Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences
 

Geosciences Faculty

Dr. Steven M. Lev
Associate Professor
slev@towson.edu
455 Smith Hall
410-704-2744

 
 

Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook (1998)
M.S., University of Cincinnati
(1994)
B.S., Dickinson College
(1992)

National Institute of Standards and Technology, NRC Post-Doctoral Fellow (1998-2000)
Remedial Project Manager/Mobile Lab Manager, Maryland Department of the Environment
(2000)

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, Towson University (2000-2005)

Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, Towson University (2005-Present)

University System of Maryland, W.H. Elkins Professor, (2010)

 

Recent Publications

 

Partey, F., Lev, S. M., Casey, R., Widom, E., Lueth, V., and Rakovan, J., 2009, Origin of fluorine in and constraints on the petrogenesis of the Rio Grande Rift type Barite-Fluorite-Galena Deposits.  Economic Geology, 104, 505-520..

 

Burgess, J. L., Lev, S., Swan, C. M. and Szlavecz, K., In Press, Geologic and Edaphic Controls on a Serpentine Forest Community, Northeastern Naturalist.

 

Camponelli KM, Casey RE, Snodgrass JW, Lev S. M., Landa ER., 2009,  Impacts of weathered tire debris on the development of Rana sylvatica larvae.  Chemosphere, 74, 717-722. 

 

Lev, S. M., Landa, E.R., Szlavecz, K., Casey, R. and Snodgrass, J., 2008, Application of synchrotron methods to assess the uptake of roadway-derived Zn by earthworms in an urban soil, Mineralogical Magazine, 72(1), 191-195.

 

Lev, S. M., Filer, J. K. and Tomascak, P., 2008, Orogenesis vs. Diagenesis: Can we use organic-rich shales to interpret the tectonic evolution of a depositional basin?.  Earth Science Reviews, 86 (1-4), p. 1-14.

 

Lev, S. M. and Brocks, B., 2007, Are soils the culprit? : Linking Natural and Anthropogenic Watershed Processes to the Degradation of the Chesapeake Bay, in: Sarkar, D. and Hannigan, R., eds., Concepts and Applications in Environmental Geochemistry, Elsevier, Amsterdam, p. 637-664.

 

Current Research Activities

 

Urban Environmental Biogeochemistry Laboratory

Urban Environmental Biogeochemistry REU

 

Related Academic Programs

 

Environmental Science and Studies Program

Environmental Science Graduate Program

 


Current Students

 

Rob Flora, ENVS MS Program

Kristin Lazzeri, Geology Major

Elluz Chong Qui, Geology Major

 

Class Links

 

GEOL 121

GEOL 305

GEOL 495

ENVS 601

ENVS 798