North Dakota Geological Survey



Jeff J. Person

Paleontologist, Collections Manager

(701) 328-2803
600 East Boulevard
Bismarck, ND 58505-0840

Job Description

Jeff splits his time between field work, research, collections work, exhibits, lab work, editing, and outreach. As collections manager, he is in charge of cataloging and curating all specimens within and entering the North Dakota State Fossil Collection. Please contact Jeff Person or Clint Boyd about loan inquiries.


2000: M.S. Paleontology, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
1997: B.S. Geology, University of North Dakota


Public Outreach & Available Presentations

  • Geology and Paleontology of North Dakota
  • Exhibits in Time Lapse
  • The Rise of Mammals
  • Evolution of a fossil: From death to exhibition