R.C. Moore (1892-1974)
Raymond Cecil Moore entered Denison as a theology major but graduated in 1913 as a geologist. His Ph.D. in paleontology was from the University of Chicago. Moore became an exceptional contributor to American stratigraphy and paleontology, earning many awards and honors along the way. Most of his professional career was spent at the University of Kansas. He authored a classic text (1954) on historical geology, and, in concert with Lalicker and Fisher, produced an important text (1952) on invertebrate paleontology. Moore is probably best known as the founder and editor of the multi-volume TREATISE OF INVERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, a landmark effort in scientific publishing.