Seth Stein, PhD

Title: Professor of Geological Sciences
Company: Northwestern University
Location: Glencoe, Illinois, United States

Seth Stein, PhD, Professor of Geological Sciences at Northwestern University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in geological science.

Dr. Stein worked on the Apollo program and the discovery of continents and oceans during his undergraduate years. Being involved in those two areas in geology inspired him to go in that direction for his career. He earned a Bachelor of Science in earth and planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975. He then matriculated at the California Institute of Technology, where he received a Master of Science in geophysics in 1977 and a Doctor of Philosophy in geophysics in 1978.

Dr. Stein is most proud of his work building the global plate motion model. He began his career in 1978 as a postdoctoral research affiliate in geophysics at Stanford University, where he remained until 1979. In 1979, he joined Northwestern University, where he remains to this day as a professor of geological sciences and a faculty associate with the Institute for Policy Research. Previously, he held the positions of assistant professor of geological sciences and associate professor of geological sciences. As a testament to his success, Dr. Stein has received myriad accolades including but not limited to being named to the Institute for Scientific Information Highly Cited Researchers List since 2002, Outstanding Student Presentation Award from the Eastern Section Meeting of the Seismological Society of America in 2020, Price Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society in 2014 and the Stephan Mueller Medal from the European Geosciences Union in 2010.

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