Areas of Expertise
- Sedimentary Geology
- Marine Geology
- Polar Geology
- Ph.D. Oregon State University 1982
Larry Krissek is a clastic sedimentologist, with primary interests in the evolution of climates and ocean environments at high latitudes during the past 65 million years. In particular, he and his students have focused on the Late Cenozoic history of ice-rafting in the Northern Hemisphere, and on the mineralogical and geochemical records of Cenozoic sediment sources and weathering patterns in the Ross Sea sector of Antarctica. He also maintains an active interest in earth science education, including: 1) developing activities for classroom use, 2) identifying common misconceptions about earth science topics, and effective strategies for conceptual change, and 3) conducting effective professional development for pre-service and in-service educators. His work is supported by NSF (Polar Programs, Ocean Drilling, and Geoscience Education) and the Ohio Board of Regents. He has won several awards for teaching, and publishes in a variety of peer-reviewed journals.