Amy Sheldon

Associate Professor of Geological Sciences
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Amy Sheldon has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2000.

Portrait of Amy Sheldon

Curriculum Vitae


  • 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

  • Peer 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.)

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Research Interests

  • 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-authorsFarthing, D.J., Giorgis, S., Hatheway, R.B., Laabs, B., Over, D.J., and R.A. Young.


  • Environmental Geology
  • Hydrogeology


  • GSCI 160: Physical Geology

    An introduction to the study of the Earth. Emphasis is placed on examination of the materials, surface features, structures and internal characteristics of the Earth, and on the geological processes that caused them. Corequisites: GSCI 161. Offered every fall

  • 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 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