With no warning, and far too early, we have lost our friend, mentor, and colleague Paul Heller. Paul was part of the New York Jewish diaspora of the 1950s and ’60s, working his way west via Western Washington University (M.S., 1978). He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Arizona (1983) with Bill Dickinson, and ultimately landed at the University of Wyoming, where he was a member of the faculty from 1983–2016.

Having caught the bug for sedimentation and tectonics, Paul emerged as one of the leaders of the next wave of tectonic sedimentologists, who focused on how new insights...

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