Dr. Richard A. Kissel
Dr. Richard A. Kissel is Director of Public Programs at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. He is a vertebrate paleontologist, science educator, and author with more than 20 years of experience within the museum field. He has traveled the globe to excavate and study the remains of dinosaurs and other ancient beasts, with research interests focused on paleoecology and macroevolutionary trends. Richard is a featured scientist online at NOVA’s scienceNOW, and he was the lead curator and a developer for Evolving Planet, The Field Museum’s exhibition on the history of Earth and its life. Richard has authored scientific articles, popular pieces, and children's books, and his artwork has been featured in exhibitions, scientific and popular articles, and the New York Post. He is also an instructor for the Museum Studies Graduate Program at Johns Hopkins University. Richard holds a PhD in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Toronto.