Dr. Steven Mitchell Stanley is born in Detroit, Michigan, to William Thomas Stanley and Mildred Elizabeth Stanley.
Dr. Stanley graduates summa cum laude from Princeton University, where he receives a Bachelor of Arts.
Dr. Stanley joins the faculty at the University of Rochester as an assistant professor, a position he held until 1969.
Continuing his education, Dr. Stanley earns a Doctor of Philosophy from Yale University.
Dr. Stanley goes on to serve with Johns Hopkins University as an assistant professor of paleobiology.
Dr. Stanley earns the title of associate professor with Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Stanley becomes an Associate in Research with the Smithsonian Institute.
Dr. Stanley earns the title of professor with Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Stanley publishes Macroevolution: Pattern and Process, which has received more than 2,000 literature citations.
Dr. Stanley receives a Guggenheim Fellowship through the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Dr. Stanley publishes the first edition of his best-selling textbook Earth and Life Through Time, now in its seventh edition under the title Earth System History.
Dr. Stanley is appointed as Chairman of the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Stanley serves as president of the Paleontological Society.
Dr. Stanley founds and is appointed chair of the Environmental Earth Sciences and Policy Master’s Program at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Stanley is elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Stanley serves as president of the American Geosciences Institute.
Dr. Stanley goes on to become a research professor with the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.
Dr. Stanley receives the Mary Clark Thompson Medal from the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Stanley is awarded the Penrose Medal by the Geological Society of America.
Dr. Stanley is featured in the 12th edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.