Howard Feldman, Ph.D.

Professor, Biology, Faculty Advisor

Howard Feldman


B.A. in Hebraic Studies, Rutgers University
M.A. in Hebrew Literature, NYU
M.A. in Geology, Hunter College
Ph.D. in Paleobiology, Rutgers University

Courses Taught

Natural History of Dinosaurs
Biodiversity and the Environment
Physical Geology
Research Project in Biology
Senior Honors Project in Biology



Feldman, H.R., Epstein, J. A. and Smoliga, J. (2009). The Shawangunk and Martinsburg formations revisited: sedimentology, stratigraphy, mineralogy, geochemistry, structure and paleontology. New York State Geological Association Guide book for Fieldtrips, SUNY, New Paltz, NY, 81:12.1-12.12.

Feldman, H.R., Epstein, J. A., Smoliga, J. and Feldman, B.A. (2011). The Geology of the Shawangunk Ridge on the Mohonk Preserve and Environs. Northeast Natural History Conference, Albany, New York, 2:P1-4-1. 

Feldman, B.A, Feldman, H.R., Ridolfo, M. (2010). The relationship between geology  and climbing accidents in the "Gunks:" lithology, gelifraction, stress and rock fatigue. Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 45:582.

Feldman, H.R., Radulovic, V.J., Hegab, A.A.A. and Radulovic, B.V.  (2010). A new Late Bathonian terebratulide brachiopod from Gebel Engabashi, northern Sinai. Proceedings of the Fifteenth Congress of Geologists of Serbia with International Participation, Belgrade, Serbia, 15:157.

Feldman, H.R. and Schemm-Gregory, M. (2011). A Sowerbyella Community from the Martinsburg Formation (Ordovician) in the Hudson Valley, southeastern New York. The Paleontological Association Annual Meeting, Programme and abstracts, Plymouth University, United Kingdom, 55:51.

Feldman, H.R., Schemm-Gregory, M., A. Wilson and S. Shapiro. (2011). Paleoecology and functional morphology of an unusual brachiopod from the Middle Jurassic of Jordan. Program and Abstracts, Geological Society of America Northeastern/North-central section meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,  43(1):163.

Feldman, H. R., Schemm-Gregory, M., Ahmad, F. and Wilson, M. A. (2009). Biogeography and Taxonomy of the Middle Jurassic zeillerid brachiopods Eudesia and Sphriganaria. Ninth North American Paleontological Convention, Cincinnati Museum Center Scientific Contributions, Cincinnati, Ohio, 3:245-246.

Feldman, H.R. and Thompson, J. (2008). Top of the Gunks. Natural History Magazine, 117: 36-38.

Ganor, E., Kronfeld, J., Feldman, H.R., Rosenfeld, A. and Ilani, S. (2009). Authenticity of ancient artifacts as indicated by environmental dust. The Bible and Interpretation, p. 1-12.

Ganor, E., Kronfeld, J., Feldman, H.R., Rosenfeld, A. and Ilani, S. (2009). Environmental dust as a tool to study the archaeometry of patinas on ancient artifacts. Journal of Arid Environments, 73:1170-1176.

Ilani, S., Rosenfeld, A., Feldman, H.R., Krumbein, W.E. and Kronfeld, J. (2008).  Archaeometric analysis of the Jehoash Inscription tablet. Journal of Archaeological Science, 35(11):2966-2972.

Ilani, S., Rosenfeld, A., Feldman, H.R., Krumbein, W.E. and Kronfeld, J. (2009).  Archaeometric Evidence for the Authenticity of the Jehoash Inscription Tablet. Antiguo Oriente: Cuadernos del Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo Oriente, 7:57-73.

Rosenfeld, A., Ilani, S., Krumbein, W.E., Daren, S. and Feldman, H.R. (2011). A stone oil lamp with seven nozzles from the Second Temple Period. Lieber Annus, 60:377-391.

Wilson, M.A., Feldman, H.R. and Krivicich, E.B. (2010). Bioerosion in an equatorial Middle Jurassic coral-sponge reef community (Callovian, Matmor Formation, southern Israel). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 289:93-101.

In Press
Feldman, H. R. Paleontology and Geology of the Martinsburg, Shawangunk, Onondaga and Hornerstown formations (northeastern United States) with some field guides (Touro University Press).