Stephen, Dan
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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:

·       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:

·       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:

·      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 juvenileammonoids 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 AND  COMMUNITY  SERVICE:

·       Served first as Secretary and currently 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 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 the UVU College of Science & Health Faculty Excellence Award Committee.  (2007-2010)

·       Volunteered as a science fair judge for the Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair.  (2006-present)

·       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)

·       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 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)

·       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-present)

·       Represented the UVU Department of Earth Science at "majors fairs" for current students.  (2005-present)

·       Supervised senior theses in the UVU Integrated Studies Program.  (2006-present)

·       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)

·       Mentored undergraduate UVU students in career development.  (2004-present)

·       Served on the UVU Strategic Directions Advisory Committee.  (2004-2007)

·       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)

·       Took local public elementary school children on geology field trips. (1995-2001)

·       Gave presentations dealing with the most important basic concepts in geology and paleontology to children at local public elementary schools. (1994-present)

 

SELECTED  ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS:

·      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.
  • 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) -- southwestern Colorado.
  • Biology and geology field class (2011) -- Capitol Reef National Park.
  • Biology and geology field class (2011) -- Costa Rica.
  • Informal geology field excursion (2010) -- Spain and Portugal.
  • Led a formal geology field trip (2010) -- northern and southern Utah.
  • 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.