Martin G. Lockley, PhD

Martin Lockley

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Colorado
Location: Golden, Colorado, United States

Martin G. Lockley, PhD, Professor Emeritus at University of Colorado, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Paleontology.

Dr. Lockley received his current title in 2013, after teaching as a professor of geology at the University of Colorado from 1996 to 2010 and serving as a curator and director of its Dinosaur Tracks Museum from 1996 to 2012. He has been with the University since joining as an assistant professor in 1980, after transitioning from his role as a researcher with the geology department of Glasgow University in Scotland. Dr. Lockley was inspired by his father, a writer famed for “The Private Life of the Rabbit” which played a role in Richard Adam’s classic, “Watership Down.” His childhood spent in the country led him to pursue natural history, and ultimately to success with fossils.

Dr. Lockley is known for his many published books, including “How Humanity Came into Being: The Evolution of Consciousness,” a recipient of the 2013 Harrison Schmitt Award. He also made a significant discovery in the mating habits of dinosaurs, and on his work with bird tracks. Dr. Lockley studied geology with Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and completed a PhD in geology from Birmingham University in England. He later earned a BA from the University of Colorado at Denver, and is a founding member of Dinosaur Ridge. He is a winner of numerous awards and a member of such groups as the Paleontological Society, and has appeared in the 57th edition of Who’s Who in America, as well as National Geographic. Dr. Lockley is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

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