Edward C. Roy, Jr. received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology from Ohio State University in 1961 and 1964. Upon graduation, he worked for the Shell Oil Company on the Gulf Coast until 1966, when he became an Assistant Professor of Geology at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Presently, he is Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Gertrude and Walter Pyron Distinguished Professor of Geology.
He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), SEPM, Geological Society of America (GSA), Paleontological Society, and the South Texas Geological Society.
Roy's research interests are paleontology, paleoecology, biostratigraphy and sedimentology. His publications are devoted to the paleoecology and sedimentology of Mesozoic and Cenozoic rocks. He has served as the President of the American Geological Institute, the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, and of the South Texas Geological Society. For many years he has held memberships on numerous committees of the AAPG, SEPM, GCAGS, and AGI. In addition to his work with professional societies, Roy is a member of the Board of Earth Sciences and Resources of the National Research Council.
Honors and awards include Outstanding Professor (Trinity University, 1967), the Best Paper Award (Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 1981), the A. I. Levorsen Award (Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 1981), the Distinguished Service Award (American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1990), and Honorary Member American Association of Petroleum Geologists (1993).
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