minnesota). Held at the KU Department of Geology, Lawrence; December 10-11.

Invited Workshop (by Lynn Soreghan) through the Visiting Scholar’s Program in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, Oklahoma University, Noble, Oklahoma, November 19; A Trace Fossil Workshop on Continental Ichnology. This is a one-day course with lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities.

Invited Speaker (by Lynn Soreghan) for the Oklahoma University, Department of Geology and Geophysics Colloquium Series; Interpreting ancient biodiversity, environments, soils, hydrology, and climates with trace fossils: Examples from the Upper Triassic Chinle and Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation. Noble, Oklahoma, November 18.

Invited Lecturer (by Lynn Soreghan) for the course Paleoclimatology in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, Oklahoma University: An IntroductiontoIchnology. Noble, Oklahoma, November 18.

Workshop Co-leader (with Robert Goldstein and Roger Kaesler) for the Geological Society of America National Meeting for Writing Successful Grants-in-Aid proposals, Denver, Colorado, November, 9.

Invited Speaker (by Steve Driese, Department Chair) for the Baylor University, Department of Geology Colloquium Series; Animal- and plant-sediment relationships and the interpretation of trace fossils in terrestrial environments. Waco, Texas, October 8.

Invited Workshop (by Steve Driese) through the Visiting Scholar’s Program in the Department of Geology, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, October 9; A Trace Fossil Workshop on Continental Ichnology. This was a 4 hour course with lectures, discussions, and fieldtrip to local outcrops.

Invited Speaker (by Andy Cohen, University of Arizona) for the NSF and International sponsored Nyanza Project operated through the Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI), Kigoma, Tanzania; Exploring the traces of life in Lake Tanganyika, and their comparison to Mesozoic and Cenozoic continental trace fossils. Kigoma, Tanzania, July 10.

Invited Speaker (by Kevin Bohacs) for the joint American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Azerbaijan Society of Petroleum Geologists Hedberg Conference, Sandstone Deposition in Lacustrine Environments: Implications for Exploration and Reservoir Development, May 17-21; Using trace fossils to differentiate between alluvial, lacustrine, and marine paleoenvironments. Baku, Azerbaijan, May 17.

Invited Speaker (by Bryan Foster) for the University of Kansas, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Colloquium Series; Using organism behavior to interpret ancient biodiversity, environments, soils, hydrology, and climates in the absence of body fossils. Lawrence, KS, April 29.
 

Invited Guest Lecturer (by J. Douglas Walker) for the University of Kansas, Department of Geology, GEOL 105/304 History of the Earth; Mesozoic Biological Evolution and the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary. Lawrence, Kansas, April 27.

Invited Presenter (with Timothy M. Demko, University of Minnesota Duluth) for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Symposium “Climate Controls on Sequence Stratigraphy”. Talk entitled: Stratal Architecture and Paleoclimate in Continental Depositional Systems: The of Landscape Evolution in the Upper Triassic Chinle and Upper Jurassic Morrison Formations, Colorado Plateau, USA. AAPG National Meeting, Dallas, Texas, April 21.

Invited Short Course Instructor (Co-Taught with Robert W. Wellner, ExxonMobil); Short Course #10, Recognizing Continental Trace Fossils in Outcrops and Core. A Two-day short course given at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) National Meeting, Dallas, Texas, April 17-18.

Invited Guest Lecturer (by Jennifer Roberts) for the University of Kansas, Department of Geology, GEOL 101 Physical Geology; Weathering and Soil Formation. Lawrence, Kansas, February 16.

Invited Guest Lecturer (by Jenny Gleason) for the University of Kansas, Department of Ecology and BIOL 628 Evolutionary Biology; Evolution in the Fossil Record. Lawrence, Kansas, February 10.

2003:
Invited Symposium Organizer and Chair (Co-Chair with Tim Lawton), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG): Depositional Processes, Facies, and Sequence Stratigraphy in Foreland Basin Settings. AAPG National Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 11-14.

2002:
Invited Speaker (by John Bridge) for the University of Binghamton, Department of Geology Colloquium Series; Linking Soils, Soil Biota, Soil-Water Budget, and Climate: Using Ichnofossils as proxies for paleoclimate. Binghamton, New York, November 22.

Invited Speaker (by Bart Kowallis, Department Chair) for Brigham Young University, Department of Geology Colloquium Series; Tracks, Trails, and Traces of Continental Organisms: New Perspectives Provide New Implications for Life on Land. Provo, Utah, November 14.

Invited Speaker (by Jared Morrow) for the University of Northern Colorado, Department of Earth Sciences Colloquium Series; Linking Ichnofossils, Paleosols, and Paleolandscapes to Interpret Paleoclimate. Provo, Utah, October 30.

Invited Speaker for the Geological Society of America Symposium “Paleosols and Phanerozoic Climate: Geochemistry to Trace Fossils”. Talk entitled: Ichnopedologic Signatures of Paleoclimate: Linking Ichnofossils, Paleosols, and Paleolandscapes to interpret the seasonality and amount of precipitation and other paleoclimatic indicators. Geological Society of America National Meeting, Denver, CO, October 27.

Invited Speaker (by Rich McCrea) for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Pre-Meeting Symposium “200 Years of Vertebrate Paleoichnology”. Talk entitled: Paleoenvironmental and sequence stratigraphic implications of vertebrate traces, trackways, and trampled zones to delineate discontinuity surfaces in continental environments. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting, Norman, OK, October 8.

Invited Speaker (by Mary Bourke, Oxford University) for the Department of the Interior, Planning, and Environment; Modern Ichnology of Dryland River Systems: Todd and Hale Rivers, Northern Territory, Australia; Alice Springs, Australia, September 29.

Invited Speaker (by Russell Grant, Program Manager) for the Department of the Interior, Planning, and Environment; Continental Ichnology: using organism behavior to interpret ancient environments, soils, and climates; Alice Springs, Australia, October 3.

Invited Speaker (by Colin North) for the Dryland Rivers 2002 Conference: Process and Product; Ichnologic Signatures of Mesozoic Paleoclimates on the Colorado Plateau, USA: Examples from Monsoonal, Arid, and Wet-Dry Paleoclimates; Aberdeen, Scotland, August 8-9.

Keynote Speaker (by Marvin Houg, President of the Mid-American Paleontological Society): Mid-American Paleontological Society National Fossil Symposium, Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois; Tracks, Trails, and Traces was the keynote address, April 12.

Invited Speaker (by David Loope) for the T. Mylan Stout Lecture Series in the Department of Geosciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, February 22; Traces of Hidden Life on Land: Advances in Continental Ichnology.

Invited Workshop (by Michael Blum and David Loope) through the Earl P. Kauffman Visiting Scholar’s Program in the Department of Geosciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, February 23; A Trace Fossil Workshop with Emphasis on Continental Ichnology. This was an 8 hour course with lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities.

2001:
Invited Speaker (by Charles Michener), Entomology Seminar: Traces of Arthropod Biodiversity in the Fossil Record. Snow Entomological Museum, The University of Kansas, November 27.

Invited Speaker, The Evolutionists Group (composed of leading KU scientists): Traces of Hidden Biodiversity in the Geologic Record—Its Significance in Understanding Evolution. Alvamar Country Club, December 4.

Invited Topical Session Organizer and Chair (Co-Chair with Marilyn Wegweiser), Geological Society of America: Traces of Soil Ecosystems through the Phanerozoic. Geological Society of America National Meeting, Boston, MA, November 7.

Invited Speaker (by Robert Nelson) Geological Society of America Symposium “Terrestrial Insects and other Arthropods: Are so many represented by so few?” Talk entitled: Where has every “body” gone? Why the trace fossil record of insects and other terrestrial arthropods is sooooooo good… Geological Society of America National Meeting, Boston, MA.

Invited Speaker for the 7th International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology, Dryland Rivers Symposium, Chaired by Colin North. Talk entitled: Ichnologic signatures of paleoclimates in alluvial settings: Using ichnofossils to interpret the amount and seasonality of precipitation, as well as other variables of Dry, Wet-Dry, Wet, and Ever-Wet paleoclimates. University of Nebraska at Lincoln, August 2-5.

Invited Symposium Organizer and Chair (Co-Chair with James MacEachern), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG): Utilizing Innovations in Ichnofossils to Better Define and Characterized Reservoirs. AAPG National Meeting, Denver, Colorado, June 1-5.

Invited Speaker (By Luis Gonzalez) for the University of Iowa, Department of Geological Sciences; Continental Trace Fossils as Indicators of Hidden Biodiversity, Paleosols, and Paleoclimate. Iowa City, Iowa, April 3.

Invited Speaker (By Daniel Blake) for the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana, Department of Geological Sciences; Continental Trace Fossils and Their Significance as Indicators of Hidden Biodiversity, Paleosols, and Paleoclimate. Champagne, Illinois, March 10.

Invited Speaker (By Andres Aslan) for the Mesa State College, Department of Environmental Sciences; Continental Trace Fossils as Hidden Biodiversity. Grand Junction, Colorado, November 1.

Invited Speaker (By Roy Plotnick) for the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Continental Trace Fossils as Indicators of Hidden Biodiversity, Paleosols, and Paleoclimate. Chicago, Illinois, October 1.

2000:
Invited Speaker (By Erle Kauffman) for the Indiana University, Department of Geology Colloquium Series; The Continental Ichnology Swiss Army Knife—a New and Innovative Tool for Interpreting Paleoenvironments and Paleoclimates. Bloomington, Indiana, September 15.

1997:
Invited Speaker (By Tony Ekdale) for the University of Utah, Department of Geology Colloquium Series; Continental Ichnofossils of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation: Paleoenvironmental, Paleoecological, and Paleoclimatic Significance. Salt Lake City, Utah, February 10.


Related Professional Experience
1999-2001 Visiting Assistant Professor, Indiana State University, Department of Geography, Geology, and Anthropology, Terre Haute, Indiana: Paleontology, Introduction to Earth Science, Oceanography, Historical Archaeology, Introductory Geology Laboratory Coordinator
1998-1999 Post-doctoral Fellow, Exxon Production Research Company (now ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company), Houston, TX; Next Generation Sequence Stratigraphy Group
1997-1998 Post-doctoral Student, University of Colorado, Boulder (off campus through Vanderbilt University); Antarctic Triassic burrows
1997 Summer Internship with Exxon Production Research Company, Fluvial/Tidal Group,
Houston, TX; Reservoir characterization of sandstones and trap assessment of mudstones in continental environments.
1997-1998 Paleontological Society Council Student Representative and Observer, appointed
by the President; one-year term
1996 Fall-Laboratory Instructor, Invertebrate Paleontology, Denver Museum of Natural
History, Denver, CO
1994-1997 Teaching Assistant and Lecturer, Paleontology Laboratory, Sedimentology-
Stratigraphy Laboratory, General Geology Laboratory, University of Colorado
1994-1995 Visiting Scientist Program - Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO -
Outreach lecture series to area middle schools and high schools
1991-1995 U.S. Geological Survey, P&S Branch, Physical Science Technician
1990-1991 Field Geologist for Hayden Wegman Inc. & Gartner Lee Inc., Buffalo, NY
1988-1990 Teaching Assistant, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
1987-1989 Field Geologist/Hydrogeologist for Adel Hussein, Consultant, Buffalo, NY
1986-1988 Science Teacher, Junior and Senior High school, Cleveland Hill School District,
Cheektowaga, NY


Membership in Professional Societies
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE)
Geological Society of America (GSA)
Golden Key National Honor Society
International Association of Astacology (IAA)
Paleontological Society (PS)
Society of Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)