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Ronald Metzger


EDUCATION

Ph.D. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. August 1988 - December 1991.
Dissertation: Multielement reconstructions of Palmatolepis (Upper Devonian, Famennian) from the Canning Basin, Western Australia and Bactrian Mountain, Nevada.

M.S. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. August 1985 - May 1988.
Thesis: Upper Devonian conodont biostratigraphy of north-central Iowa and southeastern Nebraska.

B.S. Saint Lawrence University, Canton, New York. August 1981 - May 1985.
Thesis:  Numerical distribution of mites relative to depositional environment for postglacial sediments collected from Glover's Pond in northwestern New Jersey.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1996 - Present Professor, Earth Sciences, Southwestern Oregon Community College. Physical-Historical Geology Sequence, Geologic Hazards, Prehistoric Life, Geology of the Pacific Northwest, Geology of Southwest Oregon, Introduction to Earth Science, Regional Field Geology (Geology field trip courses).

2002 Part-time Faculty, Eastern Oregon University. Coos Bay elementary education cohort.

1995 - 1996 Assistant Instructor,  The University of Iowa (Department of Biological Sciences). Evolution.

1995 Instructor, The University of Iowa: offered by Division of Continuing Education. Earth Revealed.

1990 (Summer) Instructor, The University of Iowa  (Department of Geology). Earth History & Resources.

1989 - 1996 Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer, Kirkwood Community College - Iowa City Extension & Cedar Rapids (KTS). Introductory Geology, Environmental Geology, Evolution of the Earth, and Science and Society.

1989 - 1990 Head Teaching Assistant, The University of Iowa  (Department of Geology).

1985 - 1994 Teaching Assistant, The University of Iowa (Department of Geology).Earth History & Resources, Evolution and the History of Life, Environmental Geology, Introduction to Geology, & Principles of Paleontology.

1983 - 1984 Teaching Assistant, Saint Lawrence University& (Department of Geology) Physical & Historical Geology.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Paleontological Society - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) - Geological Society of America
Pander Society (conodont workers) - National Association of Geoscience Teachers

SERVICE IN COMMITTEES, REVIEW PANELS AND AWARDS

2006 - Present Vice President-Pacific Northwest section of National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
2004 INTEL International Science & Engineering Fair, Grand Awards Judge Earth & Space Science
2003 - Present Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation Board, Faculty ex-officio
2003 - 2006 OEST Award coordinator for NAGT Pacific Northwest Section
2002 - Present Mapping Advisory Committee member-Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI)
2002 Community Service Award for Teachers-from Menasha Forest Products Corporation
2002 - Present Board Member Jefferson Public Radio Foundation Board
2000 - Present Board Member Oregon Coast Music Association
1999 - 2004; 2006 - Present Faculty Senate, Southwestern Oregon Community College
  Faculty Senate Chair 2001-2003
1998 - Present Advisor, Southwestern Oregon Community College Geology Club
1993 - 1997 Paleontological Society: Student Awards Committee
1994 - 1996 Kirkwood Community College: Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee
1994 Kirkwood Community College: Academic Assessment Committee
1993 - 1994 Great Lakes Section-SEPM: Student presentation awards committee
1992 SEPM Outstanding Student Presentation at North-Central GSA

Articles

METZGER, R.A. 2005. Conodont biostratigraphy of the Scotch Grove and LaPorte City Formations (Late Llandovery-Early Wenlock; Silurian) in eastern Iowa. Bulletins of American Paleontology, Volume 369, p. 93-104.

WITZKE, B.J., AND R.A. METZGER. 2005. Ordovician Conodonts and Stratigraphy of the St. Peter Sandstone and the Glenwood Shale, Central United States. Bulletins of American Paleontology, Volume 369, p. 53-91.

LUDVIGSON, G.A., L.A. GONZALEZ, R.A. METZGER, B.J. WITZKE, R.L. BRENNER, A.P. MURILLO, AND T.S. WHITE. 1998. Meteoric sphaerosiderite lines and their use for paleohydrology and paleoclimatology. Geology, Volume 26(11), p. 1039-1042.

METZGER, R.A. 1994. Multielement reconstructions of Palmatolepis and Polygnathus (Upper Devonian, Famennian) from the Canning Basin, Australia and Bactrian Mountain, Nevada. Journal of Paleontology, Volume 68(3), p. 617-647.

METZGER, R.A. 1989. Upper Devonian (Frasnian-Famennian) conodont biostratigraphy in the subsurface of north-central Iowa and southeastern Nebraska. Journal of Paleontology, Volume 63 (4), p. 503-524.

Guidebooks

METZGER, R.A. 2005. National Association of Geoscience Teachers Pacific Northwest Section Summer Conference at Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, Oregon June 22-25, 2005. 54 p.

Abstracts

METZGER, R.A. and Donald B. Ivy. 2006. Enhancing the Educational Experience Through Incorporating Community Resources Into Geology Field Classes. National Association of Geoscience Teachers Pacific Northwest Section Meeting, Belllingham, Washington, June 22-25, abstracts and program.

METZGER, R.A., J.A. DIZARD, R.E. STEFFENS, AND F.M. BRICK. 2004. Lava Beds National Monument: Geology as Part of an Interdisciplinary Approach to the Field Experience. National Association of Geoscience Teachers Pacific Northwest Section Meeting, Wenatchee, Washington, June 17-19, abstracts and program.

METZGER, R.A., J.A. DIZARD, R.E. STEFFENS, AND F.M. BRICK. 2003. The Geology Field Trip: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 34(7):524.

METZGER, R.A., G.A. LUDVIGSON, B.J. WITZKE, L.A. GONZALEZ, AND J.E. DAY. 1997. Stable isotopic chemostratigraphy of Middle Devonian (Givetian) cycles of the Cedar Valley Group, eastern Iowa. The Amadeus Grabau Symposium, Rochester, New York, abstracts and program, p. 35.

GONZALEZ, L.A., G.A. LUDVIGSON, R.A. METZGER, B.J. WITZKE, AND R.L. BRENNER. 1996. Meteoric sphaerosiderite lines: A tool for the study of Paleohydrology and Paleoclimates in humid continental environments. Geological Society of America, Denver, Colorado October 28-31, 1996

METZGER, R.A., G.A. LUDVIGSON, L.A. GONZALEZ, B.J. WITZKE, AND R.L. BRENNER. 1996. Petrologic and isotopic analysis of sphaerosiderite from the Dakota Fm., Eastern Margin, Cretaceous Western Interior Basin. Invited abstract submitted for Great Lakes SEPM Symposium on Mesozoic Paleoenvironments of North America, North-Central Section, Geological Society of America, Ames, Iowa May 2-3, 1996

GONZALEZ, L.A., R.A. METZGER, AND R.L. CIOCHON. 1995. Extraction of monsoonal variability from stalagmite growth banding and stable isotopic composition: an example from northern Vietnam. International Himalayan/Tibetan Plateau Paleoclimate Workshop, April 2-7, 1995, Kathmandu, Nepal.

METZGER, R.A., G.A. LUDVIGSON, B.J. WITZKE, L.A. GONZÁLEZ, AND J.E. DAY. 1994. Stable isotopic chemostratigraphy of the Middle Devonian Cedar Valley Group: Initial data from the Uppermost Givetian Lithograph City Formation. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 26(5):55.

METZGER, R.A. 1993. Conodonts from the State Quarry Limestone (Middle Devonian; Uppermost Givetian; norrisi Zone) in the midcontinent. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 25(6):53.

METZGER, R.A., AND B.J. WITZKE. 1993. Silurian (Llandoverian-Wenlockian) conodont biostratigraphy in the Scotch Grove-LaPorte City Formations, eastern Iowa. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 25(3):67-68.

METZGER, R.A. 1992. Apparatus reconstructions of Palmatolepis and Polygnathus (Upper Devonian, Famennian) from the Canning Basin, Australia and Bactrian Mountain, Nevada. Geological Society of America, Abstract with Programs, 24(4):54.

METZGER, R.A. 1991. Multielement reconstructions of Palmatolepis (Upper Devonian, Famennian) from the Canning Basin, Western Australia and their taxonomic implications. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 23(5):279.

METZGER, R.A. 1988. Nearshore Upper Devonian (Frasnian/Famennian) conodonts from the subsurface of central Iowa and southeast Nebraska. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 20(5):381.

WITZKE, B.J., B.J. BUNKER, M.I. PAVLICEK, AND R.A. METZGER. 1987. Late Frasnian-Famennian deposition and Paleogeography in Iowa area, Central Midcontinent, U.S.A. (Abstract). Second International Symposium on the Devonian System, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, August 17-20, 1987, p. 248.

ERICKSON, J.M., D. WATERS, AND R.A. METZGER. 1985. Fossil soil mites (Arthropoda: Oribatida): A new tool for Quaternary Bio- and Ecostratigraphers. Canadian Paleontology and Biostratigraphy Seminar, Programme with Abstracts, Quebec City, September 27-29, 1985.



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