Professor, Stratigraphy & Paleontology

BS, Juniata College, 1965
MS, University of Michigan, 1967
PhD, University of Michigan, 1972

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Fichter's Website


GSCI 102: Environment Earth
GEOL 200: Evolutionary Systems
GEOL 230: Evolution of the Earth
GEOL 364: Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis
BIO/GEOL 350: Inverebrate Paleontology
GEOL 405: Vertebrate Paleontology
GEOL 415: Geological Evolution of North America
GEOL 491: Geological Literature Research
HONORS 200B: Evolution of the Brain and Intelligence

Research Interests

My research interests are in several areas (and include undergraduates in conducting parts of the research):

  • Interpreting the depositional processes in the Juniata Formation and relating them to the cyclicity described in this formation by Diecchio.
  • Reconstructing Ordovician regional paleogeography in western Virginia and eastern West Virginia.
  • Discovering the effects of a sudden drop in sea level on the distribution of depo-systems in the Foreknobs Formation in the Catskill clastic wedge of Virginia and West Virginia.

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