John Burris — Professor of Geology

John Burris
Department School of Science
Office Math & Science - 1640
Phone 505-566-3325

Degrees Received

  • BA, Geology, 1996 Miami University
  • MS, Geology, 1998 University of Wyoming
  • Ph.D., Geology, 2004 Michigan State University


My research in geology centers on fossil shark teeth and vertebrae. I conducted field research in south-central Wyoming on reworked Cretaceous shark teeth for my master’s work. More recent research involves the morphology and phylogenetic implications of fossil and recent carcharhiniform shark vertebral centra.

I started teaching at SJC in the fall 2004 as an assistant professor of Geology.

Courses Taught

John Burris
John Burris
Professor of Geology

For more information, please call John Burris at (505) 566-3325. Or send an email to