Lisa Herzog

Operations Manager, Paleontology

121 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601


  • B.S. in Geology, Western Illinois University, 1994
  • M.A. in Sociology, DePaul University, 2011

Research Interests

Lisa has over 15 years of experience in the field of fossil preparation. In that time, she has had the opportunity to prepare specimens from all over the world. Working in a field such as fossil preparation provides many opportunities for developing new techniques and strategies for enhancing the scientific value of specimens. This, in turn, helps in proper identification and analysis in the field of paleontology. She strives to improve the field and assists in training newcomers and volunteers.

Her interest in science has carried over into sociological research related to the formation and dissemination of scientific knowledge. She is especially interested in how scientific research and discoveries enter into the public discourse. This includes how the media picks up on current research and what it says about our society and culture. Additionally, she studies how the administrative functioning of an institution influences the scientific research performed within.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Herzog, Lisa, "Institutional Analysis of a Natural History Museum: Formation and dissemination of scientific knowledge" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. Paper 76.
  • Herzog, L. 2010. 3rd Annual Fossil Preparation & Collections Symposium Schedule and Abstracts Booklet. Lisa Herzog, ed.
  • Herzog, L. 2010. Designing a Micropreparation Workstation. The Geological Curator 9(3): 6pp.
  • Bergwall (Herzog), L. 2009. Fossil preparation test: an indication of manual skills. In: Methods In Fossil Preparation: Proceedings of the First Annual Fossil Preparation and Collections Symposium, pp 35-40. Brown, M.A., Kane, J.F., and Parker, W.G. Eds.
  • Shinya, A. and L. Bergwall (Herzog). 2007. Pyrite oxidation: Review and prevention practices. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(Supplement to No.3):145A

Fields of Research