Dr. Andrew Heckert
Dr. Andrew B. Heckert
Associate Professor
Department of Geology
Rankin Science West 041
I came to Appalachian State from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, where I worked for three years after completing my Ph.D. Over the last 12 years I've worked extensively on the vertebrate paleontology and stratigraphy of the American Southwest, collecting fossils ranging in age from Devonian to Pleistocene, but focusing primarily on the Upper Triassic strata of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. In addition to my teaching responsibilities here at Appalachian State University, I am the director of the McKinney Geology Teaching Museum. Dr. Andrew Heckert - Rough Ridge
  • Education
    • B.S., Denison University
    • M.S., University of New Mexico
    • Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  • Courses Taught
    • GLY 1101 - Introduction to Physical Geology
    • GLY 1102 - Introduction to Historical Geology
    • GLY 2250 - Evolution of the Earth
    • GLY 3549 - Dinosaurs
    • GLY 3520 - Triassic Trip: Field and Museum Methods
    • GLY 4024 - Invertebrate Paleontology and Historical Geology Laboratory
    • GLY 4501 - Senior Research and Senior Thesis
    • GH 1515 - Dinosaurs: Origins, Evolution, Extinction?
  • Professional Society Memberships
    • Carolina Geological Society (CGS; lifetime member), Geological Society of America (GSA), National Center for Science Education (NCSE), New Mexico Geological Society (NMGS; lifetime member), Paleontology Association (PalAss), Paleontology Society (PS), Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society), Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP), Arizona Geological Society.