Steven M. Stanley, PhD, is an award-winning paleontologist and professor known for his work in documenting punctuated equilibrium in the fossil record. He has been a research associate of the Smithsonian Institution since 1972 and a research professor and paleontologist in the Department of Biology at Florida State University since 2019. From 1969 until 2005, Dr. Stanley was a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, teaching paleobiology as the school’s youngest full professor and serving as chair of the Master of Science program in environmental science and policy and the Department of Earth and Planetary Science. Widely recognized as one of the leading experts in his field, Dr. Stanley has published extensively and is best known for his book “Macroevolution: Pattern and Process.” He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Yale University, and his dissertation continues to be cited nearly 50 years after its publication. In addition to dozens of industry leadership roles, he is a fellow of the National Academy of Science and a longtime member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Science. Dr. Stanley is currently editing his first novel and hopes to be granted professor emeritus status in the coming years.
Dr. Stanley shares insights from his career journey and plans for what comes next in a Marquis-produced interview.
Dr. Stanley was featured in Delta Sky magazine as an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
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