On the water - in the Queen Charlotte Islands. British Columbia, Canada, July '92.
Searching for fossiliferous localities from the Mesozoic
Department of Geology
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2364
phone: 937.229. 3436

1977-1980 Queen Mary College, University of London. B.Sc. Geology.
1980-1984 Queen Mary College, University of London. Ph.D.

where I have found gainful employment
1998-Present PROFESSOR, CHAIR (since July '94) Department of Geology,
University of Dayton

I am responsible for teaching 'soft-rock' geology program: Paleontology; Stratigraphy; Sedimentology; Historical Geology and General Geology. Director of Graduate Workshops for Science Teachers, grades K-12. I have received grants for for research and education from the American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund (1994), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1992), National Science Foundation (1990, 1997), NASA (1996), and the National Geographic Society (1991).

1992-1998 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Department of Geology, University of Dayton.
1987-1992 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, University of Dayton.
1985-1986 POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Research on Mesozoic paleoenvironments, supported by British Petroleum
Extra-Mural Research Award for project 'Organic Facies and Petroleum Potential'.

1984 GEOLOGICAL CURATOR, London Borough of Enfield (part-time, 6 months).

Curation and display of geological collection, preparation of data for computer input and answering public enquiries.

1980-1984 TEACHING ASSISTANT to undergraduates at University of London.

Introductory Geology, Geological Map Interpretation, Invertebrate Paleontology, Stratigraphy, and Sedimentology. Fieldtrip teaching assistant.


Technical Editor for the Journal of Paleontology and Memoirs of the Paleontological Society (1992- 1997). Program Coordinator for the Paleontological Society (1994 - 1997).
research interests

Applied paleontology/paleobiology, paleoecology, paleogeography
and paleobiogeography.

Use of brachiopods in paleogeographic modelling of the western Cordillera
of North and South America and the relationships between paleoecology, paleobiogeogeography and paleogeography. Recent investigations concentrating on Mesozoic brachiopods from lithotectonostratigraphical (suspect) terranes of the Western Cordillera of North and South America.

Recent research includes aspects of Ordovician, Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous and Eocene brachiopod paleoecology, paleobiogeography, paleogeography, biostratigraphy and taxonomy.

Brachiopod paleobiogeography in relation to fossil chemosynthetic cold
seep communites.

Application of computer graphics in brachiopod taxonomy. Image digitizing
and quantification of the internal structures of fossil brachiopods.

Earth Science Education.

Geology of Building Stones.

Catching up on the latest news...
On sabbatical at the THD, Darmstadt, Germany, 1994

links... more gory details

recent grants and awards recent peer reviewed publications
recent abstracts and contributions to meetings some of my favorite paleontological links
U.D.'s homepage U.D. Geology's homepage