Dana S. Ulmer-Scholle has a B.S. in Geology from the University of Cincinnati and a M.S. and Ph.D. from SMU. She has worked at SMU and NM Tech as a research scientist, research professor and lecturer, has worked for several petroleum companies as a consulting geologist or exploration geologist doing a wide range of carbonate sedimentologic projects, but focusing especially on fluid inclusion analysis and integrated petrography/geochemistry. She has edited or authored 7 books including the AAPG Carbonate Petrography Memoir. She now is the head of Scholle Petrographic LLC, a petrographic consulting company.