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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.
My Classes

GSCI 101:
Geological History of Life

    This course is 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 the procedures used in scientific analyses.

GSCI 105:
Environmental Science

    The purpose of the course is to offer an introduction to the environmental sciences, a critical area of concern for all people, and an area of interest to many students. The objectives of a natural science core class in environmental science are to provide a course that is both comprehensive in its scope as a general review in the environmental sciences, as well as to introduce a mechanism for students to learn more about the environment, and to contribute in the future as environmentally aware and active citizens.

GSCI 351:
Stratigraphy

    This course is designed to provide an introduction to stratigraphic concepts, principles, processes, and techniques. Stress will be placed on recognition of sedimentary rocks, facies, and sequences to interpret stratigraphic relationships and sedimentary basin history.

GSCI 361:
Invertebrate Paleontology

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