Richard Kissel, Adjunct Faculty
Richard Kissel is a vertebrate paleontologist and the Director of Public Programs at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, where he leads public education and the development, design, and production of exhibitions. Dr. Kissel’s interest in the intersection of scientific research and both formal and informal education has resulted in his recent pursuits.
He has authored popular articles and children’s books on paleontology and the nature of science, and he was a featured scientist on NOVA’s “scienceNOW.”
From 2003-2008, Dr. Kissel worked at The Field Museum as an educator, developer, and the primary scientific advisor for “Evolving Planet,” the Museum’s 27,000-square-foot exhibition on the history of life on Earth. In 2008, he accepted a position at the Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth; there, he designed and coordinated educational programming and served as developer and Curator on a host of exhibitions, including the award-winning “Did Dinosaurs Poop?”
Richard holds a Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, an M.S. in Geosciences, and a B.S. in Geology. He has also taught at Cornell University and Ithaca College.