Teaching Faculty Members

Sugarman, Peter

Image: Pete examining Expedition 313 cores in Bremen, Germany

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  • 1994 Ph.D. Rutgers University, Department of Geology. Thesis: Strontium isotope and sequence stratigraphy of the uppermost Campanian-Maestrichtian and Miocene, New Jersey. Kenneth G. Miller, advisor.
  • 1981 M.S. University of Delaware, Department of Geology. Thesis: The geological interpretation of gravity anomalies in the vicinity of Raritan Bay, New Jersey and New York. Allan M. Thompson, advisor.
  • 1977 B.A., University of Rochester, Department of Geology.


  • Undergraduate: Environmental Geology, Planet Earth

Research Interests

  • Stratigraphy of the Atlantic Coastal Plain: integration of facies, isotopic, and biostratigraphic data.
  • Sequence stratigraphy of passive margins.
  • Hydrogeology of the New Jersey Coastal Plain.
  • Cretaceous stratigraphy


  • Sugarman, P. J., McCartan, L., Miller, K. G., Feigenson, M. D., Pekar, S. F., Kistler, R. W., Robinson, A. G., Strontium-isotopic correlation of Oligocene to Miocene sequences, New Jersey and Florida, Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 150X: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling program), 147-159, 1997.
  • Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., Olsson, R.K., Pekar, S.F., Reilly, T.R., Cramer, B.S., Aubry, M-.P., Lawrence, R.P., Curran, J., Stewart, M., Metzger, J.M., Uptegrove, J., Bukry, D., Burckle, L.H., Wright, J.D., Feigenson, M.D., Brenner, G.J., Dalton, R.F., Bass River Site. In Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., et. al., ODP, Init. Repts., 174AX: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), p. 5-43, 1998.
  • Miller, K.G., Mountain, G.S., Browning, J.V., Kominz, M., Sugarman, P.J., Christie-Blick, N., Katz, M. E., and Wright, J.D., Cenozoic global sea level, sequences, and the New Jersey Transect: Results from coastal plain and continental slope drilling: Review of Geophysics, v. 36, p. 569-601, 1998.
  • Miller, K.G., Barrera, E., Olsson, R.K., Sugarman, P.J., and Savin, S.M., Does ice drive early Maastrichtian eustasy? Global d18O and New Jersey sequences, Geology, 1998.
  • Sugarman, P. J., Miller, K.G., Olsson, R.K., Browning, J.V., Wright, J.D., De Romero, L., White, T. S., Muller, F.L., and Uptegrove, J., The Cenomanian/Turonian Carbon Burial Event, Bass River, NJ: Geochemical, Paleoecological, and Sea-Level Changes. Journal of Foraminiferal Research Special Publication, October, 1999
  • Sugarman, P. J., Miller, K. G., Bukry, David, and Feigenson, M. D., Uppermost Campanian-Maestrichtian strontium isotopic, biostratigraphic, and sequence stratigraphic framework of the New Jersey Coastal Plain: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 107, p. 19-37, 1995.
  • Sugarman, P. J., Miller, K. G., Owens, J. P., and Feigenson, M. D., 1993, Strontium isotope and sequence stratigraphy of the Kirkwood Formation, southern New Jersey, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 105, p. 423 - 436.