East tennessee state university
graduate and REsearch associate and assistant

Ms, biological sciences
east tennessee state university
Focused on the evolution of fossil emydid turtles
PhD, Paleontology
University of Pennsylvania
Studied how morphology, variation, and phylogenetics can be integrated to more completely understand fossil and modern taxa.
HOMETOWN: New Freedom
CURRENT HOME: Philadelphia/Harrisburg
DEGREE: PhD, Paleontology, Biological and Earth Sciences
FAVORITE Season: Fall

Welcome to:

Dineobellator notohesperus!

New dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the end of the Cretaceous in New Mexico

I am Steven E. Jasinski, an American paleontologist and zoologist in the Department of Environmental Science and Sustainability at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Harrisburg, PA.

    I graduated from Susquehannock High School in Glen Rock, PA, and went to Pennsylvania State University afterward. I graduated from Penn State with a B.S. in Geobiology. Along the way I was advised by Dr. Peter Wilf, a paleobiologist, and Dr. Russell Graham, a vertebrate paleontologist. Following Penn State, I attended East Tennessee State University for my M.S. Dr. Jim Mead was my thesis advisor and committee chair, while Drs. Blaine Schubert and Steven Wallace were other committee members. All three were vertebrate paleontologists. I recently finished my Ph.D. program at the University of Pennsylvania working with the renowned Dr. Peter Dodson, along with Drs. Donald Brinkman, Herman Pfefferkorn, Douglas Jerolmack, and Reto Gier√©.  

2020 - present

American paleontologist and biologist.

2012 - 2021
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Department ofEnvironmental Science and Sustainability

Quick Facts

2014 - 2018
Bs, geobiology
pennsylvania State UNIversity
Studied biomechanics of theropod dinosaurs
2010 - 2013


Professional Experience

university of pennsylvania
graduate  assistant

state museum of pennsylvania
Department of paleontology and geology

Artwork by Sergey Krasovskiy

Steven Jasinski