Jeff Bauer


B.S., Bowling Green State University
M.S., Ph.D., The Ohio State University


Dr. Jeff Bauer has been a faculty member at Shawnee State University for over 25 years. His areas of specialization are Historical Geology, Paleontology, and Biostratigraphy. Dr. Bauer has supervised numerous undergraduate research projects on diverse subjects like landslides, soils, floods, earthquakes, groundwater systems, and illegal dumps. He is the director of Shawnee State's Ohioseis seismograph site which is part of statewide network that records earthquakes in our region. Dr. Bauer is active in K-12 education, especially in local and state-wide science fairs and serves as co-coordinator of District 14 Science Day.

Research Information

Dr. Bauer conducts research on Conodonts, microscopic fossils that represent a group of extinct organisms. The following are references to several of Dr. Bauer's publications:

  • BAUER, 2008 (manuscript accepted), Conodonts and conodont Biostratigraphy of the Joins and Oil Creek Formations, south-central Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey Bulletin.
  • BAUER, 1994. Conodonts from the Bromide Formation. Journal of Paleontology, v. 68, p. 358-376.
  • BAUER, 1990. Stratigraphy and conodont biostratigraphy of the upper Simpson Group, Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma, in Ritter, S.M., Early to Middle Paleozoic conodont biostratigraphy of the Arbuckle Mountains, southern Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey Guidebook 27. p. 114.
  • BAUER, 1989. Conodont biostratigraphy and paleoecology of Middle Ordovician rocks in eastern Oklahoma.Journal of Paleontology, v. 63, p. 92-107.
  • BAUER, 1987. Conodonts and conodont biostratigraphy of McLish and Tulip Creek Formations (Middle Ordovician),south-central Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey Bulletin 141, p. 58.

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Portsmouth, OH 45662

Dr. Andy Napper, Chairperson
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