Collections Manager III
Gantz Family Collections Center
I am responsible for the 2 million specimen fossil invertebrate collection. My area of specialty is Devonian brachiopods. I have done fieldwork in Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, Alberta Canada, China, Australia, and New Zealand. Recently I have given presentations about the collection at the annual SPNCH meeting in Ottawa, Canada and at the annual GSA meeting in Denver, Colorado.
Recent Blog Posts
- Beachgoer’s Guide to Lake Michigan Fossils and Rocks
- Tully Monster: Vertebrate or Enigma?
- A Thanksgiving Tale of Two Horns
- Brachiopods and WWII
- The Trilobite Paradoxides
- Antarctica Lobster Fossil
- Video: Silurian Reef Database Project
- How (and how not) to survey a systematic invertebrate paleontology collection for locality data
Oregon State University-Corvallis, Oregon
Master of Science, August 1994
Research and Teaching Assistant September 1991-August 1994
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Science, May 1991 Major in geology
The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois January 2008– Present
National Park Service, Grand Canyon, Arizona July 2006 - November 2007
Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin January 1996 - June 2005
Member of the Geological Society of America and the Society for the Protection of Natural History Collections.