UNDERGRADUATE COORDINATOR AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Dr. Britt began his research into dinosaur bones at the age of fourteen. Currently he is involved in three areas of geologic research. Dr. Britt studies the Early Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation (fauna, taphonomy, sedimentology, etc.); Late Jurassic Morrison Formation (analysis and descriptions of new specimens of the theropod dinosaurs Ceratosaurus and Torvosaurus); and postcranial pneumatic bones of the Dinosauria and other archosaurs. He recently discovered and named the Moabosaurus utahensis.
Dr. Ritter focuses his research on applied conodont biostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy of Late Paleozoic carbonate provinces. Currently, he is studying Late Carboniferous and Permian rocks of the Southern Ural Mountains, Paradox Basin, Ely Basin, Oquirrh Basin, and North American Midcontinent. He has been continuously funded by the American Chemical Society and National Science Foundation since 1988.