OCCRI Researchers

Title: Associate Professor
Name: Bill Elliott
Institution: Southern Oregon University
Department: Geology

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Active member and served as President (2005-07) of the Southern Oregon Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. The mission of our chapter focuses on scientific outreach to the local community through the efforts of regionally and nationally recognized speakers.

Member of the Board of Directors of the Roxy Ann Gem and Mineral, Inc. d/b/a Crater Rock Museum of Central Point, Oregon (2007-present); Co-curator with Charles Rogers (Rogue Community College) to the Crater Rock Museum’s paleontological collections (2002-present).

Reviewer for the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society (2002-present) and the National Science Foundation (2004-present).

Member of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Society of Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG), American Geophysical Union (AGU), and the American Geological Institute (AGI).

Selected Publications:

Elliott, W. S., Jr., Suttner, L. J., and Pratt, L. M., 2002, Tectonic controls on climate and the development a playa in the upper part of the Cloverly Formation (Lower Cretaceous), Bighorn and Wind River Basins, Wyoming: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, no. 6, p. 507.

Elliott, W. S. Jr., Douglas, B. J., and Suttner, L. J., 2003, Structural control on Quaternary and Tertiary sedimentation in the Harrison Basin, Madison County, Montana: Mountain Geologist, v. 40, p. 1-18.

Elliott, W. S., Jr., and Mora, G., 2004, Stable carbon isotopic composition of terrestrial organic matter from continental sediments of the mid-Cretaceous Potomac Group, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, no. 5, p. 292.

Carmo, A. M., Mora, G., and Elliott, W. S., Jr., 2005, Biomarker characterization of terrestrial organic matter in Aptian Arundel Formation, Potomac Group, Eastern USA: Proceedings of the Earth System Processes 2 Conference, Geological Society of America, Calgary, Alberta.

Elliott, W. S., Jr., Sherlock, W. K., and Petrovic, S. C., 2005, Chemical and geochemical aspects of acid mine drainage at the Blue Ledge Mine, Siskiyou County, California: Proceedings of the 86th annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Pacific Division, v. 24, Part I, p. 52-53.