Emeritus Professor Francis Stehli

Emeritus Professor Francis G. Stehli passed away on April 14, 2022.  Prof. Stehli, an expert in Permian Brachiopods, joined the university as a member of the Western Reserve University geology department.  He later served as Chair of the Department of Geology of Case Western Reserve University and the Samuel St. John Professor of Earth Science and then Dean of Science and Engineering.  Prof. Stehli was a graduate of St. Lawrence Univeristy, where his studies were paused while he served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1953 and worked at Caltech and the American Petroleum Corporation before joining the Department.  Prof. Stehli was elected as a fellow of both the Geological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and served as president of the Paleontological Society.