Gene Kritsky, Ph.D. (Prof. of Biology,
College of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine)
6.10 – Aliens & Insects (3.7.14)
6.16 – The Reptilians (7.25.14)
Gene Kritsky, a native of North Dakota, grew up with an interest in natural history. As a kid, he collected fossils in Montana and the Dakotas, and insects in Florida. As a teenager he was enthralled by egyptology and greatly influenced by the writings of Charles Darwin.
Kritsky received his BA in Biology from Indiana University in 1974, and his MS and PhD in Entomology from the University of Illinois in 1976 and 1977 respectively.
He received a Fulbright scholarship in 1981-2 to teach at Minya University in Upper Egypt. During that experience he visited 94 archaeological sites and even was locked inside an Egyptian tomb.
Kritsky joined the faculty at Mount St. Joseph University in 1983 and currently serves as the Dean of the School of Behavioral and Natural Sciences. He teaches a number of courses including Biology I and II, Entomology, Evolution, Marine Biology, and Dinosaur Biology. His research interests include periodical cicadas, the history of beekeeping, insects of ancient Egypt, paleobiology, and Charles Darwin.
He lives with his wife, the artist Jessee Smith, in Cincinnati, Ohio.