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					       Dr. Melissa Hicks                                              mkhicks@syr.edu
          Syracuse, NY 13210


Education:
1/02-12/06        Ph.D., Geoscience, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
                  Dissertation Title: Characterizing global archaeocyathan decline in the
                  Early Cambrian: Evidence from Nevada and China

8/99-12/01        M.S., Geoscience, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
                  Thesis Title: Paleoecology of Upper Harkless archaeocyathan reefs in
                  Esmeralda County, Nevada

8/95-5/99         B.S., Geology, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA.
                  Senior Thesis Title: The Paleoecology of the Devils Hollow Member of
                  the Lexington Limestone, Central Kentucky: Middle Ordovician

Academic Advisors:
               Ph.D.: Dr. Stephen Rowland, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
               M.S.: Dr. Stephen Rowland, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
               Senior Thesis: Dr. David Lehmann, Juniata College

Experience:
8/09-present      Syracuse University-Research Associate
                  Lacustrine carbonate stratigraphy of Lake Turkana-supervisor Dr.
                  Christopher Scholz
                  Instructor: EAR 102 Historical Geology
                              EAR 325 Introduction to Paleobiology

2/06-7/09         ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company-Senior Research Geologist
                  Carbonate stratigraphy, carbonate petrology, carbonate diagenesis
                  Instructor: Fundamental Sequence Stratigraphy Field Course
                              Carbonate Rocks and Depositional Environments
                              Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy and Predictive
                                    Concepts
                              Carbonate Petrography School
                              Advanced Modern School
                              Integrated Seismic Interpretation School

8/99-12/06        University of Nevada, Las Vegas-Geoscience Teaching Assistant
                  GEY 102 Earth and Life Through Time Laboratory
                  GEY 302 Paleontology Laboratory
                  GEY 100 Natural Disasters
                  GEY 370 Intermediate Field Geology

8/97-5/99         Juniata College-Teacher’s Assistant
                  EES 101 Introduction to Geology Laboratory

Grants:
          UNLV Summer Session 2002, 2005 (cumulative $4,000)
          Geological Society of America Grant 2000 ($810), 2003 ($1,550)
          Cambrian Research Institute Grant 2003 ($1,000)
          American Museum of Natural History Grant 2002 ($1,000)
          Paleontological Society Grant 2002 ($500)


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        Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences Grant 2002 ($250)
        UNLV Geoscience Grant in 2000-2004 (cumulative $5,500)
        UNLV GREAT scholarship 2002 ($3,600)
        UNLV Graduate Professional Student Association Grants 1999-2005
        (cumulative $4,000)
        Paleobiological Fund Grant 2000 ($700)
        American Association of Petroleum Geologists Grant 1999 ($606)

Publications:
Kaczmarek, S.E., Hicks, M.K, Fullmer, S.M., Steffen, K.L., Bachtel, S.L., 2010, Mapping Facies Distributions on
        Modern Carbonate Platforms though intergration of multispectral Landsat Data, Statistics-based
        Unsupervised Classifications, and Surface Sediment Data: AAPG Bulletin, v. 94, p. 1581-1606.
Hicks, M., Rowland, S., 2009, Early Cambrian Microbial Reefs, Archaeocyathan Inter-reef
        Communities, and Associated Facies of the Yangtze Platform: Paleogeography,
        Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, v.281, p. 137-153.
Hicks, M., 2006, A new genus of Early Cambrian coral in Esmeralda County, southwestern Nevada: Journal of
        Paleontology, v. 80, no. 4, 609-615.
Rowland, S.M., and Hicks, M, 2006, Late/Middle/Early/Ichnocambrian: a communication-friendly nomenclature
        for the epochs of a quadripartite Cambrian Period: Episodes, v. 29, p. 128-129.
Rowland, S.M., and Hicks, M., 2004, The Early Cambrian experiment in reef-building by Metazoans. In: Lipps,
        J.H. and Waggoner, B.M., eds., Neoproterozoic-Cambrian Biological Revolutions. The Paleontological
        Society Papers, v. 10, p. 107-130.
Hicks M., 2002, Correlating Early Cambrian archaeocyathan-built reefs across North America and China:
        Stratigraphy of the Xiannudong Formation: Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, Graduate Student Grant-
        in-Aid Award, 2002. Available from: http://www.geo.arizona.edu/anas/awards/mhicks03.pdf

Field Guides and Short Courses:
Rowland, S.M., Oliver, L.K., Hicks, M., 2008, Ediacaran and early Cambrian reefs of Esmeralda County, Nevada:
        Non-congruent communities within congruent ecosystems across the Neoproterozoic-Paleozoic boundary,
        in Duebendorfer, E., Smith, E.I. eds., Field Guide to Plutons, Volcanoes, Faults, Reefs, Dinosaurs, and
        Possible Glaciation in Selected Areas of Arizona, California, and Nevada: Geological Society of America,
        Field Guide 11, p. 83-100.
Anderson, T.B., Hicks, M., Shaprio, R.S., 2005, Microbialite sediments in the Death Valley Area, in Stevens, C.,
        Cooper, J. eds., Western Great Basin Geology: Joint meeting of the Cordilleran GSA and Pacific Section
        AAPG, Guidebook 99, p.67,90-107
Hicks, M., 2005, Toyonian archaeocyathan-microbial reefs in the Upper part of the Harkless Formation, in Stevens,
        C., Cooper, J. eds., Western Great Basin Geology: Joint meeting of the Cordilleran GSA and Pacific
        Section AAPG, Guidebook 99, p. 80-89.
Rowland, S.M. and Hicks, M., 2004, Early Cambrian Experiment in reef building by Metazoans, in Lipps, J.H. and
        Waggoner, B.M., eds., Neoproterozoic-Cambrian Biological Revolutions: The Paleontological Society
        Papers, v. 10, p. 107-130.

Abstracts:
Hicks, M., Hargrave, J., Scholz, C.A., 2010, Alternating silica and calcite laminae in Plio-Pleistocene
        oolites from Lake Turkana, Kenya: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v.
        42, n. 5
Hargrave, J., Hicks, M., Scholz, C.A., 2010, Lacustrine Carbonate Stratigraphy from Southeastern Lake
        Turkana, Kenya: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 42, n. 5
Hargrave, J. and Hicks, M., 2010, Lacustrine Carbonate Facies of a Mixed System: Lake Turkana Rift, Kenya.
        AAPG Annual Convention Bulletinv. 19, p.100.
Hicks, M. Kaczmarek, S.E., Fullmer, S.F., Steffen, K., Hensley, T., Miles, L., 2009, Global Satellite Facies
        Mapping: Modern Carbonates Revealed! AAPG Annual Convention, Bulletin.
Hicks, M. and Rowland, S., 2008, Anomalous Enhanced Calcification in Irregular Archaeocyaths in a High-CO2
        World: Evidence for Photosymbiosis in Irregular Archaeocyaths: Geological Society of America,
        Abstracts with Programs, v. 40, p. 280.
Hicks, M., Andresen, N., Steffen, K., Fullmer, S., and Kaczmarek, S., 2007, Modern Analogs: Facies Modeling of



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        Isolated, Carbonate Platform with Remote Sensing: AAPG Annual Convention, Bulletin, v. 91, Digital.
Hicks, M. and Rowland, S., 2005, Do morphological and systematic trends in archaeocyaths record changing
        climate in the Early Cambrian?: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, p. 135.
Hicks, M. and Rowland, S., 2005, Analyses of the chronostratigraphy and the paleocommunity of strata from
        Botomian through Toyonian of China and western Laurentia: changing and declining benthic communities:
        Acta Micropalaeontologica Sinica, v. 22 (supplement), p. 58.
Hicks, M., 2005, Calcimicrobes and archaeocyaths in Early Cambrian Reefs: What do we really know about their
        relationship?: Geological Society of America, Joint meeting, Cordilleran Section/AAPG Pacific Section,
        v. 37, no. 4.
Hicks, M. and Rowland, S., 2004, A paleoecological study of Early Cambrian stromatolitic, thrombolitic, and
        archaeocyathan reefs on the Yangtze Platform, southern Shaanxi Province, China: cycles, trends, and
        associations: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, p. 57.
Mrozek, S., Dattilo, B.F., Hicks, M., and Miller, J.F, 2003, Metazoan reefs from the Upper Cambrian of
        the Arrow Canyon Range, Clark County, Nevada: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with
        Programs, v. 35, p. 500.
Hicks, M. and Rowland, S., 2003, Comparison of late-Early Cambrian archaeocyathan reefs from Nevada, U.S.A.
        and western Hubei, China: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 35, p. 500.
Hicks, M., 2002, Why did metazoan reefs disappear for forty million years in the Early Paleozoic?: Biological vs.
        physicochemical mechanisms: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, vol.34, p.65.
Hicks, M. and Shapiro, R., 2002, Development of a sequence stratigraphic framework for the Upper Nopah
        Formation (Upper Cambrian, Eastern California and Western Nevada): Geological Society of America,
        Rocky Mountain, 54 Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, vol.34, p.51.
Hicks, M. and Rowland, S., 2001, Paleoecology of Lower Cambrian archaeocyathan reefs in Esmeralda County,
        Nevada: Proceedings of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, Forty Fifth Annual Meeting, 2000-2001
        Annual Reports.
Hicks, M. and Rowland, S., 2001, The final episode of Early Cambrian metazoan reef-building in western
        Laurentia: High-diversity archaeocyathan-calcimicrobe reefs in the Upper Harkless Formation of
        Esmeralda County, Nevada: North American Paleontological Convention, PaleoBios, v. 21, no. 2, p.66
Hicks, M.K, 2000, Paleoecology of Lower Cambrian archaeocyathan reefs in Esmeralda County, Nevada:
        influences on the collapse of metazoan reef ecosystems: American Association of Petroleum Geologists
        Bulletin, v.84, no.11, p.1864.
Hicks, M.K, and Rowland, S., 2000, Archaeocyathan-coralomorph reefs of the Uppermost Lower Cambrian in the
        western Great Basin, Nevada: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, no. 7,
        p. 11-12.
Hicks, M., Eastham, K., and Lehmann, D., 1999, Benthic community paleoecology along a lagoon-, shoal-, offshore
        transect: Middle Ordovician, Central Kentucky: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs,
        v. 31, no.2, p. A-24.
Eastham, K., Hicks, M., Lehmann, D., 1999, High resolution stratigraphy of the Ordovician, Devils Hollow
        Member of the Lexington Limestone; lagoonal to offshore facies: Geological Society of America, Abstracts
        with Programs, v.31, no.2, p.13-14.

Service:
           Committee Member- Maaike Petrie, M.S., University of Miami
           Mentor-Exxonmobil Upstream Research New Hire
           President- Sigma Gamma Epsilon, 2005-2006
           Co-organizer of bimonthly UNLV Geoscience Department social; 2002-2007
           Meeting coordinator- Geological Society of America Southern Chapter, 2002

Professional Development:
        Graduate Student Professional Development Program in College Teaching;
                 Graduate College and University Teaching and Learning Center, UNLV,
                 August 2004 – February 2006.
        Publish and Flourish workshop; University Teaching and Learning Center,
                 UNLV, Jan. 6, 2006.
        Effective Teaching with PowerPoint workshop; University Teaching and
                 Learning Center, UNLV, November 15, 2005.



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        WebCT Basics workshop; University Teaching and Learning Center,
              UNLV, October 4-11, 2005

Special Honors and Awards:
        Safety Leadership Award, ExxonMobil, 2007
        Mentor Award, ExxonMobil, 2006
        UNLV President’s Graduate Fellowship, 2004
        Best Masters Thesis Award, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2001
        Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science Best Student Paper Award, 2001
        University of Nevada, Las Vegas Graduate Student Association
                 Forum, Best Poster or Talk, 2001, 2003, 2005
        Dean’s List, Juniata College in 1998

Memberships:
      GSA, NAGT, AAPG




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