ES-SEPM Officers

Cynthia Coron

Cynthia Coron, President

A member of SEPM since college and ES-SEPM Councilor for the Northeast (2007-2010), Cynthia Coron received a BSc. in Geology from The Ohio State University, an MSc. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD. from the University of Toronto. After employment with the Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources, consulting in the mining industry, several years with Amoco International, and teaching posts at East Tennessee State University and Stephen F. Austin State University, she is currently a Professor at Southern Connecticut State University. Cynthia's research focuses on the origin and geochemistry of Precambrian bedded barites and carbonate — hosted ore deposits of the Appalachian trend, facies reconstruction and wrench-fault tectonics of the Java Sea, and, most recently, volcanic-sediment interaction in the Hartford Basin.

Ilya Buynevich

Ilya Buynevich, Vice-President

A member of SEPM since 1995 and a recent ES-SEPM President (2007-2010), Ilya Buynevich received a B.A. in Geology in 1994, followed by a Ph.D. in 2001, both from Boston University, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Temple University. His research focuses on barrier morphodynamics and stratigraphy; origin and evolution of coastal dunefields; event sedimentology; taphonomy; ichnology; and applications of high-resolution geophysical methods in sedimentological research.

Bosiljka Glumac

Bosiljka Glumac, Secretary/Treasurer

Before being elected the ES-SEPM Secretary/Treasurer, Bosiljka Glumac served as the NE-SEPM Vice-President (2003/04) and the ES-SEPM President (2004/06). She has an undergraduate degree in Geology from the University of Zagreb in Croatia, and a doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She is currently an Associate Professor of Geosciences at Smith College in Northampton, MA where with students she conducts research in carbonate sedimentology and stratigraphy.

Cynthia Coron

Daria Nikitina, Councilor for the Northeast

A member of SEPM since 1995, Daria Nikitina received her undergraduate and master's degree in Physical Geography from Moscow State University in Russia, and a doctorate degree in geology from the University of Delaware. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Geology at West Chester University, Pennsylvania. Her research interests focus on coastal geomorphology, depositional environments and stratigraphy of coastal marshes, Holocene sea level rise and climate change.

Stan Dunagan

Stan Dunagan, Councilor for the Southeast

A member of SEPM since 1995, Stan Dunagan received his B.S. in Geoscience from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1993, and then completed a Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  He is currently an Associate Professor of Geology at the University of Tennessee at Martin.  His research interests focus on the depositional dynamics, stable isotope geochemistry, and paleohydrology of lacustrine and wetland carbonate systems, particularly in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation (Colorado); the depositional history of Silurian-Devonian marine carbonates in central Tennessee; and the depositional setting and ichnology of the Upper Cretaceous Coon Creek Formation (Tennessee) in addition to interests in online geoscience education. 

Stan Dunagan

Deborah Freile, Newsletter Editor

A member of SEPM since 1986, Deborah Freile received a BS in Geology from Tufts University (1984), and both a MA (1988) and a PhD from Boston University (1992). She is currently an Associate Professor at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ where she has been since 2005. Though her main research focuses primarily on modern calcareous algal derived sediments, she also works closer to home on backbarrier sediments from NY/NJ and urban environmental problems in Hudson County, NJ with her students.

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