Emma C. Rainforth

Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Rt. 9W
Palisades, NY 10964-8000
Tel: (845) 365-8621
Fax: (801) 838-4126
E-mail: emmar@ldeo.columbia.edu


The above address is still valid; however a more efficient way to reach me is at:

Environmental Science Convening Group
School of Theoretical and Applied Science
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
(201) 684-7209
Fax: (201) 684-7637
E-mail: rainfor@ramapo.edu


Education


Publications


Teaching experience

from Sept. 1, 2003
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science (Geology), School of Theoretical and Applied Science, Ramapo College of New Jersey.

2002-2003
Natural Science Instructor, Mesalands Community College, Tucumcari, NM. Introductory-level biology and geology courses.

1997
Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Columbia University, New York. Introductory-level course "Dinosaurs and the History of Life ".

1995-1997
Tutor, Academic Support Program, University of Colorado at Boulder. Introductory-level geology courses.


Academic and Professional experience

2002-2003
Curator, Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum, Tucumcari, NM.

2002-2003
Adjunct Curator, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, NM.

2001
Volunteer collections assistant, Peabody Museum, Yale University (Vertebrate Paleontology division : fossil footprint specimens).

2000-2001
Volunteer collections assistant, Pratt Museum, Amherst College. (Fossil footprint collection).

1997-2002
Faculty Fellow, Columbia University.

1997
Laboratory Assistant, Environmental Geology Laboratory, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder.

1996-1997
Collections Manager, University of Colorado at Denver Dinosaur Tracks Curation Program (offsite extension of Museum of Western Colorado , Fruita, CO).

1996-1997
Grader for undergraduate geology classes (CU Boulder & Denver campuses).

1996
Volunteer preparator, University of Colorado Museum (Paleontology department).

1995-1997
Laboratory assistant and preparator, University of Colorado at Denver Dinosaur Tracks Curation Program.

1995
Volunteer at "Dinosaur Ridge" (Point of Geological Interest, near Denver, Colorado). Track collection, curation, preservation, and interpretive work.

1994 - 1995
Research Assistant and preparator, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, England.

1993
Volunteer geologist, Bureau of Land Management, East Mojave Desert (Needles Resource Area, CA).


Service to the Community

Co-convener of symposium for Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (2002 Meeting): 200 Years of Vertebrate Paleoichnology (R.T. McCrea, E.C. Rainforth, J.L. Wright, P. E. Olsen).

Co-editor, "Vertebrate Paleoichnology" (E.C. Rainforth and R.T. McCrea, editors),  Indiana University Press (expected publication date, Spring 2005.)

Reviewed articles for international paleontological journals and volumes.

Webmaster, Triassic-Jurassic Footprint Project website.

Creator, Connecticut Valley Virtual Ichnological Library website, scanning and making available as pdf's the 19th-century literature on New England footprints, in particular the works of Edward Hitchcock.

Translated French- and German-language paleontological publications for free download from the Polyglot Paleontologist.
 
 


Grants awarded

2001
Jurassic Foundation, $2800: "Dinosaurian faunas across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary in eastern North America".
Paleobiological Fund, $300: "Tetrapod feet and trackmaker identification: application to Early Mesozoic footprints".


Fieldwork

1997-present
Paleontological (trace and body fossils) fieldwork, Newark Supergroup, eastern North America.

1995-1997
Palichnological fieldwork, Navajo Sandstone, Colorado Plateau.

1993
Field assistant for graduate student, mapping a metamorphic core complex, East Mojave Desert.

1992
Field mapping, Connemara, Ireland.

1991
Field assistant, French Alps; mapping sediments and measuring sections.


Language skills

Reading, writing and basic speaking competence in French
Translation competence in German


Nationality

British citizen


Professional affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Geophysical Union
Geological Society of America
History of Earth Sciences Society
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
The Paleontological Society
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology