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Dr. Jeff Over

Professor
ISC 249
585-245-5294
over@geneseo.edu

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

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Curriculum Vitae

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

Professional Experience

  • 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

  • 1989-1990 Instructor, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University , Lubbock , TX

Directed Research (Undergraduate)

  • Wilcott, M., 2004, Givetian and Frasnian ash beds in western New York .

  • Heath, K., 2004, Geology of Mackay Nature Reserve, Caledonia , New York .

  • Neal, K., 2004, Conodont-rich horizon in the Windom Shale.

  • Julian, M., 2004, Benthic foraminifera from the Georgia Bight.

  • Demyanick, B., 2003, Geologic map of Sonyea Quadrangle.

  • Norton, A., 2003, Geology Honors Thesis, Magneticsusceptibility of Upper Devonian strata, Alberta , Canada .

  • Heath, K., Kartis, V., Lester, M., and Wilcott, M., 2003, “Madjack” – analysis of Quaternary gravel - New Mexico .

  • Langerlan, K., 2003, Geochemistry of unionid shells: a record of environmental contamination (w/C. Romanek, Savanah River Ecology Laboratory).

  • Nowak, T., 2002, Correlation and Geochemistry of Eocene Ash.

  • Rosscoe, S., 2002, Eifelian-Givetian Boundary in western New York .

  • Castle, J., 2002, Geology Honors Thesis, Taxonomic diversity of the trilobite Phacops.

  • Jones, M., 2001, Geologic map of Mt. Morris Quadrangle.

  • Valvo, L., 2001, Graphical Correlation of Chattanooga Shale.

  • Fuentes, S., 2001, Geology Honors Thesis, Biostratigraphy of the Olentangy Shale.

Awards/Grants

  • 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-Research at Undergraduate Institutions: Upper Devonian black shales, $3,000 supplement to EAR-9614314, 8/99.

  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York, 8/98.

  • National Science Foundation-Research at Undergraduate Institutions: Upper Devonian black shales in eastern North America , conodont biostratigraphy, Frasnian-Famennian mass extinction horizon, and absolute dates from associated ash layers, $75,000, PI, 2/97-12/01.

Publications

  • 1. Refereed Journals:

  • 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.

  • Brett, C.E., Turner, A.H., McLaughlin, P.I., Over, D.J., Storrs, G.W., Baird, G.C., 2003, Middle-Upper Devonian (Givetian-Famennian) bone/conodont beds from central Kentucky: reworking and event condensation in the distal Acadian Foreland Basin : Cour. Forsch.-Inst. Senckenberg, v. 242, p. 125-139.

  • Over, D.J., and Rotondo, K.A., 2003, Biostratigraphic control on the Belpre Ash, Little War Gap and its bearing on the Devonian time scale of Tucker et al., (1998): IUGS Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy, Newsletter No. 18, p. 91-92 [imprint 2001].

  • Over, D.J., 2002, The Frasnian-Famennian Boundary in the Appalachian Basin, Michigan Basin, Illinois Basin, and southern continental margin, central and eastern United States: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 181(1-3), p. 153-170.

  • Crick, R.E., Ellwood, B.B., Feist, R., El Hassani, A., Schindler, E., Dreesen, R., and Over, D.J., 2002, Magnetostratigraphy susceptability of the Frasnian/Famennian Boundary (Upper Devonian): southern France , Morocco , Belgium , Germany , and Oklahoma (USA): Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 181(1-3), p. 67-90.

  • Day, J.E., and Over, D.J., 2002, Early Famennian post-extinction brachiopod and conodont fauna in western New York State : Acta Paleontologica Polinca, v. 47(2), p. 189-202.

  • Fuentes, S., Over, D.J., and Brett, C.E., 2001, Conodont biostratigraphy of “Olentangy” Shale in northeastern Kentucky: In Algeo, T.J., and Brett, C.E. (eds.), Sequence, Cycle and Event Stratigraphy of Upper Ordovician and Silurian Strata of the Cincinnati Arch Region: Kentucky Geological Survey, Guidebook 1, Series XII, Lexington, Kentucky, p. 136-143.

  • Over D.J., and Rhodes, M.K., 2000, Conodonts from the Upper Olentangy Shale (Upper Devonian, central Ohio ) and stratigraphy across the Frasnian-Famennian boundary: Journal of Paleontology, v. 74, p. 101-112.

  • 2. Abstracts (papers presented at regional/national/international meetings):

  • Schieber, J., and Over, D.J., 2004, Age constraints on the formation of the Devonian Flynn Creek structure, Tennessee : Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 36(5), p.

  • Over, D.J., Miller, C.G., and Kearsley, A., 2004, Holotype of Palmatolepis punctata (Hinde, 1879) is from the Rhinestreet Shale: Geological Association of Canada – Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Annual Meeting, Abstracts and Program, v. 29, p. 87.

  • Over, D.J., and Schindler, E., 2003, Depositional similarities in selected Late Devonian Kellwasser Horizons, Germany , Morocco , and eastern United States : Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 35(7), p. 384-385.

  • Over, D.J., 2002, Conodonts and age of depositional sequences in the Chattanooga Shale, Upper Devonian, southern Appalachian Basin: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 34(7), p. 61-3.

  • Lehane, J.R., and Over, D.J., 2002, Canid and rodent scavenging on Pleistocene Cave Bear: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 34(7), p. 66-21.

  • Over, D.J., 2002, Upper Devonian conodonts from the Chattanooga Shale, southern Appalachian Basin, eastern United States : Strata (Eighth International Conodont Symposium – ECOS VIII), Serie 1, vol. 12, p. 51.

  • Over, D.J., 2001, Kellwasser Bed (high Frasnian, Upper Devonian) equivalents in the Appalachian Basin: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 33(7), p. A37.

  • Vacco, D.I., Sheldon, A.L., Over, D.J., and McCarthy, T.M., 2001, Geochemistry of a stratified pool in a flowing stream, Mount Morris , New York : Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 33(7), p. A231.

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. Offered every fall

  • 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. Corequisite: GSCI 140. Offered every fall

  • GSCI 351: Stratigraphy-Lab

    Description of sedimentary rocks, introduction to stratigraphic concepts, and interpretation of sedimentary facies and sequence relationships. Topics include the use of facies analysis, lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, and chronostratigraphy in the interpretation of sedimentary basin history. (Required field trips conducted outside of class hours.) Prerequisites: GSCI 112 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring

  • GSCI 351: Stratigraphy-Lec

    Description of sedimentary rocks, introduction to stratigraphic concepts, and interpretation of sedimentary facies and sequence relationships. Topics include the use of facies analysis, lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, and chronostratigraphy in the interpretation of sedimentary basin history. (Required field trips conducted outside of class hours.) Prerequisites: GSCI 112 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring