Title(s): Professor of Geology & Earth Sciences
Department: STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
A.A. Math & Science, SUNY Ulster, 1983
B.A. Geology, SUNY New Paltz, 1987
M.S. Geology, SUNY Albany, 1991
Solar System Astronomy
Earth’s Atmosphere & Oceans
History of Life
Introduction to Meteorology
Geology of the National Parks
Geology of the Hudson Valley
Geology of New York State
My broad area of expertise and research is in the geology and geologic development of the Hudson Valley with a special interest in the historic Rosendale Cement industry and abandoned Shawangunk lead-zinc mines. I also have a strong interest in promoting general scientific literacy and in public education.
SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2007
Schimmrich, Steven. 2020. Geology of the Hudson Valley: A Billion Years of History. Amazon.com.
Schimmrich, Steven H. 2018. A geology field course incorporating the history of the Hudson Valley Region of New York. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 50.
Schimmrich, Steven H. 2015. 'Corking the bottle' at Stark's Knob, Saratoga County, New York. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 47.
Schimmrich, Steven H. 2015. History and geology of the Shawangunk millstone industry, Ulster County, New York. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 47.
Presentation to the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society: Geology and History of Rosendale Cement. March 2, 2020.
Presentation to Hudson-Mohawk Professional Geologists Association: History & Geology of the Rosendale Natural Cement Industry. October 19, 2016.
Field Trip for the Northeastern Geological Society of America Conference: Geology & History of the Rosendale Cement Industry. March 20, 2016.
Presentation to Marist College Center for Lifetime Study: Ancient Astronomy. September 8, 2015.
Presentation to Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association: Ancient Astronomy. August 18, 2015.
Presentations for Century House Historical Society: Geology Walk & Talk. May 18, 2014; May 10, 2015; May 8, 2016, May 14, 2017, and May 12, 2019.
Board of Trustees, Century House Historical Society
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Geological Society of America