Judy Massare

Professor Emerita


  • PhD The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • M.A. The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • B.S. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Courses Taught

  • ESC 195 Natural Disasters (Honors Lab)
  • ESC 390 Writing in the Earth Sciences
  • ESC 494/495 Senior Research/Senior Seminar
  • GEL 201 Introduction to Physical Geology
  • GEL 302 Historical Geology
  • GEL 306 Principles of Paleontology

Research Interests

Evolution and ecology of Mesozoic marine reptiles:

  • Biomechanics of swimming
  • Tooth form and feeding ecology
  • Large-scale patterns of evolution
  • Ichthyosaurs of the Sundance Formation (Jurassic–WY)
  • Bone microstructure of ichthyosaurs