Steven Stanley

Steven M. Stanley, PhD

Paleontologist, Professor | Florida State University, The Smithsonian Institution

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.

Star Treatment

Dr. Stanley sat down with Star Jones to discuss his work and professional inspirations. A national press release announced the interview.

Marquis Video Biography

Dr. Stanley shares insights from his career journey and plans for what comes next in a Marquis-produced interview.

Marquis Radio - Revisited

The Marquis Radio team caught up with Dr. Stanley in 2021 for an update.

Marquis Radio

Dr. Stanley explains some of his breakthrough work in paleontology in a 2019 Marquis Radio feature.

Marquis Homepage

Dr. Stanley’s Marquis homepage showcases a selection of awards and accomplishments, a professional biography, and more.

Marquis Newsletter

Dr. Stanley shared career updates in the Winter 2022 Marquis Newsletter.

Top Professionals

In recognition of his groundbreaking work in paleontology, Dr. Stanley was named a Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientist.

Marquis Humanitarian Award

Dr. Stanley’s Marquis Worldwide Humanitarian Award page outlines his many contributions to science and public knowledge.

Marquis Millennium Magazine

Dr. Stanley appeared on the cover of the third edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Hemispheres Magazine

Dr. Stanley appeared in Hemispheres Magazine among a distinguished group of Marquis listees.

Marquis Newsletter

Dr. Stanley checked in with Marquis Who’s Who in an interview for the Summer 2020 Marquis Newsletter.

Marquis Insight Magazine

Dr. Stanley appeared in the second edition of Marquis Insight Magazine.

Delta Sky Magazine

Dr. Stanley was featured in Delta Sky magazine as an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

Steven Stanley

Marquis Who's Who

A national press release celebrates Dr. Stanley as a Marquis Who’s Who listee.

Industry Leaders

Dr. Stanley’s long-term professional success distinguished him as a Marquis Industry Leader.

Marquis Milestones Timeline

Dr. Stanley’s Marquis Milestones timeline showcases highlights from his career and research.

Lifetime Achievement Award

A national press release announces Dr. Stanley’s selection for the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.



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