The mission of the Center is to discover,
preserve, and interpret life through time.
The Center's mission will be achieved by:
Conducting research that enhances our
understanding of life through time;
Presenting original research findings
through national and international outlets (e.g. meetings
and peer-reviewed publications);
Seeking and obtaining external funding to
support such research;
Assisting in student (both undergraduate
and graduate) research and education;
Assisting other ETSU Departments with
educational and outreach programs (e.g. ETSU and General Shale
Brick Natural History Museum & Visitors Center).