Norman D. Smith

Norman Smith

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

Norman D. Smith, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in geological sciences.

A celebrated figure in geology and atmospheric sciences, Dr. Smith has been recognized as professor emeritus of the department of earth and atmospheric sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, having served as professor and chair since 1998. Prior to this appointment, he acted as head of the department of geological sciences at the University of Illinois from 1988 to 1992, previously serving as assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor at the same academic institution from 1967 to 1998. Alongside his professional endeavors, Dr. Smith was elected as a fellow of the Foundation of Research Development in South Africa in 1989 and 1995.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Smith sought a formal education, first earning a Bachelor of Science from St. Lawrence University in 1962. He followed this accomplishment by graduating from Brown University, earning both a Master of Science in 1964 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1967. He has since authored and coauthored a myriad of books in his areas of expertise, contributed articles to professional journals, and applied his wealth of knowledge to chapters in textbooks.

A fellow of the Geological Society of America, Dr. Smith formerly sat as chair of the sedimentary geology division from 1993 to 1994. In addition, he was a member of the Society for Sedimentary Geology, where he sat as president of the Great Lakes section from 1977 to 1978 and was an editor for the Journal of Sedimentary Petrology from 1983 to 1988. Dr. Smith has amassed several accolades throughout his career, including 22 research grants from such corporations as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army, BP Exploration, Exxon Production Research, and the Anglo-American Corporation. In recognition of his contributions to the scientific field, he was honored with the Dedicated Service Award by the Society for Sedimentary Geology in 1988, and in 1982, he was elected to be a Fulbright Scholar in India. He has further been inducted into the sixth edition of Who’s Who in American Education and third edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

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