Dr. Joseph Peterson
Dr. Peterson teaches Evolution of Earth, Paleontology, and Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis. He also teaches field courses to Utah that involve looking at Mesozoic stratigraphy and paleontology.
Joe’s research interests include vertebrate paleontology, focusing on the behavior and paleobiology of predatory dinosaurs, such as allosaurus and tyrannosaurs. He is also investigating aspects of vertebrate taphonomy, such as the accumulation of bone beds and the role of microorganisms in the preservation of soft tissues in dinosaur fossils.
Joe received his B.S. in Geology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, IL, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Geology from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.