RESEARCH INTERESTS· Archosaur systematics and evolution
· Functional morphology of basal archosaurs
· Comparative physiology and the origin of endothermy
· Origin and evolution of crocodile-line archosaurs
· Homoplasy in vertebrates
· Mesozoic paleoecology/paleobiogeography
RESEARCH AND FIELD WORK EXPERIENCE
Fieldwork collaborating with Dr. Jeffrey Martz in the Chinle Formation, Petrified Forest National Park and surrounding areas. June 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
Postdoctoral researcher in Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University. August 2007 - August 2008.
Research assistant in Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University. Field work in various areas of the Southwest including the Dockum Group, western Texas and New Mexico, Chinle Formation in Arizona, Colorado and Utah. September 2003 - August 2007.
Assistant lab manager/research assistant in Paleontology Division of the Museum of Texas Tech University. Fossil preparation and casting, field work in the Dockum Group, western Texas, September 1999 - February 2004.
Field technician, Dinamation International Society, Devil's Canyon Learning Center, Morrison and Cedar Mountain Formations in western Colorado and Utah, June - August 1997, June - August 1999.
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Ph.D. in Biology, August 2007.
Texas Tech University, Lubbock,
TX. M.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies:
Museum Science, Paleontology, and Education, May 2002.
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. B.A. degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, May 1999.COURSES
Bio-228: Vertebrate zoology.
Bio-231: Comparative vertebrate anatomy.
Bio-499: Independent study for undergraduates.
Bio-550: Research methods in biology.
Bio-600: Independent study/research for graduate students.
Weinbaum, J.C. The postcranial skeleton of Postosuchus kirkpatricki (Archosauria: Paracrocodylomorpha), from the Upper Triassic of
the United States. 2013. In: Nesbitt, S.J., Desojo, J. B. & Irmis, R. B. (eds). Anatomy, Phylogeny and Palaeobiology of Early Archosaurs
and their Kin. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 379.
Nesbitt, S. J., Brusatte, S. L., Desojo, J. B., Liparini, A., De Franca M. A. G., Weinbaum, J. C. & Gower, D. J. 2013. Rauisuchia. In: Nesbitt, S. J., Desojo, J. B. & Irmis, R. B. (eds). Anatomy, Phylogeny and Palaeobiology of Early Archosaurs and their kin. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 379.
Martz, J.W., B. Mueller, S.J. Nesbitt, M.R. Stocker, W.G. Parker, N. Fraser, M. Atanassov, N. Fraser, J.C. Weinbaum, and J. Lehane. 2013. A taxonomic and biostratigraphic re-evaluation of the Post Quarry vertebrate assemblage from the Cooper Canyon Formation (Dockum Group, Upper Triassic) of southern Garza County, West Texas. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 103; 339-364.
Nesbitt, S.J., A.H. Turner and J.C. Weinbaum. 2013. A survey of skeletal elements in the orbit of Pseudosuchia and the origin of the crocodylian palpebral. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 103; 365-381.
Weinbaum, J.C. and Hungerbühler, A. 2007. A revision of Poposaurus gracilis (Archosauria: Suchia) based on two new specimens from the Late Triassic of the southwestern U.S. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 81(2): 131-145.