Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Texas A&M University
Location: Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Robert J. Stanton Jr., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Texas A&M University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in geology and higher education.
Supported by nearly 40 years of practiced industry experience, Dr. Stanton is a distinguished figure in the realms of higher education and, specifically, geology and paleontology. Serving as a Ray C. Fish professor of geology at Texas A&M University from 1986 until attaining emeritus status in 1998, he formerly acted as a professor of geology from 1972 to 1986, head of the department from 1979 to 1983, and faculty member since 1967. Prior to these illustrious roles, he was a research geologist for Shell Development Company from 1959 to 1967. Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Stanton was a visiting professor at Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg in Germany in 1984 and a research associate in invertebrate and paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County since 2000.
Highly educated, Dr. Stanton holds a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from the California Institute of Technology, as well as a Master of Arts from Harvard University. Serving with the United States Army while pursuing higher education, he has additionally been the co-author of “Paleoecology: Principles and Applications,” published in 1981 with its second edition in 1990. Delving into his career due to an early interest in rocks, fossils and sediment, he has enjoyed every moment of his teaching career.
In an effort to remain abreast of recent developments within the industry, Dr. Stanton maintains affiliation with numerous organizations. A member of the International Palaeontological Association, he has remained associated with the Paleontological Society, the Paleontological Research Institution, and the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, now known as the Society for Sedimentary Geology, who honored him with an Outstanding Paper Award in 1970. He has additionally been a member of Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi.
As a testament to his success, Dr. Stanton has accrued several accolades. A fellow of the Geological Society of America, he has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the West. In addition, he was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
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