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

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7814-925X

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

2018 – present Clinical Assistant Professor

University at Buffalo, Department of Geology, Buffalo,  New York

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 the NYS accredited Earth Ed summer institute and year-long professional development & outreach program

2011 – 2016        Adjunct Assistant Professor

Hunter College, Department of Geography, New York, New York

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, New York

Courses taught: Intro to the Physical World Lecture and Lab    

2010 − 2013       Adjunct Lecturer

Brooklyn College, Department of Geology, Brooklyn, New York

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, New York

2006 − 2009      Science Instructor for Professional DevelopmentNew York Hall of Science, Corona, New York

Products

R. Bryant, K.C. Meehan, and C. Belanger, 2022, Comparative analysis of methane cold seep and non-seep foraminifera of the Late Campanian Western Interior Seaway from Manitoba to Texas: Cretaceous Research (In prep)

K.C. Meehan and N.J. Henshue, 2022. Featured Article: Building a sustainable and meaningful cooperative outreach program: Journal of Geoscience Education (in review).

K.C. Meehan and J.T. Boyle, 2022, Organic-walled tentaculids of Late Devonian (Frasnian) Appalachian and Michigan Basin deposits of Laurussia (NY, MI, OH): Geologica Acta, (in review).

K.C. Meehan, W.G. Powell, P.A. Johnston, C. Nedin, C.J. Collom, D. McKirdy, and A.M. Hall, 2022, Aluminum-normalized trace element paleoredox proxies and their application to the study of the conditions of Burgess Shale-type preservation: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, (In review).

K. Bartlett, C. Kowalski, P. Bembia, I. Li, G.G. Lash, C. Thaler, and K.C. Meehan, 2022, Freshwater and marine palynomorphs as evidence of flooding events in distal deltaic sequences of the Late Devonian Appalachian Basin, New York: Palaios (In revision/review)

K.C. Meehan, B. Caissie, H. Carjaval-Chitty, and I.H. Li,  2022, Non-metric multidimensional scaling of freshwater microfossil data from multiple Laurussian epeiric seas, their paleoenvironmental associations, and implications: Journal of Sedimentary Research, (Accepted, in revision).

K.C. Meehan, 2022, Devonian smooth-walled tasmanids and new insights of life-cycle descriptions through fluorescence microscopy: Phytotaxa (accepted, in print).

K.C. Meehan and J. Boyle, 2021, Marine crisis events and fossil beds of the Late Devonian Appalachian deltaic sequences of western New York: New York State Geological Association 92nd Annual Meeting Field Guide, Buffalo, New York, p. 1-26

K.C. Meehan and G.G. Lash, 2021, Short Note: Altered impact glass from the Devonian Norwood Member of the Antrim Shale, southeast Michigan: Stratigraphy, v. 18, no. 4, p. TBD.

I. Li, K. Bartlett, C. Kowalski, P. Bembia, and K.C. Meehan, 2021, Paleoecology and predominance facies of Late Devonian foraminifera in successions of the Catskill Delta Complex, Western New York, U.S.A.: Journal of Foraminiferal Research, v. 51, no. 1, p. 32–45.

K.C. Meehan, C. Kowalski, K. Bartlett, I. Li, and P. Bembia, 2020, Successful complete digestion and extraction of microfossils from well lithified Devonian shale beds in western New York: Stratigraphy v. 17, no. 3, p. 205 – 212.

N.H. Landman, J.K. Cochran, J. Brezina, N.L. Larson, M.P. Garb, K.C. Meehan, and C. Myers, 2020, Methane Seeps in the Upper Cretaceous U.S. Western Interior, In, Kiel, S., (ed.) Topics in Geobiology.

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.P. 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 (nka Meehan), 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 (nka Meehan) and W.G. Powell, 2012. Morphologically simple enigmatic fossils from the Wheeler Formation, Utah: A comparative analysis: Palaios, v. 27, p. 304 – 316.

Conference Presentations & Other Products

K.C. Meehan, 2021, Predominance facies and freshwater microfossils of the Late Devonian Appalachian Basin deltaic sequences of western New York, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 53, No. 6.

T.K.P. Gregg, J.T. Boyle, K.C. Meehan, M. Jadamec, J.D. Briner, 2020. Covid-19 and Field Training: University at Buffalo’s summer virtual mapping course, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 52, no. 6

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 (nka Meehan), and N.H. Landman, 2013. Mineralogy of Late Cretaceous methane cold-seeps of the Pierre Shale, South Dakota. GSA Annual Meeting in Denver. 2013.

N. DiFrancesco, K. Escine, K. Handle (nka Meehan), J. John, A. Johnson, M. Kanner, M. Magee, S. Nightingale, A. Petrovicheva, R. Rahi, 2011, SASEE: Science Attitudes & Self Efficacy Evaluation, Annual Conference for GK-12, Washington D.C.

N. DiFrancesco, K. Escine, K. Handle (nka Meehan), J. John, A. Johnson, M. Magee, S. Nightingale, A. Petrovicheva, R. Rahi, J. Scarlet, 2010, City-as-Lab: Using Brooklyn’s Urban Spaces to Enact Place-based Environmental Science Studies, Annual Conference for GK-12, Washington D.C.

K.C. Handle (nka Meehan) and A. Johnson, 2010, Social Networks Facilitate Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Technology in the Classroom Session, AAAS Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.

K.C. Handle (nka Meehan) and W.G. Powell, 2010, Geochemical Evidence for Shifting Redox Conditions within Fossiliferous Strata of the Wheeler Formation, Utah. GSA Annual Meeting 2010, Denver CO.

Professional Affiliations

Geological Society of America

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

New York State Association of Professional Geologists

New York State Geological Association

Cushman Foundation

Departmental Service

2021 –               Faculty Senate

2021 –               Summer Session Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), and Committee Member Year-Round, Department of Geology, UB

2018                  Summer & Interim DUS

2018 – 2019     EarthEd Development Committee

Press

Hsu, Charlotte. “EarthEd Institute Teaches Science Teachers.”, 22 July 2021, www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2021/07/earth-ed-institute.html.

Tognetti, Lawrence. “WomenInSTEM Twitter Series Episode 188” , 28 April 2021, https://twitter.com/ET_Exists/status/1387445131985375234

Grants

2022                Course Enhancement Funds AY 21/22 $250.00: Co-authored with Chris Romano School of Architecture.

2021                Spencer Foundation Unfunded: Creating a meaningful and permanent STEM outreach program for public K-12 urban schools

2020                AISL: NSF 20-607 Unfunded: Forging a sustainable outreach program to Broaden Engagement & Community Participation in STEM for K-12 students through collaborations with informal science centers, universities, and local urban schools  

Outreach

Mar 2022          Research Presentation: Freshwater and Marine microfossils as signals of ancient flooding events in ancient epeiric basins, Kent State, Ohio

2022                 SUNY COIL: Global Classroom collaboration  service mark through work in ARC 633 with Tec de Monterrey (MX), UB (US), & University of Detroit Mercy (US)

Nov 2021          Hops n’ Rocks Penn Dixie Virtual Gala 2021: UB virtual tour of microfossil prep labs https://penndixie.org/tag/fundraiser/

Sep 2021           New York State Geological Society Field Trip w/ Dr. James Boyle

Aug 2021          Burgess Shale: Antiquated and Updated Preservation Theories, Science in the Pub Series Lecture Series, Paleontological Research Institution, Buffalo, New York, 25 August 2021.

2021                  Reviewer, AAPG Bulletin

2019                  Reviewer, Paleobiology

2019 – 2020     Drug & Alcohol Abuse Volunteer for Incarcerated Women, Wayne County Prison, Detroit