Spencer Titley | Awards and Professional Recognition


  • National Academy of Engineering: Elected January 2005
  • Medal of Merit, American Mining Hall of Fame, Tucson, Dec. 1997
  • D.C. Jackling Award, Society of Mining Metallurgy and Exploration:, February 1997
  • Phoebe Apperson Hearst Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Minerals Science and Engineering, University of California - Berkeley, March, 1988.
  • Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Mineral Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1975.



  • Penrose Gold Medal for 1996, Society of Economic Geologists, Awarded February 1997
  • Australian Mineral Foundation, Distinguished Lecturer, 1996, Lectures presented at Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth: May-June 1996.
  • Society of Economic Geologists, Distinguished Lecturer, 1995. Lectures presented at Annual Meeting of SME and SEG, Denver, March 7, 1995
  • Medal of the Geological Society of China: August 1989



  • Career Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Arizona, College of Science 2001
  • Creative Teaching Award, University of Arizona Foundation, April, 1986.
  • Fulbright Senior Lecturer, Federal Univ. do Para', Belem, Para', Brazil, August-October, 1986.
  • Thayer Lindsley Distinguished Lecturer in Economic Geology 1985-1986. Society of Economic Geologists.
  • Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence, 1984-1985. Burlington Northern Foundation, University of Arizona.



  • Distinguished Faculty Member 2003 Advisory Board, Dept. of Geosciences, 2003
  • Arizona Geological Society, Lifetime Honorary Member, April 1994
  • Bronze Star Medal, Eighth United States Army, Korea: 1953