• B.A., Wooster 1978
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley 1982


Areas of Interest

A member of the faculty since 1981, Dr. Wilson studies the evolution and paleoecology of encrusting and bioeroding invertebrates, as well as the origin and diagenesis of carbonate rocks (especially hardgrounds), calcite sea dynamics, and Pleistocene sealevel change.

Courses Taught
  • GEOL 100: History of Life
  • GEOL 250: Invertebrate Paleontology
  • Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
  • Geology Confronts Creationism
  • First Year Seminar: Nonsense (And Why It’s So Popular)

Please see Curriculum Vitae

Professional Affiliations
  • Gilbert Harris Award from the Paleontological Research Institution (2018)
  • Fellow of the Paleontological Society since 2016
  • GeoCUR (Council on Undergraduate Research) Undergraduate Mentoring Award (2015).
  • Excellence in Education Award (Ohio Magazine), 2004.
  • Geological Society of America Fellow since 2003.
  • American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund Fellowships, 1986-1987, 1990.
  • Luce Fellowship for Distinguished Scholarship, 1990, 2000.
  • George D. Louderback Award (outstanding research), University of California, Berkeley, 1980.
  • Regent’s Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, 1978-1979.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1978.