fossil plants to investigate ancient ecosystems, past environmental change, and the
evolution and extinction of plants and plant-insect associations. I emphasize
questions with relevance for modern climate change, biodiversity, biogeography,
and ecological processes. Significant field areas include Patagonia, Western
Interior USA, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Panama, and southeastern
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Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998-1999
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1998
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1985
Honors and Awards
Fellow, Paleontological Society, 2017.
Fellow, Geological Society of America, 2016.
Paul F. Robertson Research Breakthrough of the Year, Penn State College of Earth & Mineral Sciences, 2016.
Distinguished Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2014.
George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Pennsylvania State University, 2013.
The Paleontological Society, Councilor Unrestricted, 2012-2014.
Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2011.
Distinguished Lecturer, The Paleontological Society, 2009-2012.
David and Lucile Packard Fellow in Science and Engineering, 2005-2010.
John T. Ryan, Jr. Faculty Fellow, Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, 2005-2008.
Michigan Fellow, University of Michigan, 1999-2002.
IMU Intuitive Music Unit