[MASSARE pronounced: muh-say'-ree]

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Courses Taught

  • ESC 195 Natural Disasters (Honors Lab)
  • ESC 390 Writing in the Earth Sciences
  • ESC 494/495 Senior Research/Senior Seminar
  • GEL 201 Introduction to Physical Geology
  • GEL 302 Historical Geology
  • GEL 306 Principles of Paleontology


  • Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • M.A. The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • B.S. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Research Interests

Evolution and ecology of Mesozoic marine reptiles:

  • Biomechanics of swimming
  • Tooth form and feeding ecology
  • Large-scale patterns of evolution
  • Ichthyosaurs of the Sundance Formation (Jurassic--WY)
  • Bone microstructure of ichthyosaurs

Professional Affiliations

Last Updated 8/13/18

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