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Patzkowsky elected fellow of the Geological Society of America


Patricia L. Craig
November 19, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Mark Patzkowsky, professor of geosciences in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been elected a 2019 fellow of the Geological Society of America. He was recognized as a newly elected Fellow during the society’s annual meeting in Phoenix earlier this fall.

Being elected as a fellow is an honor given “in recognition of a sustained record of distinguished contributions to the geosciences and the Geological Society of America through such avenues as publications, applied research, teaching, administration of geological programs, contributing to the public awareness of geology, leadership of professional organizations, and taking on editorial, bibliographic and library responsibilities.”

Patzkowsky was selected for “advancing of the field of paleobiology by establishing ground rules for rigorous interpretation of the field and database paleontological record and applying them to further our understanding of extinction, radiation, function and habitability of the whole ecosystem in deep time.”  More

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