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John Anderson retired from Rice in 2018 and is currently the Maurice Ewing Professor of Oceanography, Emeritus at Rice University. His research interests are in 1) the recent retreat history of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and controls on ice sheet stability as it relates to sea-level rise and 2) the evolution of the US Gulf Coast and response of coastal environments to climate change. John has participated in 24 scientific expeditions to Antarctica and countless other expeditions from Alaska to Chile. He has authored and co-authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications, edited 5 volumes and published two books, “Antarctic Marine Geology” (Cambridge University Press) and “Formation and Future of the Upper Texas Coast”. John is past president of the Society of Sedimentary Research. He has received several awards, including two Rice teaching and mentoring awards, the Outstanding Educator Award of the Gulf Coast Geological Society and the 2007 Shepard Medal of the Society for Sedimentary Research.

Academic History

Ph.D. 1970-1972 (Marine Geology) Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
M.S. 1968-1970(Geology)
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
B.S. 1964-1968 (Geology)
University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama

Editorial Positions (Associate Editor)

Geological Society of America-Geology, 1992-1994

American Geophysical Union-Antarctic Research Series, 1992-1998
Ocean Drilling Program (Leg 119)

AAPG Bulletin, 1994-2000
Marine Geology 1999-Present
Sedimentology 1999-2008

Featured Publication

Anderson, Gulf Stratigraphy