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. He has authored popular articles and children’s books on paleontology and the nature of science. He is a featured scientist on NOVA’s “scienceNOW,” and in 2016 was an invited speaker at the TEDxYale conference.
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.
Dr. Kissel 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.