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Steven J Rosscoe

Professor of Geology Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics Chemistry and Physics


  • B.A. in Geological Sciences, State University of New York College at Geneseo, 2003
  • M.S. in Geosciences, Specialization in Paleontology, Texas Tech University, 2005
  • Ph.D. in Geosciences, Specialization in Paleontology and Stratigraphy, Texas Tech University, 2008

Dr. Steven Rosscoe, associate professor of geology, is the soft-rock geology professor in the HSU Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences in the Holland School of Science and Mathematics. He is responsible for all sedimentary geology courses for the geology major and teaches several non-major courses including Natural Hazards and Oceanography. Outside of the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences he teaches or co-teaches courses related to the sciences for the First Year Seminar program, the School of Education, and the Honors College. As a graduate faculty he teaches in the Environmental Management program and serves on thesis committees.

Dr. Rosscoe received his undergraduate degree (BA in Geology) from the State University of New York College at Geneseo in Geneseo, New York. His graduate studies were at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he earned his MS and PhD in Geological Sciences.

Dr. Rosscoe’s research interests are primarily in the fields of micropaleontology and biostratigraphy where he focuses on the study of conodonts, the microscopic teeth of an extinct eel-like organism. Most of his geological research is related to the Midcontinent Basin (Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa) and the strata of North-Central Texas. In addition to his typical research work he is working to develop a deeper understanding of the geology of Taylor County. Dr. Rosscoe co-leads a student research project with Dr. Michelle Dose (chemistry) focused on the Barnett Shale near San Saba, TX.

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