Katherine Bulinski

Associate Professor
Newman 224
Curriculum Vita (doc)


  • Ph.D. Geology, University of Cincinnati (2008)
  • B.S. Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University (2002)


Invertebrate paleontology, paleoecology, coral-rich ecosystems of the Paleozoic, geoscience education


  • ENVS 130: Understanding Planet Earth
  • ENVS 250: Introduction to Earth Science
  • ENVS 237: Paleontology
  • ENVS 320: Environmental Geology
  • ENVS 420: Environmental Research and Careers
  • ENVS Special Topics: Natural History of Peru

Current Research Projects

  • Paleoecology of the Falls of the Ohio
  • The Waldron Shale Project: inquiry-based paleontology education
  • Council of Independent Colleges, Shared Shelf Project

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, School of Environmental Studies, Bellarmine University (2008-Present)
  • Representative At-Large, Paleontological Society Councilor (2015-2017)
  • Board President, Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light (2016-Present)

Selected 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.