Jeff Myers received his PhD in 1998 from the University of California, Santa Barbara in the fields of paleobiology and volcaniclastic sedimentology. After a short stint at California State University, Long Beach, Dr. Myers arrived at WOU in 1999 as an Assistant Professor, and was promoted to Full Professor in 2009. He teaches courses in sedimentology, depositional systems, paleobiology, geology of the Pacific Northwest, physical ocenaography, historical geology and introductory Earth systems science. Dr. Myers’ recent research publications, in collaboration with Dr. Diane Erwin of the University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology, have focused on the Neogene development of the California floristic province, and on Eocene-Oligocene transitional vegetation of the interior Pacific Northwest. He frequently accepts paleontological consulting projects that provide for the employment of undergraduate interns.