Cover art ("Reclining Rex") drawn by David K. Smith. Originally formatted for the web by Allen G. Collins and Claus Hedegaard. Design updated by David K. Smith February, 2000.


NOTE: The following information was collected in 1997. Some of the information was updated 2/00 — many bad links have either been updated or removed and some e-mail addresses have been changed. Keep in mind that several people may have moved and are no longer at the locations indicated.

Warren D. Allmon

Paleontological Research Institution
1259 Trumansburg Road
Ithaca, New York 14850

Warren D. Allmon received his doctorate in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University. After teaching for four years in the Department of Geology at the University of South Florida, Allmon became the Director of the Paleontological Research Institution. His research specialties include the systematics of Cenozoic gastropods and the interaction between ecology and macroevolution, particularly speciation and biodiversity.

Karen Alonzi-Van Gundy

Jefferson County Public Schools
Golden, Colorado 80401

Karen Alonzi-Van Gundy has twenty-one years experience as an elementary school teacher in Jefferson County, Colorado. She is involved in teacher education through Colorado State University and the Colorado School of Mines. In 1990, Karen received honorable mention for Colorado Teacher of the Year. Karen's first book, Primary Dinosaur Investigations, was co-authored with Craig A. Munsart and published in 1995.

Marsha Barber

Jefferson County Public Schools
Golden, CO 80401

Marsha Barber has 20 years of classroom teaching experience in grades 7-12 with a wide variety of science activities, curriculum projects, and awards to her credit. As Director of the Denver Earth Science Project at the Colorado School of Mines from 1989-1997, she had opportunity to develop relevant earth science curricula in partnership with geoscientists working in the Denver area.

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Diana Scheidle Bartos
[may no longer be with Denver Project]
Denver Earth Science Project
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado 80401
Diana Scheidle Bartos is a gifted science education writer who has a very strong science background in geology and chemistry. Her teaching experience at the junior high level provides her with creative ideas for presenting new and complex concepts to students. Ms. Bartos was the lead curriculum writer on two of the Denver Earth Science Project's modules.

Brent H. Breithaupt

Geological Museum
University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming 82071-3006


Brent H. Breithaupt is Museum Director/Curator of the University of Wyoming Geological Museum. He did his undergraduate work in geology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and graduate work in vertebrate paleontology at the University of Wyoming. His research interests include Mesozoic and Cenozoic Era lower vertebrate fossils, taphonomy, and using paleontology in science education.

Stephen J. Culver

Department of Palaeontology
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Rd.
London, SW7 5BD, UK

Stephen J. Culver obtained his B.Sc. in Geology and his Ph.D. in Micro-paleontology from University College Swansea, University of Wales. He is currently Associate Keeper of Paleontology at The Natural History Museum, London. He taught in the states for several years and still keeps his close ties with the US through frequent visits for fieldwork and conferences and through his Research Associateship at the Smithsonian.

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R.P. Filson

Edison High School
1425 South Center Street
Stockton, California 95206

Richard P. Filson is a biology teacher and department chairman at Edison High School in Stockton, California. A biology teacher for nearly 30 years, Mr. Filson received his BA in Zoology from UC Davis and his MS in Biological Science and Science Education at Oregon State University. Mr. Filson is president of the California Biology Education Association and is High School Director of the California Science Teachers Association.

Eddie Goldstein

Denver, Colorado

Eddie Goldstein is a teacher of mathematics in Denver, Colorado.

David H. Griffing
[no longer with PRI]
Paleontological Research Institution
1259 Trumansburg Road
Ithaca, New York 14850
David H. Griffing received his doctorate in Geological Sciences from the State University of New York at Binghamton. His research specialties center around paleoenvironmental analysis in Devonian strata. He is currently the Director of Education at the Paleontological Research Institution, where he conducts outreach programs and teacher workshops, designs exhibits, and is the prime architect of the PRI website.

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Claus Hedegaard
[now at the Univ of Aarhus, Denmark]
Museum of Paleontology
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-4780

Claus Hedegaard is a graduate student from the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He is currently doing research at the UC Museum of Paleontology on the biomineralisation and the evolution of molluscs. He has taught population biology and genetics, statistics, and evolution, and worked on the marine biology program in Thailand. Claus is partly responsible for the WWW version of this manuscript.

Sharon K. Heindel

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Inc.
Hot Springs, SD 57747-0692

Sharon K. Heindel has been the Education Coordinator for the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota since 1992. She has a BS in Education degree from Chadron State College, Nebraska. Sharon has 14 years teaching experience and continues to enjoy teaching people of all ages through guided tours, the Junior Paleontologist Dig and hands-on curricular activities at the Mammoth Site.

Brian T. Huber

National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560

Brian Huber received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University (Department of Geology & Mineralogy and Institute of Polar Studies) in 1988 and become Curator of Foraminifera at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History immediately afterward. His research has focused on reconstructing global climate and ocean circulation and the study of planktonic foraminiferal evolution and extinction during the past 100 million years.

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R.E. Johnson

Milwaukee Public Museum
800 W. Wells St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233

Rolf Johnson has been with the Milwaukee Public Museum since 1977 and is currently Director of its Science Media Center. Mr. Johnson is also a research associate in vertebrate paleontology with the Museum's Geology Department with interests ranging from the functional morphology and biomechanics of ceratopsian dinosaurs to the application of documentary films and educational media in educational settings.

Jere H. Lipps

University of California
Museum of Paleontology
Berkeley, CA 94720-4780

Jere H. Lipps received his Ph.D. in Paleontology at UCLA. He has taught oceanography, geology, paleontology and marine biology courses at UC Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory, and UC Berkeley. He is the current Director of the UC Museum of Paleontology and President of the Paleontological Society. His research interests include the evolution, origin, and radiation of marine biotas through time.

Donald L. Lofgren

The Raymond M. Alf Museum
1175 West Baseline Road
Claremont, California 91711

Donald L. Lofgren grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. He studied geology at the University of Minnesota and University of Montana before receiving his Ph.D. in Paleontology from the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he serves as the director and curator of the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont, California.

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Paul Loubere

Department of Geology
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Paul Loubere decided to be an oceanographer at age 9. He received a B.Sc. Honours in Geology and Biology from the University of Keele, England and a Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Micropaleontology from the School of Oceanography, Oregon State University. His interests include global climate and ocean-climate interactions through time and specializes in retrieving paleoenvironmental information from fossil assemblages.

Frank K. McKinney

Department of Geology
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Frank K. (Ken) McKinney began his career as a paleontologist studying marine bryozoans as a graduate student at University of North Carolina. He has taught paleontology, historical geology, and oceanography at Appalachian State University since 1968. His research focuses on taxonomy, functional morphology, and evolutionary patterns of Ordovician to Recent bryozoans and has authored two books.

Ellen P. Metzger

Department of Geology
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA 95192-0102

Ellen Metzger received her Ph.D. in Geology from Syracuse University and has been at San Jose State University since 1989. She teaches mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, and tectonics. She is also active in SJSU's Science Education Program and is Co-Director of the Bay Area Earth Science Institute, a National Science Foundation-funded earth science program for pre-college teachers.

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Craig A. Munsart

Jefferson County Public Schools
Golden, Colorado 80401

Craig A. Munsart holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Geology from Queens College of the City University of New York and a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute. He is presently a secondary school science teacher in Jefferson County, Colorado. He has written three books. The first, Investigating Science with Dinosaurs, received a "Top Ten Dinosaur Book" Award from the Dinosaur Society in 1994.

Brian J. O'Neill

Shell Offshore Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70101

Brian J. O'Neill found his first fossil at age 5. Since then he received a BS in Biology from Boston College and a MS in Geology from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently Division Paleontologist for Shell Offshore Inc. specializing in Cenozoic foraminiferal biostratigraphy to support Shell's activities in the Gulf of Mexico. Brian is a frequent visitor to elementary and high school classrooms discussing his work.

Hilary Clement Olson

Institute for Geophysics
University of Texas
Austin, TX 78712

Hilary Clement Olson received her BS in Earth Sciences at Notre Dame and her Ph.D. in micropaleontology and geology at Stanford University. Hilary spent five years as a research geologist for Mobil Oil Corporation with a focus on integrating biostratigraphy and seismic stratigraphy. Her interests in teaching led to a career change and she has taught science education at the middle school, high school and college levels.

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Steven H. Schimmrich

Department of Geology
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Steven Schimmrich has an MS degree from the State University of New York and is finishing a Ph.D. in structural geology at the University of Illinois. His research is in the relationships between fluid flow and brittle deformation mechanisms in fold-thrust belts and in the applications of computers for teaching introductory geology. Steve publishes a regular column called "Exploring Geology on the World Wide Web" for the Journal of Geoscience Education.

Judith G. Scotchmoor

Museum of Paleontology
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-4780

Judy Scotchmoor is Director of Museum Relations at the UC Museum of Paleontology. Previously, she was a 7th/8th grade science teacher for 25 years. Judy has a BA in Biological Sciences from UC Berkeley. While teaching, paleontology formed the basis of her science curriculum. Now at the museum, her roles are many, but her primary interest remains using paleontology and technology to improve science education.

Eugenie C. Scott

National Center for Science Education
Box 9477
Berkeley, California, 94709-0477

Eugenie C. Scott is the Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education, Inc., a pro-evolution nonprofit science education organization with members in every state. She holds a Ph.D. in physical anthropology from the University of Missouri. A human biologist, her research has been in medical anthropology and skeletal biology.

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David K. Smith

Integrative Biology
3060 VLSB # 3140 University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3140

David K. Smith is a graphics assistant with the Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Paleontology at UC Berkeley. He has participated in paleontological digs for the past eight summers and plans to continue to do so until he himself becomes a fossil. Dave received a B.S. in Geology from the University of Connecticut.

Rebecca L. Smith

Denver Museum of Natural History
2001 Colorado Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80205

Rebecca L. Smith is the Earth Sciences Educator at the Denver Museum of Natural History. She contributed to the management and development of the Museum's innovative permanent exhibit, Prehistoric Journey. Rebecca has an MA in Biological Anthropology from the University of New Mexico, and an Honors BA in Animal Biology and Physical Anthropology from the University of Utah.

Scott W. Snyder

Department of Geology
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

Scott W. Snyder earned a BA in Geology at College of Wooster in Ohio and a MS in Geology and a Ph.D. in Paleontology from Tulane University. In 1972, Scott joined the faculty of the Geology Department at East Carolina University and is currently its Chairperson. Scott has participated in 10 oceanographic cruises, including Legs of the Deep Sea Drilling Project and the Ocean Drilling Program.

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Richard K. Stucky

Denver Museum of Natural History
2001 Colorado Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80205

Richard K. Stucky is Chief Curator at the Denver Museum of Natural History. He was project science director for the exhibition, Prehistoric Journey, and has written a book with Kirk R. Johnson, Prehistoric Journey: The History of Life on Earth. Dr. Stucky received his Ph.D. from University of Colorado. He studies fossil mammals and paleoecology and is very interested in new methods of informal science education in museums.

Karen Wetmore

Karen Wetmore received her BA in environmental studies and geology-biology from Colby College, her M.S. in geology at University of Rhode Island, and her Ph.D. in paleobiology at The Johns Hopkins University. Karen served as a museum scientist at the UC Museum of Paleontology for ten years, managing the invertebrate and microfossil collections and the Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope.

Jo Wixom

Western State College
Gunnison, Colorado 81230

Jo Wixom, known as "The Dinosaur Lady," teaches standards-based dinosaur science to K-16 students, teachers, and community members in a joint project of the Gunnison School District and Western State College. This is part of the Colorado CONNECT statewide science and math systemic reform and a Goals 2000 Educate America Project. Ms. Wixom is currently working on a Ph.D. in education studies.

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