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Past Councils

2021 Council 

President: Michael Blum, University of Kansas
President-Elect: Liz Hajeck, Penn State University

Secretary-Treasurer: Keriann Pederson, ExxonMobil, Houston, TX

International Councilor: Annette George, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Councilor for Paleontology: Murray Gingras, University of Alberta

Councilor for Sedimentology: Zane Jobe, Colorado School of Mines

Councilor for Research Activities: Peter Flaig, University of Texas - Austin

Student Councilor: Kristina Butler, University of Texas - Austin

Early Career Councilor: Elizabeth Steel, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

Web & Technology Councilor: Erin Pemberton, ConocoPhillips, Anchorage, AK

JSR, Co-Editor: Kathleen Marsaglia, California State University at Northridge

JSR, Co-Editor: Peter Burgess , University of Liverpool

PALAIOS, Co-Editor: Martin Zuschin, Universitat Wien

PALAIOS, Co-Editor: Patrick Orr, University College, Dublin

Co-Editor of Special Publications: Jean Hsieh, Consultant, Calgary, Canada

SEPM Foundation President: Judith Parrish, Emeritus University of Idaho, Viola, USA


2020 Council 

President: Michael Blum, University of Kansas

Secretary-Treasurer: Keriann Pederson, ExxonMobil

International Councilor: Emese Bordy, University of Cape Town

Councilor for Paleontology: Murray Gingras, University of Alberta

Councilor for Sedimentology: Zane Jobe, Colorado School of Mines

Councilor for Research Activities: Peter Flaig, University of Utah

Student Councilor: Kristina Butler, University of Texas - Austin

Early Career Councilor: Dawn Jobe, Saudi Aramco

Web & Technology Councilor: Erin Pemberton, ConocoPhillips, Anchorage, AK

JSR, Co-Editor: Kathleen Marsaglia, California State University at Northridge

JSR, Co-Editor: Peter Burgess , University of Liverpool

PALAIOS, Co-Editor: Martin Zuschin, Universitat Wien

PALAIOS, Co-Editor: Patrick Orr, University College, Dublin

Co-Editor of Special Publications: John-Paul Zonneveld, University of Alberta

SEPM Foundation President: Rick Sarg, Colorado School of Mines


2019 Council 

President: Lynn Soreghan, University of Oklahoma

President-Elect: Michael Blum, University of Kansas

Secretary-Treasurer: Kevin Bohacs, ExxonMobil

International Councilor: Emese Bordy,  University of Cape Town 

Councilor for Paleontology: Murray Gingras, University of Alberta

Councilor for Sedimentology: Zane Jobe, Colorado School of Mines

Councilor for Research Activities: Cari Johnson, University of Utah

Student Councilor: Kristina Butler, University of Texas - Austin

Early Career Councilor: Dawn Jobe, Saudi Aramco

Web & Technology Councilor: Jeremy Krimmel

JSR, Co-Editor: Gary Hampson, Imperial College London

JSR, Co-Editor: Peter Burgess , University of Liverpool

PALAIOS, Co-Editor: Martin Zuschin, Universitat Wien

PALAIOS, Co-Editor: Patrick Orr, University College, Dublin

Co-Editor of Special Publications: John-Paul Zonneveld, University of Alberta

SEPM Foundation President: Rick Sarg, Colorado School of Mines


2018 Council (Council terms changed to match calendar year)

President: Gary Nichols, RPS Energy

President-Elect: Lynn Soreghan, University of Oklahoma

Secretary-Treasurer: Kevin Bohacs, ExxonMobil

International Councilor: Emese Bordy,  University of Cape Town 

Councilor for Paleontology: Charles Savrda, Auburn University

Councilor for Sedimentology: Laura Zahm, Statoil

Councilor for Research Activities: Cari Johnson, University of Utah

Student Councilor: Xiaowei Li, Stanford University

Early Career Councilor: Dawn Jobe, Saudi Aramco

Web & Technology Councilor: Jeremy Krimmel

JSR, Co-Editor: Gary Hampson, Imperial College London

JSR, Co-Editor: Peter Burgess , University of Liverpool

PALAIOS, Co-Editor: Martin Zuschin, Universitat Wien

PALAIOS, Co-Editor: Gabriela Mangano, University of Saskatchewan

Co-Editor of Special Publications: John-Paul Zonneveld, University of Alberta

SEPM Foundation President: Rick Sarg, Colorado School of Mines


2017-2018 Council

President: Maria Mutti, Universitat Potsdam

President-Elect: Gary Nichols, RPS Energy

Secretary-Treasurer: Jean Hsieh, Repsol Oil & Gas

International Councilor: John Reijmer, Vrije University Amsterdam

Councilor for Paleontology: Charles Savrda, Auburn University

Councilor for Sedimentology: Laura Zahm, Statoil

Councilor for Research Activities: Elizabeth Hajek, Pennsylvania State University

Student Councilor: Xiaowei Li, Stanford University

Early Career Councilor: Kristin Bergmann, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Web & Technology Councilor: Jeremy Krimmel

JSR, Co-Editor: Gary Hampson, Imperial College London

JSR, Co-Editor: Leslie Melim, Western Illinois University

PALAIOS, Co-Editor: Martin Zuschin, Universitat Wien

PALAIOS, Co-Editor: Gabriela Mangano, University of Saskatchewan

Co-Editor of Special Publications: John-Paul Zonneveld, University of Alberta

SEPM Foundation President: Rick Sarg, Colorado School of Mines


2015-2016 Council

President: Janok Bhattacharya, McMaster University

President-Elect: Vitor Abreu, ExxonMobil

Secretary-Treasurer: Stephen Hubbard, University of Calgary

International Councilor:Santanu Banerjee, IIT Bombay

Councilor for Paleontology: David Bottjer, University of Southern California

Councilor for Sedimentology: Michael Blum, University of Kansas

Councilor for Research Activities: Andrea Fildani, Statoil Gulf Services, LLC

Student Councilor: Hannah Hilbert-Wolf, James Cook University

Early Career Councilor: Kyle Straub, Tulane University

Web & Technology Councilor: Jason Mintz, Anadarko

JSR, CoEditor: James MacEachern, Simon Fraser University

JSR, CoEditor: Leslie Melim, Western Illinois University

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Tom Olszewski, Texas A&M University

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Gabriela Mangano, University of Saskatchewan

CoEditor of Special Publications: Brian Ricketts, Brian Ricketts Geological Consulting LTD

SEPM Foundation President: Rick Sarg, Colorado School of Mines


2013-2014 Council

President: Evan Franseen, University of Kansas

President-Elect: Kitty Milliken, University of Texas

Secretary-Treasurer: Maya Elrick, University of New Mexico

International Councilor: Steve Flint, University of Liverpool

Councilor for Paleontology: Susan Kidwell, University of Chicago

Councilor for Sedimentology: Greg Ludvigson, Kansas Geological Survey

Councilor for Research Activities: Beverly DeJarnett, BEG, University of Texas

Student Councilor: Tiffany (Dawn) Jobe, Colorado School of Mines

Web & Technology Councilor: Brian Romans, Virginia Tech

JSR, CoEditor: James MacEachern, Simon Fraser University

JSR, CoEditor: Gene Rankey, University of Kansas

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Tom Olszewski, Texas A&M University

PALAIOS, CoEditor: J.P. Zonneveld, University of Alberta

CoEditor of Special Publications: Gary Nichols, University of London

CoEditor of Special Publications: Brian Ricketts, Brian Ricketts Geological Consulting LTD

SEPM Foundation President: Rick Sarg, Colorado School of Mines


2011-2012 Council

President: Chris Fielding, University of Nebraska

President-Elect: David Budd, University of Colorado

Secretary-Treasurer: Diane Kamola, Univeristy of Kansas

International Councilor: Maria Mutti, Universite De Fribourg

Councilor for Paleontology: Danita Brandt, Michigan State University

Councilor for Sedimentology: Janok Bhattacharya, University of Houston

Councilor for Research Activities: Sam Bentley, <Louisiana State University

JSR, CoEditor: Paul McCarthy, University of Alaska

JSR, CoEditor: Gene Rankey, University of Kansas

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Stephen Hasiotis, University of Kansas

PALAIOS, CoEditor: J.P. Zonneveld, University of Alberta

CoEditor of Special Publications: Gary Nichols, University of London

CoEditor of Special Publications: Brian Ricketts, Brian Ricketts Geological Consulting LTD

SEPM Foundation President: Tim Carr, West Virginia University


2009-2010 Council

President: Steve Driese, Baylor University

President-Elect: Paul M. (Mitch) Harris, Chevron Energy Technology Company

Secretary-Treasurer: John Snedden, ExxonMobil

International Councilor: Andre Strasser, Universite De Fribourg

Councilor for Paleontology: Nancy Engelhardt-Moore, Consultant

Councilor for Sedimentology: Evan Franseen, Kansas Geological Survey

Councilor for Research Activities: John Holbrook, University of Texas - Arlington

JSR, CoEditor: Paul McCarthy, University of Alaska

JSR, CoEditor: Gene Rankey, University of Kansas

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Stephen Hasiotis, University of Kansas

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Edith Taylor, University of Kansas

CoEditor of Special Publications: Gary Nichols, University of London

CoEditor of Special Publications: Brian Ricketts, Brian Ricketts Geological Consulting LTD

SEPM Foundation President: Tim Carr, West Virginia University


2007-2008 Council

President: Mary Kraus, University of Colorado

President-Elect: Dale Leckie, Nexen Inc

Secretary-Treasurer: John Robinson, Consultant

International Councilor: Cam Nelson, University of Waikato

Councilor for Paleontology: James MacEachern, Simon Fraser University

Councilor for Sedimentology: Gerilyn Soreghan, University of Oklahoma

Councilor for Research Activities: Chris Fielding, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

JSR, CoEditor: Kitty Milliken, University of Texas - Austin

JSR, CoEditor: Colin North, University of Aberdeen

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Stephen Hasiotis, University of Kansas

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Edith Taylor, University of Kansas

CoEditor of Special Publications: Gary Nichols, University of London

CoEditor of Special Publications: Don McNeill, University of Miami

SEPM Foundation President: Tim Carr, West Virginia University


2016-2017 Council

President: Vitor Abreu, Abreu Consulting and Training

President-Elect: Maria Mutti, Universitat Potsdam

Secretary-Treasurer: Jean Hsieh, Repsol Oil & Gas

International Councilor:John Reijmer, Vrije University Amsterdam

Councilor for Paleontology: David Bottjer, University of Southern California

Councilor for Sedimentology: Michael Blum, University of Kansas

Councilor for Research Activities: Elizabeth Hajek, Pennsylvania State University

Student Councilor: Hannah Hilbert-Wolf, James Cook University

Early Career Councilor: Kristin Bergmann, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Web & Technology Councilor: Jeremy Krimmel

JSR, CoEditor: Gary Hampson, Imperial College London

JSR, CoEditor: Leslie Melim, Western Illinois University

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Tom Olszewski, Texas A&M University

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Gabriela Mangano, University of Saskatchewan

CoEditor of Special Publications: Brian Ricketts, Brian Ricketts Geological Consulting LTD

SEPM Foundation President: Rick Sarg, Colorado School of Mines


2014-2015 Council

President: Kitty Milliken, University of Texas

President-Elect: Janok Bhattacharya, McMaster University

Secretary-Treasurer: Stephen Hubbard, University of Calgary

International Councilor: Santanu Banerjee, IIT Bombay

Councilor for Paleontology: Susan Kidwell, University of Chicago

Councilor for Sedimentology: Greg Ludvigson, Kansas Geological Survey

Councilor for Research Activities: Andrea Fildani, Statoil Gulf Services, LLC

Student Councilor: Tiffany (Dawn) Jobe, Colorado School of Mines

Early Career Councilor: Kyle Straub, Tulane University

Web & Technology Councilor: Jason Mintz, Anadarko

JSR, CoEditor: James MacEachern, Simon Fraser University

JSR, CoEditor: Leslie Melim, Western Illinois University

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Tom Olszewski, Texas A&M University

PALAIOS, CoEditor: J.P. Zonneveld, University of Alberta

CoEditor of Special Publications: Gary Nichols, University of London

CoEditor of Special Publications: Brian Ricketts, Brian Ricketts Geological Consulting LTD

SEPM Foundation President: Rick Sarg, Colorado School of Mines


2012-2013 Council

President: David Budd, University of Colorado

President-Elect: Evan Franseen, University of Kansas

Secretary-Treasurer: Maya Elrick, University of New Mexico

International Councilor: Steve Flint, University of Manchester

Councilor for Paleontology: Susan Kidwell, University of Chicago

Councilor for Sedimentology: Greg Ludvigson, Kansas Geological Survey

Councilor for Research Activities: Beverly DeJarnett, BEG, University of Texas

JSR, CoEditor: James MacEachern, Simon Fraser University

JSR, CoEditor: Gene Rankey, University of Kansas

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Tom Olszewski, Texas A&M University

PALAIOS, CoEditor: J.P. Zonneveld, University of Alberta

CoEditor of Special Publications: Gary Nichols, University of London

CoEditor of Special Publications: Brian Ricketts, Brian Ricketts Geological Consulting LTD

SEPM Foundation President: Rick Sarg, Colorado School of Mines


2010-2011 Council

President: Paul (Mitch) Harris, Chevron Energy Technology Company

President-Elect: Chris Fielding, University of Nebraska

Secretary-Treasurer: Diane Kamola, Univeristy of Kansas

International Councilor: Maria Mutti, Universite De Fribourg

Councilor for Paleontology: Nancy Engelhardt-Moore, Consultant

Councilor for Sedimentology: Evan Franseen, Kansas Geological Survey

Councilor for Research Activities: John Holbrook, University of Texas - Arlington

JSR, CoEditor: Paul McCarthy, University of Alaska

JSR, CoEditor: Gene Rankey, University of Kansas

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Stephen Hasiotis, University of Kansas

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Edith Taylor, University of Kansas

CoEditor of Special Publications: Gary Nichols, University of London

CoEditor of Special Publications: Brian Ricketts, Brian Ricketts Geological Consulting LTD

SEPM Foundation President: Tim Carr, West Virginia University


2008-2009 Council

President: Dale Leckie, Nexen Inc

President-Elect: Steve Driese, Baylor University

Secretary-Treasurer: John Snedden, ExxonMobil

International Councilor: Andre Strasser, Universite De Fribourg

Councilor for Paleontology: James MacEachern, Simon Fraser University

Councilor for Sedimentology: Gerilyn Soreghan, University of Oklahoma

Councilor for Research Activities: John Holbrook, University of Texas - Arlington

JSR, CoEditor: Paul McCarthy, University of Alaska

JSR, CoEditor: Gene Rankey, University of Kansas

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Stephen Hasiotis, University of Kansas

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Edith Taylor, University of Kansas

CoEditor of Special Publications: Gary Nichols, University of London

CoEditor of Special Publications: Don McNeill, University of Miami

SEPM Foundation President: Tim Carr, West Virginia University


2006-2007 Council

President: Robert Dalrymple, Queen's University

President-Elect: Mary Kraus, University of Colorado

Secretary-Treasurer: John Robinson, Consultant

International Councilor: Cam Nelson, University of Waikato

Councilor for Paleontology: Steven Holland, University of Georgia

Councilor for Sedimentology: Ron Steel

Councilor for Research Activities: Chris Fielding, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

JSR, CoEditor: Kitty Milliken, University of Texas - Austin

JSR, CoEditor: Colin North, University of Aberdeen

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Stephen Hasiotis, University of Kansas

PALAIOS, CoEditor: Edith Taylor, University of Kansas

CoEditor of Special Publications: Laura Crossey

CoEditor of Special Publications: Don McNeill, University of Miami

SEPM Foundation President: Tim Carr, West Virginia University


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