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

Amy Moe-Hoffman

Instructor, Geology & Collections Manager, Dunn-Seiler Museum

301F Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Amy Moe-Hoffman was born and raised in Minnesota.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Geology at Gustavus Adolphus College and went on to get her Master of Science Degree in Museum Studies with a focus in Paleontology 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 collections manager of the Dunn-Seiler Museum, the chair of the University Museum and Galleries Committee and the co-coordinator of Mississippi State’s Darwin Week celebration each February.  


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

Recent Publications

  • 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. 
  • Solicited Articles and Presentations:

  • Moe, A.P., 2005. “The fascinating world of fossil insects: A brief look at the Florissant Formation”, American Paleontologist 13(1).
  • Moe, A.P., 2004. “Caring for fossils”, MAPS Digest, 27 (3), p. 121-124.
  • Moe, A.P., Smith, D.M., Cook, A., 2003. “Near shore or off shore? Reconstructing the depositional setting of an ancient lake assemblage in Stewart Valley (Miocene) Nevada”, GSA Programs with Abstracts, Session No. 220-1, 2003.
  • Moe, A.P., and Smith, D.M., “Using fossilized Diptera from the Florissant Formation as paleoenvironmental indicators” GSA Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, Session No. 46-6, 2002. 

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