Andy Farke, Ph.D.

TEACHER, Director of the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology
South Dakota School of Mines – B.S.
State University of New York, Stony Brook – Ph.D.

Professional focus: I teach Honors Paleontology and Advanced Studies in Paleontology. I also run Peccary Trips and museum volunteer activity. My areas of expertise include vertebrate paleontology.

Scholarly or professional activities: My Ph.D. is in anatomical sciences. I am active in the vertebrate paleontology community; member-at-large for executive committee of Society of Vertebrate Paleontology; see Google Scholar for my publication list

Grew up: Grew up on a farm outside of Armour, South Dakota

Favorite spot at Webb: My favorite spot/time at Webb is the south portico of the chapel in late afternoon, when the sun is at the perfect angle for golden illumination

Favorite music or musician: U2 is pretty awesome; Tragedy (an all-metal tribute to the BeeGees) is also pretty great

Favorite book or author: John Scalzi is genuinely one of my favorite authors, even before I knew he was a Webb alum.

Favorite TV show or movie: The Big Lebowski

Saturday routine: Wake up around 5:30 am, make coffee, sit out on the patio for a few minutes and then start brewing; get the kiddos rolling, do some yardwork and housework and finish out the afternoon with some grilling on the patio