Dr. Joseph Hartman
Joseph Hartman is a Professor and member of the Graduate Faculty in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of North Dakota (UND). He is also a Paleontologist / Geologist and Research Associate with the Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University. He received his Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Minnesota in 1984, his M.S. in Geology from the same institution in 1976, and his B.S. in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1972. Joseph's principal areas of interest and expertise focus on the physical and historical geology and stratigraphy of Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene strata of the northern Great Plains, with specialization in nonmarine molluscan studies in the Western Interior of North America. He has authored and coauthored publications on these and other subjects. Emphasis includes research in molluscan taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and paleobiogeography; lignite stratigraphy; land–mammal biochronology; and computer applications in paleontology and stratigraphy, including data management and analysis, geographic information system (GIS) technologies, and video imaging.