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|John Pojeta, Jr. has been an active
paleontologist since 1957. He is a Scientist Emeritus with the U.S. Geological
Survey (USGS) and Research Associate with the Department of Paleobiology,
Smithsonian Institution. He earned his B.S. degree at Capital University,
Bexley, OH, majoring in biology and chemistry and earned his M.S. and Ph.D.
degrees from the University of Cincinnati, majoring in geology and paleontology.
In 1963, he joined the USGS, Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy, where
he spent his career. His research has centered on early Paleozoic mollusks,
and has taken him to many American states, Antarctica, Australia, Canada,
China, Czech Republic, Senegal, Sweden, United Kingdom, and elsewhere. He
has been Secretary and President of The Paleontological Society; President
of the Paleontological Research Institution; Chief, Branch of Paleontology
and Stratigraphy, USGS; and a member of the National Academy of Sciences
Committee on Paleontological Collecting.
|Dale A. Springer is a paleontologist
and Professor of Geosciences at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA.
She earned her B.A. degree at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, her M.S. degree
at the University of Rochester, NY, and her Ph.D. at Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University, Blacksburg. She was a visiting faculty member
at Amherst and Smith Colleges before joining the Bloomsburg faculty in 1985.
Her major research interest lies in understanding the factors controlling
temporal and spatial changes in fossil and modern marine invertebrate communities.
Dr. Springer has a long standing interest in geoscience education. She has
served as Chairperson of the Paleontological Society's Education Committee,
as well as on several committees of the American Geological Institute.
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