Scott McKenzie

Scott McKenzie

Education

  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, B.S.ed, 1976
  • Pennsylvania Secondary Teaching Certificate
  • Holds letters and certificates from the Gemological Institute of America

Courses

  • Historical Geology and Lab (Geol 110/111)
  • Invertebrate Paleontology and Lab
  • Paleontology and Lab (240/241)
  • Oceanography (Easp 103)
  • Astronomy and Lab (Easp118/119)
  • Geological Technology

Professional Memberships

  • Paleontological Society ( member since 1980’s)
  • Meteoritical (Meteorite) Society (since 1984)
  • Palaeontological Society (London)
  • Conchological Society
  • Gemological Society of America (Charter Alumni member since 1984)
  • Mid America Paleontology Society (since 1984)
  • Geological Society of America

Mr. McKenzie’s research interests include: Paleozoic Xiphosura and Synziphosura, Phyllocarida; Bear Gulch Limestone Mississippian, Montana; Solnhofen Limestone, Jurassic, Germany; Mazon Creek, Illinois; Meteorites and Impact Craters; Carboniferous Vertebrates (lungfish, amphibia and early reptiles)

Biography

Mr. McKenzie has worked at over 15 impact craters and suspected craters in the United States and Canada, conducting Paleontological investigations at over 30 locations in North America. Currently( 1984 – present) he is involved in excavations at the Civil War era coal mine at Linton, Ohio, The Silurian Bertie Group in New York, and Upper Devonian Paleontology in the tri- state area. Interested students are invited and encouraged to participate.

Mr. McKenzie curates one of the 10 largest private collections of meteorites and related materials in the world (The McKenzie – Herschel Collection, founded by the family of Astronomer Sir William Herschel). Although the collection is currently in storage, examples are used in class where appropriate. Free identification of materials suspected to be meteoritic is always offered. Fossil or meteorite specimens from his collections are in the U.S. National Museum, (Smithsonian Institution), Carnegie Museum, Buffalo Museum of Science, Orton Geological Museum (OSU), Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Paleontological Research Institute, Museum of the Earth (Cornell University) Arizona State University (Tempe), The Chicago Field Museum, NASA, The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, as well as foreign institutions. Several have been appointed as Holotypes.

Cash reward for new meteorites.

Selected Publications

McKenzie, S. C. An Ordovician trilobite with possible calcified muscles Mid America Paleontology Society Digest, Vol. 33, No. 1 April, 2010, P. 105 -106

Baird, Over, McKenzie, Sullivan, End succession in N. W. PA: New developments concerning potential chronostratigraphic unit relationships to the global Dasberg and Hangenberg bioevents. NE. SE. Geological Society of America Meeting, Baltimore, MD.,March, 2010

Baird, Sullivan, McKenzie, Schwab and Dvorak, Conodonts and the end-Devonian event stratagraphic chronology in the classic oil lands region: latest Famennian Riceville Formation Brea Sandstone succession. International Conodont Symposium ICOS 2009 Permophiles #53 Suppliment #1, Page 3.

McKenzie, S.C., Is Titusvillia a Sponge? In: History and Geology of the Oil Regions of Northwestern Pennsylvania, Guidebook, 74th Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists, 2009, P. 32. – 34.

McKenzie, S.C. , Phyllocarids From the Late Devonian of N. W. Pennsylvania. In: History and Geology of the Oil Regions of Northwestern Pennsylvania, Guidebook, 74th Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists, 2009, P. 35. – 37.

McKenzie, S. C., Tabulate Corals from the Late Devonian of N. W. Pennsylvania. In: History and Geology of the Oil Regions of Northwestern Pennsylvania, Guidebook, 74th Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists, 2009, P. 38. – 39.

Baird, Gryta, McKenzie, Over, Pulawski and Sullivan, Deconvoluting the End Devonian Story in the Oil Lands of N. W. Pennsylvania, In: History and Geology of the Oil Regions of Northwestern Pennsylvania, Guidebook, 74th Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists, 2009, P. 5. – 31.

Baird, Over, Sullivan, McKenzie, Schwab, Dvorak, Working Towards an End-Devonian Event Chronology in the Latest Famennian Riceville Formation – Berea Sandstone Succession in North West Pennsylvania, 2009 North East Section, Geological Society of America, Portland, Maine

Harper, McKenzie, Baird, Sullivan, Drake Well Museum and Type Drake Well Formation Outcrop, 2009 North East Section, Geological Society of America, Portland, Maine P. 120. – 131.

McKenzie, Sullivan and Baird, Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Classic Union City Dam Spillway Succession, 2009 North East Section, Geological Society of America, Portland, Maine, P. 172. – 174.

Baird, Over, McKenzie, Sullivan, Late Famennian Stratigraphy and Paleontology in N. W. Pennsylvania: Potential Links to Global Bioevents and Paleoclimate Changes. 9th North American Paleontological Convention 2009 Cincinnati, Ohio, P. 461. – 462

Wendruff, McKenzie, First evidence of Food Chains at the Linton Lagerstatte, 2008 North East Section, (Poster Session) Geological Society of America, Buffalo, NY

Moore, McKenzie, Lieberman, A Carboniferous Synziphosurine from the Bear Gulch Limestone, Montana, USA, 2007, Palaeontology, Vol. 50, #4, P. 1013- 1019

McKenzie, Lost Linton, Cradle of the Dinosaurs, 2007 Mid America Paleontology Society Digest Vol. #XXIX, Expo Edition, P. 15 – 17

McKenzie, Early Insect Relatives, 2006 Mid America Paleontology Society Digest Vol. #XXVII, #3 Expo Edition, P. 38- 39

McKenzie, Rude, Ruder, Rudest, The Strangest Bivalves ever Known, 2005, Mid America Paleontological Society Digest, Vol. XVI, Expo Edition, P. 90 - 93 and Back Cover

Hannibal, Keipher, Lemay, McKenzie, Knob Noster: a New Upper Carboniferous Lagerstatte in Missouri Containing Millipedes, Insects, Crustaceans, Vertebrates, Plants and Other Terrestrial and Brackish Water Organisms, 2003, North Central Section, Geological Society of America, Kansas City, Paper 22-6

Babcock, Buyce, Harper, McKenzie, Thomas, Wegweiser & Wegweiser Geotectonic Environment of the Lake Erie Crustal Block, Field conference of Pennsylvania Geologists, #63, 1998

Babcock, Wegweiser, Stanley, McKenzie, Horseshoe Crabs and Their Trace Fossils From the Devonian of Pennsylvania, 1995, Pennsylvania Geology,Vol.26, #2

Chitaley & McKenzie, A new structurally preserved Lycopsid Cone from the Upper Devonian of Pennsylvania, 1984, International Paleobotanical Conference, Edmonton, Canada, #7

Feldman & McKenzie, Echinocaris multispinosus, a New Echinocarid (Phyllocarida) from the Chagrin Formation (Late Devonian) of Ohio. Journal of Paleontology, March 1981, Vol.55, P. 383 -388