This fund supports the research and educational needs of graduate students in paleontology, stratigraphy and paleoecology in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington. It supports field research in terms of transportation, subsistence, and supplies; also, for laboratory equipment above the availability through funds allocated by the Academic Equipment Committee of Indiana University. This fund may also support partial expenses connected with student participation in specialized aspects of the academic program and expenses incurred during completion of these research reports.
Galloway/Perry/Horowitz Memorial Fund
Biography: Jesse James Galloway, 1882-1962
Jesse James Galloway was a Hoosier paleontologist educated at Indiana University who is noted for having received the first Ph.D. in Geology awarded there in 1913. Galloway studied with E.R. Cumings, first on the Indiana Ordovician sections of the Cincinnati Arch, notably the section exposed in the railway cutting at Tanners Creek, and later on strata from the rest of the state. Galloway was a pioneer in stratigraphic and industrial applications of micropaleontology and taught the first courses in micropaleontology and petroleum geology at IU.
Biography: Thomas Gregory Perry, 1919-1972
During the evening of August 21, 1972, Professor T.G. Perry was stricken by a fatal heart attack. On his passing the Geology department at Indiana University lost a valued and convivial faculty member, the university lost one of its most accomplished teachers, and the paleontological fraternity lost one of its best known and most highly respected members.
Born in Ontario on November 5, 1919, Tom received his early education in Port Credit and Toronto public schools. He entered St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, in 1938, but his undergraduate career was interrupted by World War II. From April 1941 to March 1945, he was a member of a Royal Canadian Air Force unit that was attached to the RAF. As a radar specialist he saw service in England, North Africa, Malta, Sardinia, and Italy. It was characteristic that Tom never tired of reminiscing on the lighter moments of his wartime experiences
Tom joined the faculty at Indiana University as instructor in 1950 and attained the rank of professor in 1963. His career as a teacher was marked by enthusiasm for his subject, fondness for his students, and highest standards of performance. Convinced of the importance of quality earth science instruction at the secondary school level, Tom organized and directed each summer from 1961 through 1966 a National Science Foundation-sponsored Institute in Earth Science for High School Teachers. These were followed by three NSF-sponsored Academic Year Institutes that he also organized and directed. As a result of these nine institutes, Tom’s fame as a teacher spread far beyond the borders of Indiana; indeed it reached nearly every state in the U.S. Soon after coming to Indiana, he commenced a program of field studies for the Indiana Geological Survey that culminated in a major coauthored work on Chesterian stratigraphy.
At the time of his death, he was a Fellow of The Geological Society of America (elected 1961), and held memberships in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, the Paleontological Society, the Palaeontological Association, the International Bryozoology Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society of the Sigma Xi, and the National Association of Geology Teachers.
Biography: Alan S. Horowitz, 1930-1999
Alan S. Horowitz, 68, a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, died on February 18, 1999, in Bloomington, Indiana, after a protracted battle with leukemia.
The last 31 years of Alan’s career, spent at Indiana University, were characterized by quiet devotion to his paleontological studies, punctuated by teaching activities that evinced mastery of a surprisingly wide range of disciplines within the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. His willingness to help students with their research projects, and to share his expertise with peers, marked Alan as a very special kind of colleague, at once caring, patient, selfless, and generous with his time.
Alan was born in Ashland, Kentucky, on June 12, 1930, the eldest son of three children of Samuel and Irene Strous Horowitz. Early on, Alan also developed a keen interest in birds, which were to become another lifelong fascination. In 1948, Alan entered Washington and Lee University, where he became a member of Phi Beta Kappa and earned a B.S. degree in 1952. In the fall of that year, he undertook graduate studies at The Ohio State University, where he earned a master’s degree in 1953. In the fall of 1954, Alan entered the doctoral program at Indiana University, where his mentor, T.G. Perry, influenced Alan’s decision to embark on what was to become a lifelong study of bry-ozoans. Alan’s doctoral dissertation, a faunal study of the Chesterian Glen Dean Limestone, served as the basis for several publications concerned with crinoids, brachiopods, and bryozoans of that formation. He was awarded the Ph.D. degree in 1957.
Upon completion of his doctoral studies, Alan took a position as a research geologist with Marathon Oil Company at their new research center in Littleton, Colorado. In 1966, Alan left Marathon and returned to the Department of Geology at Indiana University, where he assumed the newly created position Curator of Paleontology. Later, Alan was named senior research geologist and part-time professor of geology. In addition to his curatorial and research activities, he taught for many semesters, including courses in taxonomic procedures and, with J. Robert Dodd, a team-taught course on carbonate petrology. Alan amassed a large database of bryozoans, including very detailed, critical evaluation of species and stratigraphic placement—work representing three decades of seemingly tireless effort. .Aside from his excellence as a scientist, Alan will be remembered for the breadth of his intellect, wry sense of humor, and generosity to those who needed his help. His unassuming, almost reclusive manner masked the extent of his accomplishments and the value of his friend-ship. He will be missed by all who knew and worked with him.