Elected a Fellow of the Paleontological Society, 2007

Named "Most Influential Professor" in the Natural Sciences by the Franklin & Marshall class of 2003

Recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundations Award for Distinguished Teaching, Franklin & Marshall, 1982

John Williamson Nevin Professor

Roger.Thomas@fandm.edu
Office: Hac-K100
717 291 4135 

Education:
Ph.D. 1971, Harvard University
M.A. 1965, Harvard University
B.Sc., A.R.C.S. 1963, Imperial College, University of London

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Teaching: historical geology, paleontology (emphasis on quantitative methods), evolutionary biology, and the evolution of complex systems in nature.

Research Interests: growth, form and function of animal skeletons, especially shells of bivalved molluscs. Current projects: pattern of exploitation of potential skeletal designs, paleobiology and evolution of arcoid bivalves, evolution of complexity, significance of the Galapagos in writings of Darwin, Melville and Vonnegut.

Burgess Shale Fauna Project - Website