Donald Hattin

Donald Hattin

Professor Emeritus
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Paleocology, and Paleontology

Office:   GY117
Phone:   812-855-8232

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., 1954, University of Kansas
  • M.S., 1952, University of Kansas
  • B.S., 1950, University of Massachusetts

Research Interests

Hattin’s work is in paleoecological studies of Upper Cretaceous benthic organisms, especially including oysters, cirripeds, and rudists. He also does taxonomic studies of Upper Cretaceous benthic organisms, including oysters, anomiids, and cirripeds.

In addition he studies Cretaceous stratigraphy of the Western Interior Basin, with emphasis on depositional environments, cyclicity, basinwide correlation of carbonate-rock intervals, and stratigraphic manifestations of contemporaneous tectonic uplift.

Hattin also collaborates with Katrina Gobetz (James Madison University) on the causes of recent rodent gnawings on rocks of Mississippian and Cretaceous age.