Mary Ruth Dawson

Title:  Curator

Company:  Carnegie Museum

Location:  Pittsburgh, PA United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the East, Marquis Who’s Who (2001-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis Who’s Who (1995-2011)
  • Named, Honoree, Women and Girls Foundation (2006)
  • Named, Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania (1987)
  • Recipient, Romer-Simpson Medal, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Kansas (2008)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award, Michigan State University (2003)
  • Recipient, Woman in Science Award, Chatham College (1983)
  • Recipient, Arnold Guyot Award, National Geographic Society (1981)
  • Recipient, Fellowship, American Association of University Women (1958-1959)
  • Recipient, Research Grant, National Science Foundation (1961-1962, 1965-Present)
  • Recipient, Fulbright Scholarship (1952-1953)


  • Honorary DSc, Michigan State University
  • Honorary Doctor of Humanities, Chatham College
  • PhD, University of Kansas
  • Postgraduate Coursework, University of Edinburgh
  • BS, Michigan State College

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