Amy SheldonAssociate Professor of Geological Sciences
Amy Sheldon has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2000.
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.
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
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.)
More About Me
- 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-authors Farthing, D.J., Giorgis, S., Hatheway, R.B., Laabs, B., Over, D.J., and R.A. Young.
- Environmental Geology
GSCI 161: N/Physical Geology Laboratory
An introduction to the study of the Earth. Interpretation of topographic maps, and specimens is stressed in the laboratory. Corequisite: GSCI 160.
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.
GSCI 347: Groundwater Hydrology
The study of the origin and occurrence of groundwater and of those principles of fluid flow in porous media which govern the flow of groundwater. The hydraulic properties of groundwater systems and water wells, the relationships between groundwater and other geological processes, the development of groundwater resources, water quality, recharge of groundwater, and solute transport are emphasized. Prerequisites: 15 hours of Geological Sciences and MATH 221. Offered every fall