Edward M. Stolper
Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data

Born: December 16, 1952
Married: June 1973 


A.B., Harvard College, summa cum laude, Geological Sciences, 1974
M.Phil., University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Geology, 1976
Ph.D., Harvard University, Geological Sciences, 1979

Professional History

California Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor of Geology ,1979-1982
Associate Professor of Geology, 1982-1983
Professor of Geology, 1983-1990
William E. Leonhard Professor of Geology, 1990-present
Chairman, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, 1994-2004
Interim Provost, 2004
Provost, 2007-2017
Interim President, 2013-2014
Carl and Shirley Larson Provostial Chair, 2013-2017


Geological Society of America, Mineralogical Society of America, Sigma Xi, Meteoritical Society, American Geophysical Union, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, Academia Europaea, Royal Society of London

Honors and Awards

Phi Beta Kappa, 1973
Marshall Scholarship, 1974-76
Nininger Meteorite Award, 1976-77
Fellow, The Meteoritical Society, 1984
Newcomb Cleveland Prize, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1984
F.W. Clarke Medal, The Geochemical Society, 1985
James B. Macelwane Award, American Geophysical Union, 1986
Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 1986
Bateman Visiting Scholar, Yale University, 1988, 2005
Miller Visiting Research Professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1991
Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America, 1992
National Academy of Sciences, 1994
Daly Lecture, American Geophysical Union, 1994
Abelson Lecture, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1995
Swiney Distinguished Lectures, University of Edinburgh, 1995
Ingerson Lecture, The Geochemical Society, 1996
Arthur Holmes Medal, European Union of Geosciences, 1997
Geochemistry Fellow, The Geochemical Society and The European Association for Geochemistry, 1997
Honorary Alumnus, California Institute of Technology, 2004
Arthur L. Day Medal, Geological Society of America, 2004
Fellow, Geological Society of America, 2005
Crosby Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
D.Sc. (honorary), University of Edinburgh, 2008
Academia Europaea (foreign member), 2010
Royal Society of London (foreign member), 2011
V.M. Goldschmidt Medal, The Geochemical Society, 2012
Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2012
Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor, University of Bristol, 2015
Roebling Medal, The Mineralogical Society of America, 2017
Doctor of Science (honorary), University of Bristol, 2018
Wollaston Medal, Geological Society of London, 2019

Professional Activities

Basaltic Volcanism Study Project, 1977-1980
Associate Editor, Proceedings of the Eleventh Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 1980
Associate Editor, Proceedings of the Twelfth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 1981
Lunar and Planetary Review Panel, NASA, 1981-1983, 1989-1991
Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research, 1983-1986
Research Briefing Panel on Solid Earth Sciences, NAS, 1983
Planetary Geosciences Strategy Committee, NASA, 1986-1988
Earth Sciences Proposal Review Panel, NSF, 1990-1993
Editor, Chemical Geology, 1995-1997
RIDGE Steering Committee, 1990-1995
MARGINS Committee, 1997-1999
National Research Council - Earth Sciences Board, 1997-1999
National Research Council - Space Studies Board, 1997-1999
National Research Council - Grand Challenges in Environmental Science, 1999
National Research Council - NASA's Solid-Earth Science Strategy Committee, 2004
Project Scientist, Mars Science Laboratory, 2005-2007
Hess Medal selection committee, AGU, 2007-2010
Planetary Science Decadal Survey, Inner Planets Panel, NRC (Space Studies Board), 2009-2010
Holmes Medal Committee, EGU, 2011
J. Lawrence Smith Medal Committee, NAS, 2011