Current Students
Collecting samples for K12 teacher kits

Graduate Students

Ian Forsythe, MS candidate expected completion 2022

Ian first joined the lab in Spring 2018 as an undergraduate researcher, graduated with a BS Honors Thesis in Spring 2019, and started his MS degree in the lab in Fall 2020. Ian is focusing his MS thesis research on investigating changes in paleocommunity structure of Late Ordovician shallow marine communities of the Cincinnati region before and after the Clarksville pulse of the Richmondian Invasion. Ian’s project will involve substantial field work in the fantastic rocks of the Cincinnati region of SW Ohio, N Kentucky, and SE Indiana. Ian has presented his initial results at the 2021 Annual GSA Meeting in Portland and the “Ordovician of the World” virtual international meeting hosted by IGCP Projects 653 and 735.

Sarah Hennessey, MS candidate expected completion 2021

Sarah joined the Stigall Lab in Fall 2021 after graduating from DePauw University with her Bachelors in Geology and Studio Art. For her thesis, Sarah is interested in exploring environmental influences on Ordovician brachiopod communities. Sarah loves being in the field and can’t wait to begin collecting samples. Outside of the lab, Sarah is also interested in combining her geology and art background through illustration and exploration of the relationship between the arts and sciences.


We are always on the lookout for outstanding undergrads to join the lab. If you are interested, contact Dr. Stigall.


Lab alumni