Faculty Bio

Steven H. Schimmrich

Steven H. Schimmrich

Title(s): Professor of Geology & Earth Sciences
Department: STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics


Steven Schimmrich
Contact Information
Phone: 845-687-7683
Office location: Stone Ridge Campus, BUR 105F
Email: schimmrs@sunyulster.edu

Degree Information

A.A. Math & Science, SUNY Ulster, 1983
B.A. Geology, SUNY New Paltz, 1987
M.S. Geology, SUNY Albany, 1991

Courses Taught

Solar System Astronomy
Observational Astronomy
Ancient Astronomy
Earth’s Atmosphere & Oceans
Planet Earth
History of Life
Physical Geology
Historical Geology
Introduction to Meteorology
Geology of the National Parks
Geology of the Hudson Valley
Geology of New York State

Primary Area of Expertise

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.

Honors and Awards

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2007

Publications and Presentations 

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.

Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations

Board of Trustees, Century House Historical Society
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Geological Society of America





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