Holly Schreiber, PhD

Expert Dr. Holly Schreiber
Dr. Schreiber examining a pile of freshly excavated rocks at Dig with the Experts.

Dr. Holly Schreiber is currently the Associate Director of the Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve in Buffalo, NY. Her curriculum vitae can be found here.

Previously, Dr. Schreiber held the positions of Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis, the department where she earned her Ph.D. in 2011. Dr. Schreiber’s dissertation, “Investigating the Phylogenetic Relationships and Morphological Variability of the Crura and External Shell of Extant Rhynchonellida (Brachiopoda),” focused on the variability of brachiopod shell shapes and its effect on their evolution.

Prior to devoting her life to brachiopods, Dr. Schreiber earned her B.S. (2003) in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Wisconsin and an M.S. (2005) in Geoscience from the University of Iowa. Her thesis work focused on the evolution of Caribbean corals during the Cenozoic.

In her spare time, Dr. Schreiber enjoys spending time with with her husband and daughter and exploring Western New York.