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director , educator , paleontologist , researcher

Leonard Krishtalka, paleontologist, educator, museum director, researcher. Achievements include research on origin, evolution, relationships, paleocology and systematics of early Tertiary and Mesozoic mammals, especially primates, artiodactyls, insectivores and multituberculates; African Neogene hominids and microfaunal paleontology. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society Vertebrate Paelontology, Paleontology Society.

Background

Krishtalka, Leonard was born on January 30, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Alberta, 1969. Master of Science, University Alberta, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Biology and Vert.

Paleontology, Texas Technology University, 1975.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow, Carnegie Museum Natural History, Pittsburgh, 1975-1976;research fellow, Carnegie Museum Natural History, Pittsburgh, 1976-1977;assistant curator, Carnegie Museum Natural History, Pittsburgh, 1977-1980;associate curator, Carnegie Museum Natural History, Pittsburgh, 1980-1987;curator, assistant director science, Carnegie Museum Natural History, Pittsburgh, since 1987. Adjunct lecturer U. Pittsburgh, 1976-1977, adjunct assistant professor, 1977-1980, adjunct associate professor, since 1980. Program director Division Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation, Washington, 1992-1993.

Director Natural History Museum, U. Kansas, professor system and ecology, since 1995.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on origin, evolution, relationships, paleocology and systematics of early Tertiary and Mesozoic mammals, especially primates, artiodactyls, insectivores and multituberculates. African Neogene hominids and microfaunal paleontology.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Science Publications, since 1986.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society Vertebrate Paelontology, Paleontology Society.

Connections

Married, 1986; 2 children.