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Amy Moe-Hoffman: Instructor, Geology & Museum Curator, Dunn-Seiler Museum

Amy Moe-Hoffman

Instructor, Geology & Museum Curator, Dunn-Seiler Museum

301F Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Amy Moe-Hoffman received her Bachelor of Arts in Geology at Gustavus Adolphus College with a focus in Quaternary Geology and Glaciology. She later went on to get her Master of Science in Museum and Field Studies with a focus in Paleontology and Natural History Collections at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Amy’s research interests include the use of fossil insects to determine paleoclimate and paleo-environment, taphonomy, and the conservation and management of museum collections. She has been Collections Manager at both the Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca, New York and the University of Colorado Natural History Museum in Boulder, Colorado.  Amy has been teaching Introductory Geology labs and lectures at Mississippi State since 2008. She is the Curator of the Dunn-Seiler Museum, the chair of the University Museum and Galleries Committee and the coordinator of many museum-related outreach activities including Science Night at the Museums held on Mississippi State's campus each February. 


  • M.S. (Museum Studies), University of Colorado at Boulder
  • B.A. (Geology), Gustavus Adolphus College

Recent Publications

  • Moe-Hoffman, A., 2020. “GG1111: Earth Science I Lab Manual 2019-2020 (4th edition).” Hayden-McNeil publishers.
  • Collins, J., Andrus, F.T., Scott, R.J., Moe-Hoffman, A., and Peacock, E., 2019. “Refit and Oxygen Isotope Analysis of Freshwater Mussel Shells from Tillar Farms Site 3DR30, Southeast Arkansas.”  Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology.
  • Clary, R., and Moe-Hoffman, A., 2018. “The Role of the Dunn-Seiler Museum, Mississippi State Univeristy, in Promoting Public Geoliteracy.” Geological Society of America Special Paper 535,  Chapter 15, Museums at the Forefront of the History and Philosophy of Geology.
  • Clary, R., Moe-Hoffman, A., 2016. “Small Museum Large Impact: The Role of the Dunn-Seiler Museum’s University Exhibitions in Promoting Public Geoliteracy.” GSA Abstracts with Programs 48(7).
  • Peacock, E., Amy Moe-Hoffman, Robert Scott, and Marvin D. Jeter. 2013. Freshwater Mussel Faunas from Bayou Bartholomew, Southeast Arkansas. Southeastern Archaeology 32(1).
  • Smith, D.M., Moe, A.P.,  2007. "Taphonomy of Diptera in a Lacustrine Environment: A case study from the Florrisant Fossil Beds, Colorado.” Palaios, v.22, p 629-629.
  • Moe, A.P., Smith, D.M., 2005. "Using pre-Quaternary Diptera as indicators of paleoclimate", Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 221, p. 203-214.
  • Moe-Hoffman, A.P., 2015. Introduction to Earth Science: GG1111 Lab Book, Hayden McNeal Publishing.
  • Moe-Hoffman, A.P., 2009.  Animals of Costa Rica; A bilingual activity book for children.  Instituto Nacional de Biologia (INBI), Heredia, Costa Rica. 

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