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D. Jeffrey Over

Professor of

Geological Sciences

ISC 249
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5294
over@geneseo.edu

Jeff Over has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1991.

Faculty Information

Education

  • Post-doctoral, 1990-91, Research Associate, Department of Geology, Texas A&M University , College Station , TX (Advisor – Ethan Grossman)
  • Ph.D. (Geology), 1990, Texas Tech University , Lubbock , Texas (Advisor – James Barrick)
  • M.Sc. (Geology), 1985, University of Alberta , Edmonton , Alberta (Advisor – Brian Chatterton)
  • B.S. (Geology, Biology Minor), 1982, Allegheny College , Meadville , Pennsylvania

Employment

  • 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.

    Research Interests

    Conodonts, organic-rich shales, biostratigrpahy, field geology, trace fossils

    Publications and Professional Activities

    • Sullivan, N., Over, D.J., Chuluun, M., and Myrow, P., 2016. Subsidence and the drowning of a carbonate platform in south-central Mongolia (Gobi Altai Region) during the Late Eifelian to Early Givetian: A synthesis of biostratigraphy, magnetic susceptibility, and paleoecology. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 115, p. 204-213
    • Hogancamp, N.J., and Over, D.J., 2013, The nature, range, and utility of stratigraphic distributions of morphotypes of Polygnathus linguiformis linguiformis Hinde, Middle Devonian, northern Appalachian Basin, North America: Part 1. In Albanesi, G.L. and Ortega, G. (eds.) Conodonts from the Andes, Asociacion Paleontologica Argentina Publicacion Especial No. 13, p. 49-54.
    • Hogancamp, N.J., and Over, D.J., 2013, The nature, range, and utility of stratigraphic distributions of morphotypes of Polygnathus linguiformis linguiformis Hinde, Middle Devonian, northern Appalachian Basin, North America: Part 2 - Systematics. In Albanesi, G.L. and Ortega, G. (eds.) Conodonts from the Andes, Asociacion Paleontologica Argentina Publicacion Especial No. 13, p. 55-62.
    • Over, D.J., and Ruppel, S.C., 2012, Woodford conodonts and biostratigraphy (Upper Devonian – Carboniferous) in the subsurface of eastern New Mexico and Texas: Stratigraphy, v. 8, 271-280.
    • Over, D.J., de la Rue, S., Isaacson, P.E., and Ellwood, B. 2009, Upper Devonian conodonts from black shales of the high latitude Tomachi Formation, Madre de Dios Basin, northern Bolivia: Palaeontographica Americana, v. 62, p. 89-99.
    • 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.
Spring 2016 Classes

GSCI 130:
Geological History of Life

    An introduction to the development and history of life on Earth. Stress will be placed on understanding the environments of the changing earth, evolutionary processes, the fossil record, and procedure
    s used in scientific analysis. Corequiste: GSCI 131. Offered every spring
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GSCI 131:
N/Geological Hist of Life Lab

    An introduction to the preservation, description, and interpretation of rocks and fossils. Students will learn descriptive techniques, data collection, and systematic analysis of data sets in order t
    o better understand the history of life on earth. Corequiste: GSCI 130. Offered every spring
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GSCI 388:
Exp:Sedimentary Petrology