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Katherine V. Bulinski


School of Environmental Studies     Bellarmine University, Louisville KY 40205

          Tel: 502.272.7972       Fax: 502-452-8055      Email: kbulinski@bellarmine.edu


EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Geology              The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013

2008                                  DISSERTATION: Sample, locality and regional-level biodiversity: implications of                                                                    aggregating paleontological data at multiple spatial scales

B.S. in Geosciences          The Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA, 16802

2002, Cum Laude                THESIS: The use of thermogravimetric snalysis for the characterization of limestone                                                        and scrubber solids                                                    

EMPLOYMENT

2008-Present                      Assistant Professor of Geoscience                                                                                                        School of Environmental Studies, Bellarmine University

TEACHING

Bellarmine University (2008-Present)

Chem 150 Introduction to Earth Science

A class designed specifically for education majors to address earth science education standards. Students are taught fundamentals of earth science with a blend of lecture topics and lab exercises including the identification of rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, and the use of topographic maps.(Maximum Enrollment=20; every semester)

Chem 130 Understanding Planet Earth

An earth science class for non-majors focusing on a wide range of geological concepts including mineralogy, paleontology, structural geology, geomorphology and natural hazards.(Maximum Enrollment=20; every semester)

ENVS 320:  Environmental Geology

Natural hazards and environmental problems affect humans across all levels of society. This class will allow students to identify the human-induced and natural causes of geological problems, and evaluate different solutions to these problems. Weekly laboratory will focus on recognizing environmental geological processes through field trips and in-class projects.  (Maximum Enrollment=24, offered as needed)

HONORS 151 Geology, Natural Hazards and the Environment

This class is broad introduction to some of the most interesting components of the study of geology woven together into a cohesive picture of earth processes and their impact on human society.  Some examples of class topics will include minerals and gemstones, the fossil record, volcanoes and earthquakes, fossil fuels, and climate change.  This class will include occasional field trips held during the lab period to areas of local geological interest and one overnight weekend trip to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. (Maximum Enrollment=14, offered as needed)

Biology 237 Paleontology

Biology 237is an exploration of concepts related to the evolution of life through time, paleobiogeography, diversifications, mass extinctions,  the processes of fossilization, the analysis and interpretation of paleoecological data,  and the effects of global climate change on both fossil and modern ecosystems.  (Maximum Enrollment=14; offered as needed)

IDC 101G Exploring Evolution and Creationism

A seminar-based writing-intensive class for freshmen designed to explore the worldviews of Evolution and Creationism framed in either faith or science. Interdisciplinary courses (IDC's) for freshmen are designed to engage students, at the very start of their university careers, in serious academic inquiry with an interdisciplinary focus. Within the content framework of investigating a significant topic or issue, the primary focus of Freshman Seminar courses is to help students begin to achieve a set of skills/abilities required for success at the university level and beyond. (Maximum Enrollment=14; offered as needed)

HONORS 150 Exploring Evolution and Creationism

HONORS 150 is a seminar-based writing-intensive class for freshmen in the honors program. The content and format is similar to that of IDC 101 Evolution and Creationism. (Maximum Enrollment=14; offered as needed)

The University of Cincinnati, Department of Geology (2003-2007)

Physical Geology Laboratory-Rocks and Minerals

Taught an introductory-level independent lab focusing on the identification of rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, the rock cycle, and concepts involving geological time.

Physical Geology Laboratory-Geomorphology and Surficial Processes

Taught students how to interpret geological and topographic maps, calculate rates of erosion from streams and glaciers and identify potential geological hazards such as landslides, contamination of groundwater, sinkholes and earthquakes.

Physical Geology Laboratory-Paleontology and Stratigraphy

Taught students how to construct stratigraphic columns, how to identify fossils and interpret past environments based on the characteristics of sedimentary rocks.  Led numerous field trips to rock exposures around Cincinnati where students gained hands-on experience with the regional geology.

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS


Bellarmine University

QEP Internationalization Stipend for travel to Peru (2013) Amount $2,500

NASA  EPSCoR Grant; Co PI with Dr. Rob Kingsolver (2012) Funded: $3,000

Faculty Development Fellowship (2012) Funded: $3,000

Presidential Merit Award (2011 and 2012)

QEP Internationalization Stipend for travel to Ecuador (2011) Amount $3,500

STEM Brazil Science Exchange Program (2011) Not  Funded

Outreach Education Award, Paleontological Society (2010) Funded: $2500

Metroversity Awards for Instructional Development (2010) Not Funded

QEP Geography Stipend, Bellarmine University (2010) Funded: $500

Faculty Summer Stipend, Bellarmine University (2009) Funded: $3000

The University of Cincinnati

Departmental Fellowship, Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati (2007-2008)

University Research Council Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowship (2007)

Association for Women Geoscientists Winifred Goldring Award (2006)

Isabel and Mary Neff Fellowship (2005-2006)

Dry Dredgers Paul Sanders Award (2004)

Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research (2003)

Geological Society of America Research Grant (2003)

Rawlinson Fellowship, (2002-2003)

PROFESSIONAL  AND  UNIVERSITY  SERVICE

Spring 2012-Present         Science and Math Liaison for Bellarmine International Study Abroad

Spring 2012-Present          Faculty Advisor, R.A.I.S.E. Environmental Club

January 31st, 2012            Invited Speaker for Bellarmine Catholic Student Assocation Meeting

January, 26th  2012           Judge for Saint Francis of Assisi Science Fair

January 2012-Present        Discover Day Event, Environmental Studies Representative

October 24th, 2011            Julia Butterfly Hill Public Lecture, Faculty Organizer  

October, 2011                   Traveled to Ecuador to Explore Bellarmine Study Abroad  Opportunities for QEP.

Fall 2011-Present              Bellarmine Faculty Development Committee

Spring 2011-Present.......Bellarmine University Sustainability Working Group

Spring 2011- 2012             Paleontological Society Student Grants Committee

Spring 2011                      Bellarmine Theology Department Search Committee

February 12th, 2011          TedX “Changing the Way We Eat” Co-Faculty Sponsor (with Hank Rothgerber)

April 2010                         Technical Session Co-Chair, North-Central/South Central GSA Meeting

Fall 2009-Fall 2010            North-Central Section Chair to the Paleontological Society

Fall 2009-Present              Faculty Advisor, Bellarmine Outdoors Club

Fall 2009-Present               Bellarmine Center for Regional Environmental Studies Advisory Group

Spring 2009-Present           Bellarmine Quality Enhancement Plan Committee

Spring 2009-Present           Bellarmine Honors Scholars Council

Fall 2008-June 2009           Faculty Planning Committee North American Paleontological Convention

Additional Research and External Workshop Participation

Teaching Workshop                   Teaching Environmental Geology            

June 2nd-7th, 2012                     NSF and National Association of Geoscience Teachers sponsored workshop                                                  designed to enhance the teaching of environmental geology.

Research Advisor                    MakerBot Industries

Fall 2011-Present                      Advise as research team in designing synthetic snail shells generated with                                                3-D printing. These shells are intended as substitutes for natural shells for                                                the pet hermit crab industry.

Museums and Fossils Institute Professional Development Workshop

  July 11th-13th, 2011                  Co-organized (with Alan Goldstein from the Falls of the Ohio State Park) a                                                   workshop for K-12 teachers to provide instruction and resources for teaching                                                   paleontology in their own classes.  This workshop was supported by the                                                   Outreach Education Award from the Paleontological Society.

NSF Grant Writing Workshop    Kentucky State University

December 10th, 2010                  An NSF-led workshop offered for researchers interested in applying for NSF . ................................................ grants.  The workshop included informational sessions and small-group ............................................... breakout sessions.     

GeoEd '10 Workshop               The National Geospatial Technology Center

June 23rd 2010         _ ________Workshop for exploring the use of Geographic Information Systems and other ___________________________geography technology in the classroom.

Teaching Workshop                Teaching Paleontology in the 21st Century

July 30th -August 4th  2009        NSF and National Association of Geoscience Teachers sponsored workshop                                                 designed to enhance the teaching of paleontology at the undergraduate level.

Paleontology Internship        Cincinnati Museum of Natural History Geier Collections and Research Center

Fall 2005-Spring 2007          ..... Organized fossil accessions and systematically catalogued specimens using the Argus databasing system. databasing system.  

RESEARCH STUDENTS

Jena Patterson                         Major: Environmental Studies

Graduation May 2014                 Thesis: Relying on the People: A study of Louisville community-based ___________________________environmental monitoring

Caitlin Boblitt                          Major: Biology, Minor: Environmental Science

Graduation May 2012                Thesis: Urbanization and Watershed Health: a case study of the South Fork ...............................................of Beargrass Creek, Louisville, Kentucky

                                ............... Currently:  Pursuing an M.S. in Geology  at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Michelle N. Johnston              Major: Biology, Minor: Environmental Science

Graduation May 2011                Thesis: Change in Ecospace Utilization Through the Type Cincinnatian: A .. .......... Summa Cum Laude                   Study of Biodiversity Patterns as a Function of Stratigraphic Range, Lithology                                                 and Sample Size               

                                                Selected Awards: First Place: Undergraduate Scholarship Poster Competition,                                                 Robert Korn Research Award

                                                Currently: Pursuing a M.S. in Geology at the University of Kentucky, supported                                                 by the Cralle Foundation Fellowship

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Bulinski, K.V., 2012 Teaching Evolution to Non-Science Majors in a Seminar Format. In R. Lockwood and M. Yacobucci  eds. Teaching Paleontology in the 21st Century, Special Publication of the Paleontological Society, Vol. 12.

Miller, A.M., Aberhan, M.J., Buick, D.P., Bulinski, K.V., Ferguson, C.A., Hendy, A.J.W., Kiessling, W., 2009. Phanerozoic trends in the global geographic disparity of marine biotas. Paleobiology Vol. 35 no. 4, pp 612-630

Bulinski, K.V., 2007.  Analysis of sample-level properties along a paleoenvironmental gradient: the behavior of evenness as a function of sample size. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Vol. 253 no 3-4, pp 490-508

Bulinski, K.V., 2007. The shell-selection behavior of hermit crabs in isolation, competition, and predatory settings.  Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 26, no.1, pp.233-239.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Bulinski, K.V., 2010. Research in the Cincinnatian Series (Upper Ordovician) Through Space and Time. Invited Contribution, Mid America Paleontological Association Digest, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 52-65.

Bulinski, K.V., 2009. Adventures of a First-Year Faculty Member, Invited Commentary, Palaeontologica Electronica, Vol. 12, No 3. http://palaeo-electronica.org/2009_3/commentary/adventure.htm

Bulinski, K.V., 2008.  The type Cincinnatian as a natural laboratory for investigation of sampling effects. In P.I. McLaughlin, C.E. Brett, S.M. Holland and G.W. Storrs, eds. Stratigraphic Renaissance in the Cincinnati Arch: Implications for Upper Ordovician Paleontology and Paleoecology.  Cincinnati Museum Center Scientific Contributions No. 2, pp. 141-151.

Bulinski, K.V., 2008. Relationship of sample-level properties to biodiversity at multiple scales: analyses of Upper Ordovician and Cenozoic ecological and latitudinal gradients. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. 215p.

Bulinski, K.V., 2005.  Assessing biodiversity trends and sampling effects using the type Cincinnatian of Kentucky as a natural laboratory.  In Sequence, cycle and event stratigraphy of the Upper Ordovician, Cincinnati Arch region:  implications for paleoenvironments and paleoecology. International Geosciences Programme Project 503 Guidebook, 185p.

Bulinski, K.V., 2002.  The use of thermogravimetric analysis for the characterization of limestone and scrubber solids.  Undergraduate Thesis, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 74 p.

PUBLISHED MEETING ABSTRACTS

Boblitt, C.M. and Bulinski, K.V., 2012. Urbanization and watershed health: a case study of the South Fork of Beargrass Creek, Louisville, Kentucky.Geological Society of America North-Central Section Meeting (Dayton, OH) Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 5, p. 12 (Poster Presentation)

Bulinski, K.V., 2012.  Models and strategies for teaching evolution to non-science majors in a seminar format.  Geological Society of America North-Central Section Meeting (Dayton, OH) Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 5, p. 59 (Oral Presentation)

Johnston, M. and Bulinski, K.V., 2011. Change in ecospace utilization through the type Cincinnatian: a study of biodiversity patterns as a function of stratigraphic range, lithology and sample size.Geological Society of America North-Central/North-Eastern Joint Section Meeting (Pittsburgh, PA) Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 1. (Oral Presentation)

Bulinski, K.V., 2010. The relationship between proportional rarity and abundance distributions at multiple geographic scales. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (Denver,Colorado) Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 139. (Oral Presentation)

Bulinski, K.V., and Johnston M., 2010. The role of stratigraphic scale in the assessment of biodiversity. Geological Society of America North-Central/ South-Central Joint Section Meeting (Branson, Missouri, April 2010). Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 2, p. 72 (Oral Presentation)

Csonka, J., and Bulinski, K.V., 2010. The Chondrites Ichnofossil: a comparative study. Geological Society of America North-Central/ South-Central Joint Section Meeting (Branson, Missouri, April 2010).
Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 2, p. 93 (Oral Presentation)

Bulinski, K.V., Harrison, M. and Johnston, M., 2009. Lithology and perceptions of biodiversity: paleoecological variation in the Pioneer Valley member of the Upper Ordovician Kope Formation of Northern Kentucky. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (Portland, OR) Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 631. (Poster Presentation)

Mosser, S. L., Dattilo, B. F., Flores, N., Moffett, J.C., Mosser, J., Bremer, P., and Bulinski, K. V., 2009. Stratigraphy, paleoenvironments and correlation of the lower part (C2-C3 boundary) of an outcrop of Upper Ordovician rocks near Fredericktown, Kentucky. Geological Society of America North-Central SectionMeeting (Rockford, Illinois 2-3 April 2009) (Poster Presentation)

Bulinski, K.V., 2008. Geographic aggregation of regional biodiversity patterns at multiple scales.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (Houston, TX) Abstracts with Programs Vol. 40. (Oral Presentation)

Bulinski, K.V., Buick, D.P., Ferguson, C.A., Hendy, A.J.W., and Miller, A.I., 2007.  Cenozoic relationships between geographic range and assemblage-level abundance: the role of rare taxa. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (Denver, Colorado) Abstracts with Programs Vol. 39 no. 6.(Oral Presentation)

Miller, A. I., Buick, D. P., Bulinski, K. V., Ferguson, C. A., and  Hendy, A. J.W., 2007.  Global geographic disparity of marine biotas through the Phanerozoic. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (Denver, Colorado) Abstracts with Programs Vol. 39 no. 6, p.90. (Oral Presentation)

Bulinski, K.V., Buick, D.P., Ferguson, C.A., Hendy, A.J.W., and Miller A.I., 2007. Taxonomic rarity along latitudinal gradients: The distribution of fossil organisms through space and time. Ecological Society of America/Society for Ecological Restoration Joint Annual Meeting (San Jose, California) Abstracts with Programs. (Oral Presentation)

Bulinski, K.V., 2006. Sample locality and regional-level biodiversity: implications of aggregating paleontological data at multiple spatial scales. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Abstracts with Programs Vol. 38 no. 7.(Oral Presentation)

Miller, A. I., Buick, D. P., Bulinski, K. V., Ferguson, C. A., and  Hendy, A. J.W., 2006.  The Ordovician radiation: a macroevolutionary crossroads. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Abstracts with Programs Vol. 38 no. 7. (Oral Presentation)

Hendy, A.W., Buick, D.P., Bulinski, K.V., Ferguson, C.A., and Miller, A.I., 2006.  Latitudinal diversity gradients and the Cenozoic fossil record of the Western Atlantic: consideration of spatial scale and sampling issues. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Abstracts with Programs Vol. 38 no. 7. (Oral Presentation)

Bulinski, K.V., 2006.  Assessing local and regional biodiversity: an investigation of sampling effects and sample-level properties in the type Cincinnatian (Upper Ordovician) Kentucky, USA.  Ancient Life and Modern Approaches:  Abstracts of the Second International Paleontological Congress, June 17-12, 2006, Beijing China.(Oral Presentation)

Hendy, A.W., Buick, D.P., Bulinski, K.V., Ferguson, C.A., and Miller, A.I., 2006.  Latitudinal diversity gradients and the Cenozoic fossil record:  consideration of spatial scale and sampling issues. Ancient Life and Modern Approaches:  Abstracts of the Second International Paleontological Congress, June 17-12, 2006, Beijing China.(Oral Presentation)

Bulinski, K.V., 2005.  Literature versus field-derived biodiversity assessments: regional sampling effects as direct functions of lithology, taphonomy and population structure. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, Utah) Abstracts with Programs Vol. 37, No. 7. (Oral Presentation)

Miller, A. I., Buick, D. P., Bulinski, K. V., Ferguson, C. A., and  Hendy, A. J.W., 2005. Towards an   assessment of Phanerozoic trends in beta diversity:  the importance of environmental and geographic scale. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, Utah) Abstracts with Programs Vol. 37, No. 7.(Oral Presentation)

Bulinski, K.V., 2005.  Assessing biodiversity trends in the type Cincinnatian:  The effects of sample-level properties on aggregate diversity trends through time.  North American Paleontology Meeting (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Programme and Abstracts Volume No. 25, supplement to no. 2, p. 26.(Oral Presentation)

Bulinski, K.V., and A.I. Miller, 2004.  Assessing biodiversity trends using the Type Cincinnatian as a microcosm: testing sampling effects in a closed system. Geological Society of America Northeast/Southeast Section Meeting (Tysons Corner, Virginia)  Abstracts with Programs Vol. 36, No. 2, p. 112.  (Oral Presentation)

.OTHER SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Bulinski, K.V., 2012. The Intersection of Paleontology and the Science of Climate Change. Invited seminar presentation, Kentucky Paleontological Society. November 30th , 2012

Bulinski, K.V., 2012.  Fossil Diversity Through Time. Invited seminar presentation, KYANA Geological Society.  June 19th, 2012

Bulinski, K.V., 2011. Paleoecology in the Ordovician: Case Studies from the Cincinnati Arch. Invited seminar presentation, Kentucky Paleontological Society. April 29th, 2011.

Bulinski, K.V., 2011.Exploring community-level fossil biodiversity patterns through the lenses of sample size, geographic area, and ecospace utilization. Invited Seminar Presentation, Virginia Tech Department of Geosciences, April 15th, 2011.

Bulinski, K.V., 2011 Incorporating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) into the Curriculum.  Faculty Forum Presentation, April 5th, 2011.

Bulinski, K.V., 2010. Studying Fossil Biodiversity at Different Scales: a test case in the Ordovician. Invited Seminar presentation, Indiana University, Purdue University, Fort Wayne. November 19th, 2010.

Overbey, D. W. and Bulinski, K.V., 2010. Climate Change, Emotion, and the Clash of Cultural and Environmental Sustainability. Faculty Forum, Thomas Merton Social Justice Committee, February 17th, 2010.

Bulinski, K.V., 2010. Paleontology in Kentucky and Beyond: using fossils to understand the history of life. Faculty Forum Presentation, February 19th, 2010.

Bulinski, K.V., 2009 Faith and Reason in American Society Today: Evolution and Creationism. Public Lecture, Hubble IYA Unveiling Event, Rauch Planetarium, November 19, 2009.

Bulinski, K.V., 2009.Life in the Ordovician. Public Lecture for the Falls of the Ohio Fossil Festival. Falls of the Ohio State Park, September 19, 2009.

Bulinski, K.V., 2009.The Nature of Creationism and Evolution.Invited seminar presenation, KYANA Geological Society. September 15th, 2009.

Bulinski, K.V., 2009.  Using range through charts: constructing a diversity curve. Workshop presentation for professional development workshop entitled “Teaching Paleontology in the 21st Century” Cornell University, Ithaca, NY July 31st, 2009.

Bulinski, K.V. and Hutchins, F. T., 2009.  Grounded: integrating physical and human geography.  Invited presentation for IDC workshop, Bellarmine University, May 6, 2009.

Bulinski, K.V., 2009.  Paleontology in Kentucky and Beyond: using fossils to understand the history of lifeInvited seminar presentation, KYANA Geological Society.  April 21, 2009.

.Bulinski, K.V., 2008.  Fossil Biodiversity in the tri-state region of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana: analysis of the abundance and rarity of diverse communities from the Late Ordovician.  Invited seminar presentation, University of Louisville Department of Geography and Geosciences, November 24, 2008.

.Bulinski, K.V., 2006.  Assessing local and regional biodiversity: an investigation of sampling effects and sample-level properties in the type Cincinnatian (Upper Ordovician) Kentucky, USA.  Nanjing Institute of Paleontology and Geology Symposium on Biodiversity Changes and Radiation, Nanjing China.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Association for Women Geoscientists

National Association of Geoscience Teachers

The Geological Society of America

The Kentucky Academy of Science

The Kentucky Paleontological Society

The KYANA Geological Society

The Paleontological Society

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