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*Photo credit: Steve Thurston of the American Museum of Natural History, NY, NY. 

Education

2014               PhD in Geology, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Thesis Title: Paleoecology of Late Cretaceous methane cold-seeps of the Pierre Shale, South Dakota

Supervisor: Neil H. Landman

2011                MA in Geology, Brooklyn College  – City University of New York

Thesis Title: Taxonomy and taphonomy of enigmatic Burgess Shale-type fossils of the Wheeler Formation, Utah

Supervisor: Wayne G. Powell

2007               BA in Studio Art, Hunter College – City University of New York

Employment History

2019 −                    Adjunct Assistant Professor

University at Buffalo, Department of Geology, Buffalo,  NY

Responsible for distance learning – online intro courses

2018 − 2019          Clinical Assistant Professor

University at Buffalo, Department of Geology, Buffalo,  NY

Classes taught: Natural Hazards, Climate Change, Sedimentology & Paleontology, and Introduction to Geologic Mapping & Communication, Freshman Seminar: Mass Extinctions, Advanced Stratigraphy

Education Outreach: Creator & Coordinator of summer institute and year-long outreach program

2011 – 2016           Adjunct Assistant Professor

Hunter College, Department of Geography, New York, NY

Courses taught: Introduction to Geology Lecture & Lab, Weather & Climate Lab, Geomorphology Lecture & Lab, Introduction to Environmental Science, and Macaulay’s Honors College – Seminar 3 (Urban Ecology)

2013 –2016           Adjunct Lecturer

Pace University, Department of Chemistry & Physical Sciences, New York, NY

Courses taught: Intro to the Physical World Lecture and Lab

2010 − 2013          Adjunct Lecturer

Brooklyn College, Department of Geology, Brooklyn, NY

Courses taught: Geology Core Lecture and Lab, Environmental Learning Community Lab,

Geology 101 Lab

2009 − 2011          National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship

Brooklyn College GK12 City-as-Lab and Academy of Urban Planning High School, Brooklyn, NY

2006 − 2009         Science Instructor for Professional Development

New York Hall of Science, Corona, NY

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • K.C. Meehan and P. Bembia, 2019, Methane cold-seep carbonates from the Upper Devonian Pipe Creek Shale of western New York. (in review).
  • K.C. Meehan, C. Kowalski, K. Bartlett, and P. Bembia, 2019, A comparative investigation of  paleontological quat-stat disaggregation and traditional thin section methods. (in review).
  • Landman, N.H.,Cochran, J.K., Brezina, J., Larson, N.L., Garb, M.P., Meehan, K.C., and Myers, C., 2019, Methane Seeps in the Upper Cretaceous U.S. Western Interior, In, Kiel, S., (ed.) Title TBD, Cephalopods – present and past. (accepted, publication date TBD)
  • K.C. Meehan, M. Mego Vela, N.V. Gilles, Y.O. Chow, C. Koo, B. Lopez, Y. Wolfe, and S.A. George, 2018, Foraminifera from Upper Campanian Pierre Shale methane cold-seeps, South Dakota. Cretaceous Research, v. 39, p. 1 – 13. doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2018.03.023
  • K.C. Meehan and H. Salmun, 2016 Integrating Technology in Today’s Undergraduate Classrooms: A Look at Students Perspectives: Journal of College Science Teaching v. 46, no. 1, p. 39 – 48.
  • K.C. Meehan, and N.H. Landman, 2016. Faunal Associations in methane cold-seeps from the Upper Cretaceous Pierre Shale, South Dakota: Palaios, v. 31, p. 280 – 290.
  • J.K. Cochran, N.H. Landman, N.L. Larson, K.C. Meehan, M. Garb, and J. Brezina, 2015.  Methane seeps as ammonite habitats evidence from O, C and Sr in well-preserved shells from methane seeps in the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) Pierre Shale: Swiss Journal of Paleontology, v. 134, no.2, p. 1 – 13.
  • N. Larson, J. Brezina, N.H Landman, O. Tatsuo, M.P. Garb, and K.C. Handle, 2013. Hydrocarbon seeps: Habitats that preserved the diversity of fauna in the Late Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway: Wyoming Geological Society Field Guide.
  • K.C. Handle and W.G. Powell, 2012. Morphologically simple enigmatic fossils from the Wheeler Formation, Utah: A comparative analysis: Palaios, v. 27, p. 304 – 316.

Recent Conference Papers and Presentations

  • K.C. Meehan, K. Bartlett, C. Kowalski, G. Lash, P. Bembia, 2019. Co-occurrence of microspherules and concretion beds in Devonian shale beds in Western New York. Northeastern Geological Society of America Meeting, Portland, Maine.
  • K.C. Meehan, and N.H. Landman, 2014. Faunal Associations with fluid flow rates in Late Cretaceous methane cold-seeps from the Pierre Shale, South Dakota. Geological Society of America National Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.
  • K.C. Meehan, N.H. Landman, H.C. Connolly Jr., and A.M. Krawchuk, 2014. Ancient methane cold-seep structure, mineralogy, and apparent fluid flow rates. Geological Society of America National Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.
  • M. Mego Vela, K.C Meehan, N.H. Landman, and E. Thomas, 2014. Foraminifera of ancient methane cold-seeps as paleodepth indicators in the Pierre Shale, South Dakota. Geological Society of America National Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.
  • E. Breitenbach, K.C. Meehan, and N.H. Landman, 2014. Light isotope analysis and biogeography of Late

Cretaceous methane cold seeps of the Pierre Shale, South Dakota. Geological Society of America National Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

  • A.M. Krawchuk, K.C. Handle, and N.H. Landman, 2013. Mineralogy of Late Cretaceous methane cold-seeps of the Pierre Shale, South Dakota. GSA Annual Meeting in Denver. 2013.

Professional Affiliations

Wayne State University, Department of Chemistry, Detroit, Michigan

Service

2019      Reviewer, Paleobiology