Awards and Honors

  • 2016 John W. Shelton Search and Discovery Award for article Paleogeography and Paleotectonics of the Western Interior Seaway: Jurassic-Cretaceous of North America from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

    “Belated congratulations for being recognized for having the most outstanding article posted on Search and Discovery for the 2014 calendar year! Your spectacular work would also receive an award for the most cited in/on Search and Discovery. I am in a very large company of amazed geoscientists who marvel at the scope, quality, and volume of your research.”
    Best wishes,
    John Shelton
    May 10, 2016

  • 2013 Arizona Library Award for Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau (Blakey/Ranney)
  • 2011 Geosciences in the Media Award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • 2013-2014 AAPG Distinguished Lecturer – presentations given on “Paleogeography and Geologic History of Western North America” to Universities and Geological Societies across the country
  • 2011 AAPG “Geoscience in the Media Award” (AAPG Annual Convention, Houston)
  • 2011 Short Course Presentation to Southwest Section, AAPG Abilene and Fort Worth “Using Paleogeographic Maps”
  • 2010 Short Course Presentation Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, Denver “Using Paleogeographic Maps”