The American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists bestows upon ALFRED TRAVERSE its Medal of Excellence in Education in recognition of a man who never missed an opportunity to teach, or to be taught, and whose intellectual curiosity and genuine love for the enterprise of teaching have brought him international acclaim.”

In the following letter I would like to present the reasons why I think Dr. Alfred Traverse is highly qualified to receive the A.A.S.P. Medal of Excellence in Education.

The most important insight I got from Alfred Traverse was the importance of putting paleobotanical results in a geologic context. In great...

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