Diana Boyer

Name:  Diana Boyer
Title:  Professor
Education:  Ph.D., Geology, University of California, Riverside
M.S., Geology, University of California, Riverside
Office:  212B Sims Science Building   
Phone:  803/323-4949
E-mail:  boyerd@winthrop.edu  
Web: Faculty Web Page

Dr. Boyer is a Professor of Geology at Winthrop. She received her undergraduate degree in geology from the University of Delaware, and Masters and PhD from the University of California, Riverside. Her paleontological research focuses on the reconstruction of ancient communities to understand how marine life responds to variable stresses, as well as the causes and consequences of mass extinctions. Recently she has focused on investigating the mechanisms driving of the End Devonian mass extinctions through geochemical, sedimentological, and paleontological proxies. The causes of this extinction are poorly understood and have potential parallels to changes in modern oceans and impact on life. She has been externally funded through the Petroleum Research Fund and the National Science Foundation and has numerous publications in professional journals. She also works closely with students on mircroplastic research.

Dr. Boyer teaches Historical Geology and the lab, Oceanography, Dinosaurs!, Geology of the Bahamas with field work in the Bahamas, Geochemistry, an Honors seminar on extinctions, and occasionally HMXP.