Sarah "sally" D. Zellers curriculum Vitae, Fall 2012 Department of Biology and Earth Science



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SARAH “SALLY” D. ZELLERS
Curriculum Vitae, Fall 2012

Department of Biology and Earth Science

University of Central Missouri

WCM 108 Warrensburg, MO 64093

Work: 660-543-8930

Email: szellers@ucmo.edu


EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, May 1995.

Dissertation: "Neogene seismic stratigraphy, biostratigraphy and depositional history of the Yakataga continental shelf, northern Gulf of Alaska" Supervisor: Dr. Martin B. Lagoe (deceased 1995).
M.A. in Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, May 1989. Thesis: "Foraminiferal Biofacies Analysis of the Yakataga Formation, Icy Bay, Alaska" Supervisor: Dr. Martin B. Lagoe (d. 1995).
Graduate coursework 9/84 to 5/85, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska.
B. A. cum laude in Geological Sciences, May 1984, University of Rochester, New York.
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT:

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO - Associate Professor of Geology with tenure, 7/08-present, Assistant Professor of Geology, 8/03-7/08.


Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS - Instructor, Geoscience Distance Learning Program, Department of Geosciences, 7/01-8/03.
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC - Instructor of Geology (Sabbatical Replacement), Department of Geology, 1/01-5/01.
Burnet Middle School, Austin, TX 8th and 6th Grade Science Teacher, 8/99-9/00.
Austin Community College, Austin, TX - Adjunct Professor of Geological Sciences

Texaco Exploration and Production Inc., New Orleans, LA - Petroleum Development Geologist, New Orleans, LA. 1/98-2/99.


Texaco Exploration, Bellaire, TX - Sequence Stratigrapher and International Biostratigraphic Coordinator 1/95-1/98.
University of Texas at Austin. Austin, TX - Research Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, 9/91-12/94, Teaching Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, 1/93-5/93.
Ocean Drilling Program, Joides Resolution Paleontologist (Foraminifers), Leg 146, Cascadia Margin, 9/92-12/92.
Unocal Corp., Brea, CA Assistant Geologist III, Science & Technology Division, 5/91-8/91.
University of Texas at Austin. Austin, TX - Teaching Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, 1/91-8/91, Teaching Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, 9/90-12/90.
Unocal Corporation, Houston, TX Assistant Geologist III, Texas Offshore District, 5/90-8/90.
N.O.A.A. Ship Surveyor, Antarctic Living Marine Resources Cruise Shipboard Geologist; in association with University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, 1/90.
United States Antarctic Program Cruise 1989-IV, R/V Polar Duke Shipboard Research Assistant, in association with University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, 1/89.
University of Texas at Austin. Austin, TX - Research Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, 6/88-12/88, Research Assistant, Bureau of Economic Geology, 1/87-8/88.
RPI, Texas, Austin, TX Geotechnician, 9/85-4/86.
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK Teaching Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, 9/84-5/85.
COURSES TAUGHT:
University of Central Missouri (UCM)

Easc 1004 – Introduction to Science – Geology (Traditional and Online)

Easc 3114 – Meteorology

Easc 3115 – Oceanography

Easc 4420 – Sedimentary Petrology and Stratigraphy

Easc 4010 – Special Problems in Geology

Easc/Biol/Chem/Phys 4050 – Science Teaching Methods

Easc/Biol/Chem/Phys 4080 – Secondary Science Teaching

AE 1400 – Freshmen Seminar
Mississippi State University

GG 1113 - Survey of Earth Science I

GG 8113 - Geology I – Processes and Products (Online)

GG 8123 - Geology II – Earth and Time (Online)

GG 8233 - Environmental Geosciences (Online)

GG 8203 - Ocean Science (Online)

GG 8990 – Special Topics - Earthquakes and Volcanoes (Online)

GG 8990 – Special Topics - Rocks and Minerals (Online)


Appalachian State University

GLY 1103 - Environmental and Applied Geology (Labs)

GLY 1101 - Introduction to Physical Geology (Labs)
Austin Community College

Introduction to Oceanography



UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE:
University:

UCM General Education Committee (at large - elected for 2010-2012)

UCM Arbitration Pool (elected for 2010-2012, 2012-2014)

UCM Distance Education Committee (2004-2006). Chair 2005-2006

UCM Professional Education Faculty (2003-present)

UCM Full Member of the Graduate Faculty (2006-present)

UCM Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty (2004-2006)
College:

Science Education Program Coordinator (2011 – present)

UCM College of Science and Technology Retention Committee (2009-present)

UCM College of Arts and Sciences Awards Committee – elected for 2006-07


Department:

Departmental Search Committees – various positions, including chair Biology and Earth Science Teacher Education Committee (2003-present)


Coaching:

Co-Faculty Advisor of the Geology Club (2003-present)

Co-Faculty Advisor for the National Science Teachers Association student chapter (2008-present)

Faculty Advisor of the Aikido Club at Central (2003 – 2009)


Community:

Facilities and Judge Coordinator, Region IV Science Olympiad (2004-present)

Science Day Judge
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

Geological Society of America

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

Association of Science Teacher Educators

National Science Teachers Association

National Association of Geology Teachers

National Earth Science Teachers Association
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Research Fellow, Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas at Austin (2004-present)

Reviewer for Journal of Geoscience Education

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) Nominating Committee Member -1999/2000

Interim SEPM Technical Program Chair - AAPG/SEPM Annual Meeting year 2000 North American Micropaleontology Section, SEPM (Treasurer 1996 to 1999)
HONORS, AWARDS, GRANTS, CERTIFICATES

Master Faculty Advisor, College of Science and Technology (2007-present)

Outstanding Geology Professor, UCM Dept. of Biology and Earth Science 2008 & 2010

Release-Time Grant - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences ($1,648) (2007-2008)

UCM University Research Council Grant (2004-05) ($3,884.66)

Release-Time Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences (2004-2005) ($1648) Standard Texas Teaching Certificate in Secondary Science Composite 2000-2005

Worldwide Upstream Outstanding Contributor Award - 1997, Texaco Inc. JOI/USSAC Post-Cruise Research Grant for ODP Leg 146 (1993) ($17,582) Texas A&M University Wendler Fund for Professional Development – University of Texas at Austin (UT), 1992-94 ($950)

UT Graduate Professional Development Award, 1992 ($350)

Amoco Teaching Excellence Award - 1990-91, University of Texas, Austin

S.E.P.M. Promising Young Geoscientist Award - 1991

Ewing/Worzel Fellowship in Marine Geology and Geophysics, 1989,

UT Geology Foundation Ronald K. DeFord Grant for Field Work 1987 ($250)

UT Geology Foundation Dorothy Carsey Grant for Field Work, 1987 ($1,000)

Lattimore Prize for Field Study from the University of Rochester, 1984


EXTERNAL RESEARCH PROPOSALS SUBMITTED:
“Accelerated weathering of coal fly ash (CFA) particulate matter using probe focused ultrasound energy and the assessment of using ultrasound treated CFA in mineral carbon sequestration” submitted in 2010 with Innocent Pumure to the National Science Foundation ($127,035.00, not funded).
“Acquisition of a table top Scanning Electron Microscope and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer “ submitted in 2010 by Innocent Pumure to the National Science Foundation ($145,745.00, not funded).

“Big Thinks: Individualized Professional Development for Problem-based Learning” submitted with Jennifer Robins to Missouri Department of Higher Education ($16,175 – not funded).


“A Baseline Study of Foraminiferal Distributions in Disenchantment and Yakutat Bays, Alaska” submitted to the National Park Foundation ($7,681 – not funded but recognized for merit).
INVITED PRESENTATIONS:

“Ups, Downs, Ins and Outs – Neogene History of the Gulf of Alaska”

Missouri State University, October 2007

University of New Orleans, September 2002

Appalachian State University, November 2002

“Doing Science at Sea”

Knob Noster High School, October 2010

Missouri Limestone Producers Association, July 2009, 2010


MEETINGS AND PRESENTATIONS:

2011 PACLIM Meting, Asilomar State Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA – oral presentation

2010 North-Central Section and South-Central Section Joint Meeting, Branson, MO – oral presentation

2010 Annual Meeting, Association of Science Teacher Education, Sacramento, CA – oral presentation

2009 Annual Meeting, Association of Science Teacher Education, Hartford, CT – oral presentation

2006 Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Philadelphia, PA – poster presentations

2006 Southeastern Section, Geological Society of America Meeting – Knoxville, TN – oral presentation

2005 Missouri Academy of Science, Jefferson City, MO – oral presentation

2004 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO – oral presentation,

session chair

2004 Science Teachers of Missouri Annual Meeting, Columbia, MO

2004 North-Central Section, Geological Society of America Meeting – St. Louis, MO 2003 National Science Teachers Association, Regional Meeting, Kansas City, MO

2003 North-Central and Southeastern Sections, GSA Regional Meeting, Memphis, TN 2003 North-Central Section and Southeastern Section, GSA Joint Annual Meeting,

Louisville, KY – oral presentation

2002 Geological Society of America Meeting, Denver, CO

2002 National Science Teachers Association, National Meeting, San Diego, CA - exhibitor

2001 Geological Society of America Meeting, Boston, MA

2001 17th Annual Distance Learning Conference, Madison,WI

2000 National Science Teachers Association, National Meeting, Orlando, FL

1995 American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Society for Sedimentary Geology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA – poster session

1994 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

1994 American Geophysical Union, Spring Meeting, Baltimore, MD – oral presentation 1994 Forams ‘94 Meeting, Berkeley, CA – oral presentation

1993 Gulf Coast Section, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists 14th

Annual Research Conference, Houston Texas – oral and poster presentation

1992 International Conference on Arctic Margins, Anchorage, AK, poster session

1992 Cordilleran Section Meeting, Geological Society of America, Eugene, OR – oral

presentation
PEER-REVIWED PUBLICATIONS

Ullrich, A. D., Cowan, E. A., Zellers, S. D., Jaeger, J. M., and Powell, R. D., 2009. "Intra-annual variability in benthic foraminiferal abundance in sediments of Disenchantment Bay, an Alaska glacial fjord." Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 41, no. 2: 257-271.


Zellers, S. D. and Gary, A. C., 2007. "Unmixing foraminiferal assemblages; polytopic vector analysis applied to Yakataga Formation sequences in the offshore Gulf of Alaska." Palaios 22, no. 1: 47-59.
Zellers, S. D., 1995. "Foraminiferal biofacies, paleoenvironments, and biostratigraphy of Neogene-Quaternary sediments, Cascadia Margin." Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results 146, Part 1, 79-113.
Zellers, S.D., 1995. "Foraminiferal sequence biostratigraphy and seismic stratigraphy of a tectonically active margin; the Yakataga Formation, northeastern Gulf of Alaska." Marine Micropaleontology 26, no. 1-4: 255-271.
Lagoe, M. B. and Zellers, S. D., 1995. "Depositional and microfaunal response to Pliocene climate change and tectonics in the eastern Gulf of Alaska." Marine Micropaleontology 27, no. 1-4: 121-140.
Lagoe, M. B., Gary, A., Zellers, S., Sloan, B., Noble, P., Johns, R., 1994. Bathymetric zonation and relationship to sea-bed environments of modern benthic foraminiferal biofacies, northwestern Gulf of Mexico Slope. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 44:355-364.
Zellers, S. D. and Lagoe, M. B., 1994. "Stratigraphic and seismic analyses of offshore Yakataga Formation sections, Northeast Gulf of Alaska." 1992 Proceedings - International Conference on Arctic Margins, Anchorage, OCS Study, MMS 94-0040, pp. 111-116.
Ayers, W. B., Jr. and Zellers, S. D., 1994. "Coalbed methane in the Fruitland Formation, Navajo Lake area; geologic controls on occurrence and producibility." Bulletin - New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources 63-85.
Zellers, S. D., 1993. "Controls on glacial-marine accumulation rates in the Yakataga Formation, Gulf of Alaska." Program and Abstracts - Society of Economic Paleontologists. Gulf Coast Section. Research Conference 14, 299-306.
Zellers, S. D., 1990. "Foraminiferal biofacies analysis of the Yakataga Formation, Icy Bay, Alaska; insights into Pliocene glaciomarine paleoenvironments of the Gulf of Alaska." Palaios 5, no. 3: 273-296.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS – ABSTRACTS AND TECHNICAL REPORTS
Zellers, S. D., Mueller, K, and Hill, D. 2011. Variation in Foraminiferal Distributions Across the Pleistocene/Holocene Transition off the Kayak Slope, Northern Gulf of Alaska. PACLIM Workshop, Asilomar State Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA.
Zellers, S. D. and Mangione Leslie, K., 2010. Utilizing undergraduate students’ alternative conceptions to modify instruction in geoscience courses. North-Central Section (44th Annual) and South-Central Section (44th Annual) Joint Meeting (11–13 April 2010).
Mangione Leslie and Zellers, S. D. 2010. Strategies for indentifying alternative conceptions of undergraduate students in earth and space science courses. North-Central Section (44th Annual) and South-Central Section (44th Annual) Joint Meeting (11–13 April 2010).
Leslie, K. M., Zellers, S. D. and Wavering, M. J. 2010. “As the World Turns: Preservice Teachers’Alternative Conceptions about Earth and Space Science”. Association of Science Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Abstracts, p. 23.
Zellers, S. D., Ullrich, A. D., and Jaeger, J. M., 2009. "Characterization of late Neogene benthic Foraminifera in a fjord to slope transect, northern Gulf of Alaska." Abstracts - North American Paleontological Convention 9, 247.
Zellers, S. D. and Leslie, K. M. 2009. “Persistence of Meteorological Misconceptions”. Association of Science Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Abstracts, p. 14.
Zellers, S. D. and Cruz, D., 2006. "Infaunal benthic Foraminifera in Disenchantment and Yakutat Bays, Alaska." Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America 38, no. 3: 5.
Ullrich, A. D., Cowan, E. A., Zellers, S. D., and Jaeger, J. M., 2006. "Seasonal variations in benthic foraminiferal assemblages in Disenchantment Bay, Southern Alaska." Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America 38, no. 7: 488.
Cruz, D., Zellers, S. D., and Hubbard, T., 2006. "Effectiveness of Google Earth in the study of geologic landforms." Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America 38, no. 7: 498.
Zellers, S. D., Cruz, D., and Cowan, E., 2005. “Distribution of living foraminifera in Disenchantment and Yakutat Bays, Alaska”. Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Science (Abstracts), 39:90.
Zellers, S. D., 2004. "Controls on sequence development of the offshore Yakataga Fm., Gulf of Alaska." Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America 36, no. 5: 532.
St. John, K.E.K, Kendrick, T., Zellers, S. and Flower, B.P., 2003. "Diversity and abundance trends of planktonic and benthic Foraminifera since 620 ka from the Irminger Basin (ODP Site 919), northern North Atlantic." Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America 35, no. 1: 68.
Zellers, S. D. and Dewey C., 2002. "Paleontology at a distance; challenges of teaching paleontology online." Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America 34, no. 2: 33.
Radovich, B.J., Oliveros, B. R., Connolly, D. L., Denson, D. B., and Zellers, S. D., 1998. "Deep water sequence architecture and the duo attribute display; characterizing fans from seismic data in central offshore Nigeria and Gulf of Mexico." AAPG Bulletin 82, no. 10: 1954.
Zellers, S.D., 1995. "Polytopic vector analysis of foraminiferal faunas from the offshore Yakataga Fm. (late Cenozoic, Gulf of Alaska); a potential tool for sequence biostratigraphers." Annual Meeting Expanded Abstracts - American Association of Petroleum Geologists 4, 108.
Cowan, E. A., Powell, R. D., Carlson, P. R., Kayen, R. E., Cai, J., Seramur, K. C., and Zellers, S. D., 1994. "Cruise report; R/V Alpha Helix Cruise-173 to western Prince William Sound, Yakutat Bay, and Glacier Bay National Park, northeastern Gulf of Alaska, August 17-September 3, 1993." Open-File Report - U. S. Geological Survey.
Lagoe, M. B. and Zellers, S. D., 1994. "Depositional and faunal response to Pliocene climate change in the eastern Gulf of Alaska." Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 75, no. 16, Suppl.: 207.
Lagoe, M. B., Gary, A., Zellers, S., Sloan, B., Noble, P., Johns, R., 1994. "Bathymetric zonation and relationship to sea-bed environments of modern benthic foraminiferal biofacies, northwestern Gulf of Mexico slope." AAPG Bulletin 78, no. 9: 1464-1465.
Zellers, S. D., 1994. "Sequence biostratigraphy in an active margin; an example from the offshore Yakataga Fm., northeastern Gulf of Alaska." PaleoBios 16, no. 2, Suppl.: 68.
Lagoe, M. B. and Zellers, S. D., 1993. “Complementary subsurface stratigraphic analysis using microfossil distributions and seismic interpretation: an example from southern Alaska”. American Association of Petroleum Geologist's 1993 Annual Convention - Abstracts, 1993:133-134.
Carson, B., Westbrook, G. K., Musgrave, R. J., and the shipboard scientific party, 1993. ODP examines fluid flow in Cascadia Margin. EOS - Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 74: 345-347.
Zellers, S. D. and Lagoe, M.B., 1992, Stratigraphic and seismic analyses of offshore Yakataga Fm. sections, N.E. Gulf of Alaska. 1992 proceedings; International conference on Arctic margins. Thurston, Dennis K. [editor]; Fujita, Kazuya [editor] p. 65.
Zellers, S. D., Lagoe, M. B. and Ray, J. C., 1992. "Paleoclimatic and depositional significance of an offshore Yakataga Fm. section, eastern Gulf of Alaska; impact on a Neogene paleoclimatic framework for the far North Pacific." Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America 24, no. 5: 93.
Lagoe, M. B., Gary, A. C., and Zellers, S.D., 1992. “Significance of mixed assemblages of benthic foraminifera in late Cenozoic, Glaciomarine diamictites of the Yakataga Formation, Gulf of Alaska”. Studies in Benthic Foraminifera. Benthos '90, Fourth International Symposium on Benthic Foraminifera (Sendai, Japan), Tokai University Press, pp. 265-275.
Klepeis, K. A., Lawver, L. A., Zellers, S.D., Miller, J., and Nelson, G., 1990. "Bathymetry of the Shackleton fracture zone, Elephant Island and Clarence Island regions, Antarctica." Antarctic Journal of the United States 25, no. 5: 71-73.
Lawver, L. A., Klepeis, K., Dalziel, I. W. D., and Zellers, S.D., 1990. "Intersection of the Shackleton fracture zone and the Antarctic Peninsula; a complex continental margin." Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 71, no. 43: 1592.
Zellers, S. D., 1989. "Foraminiferal biofacies analysis of the Yakataga Formation, Icy Bay, Alaska." Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America 21, no. 5: 162.
Lagoe, M. B. and Zellers, S. D., 1989. "Quantitative multivariate analysis of Holocene foraminifera and bivalves from Gulf of Alaska; insights into interpretation of glaciomarine Yakataga Formation." International Geological Congress, Abstracts--Congres Geologique Internationale, Resumes 28, Vol. 2, 2.254.
Ayers, W. B. Jr. and Zellers, S. D., 1989. “Geologic controls on occurrence and producibility of coalbed methane, Fruitland Formation, north-central San Juan Basin, New Mexico”. Proceedings of the 1989 Coalbed Methane Symposium, pp. 75-86.
Ayers, W. B. Jr., Zellers, S. D., and Fiduk, J. C., 1988. “Depositional and tectonic controls on occurrence of Fruitland Formation (Upper Cretaceous) coal seams, north-central San Juan Basin, New Mexico”. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 20, no, 7: 28.
Ayers, W. B. Jr., Kaiser, W. R., Swartz, T. E., Zellers, S. D. and Scanlon, A. H., 1988. Geologic evaluation of critical production parameters for coalbed methane resources, Part I. San Juan Basin: Annual Report to Gas Research Institute, GRI 88/0332.1, 100 p.
Eyles, C. H., Lagoe, M. B., and Zellers, S. D., 1988. "Temperate glacially-influenced marine sedimentation during late Cenozoic evolution of the Gulf of Alaska continental margin." Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America 20, no. 7: 134.

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