Name: Dr. Chris Shelton
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 918-343-7814
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Mathematics & Physical Sciences
Office: Loshbaugh Hall, Room 100
Shelton holds a bachelor’s in Geology from Midwestern State University, a master’s in biology from Midwestern State University and a doctorate in vertebrate paleontology/paleohistology from the University of Bonn in Germany. Shelton has been appointed as the Geology Chair for the Oklahoma Academy of Science. He is also an honorary Research Associate of the New Jersey State Museum’s Natural History Department.
Shelton’s earth science courses at RSU explore prehistoric life and its evolution through geologic time. The combination of geology and biology, known as Paleohistology, unlocks evolutionary knowledge by investigating bone microstructures. His travels and research in countries around the world have allowed him to share unique perspectives based on real-world experiences students couldn’t otherwise experience from just reading a textbook.