About me...Phil Novack-Gottshall

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Personal information

I've long been known to lick fossils and rocks. (It's a great way to clean them!) Despite this, I'm married to an amazing woman, Sandra Novack, who writes fiction. Her novel Precious and short story collection Everyone But You are published by Random House. (Precious was called a best new novel of 2009 and she's always glad to sign your copy!). Yes, I'm proud, and did I mention her website? We live in Oak Park in an eclectically charming house with our many pets.

Some of my favorite experiences in life have involved food or music. I'm especially fond of the following:


Some nearly outright lies

Can you figure out which one actually happened to me?


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PaleoDIMPL: Paleobiology & Digital Imaging, Morphometrics & Photomacrography Lab

Biological Sciences Department and College of Science

Biological Sciences and College of Science faculty

Benedictine U niversity