Meet the Peabody

Curators & Collections Staff

The exceptional collections in the care of the Museum’s curatorial staff are at the heart of University teaching, the interdisciplinary studies of researchers from around the world, and the Museum’s exhibitions that communicate the importance and excitement of studying Earth’s history and diversity.

The 10 divisions charged with the care of more than 14 million specimens and objects housed in the Yale Peabody Museum are overseen by curators appointed from the Yale University faculty.


Board of Curators

Bhart-Anjan Bhullar Associate Curator,
Vertebrate Paleontology, Vertebrate Zoology, Herpetology
Jacques Gauthier Curator-in-charge, Reptiles,
Vertebrate Paleontology, Vertebrate Zoology, Herpetology
Martha Muñoz Assistant Curator, Amphibians & Reptiles,
Vertebrate Zoology, Herpetology
Thomas J. Near Curator: Ichthyology,
Vertebrate Zoology, Ichthyology
+1 203 432 3002 Web Page
Richard Prum Curator-in-charge, Birds,
Vertebrate Zoology, Ornithology
+1 203 432 9423
Eric Sargis Curator: Mammals,
Vertebrate Paleontology, Vertebrate Zoology, Mammalogy
+1 203 432 6140 Website
David Skelly Curator: Amphibians,
Vertebrate Zoology, Herpetology
Elisabeth Vrba Curator Emeritus,
Vertebrate Paleontology, Vertebrate Zoology

Collections Staff

Piper Stepule Museum Assistant,
Vertebrate Zoology
Greg Watkins-Colwell Senior Collections Manager,
Vertebrate Zoology, Herpetology, Ichthyology
Kristof Zyskowski Collections Manager,
Vertebrate Zoology, Mammalogy, Ornithology
+1 203 432 9821

Honorary Curators

The category of Honorary Curator is reserved for past Directors of the Museum who are no longer at Yale and for other distinguished natural scientists whom we wish to honor and whose appointment will honor the Museum. The appointment is without term.

A.W. Crompton

Alison F. Richard

Keith Stewart Thomson