Fellows of the Paleontological Society

Fellows are members of the Paleontological Society who have made far-reaching contributions to paleontology through research, teaching, or service to the profession. Recipients of the Paleontological Society Medal and the Charles Schuchert Award automatically become Fellows if they have not previously been elected to fellowship.

Deadline for nominations: February 28
Nominations will remain active for three years.

Who May Nominate?
Any member of the Paleontological Society may nominate another member for election to fellowship. Note, however, that the nomination must have the support of at least one active Fellow of the Society.

How to Nominate
The nomination dossiers should include a single, integrated letter signed by at least two and no more than three PS members outlining the contributions of the nominee, along with a CV or biographical sketch of the nominee. At least one of the nominators must be an active Fellow. The letter should focus on those contributions that are most likely to be salient to fellow paleontologists; information on citations, grants, previous professional recognition, etc. is generally less helpful. It should be no more than three pages long and may include brief citations of support from identified persons other than the letter signatories. All supporting documentation should be saved and uploaded as a single file.

Please submit nominations using this form. 

Fellows of the Paleontological Society

Warren Allmon
John Alroy 

William I. Ausich 
Loren E. Babcock 
Catherine E. Badgley 
Richard K. Bambach
John Barron
Tomasz K. Baumiller
Anna K. Behrensmeyer 
Stefan M. Bengtson 
William A. Berggren 
Stig M. Bergström
Annalisa Berta 

Daniel B. Blake 
David J. Bottjer 
Lisa Park Boush
C. Kevin Boyce 
Carlton E. Brett 
Derek E. G. Briggs 
Ann F. Budd 
Martin A. Buzas 
Sandra Carlson
Alan H. Cheetham 
William A. Clemens 
Laurel S. Collins
Simon Conway Morris
James Crampton 
Peter R. Crane
Stephen J. Culver 
Mary R. Dawson 
William A. DiMichele
Philip Donoghue
James Doyle
Mary L. Droser
Lucy E. Edwards
Niles Eldredge 
Michael Engel
Douglas H. Erwin
David Fastovsky
Rodney M. Feldmann
Seth Finnegan
Daniel C. Fisher
Karl W. Flessa

Michael J. Foote
Richard Fortey

Robert A. Gastaldo 
Philip D. Gingerich 
Carole S. Hickman 
Steven M. Holland
Melanie Hopkins
Nigel Hughes
Gene Hunt 
Linda Ivany
David Jablonski 
Jeremy Jackson
Bonnie Jacobs
Christine M. Janis
Carlos Jaramillo 

Kirk Johnson
Douglas S. Jones
Thomas Kammer
Patricia H. Kelley 
James P. Kennett
Susan M. Kidwell 
Wolfgang Kiessling
Gilbert Klapper 
Andrew H. Knoll 
Paul L. Koch 
Michal Kowalewski 
Conrad C. Labandeira
Estella Leopold
Bruce S. Lieberman
Lee Hsiang Liow 
Jere H. Lipps
Rowan Lockwood
Bruce J. MacFadden
Christopher G. Maples
Charles Marshall
Jennifer (Jenny) McElwain
George R. McGhee, Jr.
David L. Meyer
Arnold I. Miller
Pamela Hallock Muller
Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe
Jingmai O'Connor
Thomas Olszewski

Allison R. Palmer
John Pandolfi
Ronald L. Parsley 

Mark Patzkowsky
Jonathan L. Payne
Shanan Peters
Roy E. Plotnick
Susannah Porter
Donald R. Prothero 
Anne Raymond
Richard A. Robison 
Gar W. Rothwell
Bruce Runnegar 
J. William Schopf
Carrie Schweitzer
Alan B. Shaw 
Peter M. Sheehan
Felisa Smith
Dena Smith-Nufio

James T. Sprinkle 
Steven M. Stanley
Alycia Stigall
Caroline Strömberg
Hans-Dieter Sues
Colin Sumrall 

Kazushige Tanabe 
Paul Taylor
Roger D. K. Thomas 
James W. Valentine 
Blaire Van Valkenburgh
Geerat J. Vermeij 
Bridget Wade
Peter J. Wagner 
Sally Walker
Thomas R. Waller
Johnny A. Waters

Stephen Westrop
Lisa D. White

Peter Wilf
Mark Wilson
Scott L. Wing 
Shuhai Xiao
Margaret Yacobucci

Deceased Fellows

Arthur J. Boucot
Robert L. Carroll
John Pojeta, Jr.
Stephen Jay Gould
Jack A. Wolfe
William A. Cobban
J. Thomas Dutro
Anita G. Harris
Leo J. Hickey
Farish A. Jenkins, Jr.
Roger L. Kaesler
Erle G. Kauffman
Malcolm C. McKenna
David M. Raup
J. Keith Rigby, Sr.
June R. P. Ross
Adolf Seilacher
Walter C. Sweet
Harry B. Whittington
Ellis L. Yochelson