David Steffy

Professor of Geology

Office: 232-F Martin Hall
Telephone: (256) 782-5966
Fax Number: (256) 782-5336
Email: dsteffy@jsu.edu 

Mailing Address:
Chemistry and Geosciences
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Western Australia, 1998
M.S. Environmental Quality, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1990
M.S. Engineering Science, Washington State University, 1981
M.S. Geology, West Virginia University, 1977
B.A. Earth Science, Millersville State College, PA, 1974
Registered Professional Geologist, State of Alabama, 2006

Research interest:
Groundwater hydrology, soil contamination, mercury contamination

Recent publications/presentations:

Steffy, D. A., Nichols, A. C., Morgan, L. J. (2016). Investigating the Impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Trace Metal Concentrations in Bottom Sediments Retrieved from the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) of Alabama and Western Florida, Gulf of Mexico. International Journal of Advanced Earth Science and Engineering/Cloud Publisher, 5(2), 430-442. http://scientific.cloud-journals.com/index.php/IJAESE/article/view/Sci-452

Landers, S. C., Nichols, A. C., Schimmer, C. A., Stewart, P. M., Ramroop, S., Steffy, D. A., Romano, F. A. (2015). Meiofauna and trace metals from sediment collections in Florida following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Gulf of Mexico Science, 32(1), 1-10.

Steffy, D. A., Nichols, A. C., Morgan, L. J., Gibbs, R. (2014). Evidence that the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Caused a Change in the Vanadium and Nickel Average Seasonal Concentrations Occurring in Sea Bottom Sediment Collected from the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf between the Years 2009 and 2011. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 224(224:1756), 11. DOI10.1007/s11270-013-1756-1

Martinec, C., Miller, J., Barron, N., Tao, R., Yu, K., Steward, P. M., Nichols, A., Steffy, D. A., Landers, S. C. (2014). Sediment chemistry and meiofauna from the northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf. International Journal of Oceanography, 2014(625718), 10. dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/625718

Nichols, A. C., Steffy, D. A. (2013). Effects of Soil Mercury Concentrations on Mercury Bioaccumulation in Earthworms. Alabama Academy of Science, 83(3-4), 190-200.

Steffy, D. A. (2012). Should Dispersants be Used to Alleviate the Impact of a Marine Oil Spill? Journal of Hydrogeology & Hydraulic Engineering, 1(1), 1. dx.doi.org/10.4172/jhhe.1000e101

Steffy, D. A., Nichols, A. C., Kiplagat, G. (2011). Investigating the Effectiveness of the Surfactant Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate to Disperse Oil in a Changing Marine Environment. Ocean Science Journal, 46(4), 299-305. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12601-011-0023-x

Nichols, A. C., Steffy, D. A. (2009). Movement of mercury from a contaminated city park in Oxford into the Coosa River, Alabama. Journal of Alabama Academy of Science, 80(3-4), 198-209.

Heath, J. C., Abdelmageed, Y., Braden, T. D., Nichols, A. C., Steffy, D. A. (2009). The effects of chronic mercuric chloride ingestion in female Sprague Dawley rats on fertility and reproduction. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 47, 1600-1605.

Steffy, D. A., Rayburn, J. R. (2008). Remediation of Lnapl-contaminated sand by using Humic acid as a surfactant. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science, 79(1), 23-35.

Kohute, C. R., Nichols, A. C., Steffy, D. A., Meade, M. E. (2006). Mobilization of mercury from contaminated soil into an aquatic food chain. Journal of Alabama Academy of Sciences, 77(No. 3-4), 160-167.

Steffy, D. A., Johnston, C. D., Barry, D. A. (1998). Numerical simulation and long-column tests of LNAPL displacement and trapping by a fluctuating water table, Journal of Soil Contamination. Journal of Soil Contamination, 7, 325-356.

Steffy, D. A., Barry, D. A., Johnston, C. D. (1997). Improved scaling technique for two-phase pressure-saturation relationships, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 28, 207-222.

Steffy, D. A., Barry, D. A., Johnston, C. D. (1997). Influence of antecedent moisture content on residual LNAPL Saturation. Journal of Soil Contamination, 6, 113-147.

David Steffy 
Favorite Quote:

Consistency is the lack of imagination.