Stephen, Dan
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2014 CV for D.A. Stephen
Last Updated: 12/17/14 -

DANIEL A. STEPHEN

Associate Professor of Geology

Department of Earth Science

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geology, 2001, Texas A&M University

Dissertation: The Impact of Reproductive Strategy on Cephalopod Evolution.

  • Master of Science in Geology, 1997, University of Arkansas

Thesis: Cephalopod Mass Mortality and Gigantism, Middle Carboniferous (Chesterian–Morrowan) Strata, Northern Arkansas.

  • Bachelor of Science in Geology, 1994, University of Arkansas

Academic minors in Mathematics and Anthropology.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Geological Society of America
  • National Association of Geoscience Teachers (currently serving as President of Southwest Section)
  • Paleontological Society (USA)
  • Palaeontological Association (UK)
  • International Palaeontological Association
  • Utah Academy of Arts & Sciences

 

COURSES TAUGHT AT UVU:

  • GEOL 1010 & 1015 – Introduction to Geology (lecture & lab)
  • BIOL 1010 – General Biology
  • GEOL 1220 & 1225 – Historical Geology (lecture & lab)
  • BIOL/GEOL 202r – Natural History Excursion
  • ENST 3000 – Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • BIOL 4500 – Principles of Evolution
  • BIOL 494r – Biology Senior Seminar
  • GEOL 4500 – Sedimentary Geology (lecture & lab)
  • GEOL 4510 – Paleontology (lecture & lab)
  • BIOL/GEOL 204r/490r – Desert Natural History, Capitol Reef
  • BIOL/GEOL 204r/490r – Tropical Natural History, Costa Rica
  • BIOL 489r – Supervised Biology Student Research
  • GEOL 495r – Supervised Geology Student Research
  • GEOL 4600 – Geology Summer Field Course

 

CURRENT RESEARCH:

  • Thomazo, C, I. Bour, E. Vennin, A. Brayard, O. Mathieu, N. Olivier, G. Escarguel, K.G. Bylund, J. Jenks, D.A. Stephen, and E. Fara, (2014?). A diagenetic control on the Early Triassic Smithian-Spathian carbon isotopic excursion. [Paper submitted to Nature Geoscience.]
  • Olivier, N., A. Brayard, E. Vennin, G. Escarguel, E. Fara, K.G. Bylund, J. Jenks, G. Caravaca, and D.A. Stephen (2014?). Evolution of depositional settings in the Torrey area during the Smithian (Early Triassic, Utah, USA) and their significance for the biotic recovery. [Paper submitted to Geological Journal.]
  • Stephen, D.A., and K.G. Bylund. Late Cretaceous nautiloids from the Western Interior Seaway. [Paper in preparation, to be submitted to: Journal of Paleontology.]
  • Bylund, K.G., and D.A. Stephen. Coniacian ammonoid fauna of eastern Utah. [Paper in preparation, to be submitted to: Palaeontology.]
  • Stephen, D.A. Life history strategies in evolutionary time: the impact of reproductive strategy on cephalopod phylogenetic patterns. [Paper accepted by Paleobiology, but needs to be resubmitted due to elapsed revision time.]
  • Stephen, D.A. Variation in cephalopod embryonic morphology. [Paper accepted by Journal of Paleontology, but needs to be resubmitted due to elapsed revision time.]
  • Goudemand, N., H. Bucher, A. Brayard, D.A. Stephen, K.G. Bylund, and L. Menlove. Early Triassic conodonts in central and western Utah. [Paper in preparation, to be submitted to: Lethaia.]
  • Stephen, D.A., and W.J. Zinsmeister. Systematics of the Late Cretaceous nautiloids of Antarctica. [Paper in preparation, to be submitted to: Historical Biology.]
  • Grossman, E.L., H. Wang, T.E. Yancey, and D.A. Stephen. Modest seasonality during the assembly of Pangea: evidence from isotopic analyses of brachiopod shells. [Paper in preparation, to be submitted to: Palaios.]

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

  • Vennin, E., N. Olivier, A. Brayard, I. Bour, C. Thomazo, G. Escarguel, E. Fara, K.G. Bylund, J. Jenks, D.A. Stephen, and R. Hofmann (2014). Microbial deposits in the aftermath of the end-Permian mass extinction: a diverging case from the Mineral Mountains (Utah, USA). Accepted for publication in Sedimentology.
  • Olivier, N., A. Brayard, E. Fara, K.G. Bylund, J. Jenks, E. Vennin, D.A. Stephen, and G. Escarguel (2014). Smithian shoreline migrations and depositional settings in Timpoweap Canyon (Early Triassic, Utah, USA). Geological Magazine 151(5):938-955.
  • Brayard, A., K.G. Bylund, J. Jenks, D.A. Stephen, N. Olivier, G. Escarguel, E. Fara, and E. Vennin, (2013). Smithian ammonoid faunas from Utah: implications for Early Triassic biostratigraphy, correlation and basinal paleogeography. Swiss J. Palaeontology 132(2):141-219.
  • Stephen, D.A., K.G. Bylund, P. Garcia, R.D. McShinsky, and H.J. Carter (2012). Taphonomy of dense concentrations of juvenile ammonoids in the Upper Cretaceous Mancos Shale, east-central Utah, USA. Geobios 45(1):121-128.
  • Brayard, A., E. Vennin, N. Olivier, K.G. Bylund, J. Jenks, D.A. Stephen, H. Bucher, R. Hofmann, N. Goudemand, and G. Escarguel (2011). Transient metazoan reefs in the aftermath of the end-Permian mass extinction. Nature Geoscience 4(10):693-697.
  • Brayard, A., A. Nützel, A. Kaim, G. Escarguel, M. Hautmann, D.A. Stephen, K.G. Bylund, J. Jenks, and H. Bucher (2011). Gastropod evidence against the Early Triassic Lilliput Effect: Reply. Geology 39:e233.
  • Stephen, D.A., K.G. Bylund, P.J. Bybee, and W.J. Ream (2010). Ammonoid beds in the Lower Triassic Thaynes Formation of western Utah, USA. Cephalopods – Present and Past, Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan, p. 243-252.
  • Brayard, A., A. Nützel, D.A. Stephen, K.G. Bylund, J. Jenks, and H. Bucher (2010). Gastropod evidence against the Early Triassic Lilliput Effect. Geology 38(2):147-150.
  • Stephen, D.A., W.L. Manger, and C. Baker (2002). Ontogeny and heterochrony in the middle Carboniferous ammonoid Arkanites relictus (Quinn, McCaleb, and Webb) from northern Arkansas. Journal of Paleontology 76(5):810-821.
  • Stephen, D.A., and R.J. Stanton, Jr. (2002). Impact of reproductive strategy on cephalopod evolution. Berichte der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, Wien, 57:151-155.
  • Manger, W.L., L.K. Meeks, and D.A. Stephen (1999). Pathologic gigantism in Middle Carboniferous cephalopods, southern midcontinent, United States. Advancing Research on Living and Fossil Cephalopods, Plenum Pub., p. 77-89.
  • Manger, W.L., D.A. Stephen, and L.K. Meeks (1999). Possible cephalopod reproductive mass mortality reflected by Middle Carboniferous assemblages, Arkansas, southern United States. Advancing Research on Living and Fossil Cephalopods, Plenum Pub., p. 345-364.
  • Miller, D.M., P.A. Moore, Jr., D.A. Edwards, D.A. Stephen, and E.E. Gbur (1993). Determination of water soluble phosphorous in soil. Ark. Farm Research, 42(4):10.

 

SELECTED CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS:

  • Jenks, J., D.A. Stephen, A. Brayard, and H. Bucher (2014). Unusual umbilical modification in a Middle Smithian (Early Triassic) ammonoid from Crittenden Springs, Elko County, Nevada. 9th International Cephalopod Symposium, Zürich, Switzerland: Cephalopods — Present and Past, Abs. with Prgms.
  • Brayard, A., K.G. Bylund, J. Jenks, D.A. Stephen, N. Olivier, G. Escarguel, E. Fara, and E. Vennin (2014). New Smithian (Lower Triassic) ammonoid zonation from Utah (USA). 9th International Cephalopod Symposium, Zürich, Switzerland: Cephalopods — Present and Past, Abs. with Prgms.
  • Fara, E., A. Brayard, G. Escarguel, M. Meier, N. Olivier, K.G. Bylund, J. Jenks, D.A. Stephen, A. Nützel, M. Hautmann, E. Vennin, and H. Bucher (2014). Body-size distribution of Early Triassic gastropods: macroevolutionary pattern or biased signal? EGU Gen.Ass., Geophys.Res.Abs.
  • Caravaca, G., N. Olivier, A. Brayard, E. Vennin, G. Escarguel, E. Fara, K.G. Bylund, J. Jenks, and D.A. Stephen (2014). Facies and depositional settings during the Smithian in the Torrey area (Early Triassic, Utah, USA). EGU Gen.Ass., Geophys.Res.Abs.
  • Stephen, D.A., A. Brayard, N. Olivier, E. Vennin, K.G. Bylund, J. Jenks, G. Escarguel, E. Fara, D. Snyder, and G.D. Stanley Jr., (2013). Early Triassic metazoan reefs from the western USA. GSA Abs. with Prgms., v. 45, no. 7, p. 883.
  • Bour, I., E. Vennin, C. Thomazo, A. Brayard, N. Olivier, G. Escarguel, K.G. Bylund, J. Jenks, and D.A. Stephen (2013). Microbialites and geochemistry of the Early Triassic enigma. EGU Gen.Ass., Geophys.Res.Abs., v. 15, EGU2013-5877-3.
  • Brayard, A., G.D. Stanley Jr., E. Vennin, N. Olivier, K.G. Bylund, J. Jenks, D.A. Stephen, R. Hofmann, N. Goudemand, and G. Escarguel (2012). Transient metazoan reefs in the aftermath of the end-Permian mass extinction. GSA Abs. with Prgms., v. 44, no. 7, p. 402.
  • Stephen, D.A., and K.G. Bylund (2010). Taphonomy of dense concentrations of juvenile ammonoids in the Mancos Shale in east-central Utah, USA. 8th International Cephalopod Symposium, Dijon, France: Cephalopods — Present and Past, Abs. with Prgms., p. 93.
  • Bylund, K.G., and D.A. Stephen (2010). Coniacian (Late Cretaceous) ammonoid fauna of eastern Utah, USA. 8th International Cephalopod Symposium, Dijon, France: Cephalopods — Present and Past, Abs. with Prgms., p. 115.
  • Stephen, D.A., and K.G. Bylund (2010). Late Cretaceous nautiloids from eastern Utah, USA. 8th International Cephalopod Symposium, Dijon, France: Cephalopods — Present and Past, Abs. with Prgms., p. 150.
  • Bylund, K.G., D.A. Stephen, A. Brayard, H. Bucher, J. Jenks, and R.D. McShinsky (2009). Ammonoids of the Lower Triassic Thaynes Group in the Pahvant Range, Utah. GSA Abs. with Prgms., v. 41, no. 6, p. 38.
  • Stephen, D.A., K.G. Bylund, A. Brayard, and H. Bucher (2009). Lower Triassic ammonoid biostratigraphy of central and western Utah. 9th North American Paleontological Convention: Cincinnati Museum Center, Scientific Contributions, No. 3, p. 200-1.
  • Stephen, D.A., L. Menlove, N. Goudemand, and A. Brayard (2009). Early Triassic conodonts in central and western Utah. 9th North American Paleontological Convention: Cincinnati Museum Center, Scientific Contributions, No. 3, p. 201-2.
  • Stephen, D.A., C.L. Stephen, R. Van Buren, and H. Truong (2009). Capitol Reef Field Station: Past, Present, and Future. GSA Abs. with Prgms., v. 41, no. 6, p. 47.
  • Stephen, D.A., K.G. Bylund, P.J. Bybee, and W.J. Ream (2007) Ammonoid mass mortality beds in the Lower Triassic Thaynes Formation of western Utah, USA. 7th International Cephalopod Symposium, Sapporo, Japan: Cephalopods — Present and Past, Abs. with Prgms., p. 33.
  • Stephen, D.A., and W.J. Zinsmeister (2004) Systematics of the Late Cretaceous nautiloids of Antarctica. 6th International Cephalopod Symposium, Fayetteville: Cephalopods — Present and Past, Abs. with Prgms., p. 145-6.
  • Stephen, D.A. (2001) The impact of reproductive strategy on cephalopod evolution. 7th North American Paleontological Convention: PaleoBios, Vol. 21, supp. to no. 2, p. 121.
  • Stephen, D.A., W.L. Manger, and L.K. Meeks (2000) Middle Carboniferous ammonoid population dynamics, southern midcontinent, USA. GSA Abs. with Prgms., v. 32, no. 7, p. 371.
  • Stephen, D.A. (2000) Heterochrony in Pennsylvanian (Morrowan) ammonoids from northern Arkansas. GSA Abs. Prgms., v. 32, no. 3, p. 42.
  • Stephen, D.A., and R.J. Stanton, Jr. (1999) Impact of reproductive strategy on cephalopod evolution. 5th International Cephalopod Symposium, Vienna: Cephalopods — Present and Past, Abs. with Prgms., p. 106.
  • Stephen, D.A. (1999) Ammonitella size as a conservative trait: evidence from two Carboniferous ammonoid lineages. GSA Abs. with Prgms., v. 31, no. 7, p. 172.
  • Grossman, E.L., H. Wang, T.E. Yancey, and D.A. Stephen (1998) Modest seasonality during the assembly of Pangea: evidence from isotopic analyses of brachiopod shells. GSA Abs. with Prgms., v. 30, no. 7., p. 272.
  • Stephen, D.A. (1998) Intra- and inter-specific embryonic size variation in two Carboniferous ammonoid species. GSA Abs. with Prgms., v. 30, no. 7., p. 93.
  • Stephen, D.A., and W.L. Manger (1997) Dimorphism and maturity in Middle Carboniferous ammonoids, southern midcontinent, United States. GSA Abs. with Prgms., v. 29, no. 6, p. 343.
  • Stephen, D.A., W.L. Manger, and L.K. Meeks (1996) Possible reproductive mass mortality and pathologic gigantism in Middle Carboniferous (Chesterian-Morrowan) cephalopod assemblages, southern midcontinent. GSA Abs. with Prgms., v. 28, no. 7, p. 430.
  • Stephen, D.A., L.K. Meeks, and W.L. Manger (1996) Possible cephalopod mass mortality, Fayetteville Shale (Chesterian), northwestern Arkansas. GSA Abs. with Prgms., v. 28, no. 1, p. 64.
  • Chandler, S.L., A.K. Braden, D.A. Stephen, B.K. Kelly, E.C. Bartholmey, and J.J. Hoaster (1996) Possible carbonate olistoliths, St. Joe Limestone (Lower Mississippian), northwestern Arkansas. GSA Abs. with Prgms., v. 28, no. 7, p. 336.

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • Served as Chair of the UVU Earth Science Department RTP Committee, currently overseeing 5 tenure-track colleagues. (2012-present)
  • Delivered presentations to UVU Biology Department students for "Research Day" events. (2011-present)
  • Served as President of the Southwest Section of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, and helped develop NAGT field trips for Utah and adjacent states. (2009-present)
  • Established the Gilbert Club, an informal reading group for Earth Science students and interested community members; meets every week to discuss important new or historically relevant geoscience publications. (2009-present)
  • Served as Coordinator/Director for the UVU Environmental Studies Program. (2008-present)
  • Mentored undergraduate student research, including the UVU Scholarly & Creative Opportunities Program. (2008-present)
  • Served on the Faculty Committee, UVU Interdisciplinary Studies Program. (2008-present)
  • Orchestrated the accession and formal cataloging of several large, excellent collections of seashells and fossils donated by local community members and by other institutions. (2008-present)
  • Served on numerous Search Committees for hiring of new faculty, staff, and Dean of UVU College of Science & Health. (2007-present)
  • Volunteered as a science fair judge for the Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair. (2006-present)
  • Performed formal observations of classroom teaching of colleagues in UVU Earth Science Department. (2006-present)
  • Supervised senior theses in the UVU Integrated Studies Program. (2006-present)
  • Represented the UVU Department of Earth Science at the "Expanding Your Horizons" conference for grade-school girls from around the state. (2005-present)
  • Represented the UVU Department of Earth Science at the "Empowering Your Tomorrow" conference for grade-school boys from around the state. (2005-present)
  • Served on the UVU University College [previously the School of General Academics] Auxiliary Curriculum Committee. (2005-present)
  • Represented the UVU Department of Earth Science at "majors fairs" for current students. (2005-present)
  • Mentored undergraduate UVU students in career development. (2004-present)
  • Shared expertise with UVU colleagues in the Department, College, and Institution. (2003-present)
  • Served the professional scientific community by reviewing grant proposals and papers for publication in scientific journals. (2001-present)
  • Gave presentations dealing with the most important basic concepts in geology and paleontology to children at local public elementary schools. (1994-present)
  • Served on the UVU College of Science & Health Faculty Excellence Award Committee. (2007-2010)
  • Served on the UVU Capitol Reef Field Station [previously Sleeping Rainbow Ranch] Advisory Committee. (2006-2012)
  • Represented the UVU College of Science & Health at orientation meeting for the Utah County Academy of Sciences, a public-charter school in Orem, UT. (2006-2007)
  • Visited the Walden School, a public-charter school in Provo, UT, to talk about the fields of paleontology and geology, discuss science careers in general, and promote learning opportunities at UVU. (2005-2012)
  • Represented the UVU Department of Earth Science at the "UV-You" outreach program, which brings in area high school students. (2005-2008)
  • Represented the UVU Department of Earth Science at the "UV-Experience" orientation program for incoming freshmen. (2005-2008)
  • Served on the Scientific Committee, 6th International Cephalopod Symposium. (2005)
  • Served on the UVU Strategic Directions Advisory Committee. (2004-2007)
  • Took local public elementary school children on geology field trips. (1995-2001)

 

SELECTED ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS:

  • 9th International Cephalopod Symposium, Zurich, Switzerland (2014)
  • Earth Science Seminar Series, Utah Valley University (2014)
  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (2013)
  • Earth Science Seminar Series, Utah Valley University (2013, Fall)
  • Earth Science Seminar Series, Utah Valley University (2013, Spring)
  • Earth Science Seminar Series, Utah Valley University (2012)
  • 8th International Cephalopod Symposium, Dijon, France (2010)
  • Earth Science Seminar Series, Utah Valley University (2010)
  • 9th North American Paleontological Conference, Cincinnati, OH (2009)
  • Earth Science Seminar Series, Utah Valley University (2009)
  • Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Orem, UT (2009)
  • Earth Science Seminar Series, Utah Valley State College (2008)
  • 7th International Cephalopod Symposium, Sapporo, Japan (2007)
  • Annual meeting of the Utah Academy of Arts and Sciences, Orem, UT (2006)
  • Guy F. Atkinson Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Utah (2005)
  • 6th International Cephalopod Symposium, Fayetteville, AR (2004)
  • Biology & Geology Seminar Series, Utah Valley State College (2003)
  • 7th North American Paleontological Conference, Berkeley, CA (2001)
  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Reno, NV (2000)
  • Ecology Seminar Series, Texas A&M University (2000)
  • Geological Society of America South-Central Regional Meeting, Fayetteville, AR (2000)
  • Texas A&M University Student Research Week (2000)
  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (1999)
  • 5th International Cephalopod Symposium, Vienna, Austria (1999)
  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada (1998)
  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT (1997)
  • Geological Society of America South-Central Regional Meeting, Austin, TX (1996)
  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (1996)

 

SELECTED FIELD EXPERIENCES:

  • Extensive paleontology and stratigraphy field work (1995-present) -- Utah, Texas, and Arkansas.
  • Numerous formal and informal geology and paleontology field trips (1990-present) -- in nearly every state in the USA.
  • Paleontology and stratigraphy field trip (2014) -- Switzerland.
  • Natural history field class (2011, 2013, 2014) -- Costa Rica.
  • Biology field work (2014) -- Costa Rica.
  • Geology field trip (2014) -- Arizona.
  • Biology field work (2013) -- Costa Rica and Panama.
  • Geology field trip (2010, 2013) -- Utah.
  • Informal natural history field excursion (2012) -- Borneo and adjacent islands, Malaysia and Indonesia.
  • Geology field trip (2012) -- New Mexico.
  • Informal natural history field excursion (2012) -- Baja, Mexico.
  • Geology field trip (2011) -- Colorado.
  • Natural history field class (2011) -- Capitol Reef National Park.
  • Paleontology and stratigraphy field trip (2010) -- France.
  • Informal geology field excursion (2010) -- Spain and Portugal.
  • Informal geology field excursion (2009) -- Guatemala.
  • Informal geology field excursion (2008) -- New Zealand.
  • Paleontology field trip (2007) -- England.
  • Paleontology and stratigraphy field trip (2007) -- Hokkaido, Japan.
  • Informal geology field excursion (2007) -- Sonora, Mexico.
  • Informal geology field excursion (2006) -- Scotland and Ireland.
  • Informal geology field excursion (2005) -- Alaska.
  • Biology field work (2003-2004) -- Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies.
  • Biology field work (2001-2002) -- Saint Lucia, West Indies.
  • Desert ecology and zoology/botany field trip (2000) -- Big Bend National Park.
  • Informal geology field excursion (1999) -- Finland and Sweden.
  • Paleontology and stratigraphy field trip (1999) -- Carnic Alps: Austria and Italy.
  • Informal geology field excursion (1998) -- Yucatan, Mexico.
  • Biology, ecology, and geology of modern and ancient carbonate communities (1996) -- San Salvador Island, Bahamas.
  • Geology field camp (1994) -- Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado.
  • Archeology field work (1991-1992) -- South Dakota, and Arkansas.
  • Extensive agronomy field work (1989-1995) -- Arkansas.