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Environmental Geology, Hydrogeology



Amy Sheldon

Assistant Professor of

Geological Sciences

ISC 252
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Amy Sheldon has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2000. 

Faculty Information


  • Doctorate – Geological Sciences, University of Utah; 2002.
  • Master of Science – Geology University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1995.
  • Bachelor of Arts – Geological Sciences, SUNY Geneseo; 1990.


  • 2002 – present, Assistant Professor, SUNY Geneseo
  • 2000 – 2002, Instructor, SUNY Geneseo
  • 1995 – 2000, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Utah
  • 1994 – 1995, Post-Graduate Research Participant, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
  • 1991, Geologist, GS5, U.S. Geological Survey, Altemonte Springs, Florida.

Research Interests

  • Analysis of CFC sorption in low-carbon containing sedimentary aquifers. NSF-funded project. PI and Co-investigator: R. Allen-King at SUNY at Buffalo. Undergraduate research students supported: Neil Swanson and Dana Smith.
  • POPs: Power of physical sciences. Creating science curriculum to increase the number of females entering the physical sciences. NSF MSP-Start funded project. Co-investigators: K. Fletcher (Physics), D. Farthing (Geology), K. Rommel-Esham (Education).
  • Extended Fieldtrips as an Integral Part of a Seminar Course: A Capstone Experience for Undergraduates. This project is addressing assessment of the program for publication. Co-authorsFarthing, D.J., Giorgis, S., Hatheway, R.B., Laabs, B., Over, D.J., and R.A. Young.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Sheldon, A. L., Solomon, D. K., Poreda, R. J., and A. Hunt. 2003. Radiogenic Helium In Shallow Groundwater Within a Clay Till, Southwestern Ontario. Water Resources Research, v. 39, no. 12 1331- 1342.
  • Manning, A.H., Solomon, D. K., and A.L. Sheldon. 2003. Applications of a Total Dissolved Gas Pressure Probe in Ground Water Studies. Ground Water. v. 41, no. 4, 440-448.
  • Vacco, D., 2001. Geochemistry of a modern anoxic environment; Buck Run, Mt. Morris, SUNY Geneseo Undergraduate Journal of Science and Mathematics, SUNY Geneseo, NY, v. 2, no.1, p. 35-42. (I served as the Faculty Advisor and co-author, but the Journal published only student authors.)
  • Nativ R., A. Halleran, and A. Hunley, 1997. Evidence for Ground-Water Circulation in The Brine-Filled Aquitard, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Ground Water, 35, v. 4, 647-659. (Halleran was my maiden name.)


  • Rochester Academy of Science
  • American Geophysical Union
  • National Ground Water Association
  • Geological Society of America
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon
  • Convention Assistant for the Rochester Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Geneseo, NY, Fall 2007.
  • NSF Grant Reviewer
  • Peer Reviewer