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Faculty: Ralph Stearley

Ralph Stearley


  • Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Completed a BA in anthropology at the University of Missouri, 1975
  • Earned an MS in geology from the University of Utah
  • Received his PhD in geology and paleontology from the University of Michigan, 1990
  • Was a post-doctoral researcher at the Illinois State Museum in 1991–1992
  • Has taught courses in ichthyology, geology, and land resources for the Au Sable Institute for Environmental studies, 1993-1998; 2008; 2010-2013.
  • Taught for Wheaton College's field station in the Black Hills of South Dakota, 1994–1996

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Research interests


Big Sky Geology: Montana


Ralph Stearley
North Hall 071