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Stephanie Surine

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Stephanie Tassier-Surine, Geologist

Geologist, STATEMAP Program Coordinator, Iowa Geological Survey

Office: 340B Trowbridge Hall

Phone Number: 319-335-3679


Education:  M.S. Geoscience, University of Massachusetts; B.S. Geology, Grand Valley State University

IGS Program Involvement:

Lead Quaternary mapper and STATEMAP Program Coordinator. Researches and conducts field investigations on the Quaternary deposits and stratigraphy of Iowa, with a primary focus on the Pre-Illinoian glacial till units and development of the Iowan Erosion Surface. Collects, describes, and analyzes surface and subsurface geologic samples (both in the field and the laboratory) and interprets the results for use in surficial mapping, Quaternary stratigraphy, and hydrogeologic studies. Responsible for Quaternary database and sample management associated with projects. Responds to information requests on the geology of Iowa and takes part in a variety of educational and outreach activities.

Research Interests

  • Quaternary Stratigraphy
  • Surficial Processes and Mapping
  • Loess Studies in East-central Iowa
  • Development of the Iowan Surface
  • Iowa Landforms
  • Paleoenvironmental Interpretations
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Last modified on April 11th, 2019
Posted on July 30th, 2014