Steven J. Hageman

Professor: Invertebrate Paleontology, Paleoecology

Dr. Hageman joined the Appalachian faculty in 1998, coming from a Research Associate position at the Field Museum of Natural History, and a postdoctorial appointment at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. His research interests are in patterns and processes of evolution, particularly microevolution and speciation. He also studies the interaction of colonial growth habits and their environments. His primary study groups are Cenozoic cheilostomate and Paleozoic stenolaemate bryozoans.

Dr. Hageman was awarded the Board of Governors’ Appalachian State University College Teaching Award in 2009, and the William Strickland Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in 2000.  He was also named as a distinguished lecturer for the Paleontological Society (2000-2002), and most recently has served as the editor of the Journal of Paleontology.


  • B.S. University of Kansas
  • M.S. University of Illinois
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois

Courses Taught

  • GLY 1102 - Introduction to Historical Geology
  • GLY 2745 - Preparation of Geological Reports
  • GLY 4025 - Principles of Paleontology


Physical Address
Department of Geology
033 Rankin Science West
572 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

Postal Address
Department of Geology
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32067
Boone, NC 28608-2067

Phone: 828-262-3049
Fax: 828-262-6503

Department Email Address

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