Dr. Thomas W. Kammer
Eberly College Centennial Professor of Geology

Specialization: Paleozoic Invertebrate Paleontology and Mississippian Stratigraphy

Tom Kammer holding crinoid fossil

B.S. Geology, Kent State University, 1975
M.S. Geology,
Indiana University, 1978

Exploration Geologist, 1978-1980

Ph.D. Geology, Indiana University, 1982

EMAIL Address: tkammer"at"wvu.edu

Phone Number: 304-293-9663

Courses Taught

Geology Field Camp


Evolutionary paleoecology of Paleozoic crinoids, plus lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, and sequence stratigraphy of marine Mississippian rocks in the east-central United States and western Europe. Field areas include West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, New Mexico, United Kingdom, and Ireland.

 Mississippian Crinoids


Student Research- Past and Present Projects


Professional Associations

Research Associate, Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Research Associate, Department of Invertebrate Paleontology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

The Paleontological Society TREASURER, 1996 - 2002

The Palaeontological Association

Geological Society of America, Honorary Fellow

Paleontological Research Institute

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)





Thomas W. Kammer's Teaching and Instructional Page

Updated: January 11, 2010