2000- Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, SUNY College at Geneseo, Geneseo , NY
1996-2000 Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, SUNY College at Geneseo, Geneseo , NY
1991-1996 Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, SUNY College at Geneseo, Geneseo , NY
1990-1991 Visiting Assistant Professor/Research Associate, Department of Geology, Texas A&M University , College Station , TX
Awards and Honors
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, State University of New York, 10/03.
Lockhart Professor of Geological Sciences, SUNY-Geneseo, 2000-2003.
National Science Foundation- Collaborative Research at Undergraduate Institutions: Testing hypotheses for Late Devonian biotic and climatic events via high-precision CA-TIMS U-Pb zircon dating and quantitative correlation tools.
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York, 8/98.
Conodonts, organic-rich shales, biostratigrpahy, field geology, trace fossils
Publications and Professional Activities
Over, D.J. (editor), 2009, Studies in Devonian Stratigraphy: Proceedings of the 2007 International Meeting of the Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy and IGCP 499: Palaeontographica Americana, Paleontological Research Institute, Ithaca, NY, v. 63, 240 p.
Over, D.J. (editor), 2009, Conodont Studies Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the First Conodont Paper (Pander, 1856) and the 40th Anniversary of the Pander Society: Palaeontographica Americana, Paleontological Research Institute, Ithaca, NY, v. 62, 149 p.
Over, D.J., Lazar, R., Baird, G.C., Schieber, J., and Ettensohn, F.R., 2009, Protosalvinia Dawson and associated conodonts of the Upper trachytera Zone, Famennian, Upper Devonian, in the eastern United States: Journal of Paleontology, v. 83, p. 70-79.
Over, D.J., 2007, Conodont biostratigraphy of the Chattanooga Shale, Middle and Upper Devonian, southern Appalachian Basin, eastern United States: Journal of Paleontology, v. 81, p. 1194-1217.
Algeo, T.J., Lyons, T.W., Blakey, R., and Over, D.J., 2007, Hydrographic conditions of the Devono-Carboniferous North American Seaway inferred from sedimentary Mo-TOC relationships: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 256, p. 204-230.
Schieber, J., and Over, D.J., 2005, Sedimentary fill of the Late Devonian Flynn Creek Crater: a hard target marine impact: In Over, D.J., Morrow, J.R., and Wignall, P.B., eds., Understanding Late Devonian and Permian-Triassic Biotic and Climatic Events: Towards an Integrated Approach: Developments in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy, Elsevier, p. 51-69.
Over, D.J., Hopkins, T.L., Brill, A., and Spaziani, A.L., 2003, Age of the Middlesex Shale (Upper Devonian, Frasnian) in New York State: Cour. Forsch.-Inst. Senckenberg, v. 242, p. 217-223.
Fall 2015 Classes
GSCI 140: Environmental Science
An introduction to the interaction of humans and the natual world, with focus on global environments, resources, population dynamics, energy, geology, and human impacts. Corequisite: GSCI 141. Off
An introductory course for first year students who are considering a career in the Geological Sciences. Weekly meetings will focus on career opportunities, pertinent academic information, campus and
department resources, and study skills and time utilization. This course also intends to promote a close working relationship between students and faculty. Cannot be counted toward the Geological Sciences major. Graded on an S/U basis.