Julia A. Schap. Don Sundquist Center for Excellence in Paleontology, Department of Geosciences, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, 37614 USA.
Currently: School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 USA
Julia Schap received her bachelors (B.S.) in biology from the University of Florida. In her time there, she volunteered in the Florida Museum of Natural History vertebrate paleontology collections unit and studied morphology of Pleistocene megafauna. She received her masters (MS) at East Tennessee State University, studying how small mammal tooth crown height can be used as a proxy for paleoclimate. She is currently working on her doctorate (PhD) at Georgia Tech studying small mammal community changes through time from Natural Trap Cave.
Joshua X. Samuels. Don Sundquist Center for Excellence in Paleontology, Department of Geosciences, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, 37614 USA.
Joshua Samuels received his bachelors (B.S.) in biology from the College of Idaho and a doctorate (PhD) in biology from UCLA. From 2010 to 2016 Josh was Museum Curator / Chief of Paleontology at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon. In 2016 he started a new position at East Tennessee State University as Assistant Professor of Geosciences and Research Curator at the Natural History Museum & Gray Fossil Site. His research has mainly focused on the paleoecology and evolution of mammals, primarily rodents and carnivorans, as well as systematics and biostratigraphy. He has published 18 peer reviewed articles to date.