Stephen F. Greb

Stephen F. Greb
Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky

2018 Gilbert H. Cady Award

Presented to Stephen F. Greb

Citation by Leslie (Jingle) Ruppert

Dr. Stephen (Steve) F. Greb, Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS), is a nationally recognized expert in Pennsylvanian stratigraphy and sedimentology, geologic sequestration, vertebrate paleontology, and coal geology. Steve received his BS degree in 1982 (University of Illinois) and his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Kentucky (UK) in 1985 and 1992, respectively, and started working for KGS in 1985. Since 1988 he has concentrated on Pennsylvanian coal-bearing strata. His collaborations with KGS co-workers and resulting publications provide data, analysis, and insight into the geology, architecture, resources, and environmental deposition of coal and coal-bearing strata.

Steve is an Associate Adjunct Professor at UK and, at last count, had led 35 field trips, won 14 best technical paper awards, and served on 21 MS and PhD committees. Since 2000, he has provided most of the content for our division’s website. In addition, Steve has created multiple classroom activities, curates many KGS websites, teaches short courses and workshops for teachers, and coordinates KGS outreach to schools across Kentucky.

Steve is a valued colleague to people both in and out of KGS. He collaborates with scientists at USGS, the Smithsonian Institution, and numerous universities and state geological surveys.

Steve has generously given his time to professional societies, serving in leadership positions in our division, AAPG, and Kentucky geological and paleontological societies. He’s received awards from AAPG, received the GSA Distinguished Service Award, and was elected a GSA Fellow in 2008. Dr. Stephen Greb deserves to be the recipient of GSA’s 2018 Gilbert H. Cady Award based on the length of his career, the high caliber of his research, his ability to motivate and encourage coal scientists, and his dedication to public service.