Steven M. Stanley, PhD

Title:  Paleontologist, Professor

Company: Florida State University,
The Smithsonian Institution

Location: Baltimore, MD United States


    • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • American Geophysical Union (public affairs committee)
    • American Geosciences Institute (executive committee, 1996-1999) (president, 2001-Present)
    • American Journal of Science (editorial board member, 1975-Present)
    • Evolutionary Theory (editorial board member, 1973-Present)
    • Geological Society of America (councilor, 2002-2005) (Penrose committee chairman, 1978)
    • National Association of Geoscience Teachers
    • National Science Foundation (advisory committee, 1990-1993)
    • Paleobiology (editorial board member, 1988-Present) (1975-1982)
    • Paleontological Research Institution
    • Society for Sedimentary Geology
    • Society for the Study of Evolution (councilor, 1982-1984)
    • The Paleontological Society (councilor, 1976-1977) (president, 1993-1994) (senior councilor, 1991-1993)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2019)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2019, 2018)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, 3rd Edition, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering,” Marquis Who’s Who (1996-2017)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the West,” Marquis Who’s Who (2010-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2015-2016)
  • Recipient, Penrose Medal, Geological Society of America (2013)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the East,” Marquis Who’s Who (2002-2012)
  • Recipient, Twenhofel Medal, Society for Sedimentary Geology (2008)
  • Recipent, Paleontological Society Medal (2007)
  • Recipient, Mary Clark Thompson Medal, National Academy of Sciences (2006)
  • Recipient, James H. Shea Award, National Association of Geoscience Teachers (2004)
  • Co-Author, “Earth System History” (1999)
  • Recipient, Bownocker Medal, Ohio State University (1997)
  • Co-Author, “Children of the Ice Age: How a Global Catastrophe Allowed Humans to Evolve” (1996)
  • Co-Author, “Exploring Earth and Life Through Time” (1992)
  • Co-Author, “Extinction” (1987)
  • Co-Author, “Earth and Life Through Time” (1986)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Technology Paper Award, Washington Geological Society (1986)
  • Co-Author, “The New Evolutionary Timetable: Fossils, Genes, and the Origin of Species” (1981)
  • Co-Author, “Macroevolution: Pattern and Process” (1979)
  • Recipient, Charles Schuchert Award, Paleontological Society (1977)
  • Recipient, Allan C. Davis Award, Maryland Academy of Sciences (1973)
  • Co-Author, “Principles of Paleontology” (1971)
  • Author, “Relation of Shell Form to Life Habits in the Bivalvia” (1970)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Paper Award, Journal of Paleontology (1968)

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