Bruce Robertson

Instructor of Geology



B.S. 1976 Syracuse University
M.S. 1972 Rutgers University
Ph.D. 1993 Tulane University



  • GLY 341 Invertebrate Paleontology
  • GLY 4/543 Calcareous Micopaleontology
  • GLY 4/544 Siliceous Micropaleontology



For most of my professional career I spent 20 years as a micropaleontologist/analysist for Tenneco Oil/Chevron Texaco Oil in Lafayette, Louisiana.  I focused upon the interpretation of drill cuttings from oil and gas wells in Tertiary age sediments from the Louisiana offshore area.  I was the supervisor for the offshore Paleontological Processing Lab and coordinator of computer data for division paleontology.  Prior to working for Tenneco/Chevron Texaco, I was a consulting paleontologist with Paleo-Data, Inc in New Orleans. 

Since 2006 I have been teaching in the Geology program at Southern Miss.  I teach a variety of courses, mostly focused upon petroleum geology and paleontology.