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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

    • 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 2014 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
    ered every fall
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GSCI 141:
N/Environmental Science Lab

    An introduction to laboratory principles and techniques in the environmental sciences for the critical analysis of scientific methods through data collection, data analysis, and interpretation. Coreq
    uisite: GSCI 140. Offered every fall
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GSCI 191:
Intro to Geology at Geneseo

    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.
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GSCI 361:
Invertebrate Paleontology-Lab

    Taxonomy and morphology of major groups of invertebrate fossils. Topics include fossil invertebrate classification, evolution, taphonomy, biostratigraphy, paleoecology, and paleobiogeography. (Require
    d field trips conducted outside of class hours.) Prerequisites: GSCI 112 or permission of instructor. Offered every fall
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GSCI 361:
Invertebrate Paleontology-Lec

    Taxonomy and morphology of major groups of invertebrate fossils. Topics include fossil invertebrate classification, evolution, taphonomy, biostratigraphy, paleoecology, and paleobiogeography. (Require
    d field trips conducted outside of class hours.) Prerequisites: GSCI 112 or permission of instructor. Offered every fall
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