Stephan Graham is W.J. and M.L. Crook Professor in Stanford University’s School of Earth Sciences, where he also serves as Associate Dean and co-Director of the Stanford Project on Deep-water Depositional Systems. He holds an A.B. degree from Indiana University and M.S. and Ph.D degrees in geology from Stanford University. Dr. Graham’s research focuses on the tectonics and fill patterns of sedimentary basins and their petroleum resources, especially basins associated with convergent continental margins and collisional orogens; as well as the characteristics and evolution of deep-water clastic depositional systems. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, Dr. Graham held positions in the Exploration and the Production Departments of Chevron, as well as Exxon Production Research Company. He is a recipient of AAPG’s Sproule Award and Grover Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award.