Dr. Steven J. Hageman

Dr. Hageman joined the Appalachian faculty in 1998, coming from a Research Associate position at the Field Museum of Natural History, and a postdoctorial appointment at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. His research interests are in patterns and processes of evolution, particularly microevolution and speciation. He also studies the interaction of colonial growth habits and their environments. His primary study groups are Cenozoic cheilostomate and Paleozoic stenolaemate bryozoans.

Dr. Hageman was awarded the Board of Governors’ Appalachian State University College Teaching Award in 2009, and the William Strickland Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in 2000.  He was also named as a distinguished lecturer for the Paleontological Society (2000-2002), and most recently has served as the editor of the Journal of Paleontology.  He spent Fall 2018 on a Fullbright at the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Sopot, Poland and is one of the faculty who have made Appalachian one of the leaders in faculty Fulbright scholars in the UNC System and the first in the country for Fulbright scholars among masters institutions in 2018.  Dr. Hageman is also the GES Department's Transfer Student Mentor.


  • B.S. University of Kansas
  • M.S. University of Illinois
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois

Courses Taught

  • GLY 1102 - Introduction to Historical Geology
  • GLY 2745 - Preparation of Geological Reports
  • GLY 4025 - Principles of Paleontology


Title: Professor: Invertebrate Paleontology, Paleoecology
Department: Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6609