Scott Hippensteel

• Associate Professor
McEniry 434
Coastal Geology, Environmental Geology, Geoarchaeology, Micropaleontology

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Environmental Micropaleontology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Coastal Geology

Recent Publications

 

Hippensteel, S.P., 2016. (INVITED) The Impact of Carbonate Geology on Civil War Infantry Tactics.  Published as “The Surprising Role of Rocks in the Civil War. Yes, Rocks”.  History News Network, June16, 2016.http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/162968

 

Hippensteel, S., and Vinson, D.  2016.  Possibility of Diatoms in the Adipocere of H.L. Hunley Crewmember “BB”.  Research report to Dr. Stephanie Crette,Chief Archaeologist and Director, Restoration Institute, The Warren Lasch Conservation Center, Clemson University, and the Friends of the Hunley, Inc.  9pages.

Hippensteel, S.P., 2016, Carbonate rocks and American Civil War infantry tactics, GEOSPHERE, Themed Issue:  Human Dimensions in Geoscience, v. 12, p. 354-365, doi:10.1130/GES01266.1

Hippensteel, S.P., 2014, The Shroud of Turin in the 21st Century: Dating the Shroud Need Not Be Complicated or Controversial, Skeptic Magazine, v. 19, n. 3, p. 32 – 34.

Hippensteel, S.P., 2015, Fossil belemnites and ammonites from a common decorative stone used throughout the southeast: Jura Limestone. Southeastern Geology, v. 51, n. 3, p. 121-12.

Hippensteel, S.P., 2015, Assessing the Readability of Geoscience Textbooks, Laboratory Manuals, and Supplemental Materials, Journal of College Science Teaching. v. 44, n. 6, p. 24-29.

Hippensteel, S.P., 2015, Memorization, Cheating, and Technology, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 28, 2015.

Hippensteel, S.P. (PI) and Eastin, M.D. (co-I), 2014, Influence of freshwater inputs on foraminiferal distributions in coastal environments from southeastern North Carolina, Final Report for RMG-1214, NC Seagrant and WRRI funding, 16p.

Hippensteel, S.P. (PI), 2014, Post-Project Report: Project: 2008-R/CZS-36 - Outer Banks Paleotempestology: Enhancing the Paleo-Storm and Sea-Level Record for NC, Report for NC Seagrant, 5p.

Hippensteel, S.P., 2014, Assessing Potential Diversity-Related Bias in Student Evaluations of Teaching, Report to Chancellor’s Diversity Challenge Fund, 21p.

Hippensteel, S.P., (in press), Assessing the Readability of Geoscience Textbooks, Laboratory Manuals, and Supplemental Materials, Journal of College Science Teaching.

Hippensteel, S.P., Eastin, M.D., and Garcia, W.J., 2014, REPLY to comment on “The geological legacy of Hurricane Irene: Implications for the fidelity of the paleo-storm record”, GSA Today, v. 24, no. 4/5, p. e30, doi: 10.1130/GSATG209Y.1

Hippensteel, S.P., and Garcia, W.J., 2014, Micropaleontological evidence of prehistoric hurricane strikes from southeastern North Carolina, Journal of Coastal Research 30:1157-1172.

Hippensteel, S.P., and Garcia, W.J., 2014, Micropaleontological evidence of prehistoric hurricane strikes from southeastern North Carolina, Journal of Coastal Research, v. 30, n. 6, p. 1157 – 1172.

Hippensteel, S. and Condliffe, S., 2013. Profiting from the past: Are fossils a sound investment? GSA Today, v. 23, no. 8, p. 27 - 29.

Hippensteel, S., Eastin, M., and Garcia, W. 2013. The geologic legacy of Hurricane Irene: Implications for the fidelity of the paleo-storm record. GSA Today, v. 23, n. 10, p. 4-10.

Hippensteel, S.P., and Garcia, W.J., (in press), Micropaleontological evidence of prehistoric hurricane strikes from southeastern North Carolina, Journal of Coastal Research

Hippensteel, S. P. and W. J. Garcia. In press. Micropaleontological evidence of prehistoric hurricane strikes from southeastern North Carolina. Journal of Coastal Research.

Hippensteel, S.P., 2011, Spatio-Lateral Continuity of Storm Overwash Deposits n Back Barrier Marshes, GSA Bulletin, v. 123, n. 11-12, p. 2277-2294.

Hippensteel, S.P., Functional Morphology at the Mall. The American Biology Teacher.  (In press).

Hippensteel, S.P., (2010).  Paleotempestology and the Pursuit of the Perfect Paleostorm Proxy, GSA Today, v. 20, n. 4/5, p. 52-53.

Hippensteel, S.P., (2010). Barrier Island Geology and Union Strategy for the Assault and Siege of Charleston, South Carolina, 1862 - 1863, Southeastern Geology, v. 48, n. 1.

Recent Grant Awards

 

Outer Banks Paleotempestology: Enhancing the Paleo-storm and Sea-level Record for North Carolina, 09-11. North Carolina Seagrant.

Presentations
Hippensteel, S.P. (2017). (Invited) Sedimentary Geology and The Effectiveness of Confederate Temporary Coastal Fortifications, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting:  Southeastern Section, Paper No. 24-5. Hippensteel, S.P. (2017). Diabase Weathering and the Interpretation of American Civil War Combat Photography, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Paper No. 167-6. Hippensteel, S.P., 2016.  (INVITED) Carbonate Rocks and Civil War Infantry Tactics:  Case Studies from Civil War Battlefields Preserved by The National Park Service.  Geological Society of America National Meeting:  Symposium “A Centennial Celebration of Geology and Hydrology in the National Parks: Research, Mapping, And Resource Management”, Paper 96-8. Bishop, C. and S. Hippensteel. Challenges to studying differential taphonomic destruction of calcareous foraminifers in marginal-marine environments.  2015 GSA Southeastern Section -64th Annual Meeting (19-20 March 2015), Chattanooga Tennessee, Paper No. 8-1. Hippensteel, S. and Eastin, M.D.  Influence of freshwater inputs on foraminiferal distributions in coastal environments from southeastern North Carolina. 2015 GSA Southeastern Section -64th Annual Meeting (19-20 March 2015), Chattanooga Tennessee, Paper No. 36-2. Hippensteel, S., Influence of carbonate rocks on the success or failure of critical defensive positions during the American Civil War.  2015 GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (1-4 November 2015), Paper No. 295-1. Small, A.* and Hippensteel, S., 2015, Response of agglutinated foraminifera to a reverse-osmosis briny discharge: Albemarle Sound, North Carolina.  2015 GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (1-4 November 2015), Paper No. 288-23. Hippensteel, S.P., 2014 (invited), Paleotempestology of Onslow Bay, NC, North Carolina Sea Grant Research Symposium: Investments and Opportunities. Published as proceedings, p. 19. Hippensteel, S.P., 2014 (invited), Evaluating the Effectiveness of MicrofossilBased Paleotempestology Proxies in Backbarrier Marshes, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 46, n. 2, p.76. Hippensteel, S.P., 2013, Assessing the readability of geoscience textbooks, laboratory manuals, and supplemental materials. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Paper No. 125-18, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. v. 45, n. 7, p. 313. Hippensteel, S.P., and Garcia, W.J., 2013, Sedimentology and taphonomy of two Late Cretaceous lag deposits: Severn (Bowie, MD) and Bladen (Elizabethtown, NC) formations. Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Paper No. 30-11, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. v. 45, n. 2, p.65 Garcia, W. and Hippensteel, S. 2012. Chondrichthyan and osteichthyan material from Elizabethtown, NC, and Bowie, MD, and the fish fauna of the Campanian-Maastrichtian of Eastern North America. 72nd Annual Meeting, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Raleigh, NC, October 17 – 20, 2012. Garcia, W.J., and Hippensteel, S.P., 2012. Taphonomy of a Cretaceous marine deposit near Elizabethtown, North Carolina. Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting. Boone, NC. Hippensteel, S.P., and Garcia, W.J., 2012. Micropaleontological evidence of hurricane strikes from the marshes of Onslow Bay, North Carolina. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program (Southeastern Section), v. 44, n. 4. Asheville, NC. S. Hippensteel, M.D. Eastin, and B. Garcia. 2012. (invited) The effectiveness of traditional paleotempestology proxies in backbarrier marshes from the southeastern Atlantic coast”, 2012 GSA Annual Meeting, Vol. 44, No. 7, Charlotte, NC, November 2012. Condliffe, S. and Hippensteel, S. 2012. Fossils as an investment strategy. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, v. 44, n. 7. Charlotte, NC. Hippensteel, S. and Garcia, W. Depositional environment and reworking history of the Severn (Bowie, MD) and Bladen (Elizabethtown, NC) formations: Taphonomic and sedimentological characteristics of two Late Cretaceous lag deposits. 72nd Annual Meeting, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Raleigh, NC.