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EMILY (EMMY) FRANCES SMITH

efsmith@jhu.edu 

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, September 2015

Advisor: Dr. Francis A. Macdonald

A.M., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2012

B.A., Double major with honors in Geology and Comparative Religion, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 2008

Indiana University Geologic Field Station, Indiana University, Cardwell, MT, 2007

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, July 2017 - 

Smithsonian Institution Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, September 2015 - 2017

EPS Graduate Student Research Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, September 2010 - September 2015

ESL Professor, Kunming University, Kunming, China, 2009 - 2010 

Fulbright Scholar, Martapura, Kalimantan, Indonesia, 2008 - 2009 

Research Assistant, USGS,  Seattle, WA 2008

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS, HONORS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

Smithsonian Institution Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015 - 2017 

APS Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology 2016

Harvard University Center for the Environment Graduate Consortium Fellowship 2013 - 2014

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Harvard University 2010 - 2013

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow Travel Grant, Harvard University 2011

Amherst College Post-Graduate Clarke Fellowship for Geology 2010 - 2013

J. William Fulbright Grant, Indonesia 2008 - 2009

Doelling Undergraduate Research Award, Amherst College 2007 and 2008

E.J. Murphy Scholarship, Five-College Consortium of Marine Sciences, Amherst, MA 2007

Dean of Faculty Summer Fellowship, Amherst College 2007

NAGT-USGS Cooperative Summer Geosciences Award, Indiana University Geologic Field Station 2007  

Tom Gerety Fellowship for Action Award, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 2006     

 

PUBLICATIONS (#denotes student co-author)

-   Smith, E.F., Nelson, L.L#., Tweedt, S.M., Zeng, H., Workman, J.B., 2017, A cosmopolitan late Ediacaran biotic assemblage: new fossils from Nevada and Namibia support a global biostratigraphic link: Proc. R. Soc. B.

-   Pruss, S.B., Dwyer, C.H., Smith, E.F., Macdonald, F.A., Tosca, N.J., 2017, Phosphatized early Cambrian archaeocyaths and small shelly fossils (SSFs) of southwestern Mongolia: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

-   Bold, U., Crowley, J.L, Smith, E.F., Sambuu, O., Macdonald, F.A., 2016, Neoproterozoic to early Paleozoic tectonic evolution of the Zavkhan terrane of Mongolia: Implications for continental growth in the Central Asian orogenic belt: Lithosphere

-   Smith, E.F., Nelson, L.L#., Strange, M.A., Eyster, A.E., Rowland, S.M., Schrag, D.P., Macdonald, F.A., 2016, The last of the Ediacara Biota: two exceptionally preserved body fossil assemblages from Mt. Dunfee, Nevada: Geology. [pdf]

-  Bold, U., Smith, E.F., Rooney, A.D., Buchwaldt, R., Ramezani, J., Bowring, S., Schrag, D.P., Macdonald, F.A., 2015, “The Neoproterozoic record of ocean geochemistry, climate, and life from the Zavkhan Terrane of Mongolia”: American Journal of Sciences.

-   Smith, E.F., Macdonald, F.A., Schrag, D.P, Petach, T.A.#, Bold, U.B., 2015, “Expanded late Ediacaran to early Cambrian records from southwestern Mongolia: an integrated stratigraphic, geochemical, and paleontological approach”: GSA Bulletin. [pdf]

-   Smith, E.F., Macdonald, F.A., Crowley, J.L., Hodgin, E.B., Schrag, D.P., 2015, “Tectonostratigraphic evolution of the ~780-730 Ma Beck Spring Dolomite: Basin Formation in the core of Rodinia”: Journal of the Geological Society of London.  [pdf]

-   Macdonald, F.A., Prave, A.R., Petterson, R., Smith, E.F., Pruss, S.B., Oates, K., Waechter, F., Trotzuk, D., and Fallick, A.E., 2013, “The Laurentain record of Neoproterozoic glaciation, tectonisms, and eukaryotic evolution in Death Valley, California”: Geological Society of America Bulletin. [pdf]

-   Bold, U., Macdonald, F.A., Smith, E.F., Crowley, J.L., and Minjin, C., 2013, Elevating the Neoproterozoic Tsagaan-Olom Fm to a Group: Mongolian Geoscientist, v. 39, no. 5.

-   Macdonald, F.A., Halverson, G.P., Strauss, J.V., Smith, E.F., Cox, G.M., Sperling, E.A., and Roots, C.F., 2012, Early Neoproterozoic basin formation in the Yukon. Geoscience Canada, Paul Hoffman Series, 2012. 39: p. 77-99. [pdf]

-   Halverson, G.P., Macdonald, F.A., Strauss, J.V., Smith, E.F., Cox, G.M., and Hubert-Theou, L., 2012, Updated definition and correlation of the lower Fifteenmile Group in the central and eastern Ogilvie Mountains, in Yukon Exploration Geology 2011, MacFarlane, K.E., and Sack, P.J., eds. p. 75-90. [pdf]

-   Macdonald, F.A., Smith, E.F., Strauss, J.V., Cox, G.M., Halverson, G.P., Roots, C.F., 2011, “Neoproterozoic and early Paleozoic correlations in the western Ogilvie Mountains, Yukon”: Yukon Exploration Geology 2010, MacFarlane, K.E., and Sack, P.J., eds. p. 161-182. [pdf]

-   Smith, E.F., and Gomberg, J., 2009, “A Search in Strainmeter Data for Slow Slip Associated with Triggered and Ambient Tremor near Parkfield, California”: Journal of Geophysical Research. [pdf]

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2017: Princeton University, Banff Geobiology Society Conference, Smith College, Virginia Tech, University of Texas

2016: Lafayette College, George Mason University, Smithsonian NMNH Paleobiology, University of Maryland Geochemistry Lecture

2015: Oregon State University CEOAS, Johns Hopkins University Bromery Lecture

2014: AGU Annual Meeting

2012: Colorado College senior seminar, Harvard University Archaeology, Mongolian University of Science and Technology

 

PROFESSIONAL TALKS (#denotes student co-author)

-    Smith, E.F., Nelson, L.L.#, Tweedt, S.M., O'Connell, N.#, The last of the Ediacara Biota: A link between Ediacaran biotic assemblages globally: new fossil finds from the lower Member of the Wood Canyon Formation in Death Valley, CA. GSA Annual Meeting, Denver CO, October 2016.

-    Smith, E.F., Nelson, L.L.#, Strange, M.A., Eyster, A.E., Rowland, S.M., Schrag, D.P., Macdonald, F.A., The last of the Ediacara Biota: The Precambrian-Cambrian boundary section at Mt. Dunfee, NV, USA. International Geological Congress, Capetown, South Africa, September 2016.

-    Smith, E.F., Nelson, L.L.#, Strange, M.A., Eyster, A.E., Rowland, S.M., Schrag, D.P., Macdonald, F.A., The last of the Ediacara Biota: The Precambrian-Cambrian boundary section at Mt. Dunfee, NV, USA. University of Pennsylvania Geobiology Symposium XXIV, Philadelphia, PA, February 2016.

-   Smith, E.F., Nelson, L.L.#, Eyster, A.E., Macdonald, F.A., The Ediacaran-Cambrian Transition in the Deep Spring Formation at Mt. Dunfee, NV, USA. GSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD, November 2015.

-   Bold, U., Macdonald, F.A., Smith, E.F., Crowley, J.L., Initiation of subduction below the Zavkhan Terrane of Mongolia and the onset of accretionary orogenesis in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. GSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD, November 2015.

-   Pruss, S.B., Dwyer, C.H.#, Smith, E.F., Macdonald, F.A., Tosca, N.J., Faggetter, L.E., Zhang, Z., Phosphatic and glauconitic fossil preservation linked to redox oscillations in Cambrian oceans. GSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD, November 2015.

-   Smith, E.F., Macdonald, F.A., Zhu, M., Li, G., Petach, T.N.#, Bold, U., Refining the Ediacaran-Cambrian Transition in Western Mongolia and South China. GSA Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, October 2014.

-   Smith, E.F., Macdonald, F.A., Petach, T.N.#, Eyster, A.E., Schrag, D.P., Bold, U., High resolution biological and geochemical change across the Ediacaran Transition. GSA Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, October 2014.

-   Smith, E.F., Macdonald, F.A., Petach, T.N.#, Bold, U., Early Cambrian Biostratigraphy in the Zavkhan Basin in Western Mongolia. Yale Geobiology Symposium, March 2014.

-   Macdonald, F.A., Bold, U., Buchwaldt, R., Smith, E.F., The Neoproterozoic and Paleozoic tectonostratigraphic evolution of Southwestern Mongolia and implications for crustal growth in Asia. AGU Annual Meeting, December 2013. 

-   Smith, E.F., Macdonald, F.A., Petach, T.N.#, Bold, U., "Small Shelly Fossil Biostratigraphy in the Zavkhan Basin in Western Mongolia", Harvard University Earth and Planetary Science Graduate Student/Postdoc Speaker Seminar, November 2013.

-   Smith, E.F., Macdonald, F.A., 2013, Characterizing the Ediacaran-Cambrian Transition in Mongolia and Beyond. GSA Annual Meeting, Denver CO, October 2013.

-   Macdonald, F.A., Smith, E.F., Where are Hoffman’s rifted margins of Rodinia?. GSA Annual Meeting, October 2013.

-   Smith, E.F., Bold, U., Macdonald, F.A., Bradley, D.B.#, and Petach, T.N.#, Small Shelly Fossil Biostratigraphy and Preservation in the Zavkhan Basin in Southwest Mongolia. GSA Annual Meeting, Charlotte NC, October 2012.

-   Smith, E.F., Quantitative Biostratigraphy: Global correlation for Early Cambrian Strata. International Conference on Neoproterozoic Sedimentary Basins: stratigraphy, geodynamics and petroleum potential, Novosibirsk, Russia, August 2011.

PROFESSIONAL POSTERS (#denotes student co-author)

-    Nelson, L.L.#, Smith, E.F., Macdonald, F.A., The effects of dolomitization on carbon isotopes within Ceryogenian non-glacial interlude strata in the Panamint Range, CA. GSA Annual Meeting, Denver CO, October 2016.

-  Smith, E.F., Nelson, L.L.#, Macdonald, F.A., The Beck Mountains and the ca. 740-635 Ma Saratoga Orogeny, GSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD, November 2015.

-  McGann, T.#, Smith, E.F., Faggetter, L.E., Wignall, P.B. Pruss, S.B., New Archaeocyathan reefs and chemostratigraphy of the lower Cambrian Wood Canyon Formation, Death Valley, USA, GSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD, November 2015.

-  Pruss, S.B., Dwyer, C.H.#, Smith, E.F., Macdonald, F.A., Tosca, N., Faggetter, L.E., Zhang, Ziqui, Phosphatic and glauconitic fossil preservation linked to redox oscillations in Cambrian oceans, GSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD, November 2015.

Smith, E.F., Nelson, L.L.#, Macdonald, F.A., The Beck Mountains and the ~740-717 Ma Saratoga Orogeny in Death Valley, California. Princeton Geobiology Symposium, February 2015.

- Moon, S.A.#, Smith, E.F., Macdonald, F.A., The Age and Setting of the Mesoproterozoic Crystal Spring Formation, Princeton Geobiology Symposium, February 2015.

-  Petach, T.A.#, Macdonald, F.A., Smith, E.F., Interpreting the Strontium Isotope System of the Early Cambrian in Western Mongolia, Princeton Geobiology Symposium, February 2015.

-   Dwyer, C.H.#, Smith, E.F., Macdonald, F.A., Pruss, S.B., Early Cambrian Phosphatized Archaeocyathans and Small Shelly Fossils (SSFs) of Southwestern Mongolia. GSA Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, October 2014.

-   Smith, E.F., Macdonald, F.A., Jones, D.S., Schrag, D.P., The Ediacaran-Cambrian Boundary in the Zavkhan Basin, Mongolia and Globally. STEPPE conference, Smith College, February 2014.

-   Smith, E.F., Macdonald, F.A., Jones, D.S., Creveling, J.R., and Bold, U., The Ediacaran to Early Cambrian in Mongolia: Stratigraphy, geochemistry and paleontology of a tectonically reactivated basin. GSA Annual Meeting, Denver CO, October 2011.

-   Smith, E.F., Gomberg, J., and Gladwin, M., A Search in Strainmeter Data for Slow Slip Associated with Triggered and Ambient Tremor near Parkfield, California. American Geophysical Union, December 2008.

-   Smith, E.F. and Hagadorn, J.W., Early Biomineralizers: Strange Echinoderm Plates from the Lower Cambrian of the Southwestern United States and Mexico. GSA Northeastern Meeting, October 2008.

TEACHING AND MENTORING EXPERIENCE

Harvard College Adams House Resident Science Tutor and Advisor, 2012 - 2015

Harvard University Teaching Fellow  

        EPS74: Field Geology of Death Valley 2015 (in the Kingston Range)

        EPS182: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 2013

        EPS74: Field Geology of Death Valley 2013 (in the Saddle Peak Hills and Ibex Mountains)

        EPS74: Field Geology of Death Valley 2012 (in the Saddle Peak Hills and Ibex Mountains)

        EPS74: Field Geology of Riverside Mountains 2011

        EPS21: The Dynamic Earth 2011

Kunming University English Professor, Kunming, Yunnan, China, 2009 - 2010

Darul Hijrah Pondok Pesantren English Instructor, Martapura, Indonesia, 2008 - 2009

Amherst College Freshmen Resident Counselor, Amherst College, 2006 - 2007

Teaching Assistant, 6th grade Earth Science, School for Democracy and Leadership, Brooklyn, NY 2006

Field Assistants and Mentees (2011-present):

  • Lyle Nelson, Harvard University (January, 2015 - present)
  • Nizhoni O'Connell (April, 2016)
  • Tessa McGann, Smith College (2015 - 2016, thesis reader)
  • Elizabeth Stephani, Smith College (June, 2015)
  • Tanya Petach, Harvard University (2011 - 2015, helped advise thesis)
  • Sarah Moon, Harvard University (2014 - 2015, helped advise thesis)
  •  Zhongkun Zhang, Nanjing Jinling High School (August, 2014)
  • Uchral Khuchitbaatar, Mongolian University of Science and Technology (2013 - 2014, helped advise thesis)
  • Camille Dwyer, Smith College (Summer, 2013, helped advise thesis)
  • Otgonbayar Dandar, Mongolian University of Science and Technology (Summer, 2013)
  • Dan Bradley, Harvard University (Summer, 2012)
  • Savannah Lawson, Smith College (January, 2012)
  • Munkh Jugder, Mongolian University of Science and Technology (2011 - 2012, helped advise thesis)

 

TEACHING AWARDS

Shaler Teaching Award, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 2014

Derek Bok Teaching Fellow Certificate of Distinction and Excellence for all Harvard classes taught (2011 - 2015)

Most Outstanding Foreign Professor Award, Kunming University, China 2008 - 2009