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R. Hays Cummins / Dept of Geography / University Honors Program / Miami University

Oxford, Ohio 45056

Phone: (513) 529-1338/FAX: (513) 529-5849

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Education: B.A. in Biology, Louisiana State University in New Orleans,1975
M.S. in Biology, Louisiana State University in New Orleans,1977
Ph.D. in Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1984

Specialization: Science Pedagogy, Ecology, Benthic Ecology, Paleoecology

Societies:
Sigma Xi
Society of Economic Mineralogists and Paleontologists
Paleontological Society
Ohio Academy of Science



Academic Positions:

Miami University

Harrison Scholars Professor: Miami University Honors Program. 2005- Present
Professor of Geography, Affiliate of Geology and Fellow and Affiliate of the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Miami University

Other

Science Editor
, Project Dragonfly, Co-PI, NSF Supported, Summer `95-present
Project Coordinator Supervisor, Project Dragonfly, Summer '95-present

Regional Editor,North-Central Region, WeatherWatch Magazine, Summer `95-winter '96
Science Chair, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, summer `94-summer'96/ Summer '97-Present
Director for Discovery-Oriented Science Instruction and the
Julia Rothermel Science Center, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Aug., `88-July, 2008

Muskingum College

Coordinator of Liberal Arts Essentials Interdisciplinary Science Course and Assistant Professor of Geology, Fall, 1985- Summer, 1988

Courses Taught:
Coordinator, Vistas of Natural Science, Interdisciplinary Sophomore Science Course, Team-taught by Physics, Geology, Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology faculty
Physical Geology Lecture & Lab
Oceanography Lecture & Lab
Weather & Climate
Paleontology Lecture & Lab
Honors Seminar: Readings in Natural History
Honors Seminar: Perspectives on Evolution



Recent Awards

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), October 2008 'Outstanding Service to Environmental Education by an Organization' Award

Web This Week awarded the Dragonfly Web Pages 4 stars on August 30, 1999. The award acknowledges web site excellence based on detailed reviews.

Espresso Productions, a service for schools in the UK, has awarded the 'Earth Sounds/Our Songs' edition of the Dragonfly Web Pages a "best of the web" section for music in July, 1999.

BBC Webguide (http://www.bbc.co.uk/webguide/) The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) Education Web Guide recognizes the Dragonfly Web Pages, stating that they are "particularly impressed by the quality and educational content.." The BBC Web Guide also distinguishes the Dragonfly Web Pages as one of 9 sites included under the listing "comics and magazines" for children.

A Sir Surfalot's Pick for the week of June 3, 1998 on the Microsoft Internet Explorer Home User site.

Parents' Choice Gold Award. 1997. For DragonflyMagazine. The Parents' Choice Foundation.

Education Press Award. 1997. Distinguished achievement in educational publishing awarded to Dragonflymagazine from Educational Press of America.

USA Today "Hot Site of ther Day" in May 1997 in both USA Today Online and the USA Todaynewspaper for the DragonflyWWW pages.

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse "Digital Dozen" award. 1997. For outstanding math and science Internet sites for the Dragonfly WWW pages.


Founding Editor of Science, Project Dragonfly:

As founding editor of science, I am responsible for editing and writing science inquiry and other articles for Dragonfly Journal,the Dragonfly Teacher Companion,and The Home Companion. I also am responsible and co-author all of the science challenges in Dragonfly Journal.

Dragonfly has a web site where info and exercises are linked to each issue. If you'd like to learn more about our children's magazine, follow the links:

Trees
Flight
 Skeletons
 Ice & Snow
 Communication
 Webs of Life
 Hide and Seek
 Tools


Publications:

Boardman, M., McCollum, D. and Cummins, H. 2005. OSCI Earth Science, Plate Tectonics Instruction Module. H. Cummins was the Earth Science Coordinator and supervised the production of the earth science module.

Green, W.J., Elliot, C., Wilkes, H.L., and R.H. Cummins. 2004 "Prompted" Inquiry-Based Learning in the Introductory Chemistry Laboratory. Journal of Chemical Education 81 (2): 239-241.

Deehr, R.A, Cummins, R.H., Boardman, M.R., and Zimmerman, R. 2001 Paleocommunity Reconstruction of a Tropical Carbonate Lagoon, Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. 10th *Masters Student-Cummins major advisor

*Zimmerman, R., Cummins, R.H., Boardman, M.R., and Deehr, R.A.2001. Living Molluscan Distribution and Species Composition as it Relates to Seagrass Density in a Tropical Carbonate Lagoon, GrahamÕs Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. *Undergraduate Student-Cummins major advisor

Wolfe, C. R., Myers, C. A., & Cummins, R. H. (2001). The Dragonfly Web Pages: Informal Science Education on the World Wide Web. Cognitive Technology, 6, 4-13

Boardman, M.A., Cummins, R.H., Zimmerman, R., Doremus, M., and Deehr, B. (submitted). Sedimentary and taphonomic perpsectives of the 6000 year sedimentary record in a tropical lagoon, Rice Bay, San Salvador, Bahamas. Natural History of the Bahamas Symposium.

Cummins, R.H. 1999. "Time Passages," The Art and Science of Investigation, "Millennium" Issue, Dragonfly Magazine, Nov/Dec

Cummins, R.H. 1999. "The Great Cycles of Life," The Art and Science of Investigation, "Life Cycles" Issue, Dragonfly Magazine, Sept/Oct

Cummins, R.H. 1999. "Seeing the Forest for the Trees," The Art and Science of Investigation, "People and Plants" Issue, Dragonfly Magazine, May/June

Haynes, C.H. and Cummins, R.H. 1999. "Get Wet Challenge"--The Get Wet! Water Campaign, Dragonfly Link" The "Water"Issue, Dragonfly Magazine, May/June

Cummins, R.H. 1999. "Taking Time to Teach Time," The Art and Science of Investigation, "Investigating Time" Issue, Dragonfly Magazine, Jan/Feb

Cummins, R. H. and C. Myers. 1998. Lessons from a failed study. The Art and Science of Investigation, Dragonfly Teacher's Companion, November/December, p. 8.

Wolfe, C. R, Duncan, S.C. & Cummins, R.H. (under review). The Effects of Generating Analogies on the Mental Representation
of Geologic Time.

Wolfe, C. R, Cummins, R. H., & Myers, C. A. (1998). Dabbling, discovery, and dragonflies: Scientific inquiry and exploratory representational play. In D. P. Fromberg & D. Bergen (Eds.) Play from birth to twelve: Contexts, perspectives, and meanings.
N.Y., N.Y.: Garland.

Cummins, R.H and L. Borne-Myers. 1998. Big Cell Little Cell Dragonfly Link:The Tale of the Vanished Giants, Dragonfly Teachers Companion, The Small and the Tall, March/April 1998,10-11.

Cummins, R.H. 1998. The Size of Time! The Art and Science of Investigation, Dragonfly Teachers Companion, The Small and the Tall, March/April 1998,10-11.

Cummins, R.H. 1998. Working with Numbers and Loving It! The Art and Science of Investigation, Dragonfly Teachers Companion, Earth Sounds Our Songs, January/February 1998,10-11.

Cummins, R.H. 1998. Scorpion for a Day, Dragonfly Link: "Good Vibrations!" Dragonfly Teachers Companion, Earth Sounds Our Songs, January/February 1998,14-16.

Dragonfly Quest Leader's Guide. With Carolyn Haynes, Chris Myers and Tom Smart. Manual for a Small-Group Educational Program for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Arlington: National Science Teacher's Association, 1998.

Cummins, R.H. 1997. Galileo:King of Insight, The Art and Science of Investigation, Dragonfly Teachers Companion, Tools , November/December 1997,10-11.

Cummins, R.H. 1997. Getting a Lift, Dragonfly Link:"The Big Haul" Dragonfly Teacher's Companion:Tools, November/December 1997,20-22.

Cummins, R.H and C. Haynes. 1997. What's for Dinner?Dragonfly Link:"Planting a Three Sisters Garden" Dragonfly Teacher's Companion:Webs of Life, May/June 1997,20-22.

Cummins, R.H and C. Haynes. 1997. Notes on Looking Back Dragonfly Teacher's Companion:Webs of Life, May/June 1997,22-23.

Cummins, R.H., C.A.Myers and Y. Meichtry. 1996. Bones:The Long & Short of It! Skeletons, November/December.Dragonfly Link:Bones, Beaks, Fur & Feathers:How I met the Biggest meat-Eating Dinosaur. Dragonfly Teacher's Companion:16-17.

Cummins, R.H., C.A. Myers, and Y. Meichtry. 1996. My, What Big teeth You Have. Skeletons, November/December. Dragonfly Link:Bones, Beaks, Fur & Feathers: A Barn Owl Buffet.Dragonfly Teacher's Companion:13-15.

Myers, C.A. and R.H. Cummins. 1996. The Amazing Abodobos. Skeletons, November/December. Dragonfly Home Companion, Dragonfly journal:16.

Myers, C.A, R.H. Cummins, and K. Winnett-Murray. 1996. Why Fly When You Can Jump? Flight, September/October. Dragonfly Link: Every forest begins with a seed.Dragonly Teachers Companion:16-17.

Myers, C.A, R.H. Cummins, and K. Winnett-Murray. 1996. Parachute or Plummet. Flight, September/October. Dragonfly Link: Parachuting Frogs. Dragonly Teachers Companion:14-15.

Cummins, R.H. and Chris Myers. 1996. Build Your Own Seed Traps.Trees, April. Dragonfly Link: Every forest begins with a seed. Dragonfly Teacher's Companion:8-9.

Cummins, R.H. and Chris Myers. 1996. Exploring What Transpired. Trees, April. Dragonfly Link: Sea grape and gumbo limbo leaf transpiration. Dragonfly Teacher's Companion:10.

Myers, C.A. and R.H. Cummins.1996. Disappearing Science.Trees, April. Dragonfly Link: The Shrinking Heap. Dragonfly Teacher's Companion:11.

Cummins, R.H. and Chris Myers.1996. The Seed-Eater Mysteries.Trees, April. Dragonfly Link: The mystery of the half eaten acorn. Dragonfly Teacher's Companion: 13.

Cummins, R.H. and Chris Myers.1996. Pollution Trap Test.Trees , April. Dragonfly Link: City Trees Clean the Air. Dragonfly Teacher's Companion:14.

Cummins, R.H., M.R. Boardman and A.I. Miller. 1995. The recognition of environmental transitions using species composition, biomass estimates, and taphonomic signatures in a Holocene carbonate lagoon, Pigeon Creek, San Salvador, Bahamas. Proceedings of the 7th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas. 10 pages

Cummins, R.H. 1994. Taphonomic processes in modern freshwater molluscan death assemblages: Implications for the fossil record. Palaeogeog., Palaeoclim., Palaeoecol. 108:55-73.

Miller, A.I. and R. H. Cummins. 1993. Using numerical models to evaluate the consequences of time-averaging in marine fossil assemblages. In: Kidwell, S.M. and Behrensmeyer, eds.Taphonomic Approaches to Time Resolution in Fossil Assemblages. Paleontological Society, Geological Society of America. 6:150-168.

Cummins, R.H. and C. A. Myers. 1992. Incorporating sciences in a liberal arts education. National Honors Report. 13(1):2-5.

Cummins, R.H. 1992. Struck by lightning in the Bahamas. Journal of Geological Education. 40(3):225-226.

Cummins, R.H., Ritger, S.D., and C.A. Myers. 1992. Using the moon as a tool for discovery-oriented learning. Journal of Geological Education. 40(2):142-146.

Miller, A.I., G. Llewellyn, K.M. Parsons, R.H. Cummins, B.J. Greenstein, M.R. Boardman. 1992. The effects of Hurricane Hugo on molluscan skeletal distributions in a carbonate lagoon, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Geology. 20:23-26.

Cummins, R.H. and C. Myers. 1991. Teaching science as a liberal art. Association of Integrative Studies. 13(1):1-7.

Ritger, S.D. and R.H. Cummins. 1991. Using student-created metaphors to comprehend geologic time. Journal of Geological Education. 9:9-11.

Miller, A.I. and R.H. Cummins. 1990. A baseline numerical model for the formation of fossil assemblages: Estimating the amount of post-mortem transport along environmental gradients. Palaios. 5:303-316.

Cummins, R.H., E.N. Powell, R.J. Stanton, Jr., and G. Staff. 1986.The size frequency distribution in paleoecology: The effects of taphonomic processes during formation of death assemblages in Texas bays. Paleontology (London) 29(3):495-518.

Cummins, R.H., E.N. Powell, R.J. Stanton, Jr., and G. Staff. 1986. The rate of taphonomic loss in modern benthic habitats: How much of the potentially preservable community is preserved? Palaeogeog., Palaeoclim., Palaeoecol. 52:291-320.

Cummin s, R.H., E.N. Powell, R.J. Stanton, Jr., and G. Staff. 1986. Assessing transportation by the covariance of species in the death assemblage, with comments on contagious and random distributions. Lethaia 19:1-22.

Staff, G., R.J. Stanton, Jr., E.N. Powell, and R.H. Cummins. 1986. Time averaging, taphonomy, and the community concept in paleoecology: A lesson from Texas bays. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 97:428-443.

Staff, G., E.N. Powell, R.J. Stanton, Jr., and R.H. Cummins. 1985. Biomass: Is it a useful tool in paleocommunity reconstruction? Lethaia 18:209-232.

Powell, E.N. and R.H. Cummins. 1985. Are molluscan maximum life spans determined by long-term cycles in benthic communities? Oecologia 67:177-182.

Powell, E.N., R.H. Cummins, R.J. Stanton,Jr., and G. Staff. 1984. Estimation of the size of molluscan larval sets using the death assemblage. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science. 18:367-384.

Powell, E.N., R.J. Stanton,Jr., R.H. Cummins, G. Staff. 1982. Temporal fluctuations in bay environments-The death assemblage as a key to the past. In: Davis, J.R. (ed.) Proceedings of the Symposium on Recent Benthological Investigations in Texas and Adjacent States, pp. 203-232. Texas Academy of Science, Austin Texas.

Cummins, R.H. and R. Wyatt. 1981. Genetic variability in natural populations of the moss Atrichum angustatum. Bryologist 84(1):30-38.

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Published Abstracts:

Zimmerman, R. (H. Cummins, Faculty Sponsor). 2000. The Holocene Record of Benthic Communities in a Vibracore from Rice Bay, San Salvador, Bahamas. 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana. April 2000.

Zimmerman, R.1, Doremus, M.1, Cummins, H.1, Boardman, M.2, and Carney, C.3. 1999. Sedimentological Connections in the Holocene Record of Benthic Communities in a Vibracore from Rice Bay, San Salvador Bahamas.Geological Society of America National Meetings, Oct., 1999.

Zimmerman1, R., Doremus2, M., Poppel3, B., Cummins2, H., Boardman, M.4, and Carney, C5. 1999.The Holocene Record of Benthic Communities in a Vibracore from Rice Bay, San Salvador, Bahamas. 1-Dept of Botany;2-School of Interdisciplinary Studies; 3-Institute of Environmental Science;4-Dept of Geology; (1,2,3,4,Miami University, Oxford, Ohio);5-Dept of Geology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Symposium of the Natural History of the Bahamas, June, 1999.

Cummins, R.H., Ison, J., and M. Boardman. 1997. Molluscan predation:The record as shown in the death assemblage and how it relates to seagrass cover in a tropical lagoon, Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. Eighth Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas, Abstracts with Program, San Salvador, Bahamas, p. 8.

Brueseke, M. and K. Cooper (H. Cummins, Faculty Sponsor).1997. Benthic community classification of the Arnheim Formation based on Limestone Petrography. Ninth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana. April 11, 1997.

Borne-Myers, L., Cummins, R.H, Dales, B., Haynes, C.M., Myers, C.A., & Wolfe, C. (Alphabetical Order). 1997. Dragonfly - the New NSTA Magazine for Young Investigators . Paper presentation to the National Science Teachers Association National Convention, New Orleans, La. (4/97)

Borne-Myers, L., Cummins, R.H, Dales, B., Haynes, C.M., Myers, C.A., & Wolfe, C. (Alphabetical Order). 1996. Dragonfly - the New NSTA Magazine for Young Investigators . Paper presentation to the National Science Teachers Association National Convention, Pheonix, AZ. (10/96)

Boardman, M.R., Kolb, R.J., Schneider, C.S., and Cummins, R.H., 1996, Description and depositional sequence of a Late Quaternary lagoon and coral reef, Cockburntown, San Salvador, Bahamas: Eighth Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas, Abstracts with Program, San Salvador, Bahamas, p. 8.

Borne-Myers, L., Cummins, R.H, Dales, B., Haynes, C.M., Myers, C.A., & Wolfe, C. (Aphabetical Order). 1996.Dragonfly - the New NSTA Magazine for Young Investigators. 1996. Paper presentation to the National Science Teachers Association National Convention, St. Louis, MO. (3/96)

Lynch, T.*, R.H. Cummins, and M. Boardman. 1996. Spatial patchiness and taphonomy of molluscan species in a single core: Relationships in time and space, Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, bahamas. Ohio Academy of Science. * Undergraduate Student

Ison, J.*, R.H. Cummins, and M. Boardman. 1996. Molluscan predation:The record as shown in the death assemblage and how it relates to seagrass cover in a tropical lagoon, Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. Ohio Academy of Science. * Master's Student

Dostal, M.*, R.H. Cummins, and M. Boardman. 1996. Reconstructing benthic communities utilizing molluscan death assemblages in tropical marine sediments: the relationships among species composition, mode of life, ecological role and seagrass density. Ohio Academy of Science. *Undergraduate Student

DeVillers, M.*, R.H. Cummins, and M. Boardman.1996. The distribution of live molluscs as a function of seagrass cover in a tropical lagoon, Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. Ohio Academy of Science. *Undergraduate Student

Boardman, M.R., R.H. Cummins, and C. Carney. 1995. Sedimentary heterogeneity in a seagrass meadow. Geological Society of America. Abstracts with Program. 27:452.

Wolfe, C.A., Duncan, S. C. and R. H. Cummins. 1995. Generating analogies improves the cognitive representation of geologic time. Psychonomics Society.

Myers, C.A. and R.H. Cummins. 1994. Can students teach themselves? A community based model for discovery-oriented learning. Ecological Society of America Meetings, Aug. 11, Knoxville,Tenn.

Coats, D.L., M.R. Boardman, R.H. Cummins and C. K. Carney. 1994. Microarchitecture of sedimentation in a seagrass bed, Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. Geological Society of America, spring meetings.

Cummins, R.H. and M.R. Boardman. 1994. The recognition of environmental transitions using species composition, biomass estimates, and taphonomic signatures in a Holocene carbonate lagoon, Pigeon Creek, San Salvador, Bahamas. 7th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas, June 16-20, p.10-11.

Coats, D.L., M.R. Boardman, R.H. Cummins and C. K. Carney. 1994. Microarchitecture of sedimentation in a seagrass bed, Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. 7th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas, June 16-20, p.10.

Cummins, R.H. and C. Myers. 1994. Invited paper. Can students teach themselves? A community based model for discovery-oriented learning? Fifth National Conference on College Teaching and Learning. April 7, Jacksonville, Florida.

Cox, P.S., Boardman, M.R. and R.H. Cummins. 1993. Taphonomic characteristics in subfossil molluscan remains, Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. Geological Society of America, North Central Sectional Meeting.

Wolfe, C. and H. Cummins. 1992. Generating analogies as a heuristic for comprehending geologic time. Psychonomics Society, St. Louis, Mo.

Boardman, M.R., Cummins, R.H., Troska, M.R., Bolser, R., and P.S. Cox. 1992. Effects of seagrass on mollusc species composition and sediment texture in a tropical carbonate lagoon, Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. Geological Society of America, Southeast Sectional Meeting, Winston-Salem, NC
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Cummins, R.H., Bolser, R., and M.R. Boardman. 1991. Preservation potential of clastic and carbonate environments: molluscan size frequency distributions from Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. Geological Society of America Annual Meetings, San Diego, California, 23(5): A343.

Cummins, R.H., Boardman, M.R., Miller, A.I., and G.B. Slone. 1991. The recognition of environmental transitions using taphonomic signatures in a Holocene carbonate lagoon, Pigeon Creek, San Salvador, Bahamas. Geological Society of America, North Central Sectional Meeting. Vol. 23(3).

Bolser, R., Cummins, R.H., and M.R. Boardman. 1991. Preservation potential of clastic and carbonate environments: molluscan size frequency distributions from Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. Ohio Academy of Science. Vol. 91(2):30.

Ison, J., Cummins, R.H., and M.R. Boardman. 1991. Predation in molluscan death assemblages, Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. Ohio Academy of Science.Vol. 91(2):30.

Ward, H., Cummins, R.H., and M.R. Boardman. 1991. Taphonomic signatures and environmental transitions in a Holocene lagoon, Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. Ohio Academy of Science. Vol. 91(2):30.

Carney, C., Folda, C., Boardman, M.R., and R.H. Cummins. 1991. Petrographic examination of vertical sequences of modern carbonate lagoonal sediments, Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. Vol. 91(2):30.

Boardman, M.R., Miller, A.I. and R.H. Cummins. 1990. The impact of seagrass density on characteristics of carbonate sediments. Geol. Soc. Am. Abst. w. Prog. Fall

Miller, A.I., G. Llewellyn, K.M. Parsons, R.H. Cummins, B.J. Greenstein,M.R. Boardman, G.B. Slone, and D.K. Jacobs. 1990. The effect of Hurricane Hugo on molluscan skeletal distributions, Salt River Bay, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Geol. Soc. Am. Abst. w. Prog.Fall.

Slone, G.B., M. Boardman, and H. Cummins. 1990. Molluscan skeletal associations as a function of benthic cover and environmental stress: Pigeon Creek, San Salvador, Bahamas. Fifth Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas, June 17, 1990.

Slone, G.B., M. Boardman, and H. Cummins. 1990. Accumulation of molluscan skeletal remains within a tidally-influenced carbonate lagoon, Pigeon Creek, San Salvador,Bahamas. Geol. Soc. Am. Abst. w. Prog. Spring, 1990.

Cummins, R.H. and A.J. Bailer. 1989. The recognition of transported shell material occurring along a Florida beach: A test of the covariance method. Geol. Soc. Am. Abst. w. Prog. 21(6):A70.

Miller, A.I.and R.H. Cummins. 1989. A numerical model for the formation of fossil assemblages: Estimating the degree of post-mortem transport along environmental gradients. Geol. Soc. Am. Abst. w. Prog. 21(6):A70.

Cummins, R. H. 1988. A comparison of living and dead assemblages of unionids (Mollusca:Bivalvia) in eastern Ohio. SEPM 5:12.

Cummins, R. H. 1988. The use of the molluscan life and death assemblage in the analysis of freshwater benthic communities in eastern Ohio. Ohio Academy of Science. 88(2):47.

Cummins, R.H., E.N. Powell, R.J. Stanton, Jr., and G. Staff. 1984. The rate of taphonomic loss in modern benthic habitats: How much information is really preserved? Paleontology Section, SEPM. San Jose, Calif.

Cummins, R.H., E.N. Powell, R.J. Stanton, Jr., and G. Staff. 1983. The relationship between living molluscan communities, their death assemblages, and the fossil record in Texas bays (Laguna Madre and Copano Bay). Am. Malacol. Union Bull. 1:89.

Stanton, R.J., Jr., G. Staff, E.N. Powell, and R.H. Cummins. 1982. The fossil record of modern ecosystems in central Texas bays. Geol. Soc. Am. Abst. w. Prog.14:136.

Stanton, R.J., Jr., E.N. Powell, G. Staff, and R.H. Cummins. 1982. The processes of accumulation of a fossil record from the original fauna. Geol. Soc. Am. Abst.14:624-625.


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Papers Presented by R.H. Cummins:

Cummins, R.H. 1999. Invited Speaker. Taphonomic Perspectives on Shallow Carbonate Tropical Lagoons. Nov, 1999. University of Chicago, Dept of Geophysical Sciences.

Cummins, R.H. 1999. "Dragonfly Quest: Science Inquiry in the Boys and Girls Club Environment." Boys and Girls Clubs SE Regional Meeting, Biloxi, MS.

Cummins, R.H. Invited Speaker. 1999. Playing Solataire with a deck of 51:Taphonomic Mysteries in Carbonate Lagoons, Dept of Geology, Miami University.

Cummins, R.H. Invited Speaker. 1999 Union Institute Learner Council Symposium on Self-directed Learning, "The Challenges of Teaching in an Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Program," Sep, 1999.

Cummins, R.H., Ison, J., and M. Boardman. 1997. Molluscan predation:The record as shown in the death assemblage and how it relates to seagrass cover in a tropical lagoon, Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. Eighth Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas, Abstracts with Program, San Salvador, Bahamas, p. 8.

Cummins, R.H. 1997. Dragonfly - the New NSTA Magazine for Young Investigators . Paper presentation to the Math/Science Education Conference, Miami University, Oxford Ohio. (4/97)

Borne-Myers, L., Cummins, R.H, Dales, B., Haynes, C.M., Myers, C.A., & Wolfe, C. (Aphabetical Order). 1997. Dragonfly - the New NSTA Magazine for Young Investigators . Paper presentation to the National Science Teachers Association National Convention, New Orleans, La. (4/97)

Myers, C.A. and R.H. Cummins. 1996. (Team presentation) Dragonfly - the New NSTA Magazine for Young Investigators (10/96). Paper presentation to the National Science Teachers Association National Convention, Pheonix, AZ.

Myers, C.A. and R.H. Cummins*. 1994. Can students teach themselves? A community based model for discovery-oriented learning? Fifth National Conference on College Teaching and Learning. Ecological Society of America Meetings, Aug. 10, Knoxville, Tenn. *Presented by H. Cummins

Cummins, R.H. and M.R. Boardman. 1994. The recognition of environmental transitions using species composition, biomass estimates, and taphonomic signatures in a Holocene carbonate lagoon, Pigeon Creek, San Salvador, Bahamas. 7th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas, June 16-20, p.10-11.

Cummins, R.H. and C. Myers. 1994. Can students teach themselves? A community based model for discovery-oriented learning. Invited Paper, Fifth National Conference on College Teaching and Learning. April 7, Jacksonville, Florida.

Cummins, R.H. 1992. Invited speaker. University of New Orleans, Freeport-McMoRan Lecturer. "Taphonomic Perspectives of Carbonate sedimentation: Grahams Harbour, Bahamas." Nov. 23, 1992.

Cummins, R.H., Bolser, R., and M.R. Boardman. 1991. Preservation potential of clastic and carbonate environments: molluscan size frequency distributions from Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. Geological Society of America Annual Meetings, San Diego, California

Cummins, R.H. 1991. Invited speaker. Limper Geology Museum Lecture Series. A look at severe weather: Thunderstorms, tornados, hurricanes, and lightning.

Cummins, R.H., Boardman, M.R., Miller, A.I., and G.B. Slone. 1991. The recognition of environmental transitions using taphonomic signatures in a Holocene carbonate lagoon, Pigeon Creek, San Salvador, Bahamas. Geological Society of America, North Central Sectional Meeting. April 19, 1991. Vol. 23(3).

Cummins, R.H. 1990. Invited speaker. Wright State University, Graduate seminar in geology. "The possible climatic effects of nuclear war."

Slone, G.B., M. Boardman, and H. Cummins*. 1990. Molluscan skeletal associations as a function of benthic cover and environmental stress: Pigeon Creek, San Salvador, Bahamas. Geology Symposium of the Bahamas, June 17, 1990. San Salvador, Bahamas. *Presented by H. Cummins

Cummins, R.H. 1989. Invited speaker. Limper Geology Museum Lecture. Miami University. The possible climatic effects of nuclear war. Oct. 28, 1989.

Cummins, R.H. 1989. Meeting the challenge of teaching science in an interdisciplinary setting. Association of General and Liberal Studies. Oct. 21, 1989. Butler State University, Indianapolis, In.

Cummins, R. H. 1989. Meeting the challenge of teaching science in an interdisciplinary setting. Association for Integrative Studies. Oct. 14, 1989. Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.

Cummins, R.H. and A.J. Bailer. 1989. The recognition of transported shell material occurring along a Florida beach: A test of the covariance method. Geological Society of America. St. Louis, Mo.

Cummins, R. H. 1988. The use of the molluscan life and death assemblage in the analysis of freshwater benthic communities in eastern Ohio. Ohio Academy of Science. 88(2):47.

Cummins, R. H. 1988. A comparison of living and dead assemblages of unionids (Mollusca:Bivalvia) in eastern Ohio. SEPM. Aug., 22, 1988. Columbus, OH.

Cummins, R.H., E.N. Powell, R.J. Stanton, Jr., and G. Staff.1985. The size frequency distribution:Taphonomic effects during death assemblage formation. Benthic Ecology Meetings. Columbia, S.C. March 8, 1985.

Cummins, R.H., E.N. Powell, R.J. Stanton, Jr., and G. Staff.1984. The death assemblage: A key to the past? Benthic Ecology Meetings. March 22, 1984. Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland.

Cummins, R.H., E.N. Powell, R.J. Stanton, Jr., and G. Staff. 1984. The rate of taphonomic loss in modern benthic habitats: How much information is really preserved? Paleontology Section, SEPM. San Jose Calif. August 10, 1984.

Cummins, R.H., E.N. Powell, R.J. Stanton, Jr., and G. Staff. 1983. The relationship between living molluscan communities, their death assemblages, and the fossil record in Texas bays (Laguna Madre and Copano Bay). Am. Malacol. Union Bull. 1:89. New Orleans, La.

Powell, E.N., R.J. Stanton, Jr., R.H. Cummins*, and G. Staff. 1982. Temporal fluctuations in bay environments- the death assemblage as a key to the past. Texas Academy of Science, 85th Annual Meeting, San Angelo, Texas. March 5, 1982. * Paper presented by Cummins



Other Presentations:

I have presented over 80 lectures and presentations to middle- and high-schools, special lectures at Miami, and lectures at other universities.

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Grants Received:

I have received as PI or Co-PI over $4,000,000 of funding since joining the faculty at Miami University in the fall of '88.


Levy, J., Cummins, H., Knight-Abowitz, K., and Olumwallah, O. Submitted to NSF, April 2008. Conducting scientific research in the developing world: modeling an ethics-education framework, $299,989.

Terry McCollum, Chris Myers and Hays Cummins. 2008-2009. I-Discovery, Ohio Board of Regents, Improving Teacher Quality Professional Development Program. Sustaining Professional Development through Web-Based Learning Communities, $298,066.

Myers, C. Director, Hays Cummins, Co-Director. 2007-2008, The Cincinnati Zoo. Earth Expeditions: A Global Conservation Program $227,000

Boardman, M., Cummins, H., Schussler, B., Obrycki, J., and many Talawanda High School Faculty. 2007-2008. Talawanda High School and Miami University Environmental Reading Group Partnership. $2500

Terry McCollum, Chris Myers and Hays Cummins . 2007-2008. I-Discovery, Ohio Board of Regents, Improving Teacher Quality Professional Development Program. Sustaining Professional Development through Web-Based Learning Communities. $294,637

Myers, C. Director, Hays Cummins, Co-Director. 2006-2007, The Cincinnati Zoo. Earth Expeditions: A Global Conservation Program $117,000

Myers, C.-PI, and Jenike, D-Co PI, Hays Cummins, Director of Science. 2006-2009. Wild Research: A Whole-Zoo Exhibit and Inquiry Program $ 1,690,925 NSF.

Myers, C. Director, Hays Cummins, Co-Director. 2005-2006, The Cincinnati Zoo. Earth Expeditions: A Global Conservation Program $100,000

Terry McCollum, Chris Myers and Hays Cummins. 2005-2006. iDiscovery: Sustaining Professional Development Through Web-Based Learning Communities. Ohio Board of Regents Improving Teacher Quality Professional Development Program $248,777

Myers, C., Myers, L, and Cummins, H. The Cincinnati Zoo. 2004-2005. The Cincinnati Zoo. Earth Expeditions: A New Model for International Education and a New Role for Zoos. $60,000.

Reform That Works: I-Discovery, Phase IV$167,000 (2004), Ohio Board of Regents Improving Teacher Quality Professional Development Program. Primary Investigators Terry McCollum, Chris Myers and Hays Cummins

Myers, C., Myers, L, and Cummins, H. The Cincinnati Zoo. 2003-2004. The Cincinnati Zoo. Earth Expeditions: A New Model for International Education and a New Role for Zoos. $30,000.

2003:

Reform That Works: I-Discovery, Phase III $172,433 (2003), Ohio Board of Regents Improving Teacher Quality Professional Development Program.Primary Investigators Terry McCollum, Chris Myers and Hays Cummins


2002:

1: The Dragonfly District Program II: Sustaining Model for Inquiry-Driven Systemic Reform from Lebanon Area Schools and Miami University (2002) Eisenhower Program, $208,438

2: Dragonfly for Diversity Leadership: Building Inquiry Science Teams to Reach All Students (2002) Eisenhower Program $229,059

3: iDiscovery: Advanced Web-based Learning Communities for Ohio Science and Mathematics Teachers (2002) Ohio Board of Regents $331,113


Dragonfly Quest: An Inquiry-Driven Science Program for Informal Settings (1998-2001). Primary Investigators Chris Myers, Hays Cummins, Christopher Wolfe, & Carolyn Haynes. $420,551 from the National Science Foundation.



"Supplemental Award (NSF ESI-9550538): Project Dragonfly: An alliance of scientists, teachers, and children for elementary science education." I am Co-PI and serve as Editor of Science. National Science Foundation, Amount- $ 229,345, 1997-1998.


Dragonfly Quest: A Partnership for Disadvantaged, Urban Children. Procter & Gamble Amount: $108,965 1997/1998.


"Project Dragonfly: An alliance of scientists, teachers, and children for elementary science education." A joint proposal from Miami University and the National Science Teachers Association to the NSF program for Instructional Materials Development. I am Co-PI and serve as Editor of Science. National Science Foundation, Amount- 1.7 million dollars. July,'95- Summer, `98.

Abstract
: To promote science education in grades three-six, Miami University and the National Science Teachers Association are developing an innovative science journal, a supporting computer network, a teacher's guide and parents' companion that connects children, scientists, teachers, and university students in an open community of scientific inquiry. Dragonfly promises national impact. It is the first national journal devoted to the voices of scientists and children and the first national outlet for the publication of scientific investigations conducted by children. Project Dragonfly advances discovery- oriented, interdisciplinary, and community-based principles that meet the needs of today's students and teachers.



Miami University, Undergraduate Research Initiative, "Enhancing Undergraduate Research at Western in the Environmental Sciences: Acton Lake & Surrounding Watershed." Jan. 1, 1994, Amount-$6000. Project Director


National Science Foundation, Undergraduate Science Education, "Building an Undergraduate Science Community: A Model for Discovery-Oriented Learning in an Interdisciplinary Setting," Aug. 1992-1/95.
Amount-$54,234, Project Director


Hewlett-Packard Company, U.S. University Equipment Grants Program, "Gas chromatograph-mass selective detector for interdisciplinary teaching and research in environmental sciences." January, 1992. Amount- $70,065. Co-PI


National Science Foundation, Research Experiences for Undergraduates, August, 1990-Summer, 1993. Amount-$12,000. (Project Director)


National Science Foundation, Paleontology & Stratigraphy. "Taphonomic Perspectives of Carbonate Sedimentation, Grahams Harbor, Bahamas." 1990-1992. Amount-$90,000 (Project Director)


Ohio Board of Regents Program Excellence Grant, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Miami University, June, 1990. "Implementation of Discovery-Oriented Science." Amount-$146,645. Co-PI.


Ohio Board of Regents- Private College Research Challenge Program. 1986-1987. The Use of the Death Assemblage in Studying the Long-term History of Freshwater Benthic Communities. Amount-$12,000. Project Director


Mack Foundation Faculty Development Grant. (Internal to Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio). Summer,1986. The study of taphonomic processes in carbonate environments. Amount-$1,000 Project Director

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