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Grady Price Blount, American planetary geologist, professor,dean, director. Achievements include research in origin of gran desierto sand sea, sonora; invention of stardate radio program. Recipient Best Newscast in Texas, UPI Broadcasters Association Texas, 1978, Research award, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1996, Distinguished Faculty Achievement award, 2000. Outstanding Administrator award, 2012.


Blount, Grady Price was born on October 1, 1953 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States. Son of Blanton Leroy Blount and Helen Elsa Hoffman.


Bachelor of Science, Corpus Christi State University, Texas, 1982. Master of Science, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas, 1985. Master of Science, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1988.


News director KNOW Radio, Austin, 1977—1979. Associate professor space studies University North Dakota, Grand Forks, 1988—1993. Professor and assistant vice president Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, 1993—2006.

Dean of College of Sciences, Angelo State University, 2006-2011. Dean of College of Science, Engineering and Agriculture, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2011-2014. Board of directors National Aeronautics and Space Administration Texas Space Grant Consortium, Austin, since 2004.


  • Achievements include research in origin of gran desierto sand sea, sonora. Invention of stardate radio program.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor scientific papers to professional journal.


Archive advisory committee National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1998—2000. Chair Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, 2004—2006. Member of American Geophysical Union, Unicorn Hunter's Society (World Sauntering Society 1982), Sons of Republic Texas (gulf coast district representative 2004-2006).


Married Katherine Price Price, January 1, 2000. Children: Justin Allen, William Price Bridges, Elizabeth Sinclair, Noah Hitchcock.

Blanton Leroy Blount

Helen Elsa Hoffman

Katherine Price Price

Justin Allen Blount

William Price Bridges

Elizabeth Sinclair Blount

Noah Hitchcock Blount