Outreach

Public Lectures

2012-2016 – “Dino-Sores: Injury and Behavior in Cretaceous Dinosaurs”

    • Oshkosh Public Museum
    • Boy Scouts of America
    • Ekalaka Shin Dig, Ekalaka, MT (Carter County Museum)
    • Southern Illinois University
    • Burpee Museum of Natural History
    • University of Wisconsin – Parkside
    • University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
    • Neville Public Museum Geology Club
    • Ripon College Speaker Series

2011- “Life and Death of the Dinosaur: The Role of Taphonomy in Paleobiological Inferences”

    • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Dept. of Geology Distinguished Lecture Series

2010-2016 – “Influence of Microbial Biofilms on the Preservation of Primary Soft Tissue in Fossil and Extant Archosaurs”

    • Neville Public Museum Geology Club
    • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Geology Club

2010 – “Tyrannosaur Growth and Behavior”

    • Neville Public Museum

2009-Current – “Fighting Dinosaurs”

    • Various clubs and organizations

Academic ServiceGraduate Faculty Scholar Member, Northern Illinois University, 2016-Current.

  1. Graduate Faculty Scholar Member, Northern Illinois University, 2016-Current.
  2. Partnership with Captain Christopher Tarmann (UW Oshkosh Police Department) presenting on campus safety and active shooter training. 2015-Current.
  3. Member of the Academic Computing Users Group Committee (ACUG), UW Oshkosh, 2015-Current.
  4. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Laboratory/Studio/Shop Safety Team, Current. Meet monthly for discussions and actions on increasing safety on campus. 2014-Current.
  5. Faculty Advisor for the University of Wisconsin Geology Club. Advised club on event organization and fundraising. 2012-2014.
  6. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Media Liaison Committee 2012-2015. Wrote press releases for recently published scientific articles in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, organize selected abstracts for the annual meeting. 2013-Current
  7. Geology Club President, Southern Illinois University, 2003-2004
  8. Active in the Geologic Outreach Program, Southern Illinois University, 2004. Assisted high-school students with fossil collection, identification, and curation in preparation for college geology courses.
  9. Undergraduate Student Representative to the Department of Geology of Southern Illinois University, 2004. Served as a liaison between undergraduate geology student body and faculty. Facilitated discussion on course development and department events.
  10. Developed and instructed a short course on The Geology of the Mississippi River for Road Scholar/Exploritas/Elderhostel, Northern Illinois University, 2010.
  11. Mentored undergraduate research in vertebrate paleontology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2010. Assisted geology and biology students with research project development, grant-writing, and professional presentation techniques.
  12. Event Supervisor for the Wisconsin Div. B State and Regional Science Olympiad, Fall of 2010 and Spring of 2015. Wrote, submitted, and proctored Olympiad Event Exams for the “Fossils” Event at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.