MPM Geology Curatorial Staff

Patricia Coorough Burke - Curator of Geology Collections/Senior Collection Manager
or 414-278-6155

Burke's primary fields of study include Ordovician and Silurian fossil communities focused on the ecology of extinction events and the subsequent recovery. She has degrees in Biology, Geology, and Science Education.

Emeritus Curators

Dr. Peter Sheehan - Curator Emeritus - Geology
or 414-278-2741

Active research projects include field-based studies of Ordovician and Silurian Brachiopods and their synecologic associations, ecology of extinction events and radiations, especially the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event (GOBE), the End-Ordovician extinction and subsequent recovery, the physical effects of the Cretaceous/Paleogeone (K/T).

Adjunct Curators

Dr. Stephen Dornbos - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dr. Margaret Fraiser - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dr. Mark Harris - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dr. Gary Rosenberg - Emeritus, Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI)

Dr. Rex Alan Hanger - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater