Biodata of Donald R Prothero author of Do Impacts Really Cause Most Mass Extinctions

Dr. Donald R. Prothero is Professor of Geology at Occidental College in Los Angeles, and Lecturer in Geobiology at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He earned Ph.D. degree in geological sciences from Columbia University in 1982. He is currently the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of 22 books and over 200 scientific papers, including five leading geology textbooks and four trade books as well as edited symposium volumes and other technical works. Dr. Prothero is on the editorial board of Skeptic magazine, and in the past has served as an associate or technical editor for Geology, Paleobiology and Journal of Paleontology. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, the Paleontological Society, and the Linnaean Society of London, and has also received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Prothero has served as the Vice President of the Pacific Section of SEPM (Society of Sedimentary Geology), and 5 years as the Program Chair for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. In 1991, he received the Schuchert Award of the Paleontological Society for the outstanding paleontologist under the age of 40. He has also been featured on several television documentaries, including episodes of Paleoworld and Walking with Prehistoric Beasts.

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