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63 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine professor. Later, he founded and chaired a part- time evening master’s program that had more than 250 students at any given time. Since 2005, Dr. Stanley has been a research professor at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, and since 1972, a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution, where he maintains a laboratory. Dr. Stanley has authored articles in journals and has written several books, including “The New Evolutionary Timetable,” which was nominated for an American Book Award, and “Children of the Ice Age: How a Global Catastrophe Allowed Humans to Evolve.” His textbook “Principles of Paleontology,” co-authored with David Raup, changed the way paleontology was taught across the globe, and his historical geology text, titled “Earth System History,” has been used by half a million students. His dissertation, “Relation of Shell FormtoLifeHabits in theBivalvia (Mollusca)” is the largest body of work that any person has produced on the functional skeletal morphology of a single class of animals. It is still cited 30 times per year nearly 50 years after its publication. His book, “Macroevolution: Pattern and Process,” changed the way people view biological evolution, and 40 years after its publication, is still cited 40 times per year. His recent studies on how changes in seawater chemistry have influenced skeletal growth of marine life over the past half billion years established a new area of interdisciplinary research. He also invented a new mathematical technique for assessing the impacts of mass extinctions that has shown that the terminal Permian mass extinction eliminated about 80 percent of marine species. Dr. Stanley served as president of the Paleontological Society and the American Geosciences Institute. He received the Paleontological Society Medal, the Twenhofel Medal, the Mary Clark Thompson Medal of the National Academy of Sciences and the Penrose Medal. D r. Steven M. Stanley grew up along the Chagrin River in northeast Ohio, where his family owned 24 acres of land. He attended Princeton University, where he earned a BA, summa cum laude, in 1963. He obtained a PhD from Yale University in 1968. Two years after starting his career as an assistant professor at the University of Rochester, he transferred to Johns Hopkins, where at the age of 32 became the university’s youngest full STEVEN M. STANLEY, PHD PALEONTOLOGIST, PROFESSOR University of Hawaii at Mānoa Honolulu, HI EDUCATION