Jen Aschoff

Jen Aschoff
Working with SERC and the MSU team, I began building the foundation for a digital resource collection centered on an interval of geologic time. The goal of this collection is to organize useful digital resources for the Cretaceous Period in order to facilitate their use by instructors. These efforts will eventually be transformed into the collection entitled "All Things Cretaceous". This collection is a pedagogical example of how digital resources can be used for practical teaching purposes.

I left Montana State University in 2004 to begin my Doctoral work at the University of Texas at Austin. My colleagues in the geoscience education group at Montana State are sorely missed.

My academic research is concerned with how synorogenic sediments record the dynamic development and collapse of ancient orogens. This question forms the basis for all of my current and past research, and continues to fuel my intrigue and dedication to geologic research. A sample of my publications paints the most accurate picture of my research interests.


University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D., Geology (in Progress)
New Mexico State University, M.S., Geology (March 2003)
Montana State University, B.S, Earth Sciences, (2000)


Lawton, T.F., Shipley, K.W., Aschoff, J.L., Giles, K.A. and Vega, F.J., 2005, Basinward transport of Chicxulub ejecta by tsunami-induced backflow, La Popa basin, northeastern Mexico, and its implications for distribution of impact-related deposits flanking the Gulf of Mexico: Geology, v. 33, no. 2. p. 81-84

Schmitt, J.G. and Aschoff, J.L., (in submittal) Synorogenic sedimentation along the southeast Nevada segment of the Cordilleran fold and thrust belt: Journal of Sedimentary Research

Aschoff, J.L. and Giles, K.A., (2005) Sediment dispersal and salt diapirism within a salt-influenced foreland basin, northeast Mexico: Insights from outcrop analogs: AAPG Bulletin, v. 89, no. 4, p. 1-23

Aschoff, J.L. and Schmitt, J.G., (in press), Geologic map of the 1:24,000 Dell, MT 7.5' quadrangle, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open File Report

Aschoff, J.L., 2003, Sedimentation patterns within a salt-diapir influenced foreland basin: Upper Cretaceous to Lower Tertiary Delgado Sandstone Tongue, Potrerillos Formation, La Popa Basin, Nuevo Leon, Mexico: Master's thesis, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 259 p.

Aschoff, J.L., 2000, Provenance of the Paleocene Stag Creek conglomerate Central Idaho, USA: Implications for core complex exhumation: Bachelor's thesis, Montana State University, Bozeman, 34p.

Recent Abstracts

Aschoff, J.L., Mogk, D.W., Kirk, K.B., Manduca, C.A., 2004, Building bridges between geoscience research, teaching and learning with thematic digital resource collections: an example using the Cretaceous Period: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 34, No. 2