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Dr. Arthur B. Busbey, III

Associate Professor, Department Chair Direct: (817) 257-7301
BS University of Texas at Austin, 1974 Geology MS University of Texas at Austin, 1977 Geology Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1982 Anatomy

Research and Teaching and Periphera

I am interested in the geology and vertebrate paleontology of the Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene rocks of far west Texas and in the functional anatomy and evolution of crocodilians. I have also published in a variety of additional topics including remote sensing and environmental geology.


Courses I have taught include:

  • Understanding the Earth (physical geology)
  • Understanding Earth History (historical geology)
  • Earth History I & II
  • Themes in Prehistory
  • Dinosaurs and Their World
  • Microcomputer Applications in Geology
  • Statistical Applications in Geology
  • Mapping Applications in Geology
  • Invertebrate Paleontology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Graduate Seminar (Geology and Environmental Science)
  • Summer Field Camp
  • Principles of Stratigraphy
  • Principles of Micropaleontology
  • Principles of Paleoecology
  • Advanced Image Processing
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Beginning HTML with Dreamweaver and Fireworks
  • Advanced HTML with Dreamweaver
  • Advanced Fireworks

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Service duties

I am the school webmaster, maintain servers for the School and Monnig Collection and maintain over 50 computers in four separate labs. I currently serve on the Faculty180 software evaluation committee and on ad hoc committees of Technology Resources involving matters concerning Macintosh computers. I am the advisor for the student geology society and the TCU branch of Sigma Gamma Epsilon.