Sherwood W. Wise, Jr., PhD

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Title: Marine Geologist, Professor Emeritus
Company: Florida State University
Location: Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Sherwood W. Wise, Jr., PhD, Marine Geologist and Professor Emeritus at Florida State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in geology.

Prior to his retirement in 2016, Dr. Wise served as a professor of geology with Florida State University for more than 35 years. He initially joined the university as an assistant professor in 1971, rising to the rank of full professor in 1980. A recognized leader in his fields of expertise, Dr. Wise is noted for his participation as the co-director of the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility. He has also been credited for his involvement in the Antarctic Geological Drilling (ANDRILL) project, a multinational collaboration that was comprised of more than 200 scientists, students, and educators from five nations to recover stratigraphic records from the Antarctic margin using Cape Roberts Project (CRP) technology.

Early in his career, Dr. Wise received a Bachelor of Science from Washington and Lee University. Although he initially pursued formal education in the field of history, Dr. Wise was eventually drawn to chemistry and geology. He went on to attend the University of Illinois, where he received a Master of Science in 1965 and a PhD in 1970. During this time, Dr. Wise was also recognized as a captain in the U.S. Army for two years.

A respected voice in the academic world, Dr. Wise has received grants from the American Chemical Society and National Science Foundation. He was also selected to receive an Outstanding Paper Award from the Gulf Coast Section of the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, which is now known as the Society for Sedimentary Geology. Dr. Wise previously served as president of the organization from 1992 to 1995.

Throughout his career, Dr. Wise has been featured in a wide range of honors publications, including Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America. However, he considers his greatest career achievement to be supervising many PhD and master’s students. Dr. Wise has coauthored numerous written works, including “Progressive Cenozoic cooling and the demise of Antarctica’s last refugium,” published in 2011.

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